Community Centers

The City of Rocky Mount Recreation Services division has two Community Centers that are open for public use, Booker T. Washington Community Center and South Rocky Mount Community Center. Both centers feature state of the art gyms, media/game rooms with pool tables, weight rooms, and computer labs, as well as banquet rooms and athletic fields that can be rented by the community. Click here for more information on renting a community center facility.

Our athletic fields are your one-stop shop for any athletic activity! We have a field (or court) for any sport you would like to host: basketball, football, baseball, and soccer. Check out Rentals for more information on the cost and availability of fields and banquet rooms at each site. For more information on each Center, see the descriptions below.

Booker T. Washington Community Center

The historic Booker T. Washington Community Center is a 4.2 acre site located off the Atlantic Avenue Exit of Highway 64. It features a state of the art gym and a media/game room with pool tables, a weight room, and a cardio room. There is also a computer lab, equipped with internet access and the latest in Microsoft Software. The computer lab hours are 9am-8pm, Monday thru Friday.

This facility caters to gatherings of all sorts, with two banquet rooms that are available for rental. These rooms provide great space for family reunions, wedding receptions and various other events. Our banquet rooms rent for a minimum of two hours.

Located near the Center is the Stith-Talbert Park, which offers a walking trail, baseball field, basketball courts, and a playground.

727 Pennsylvania Avenue
Rocky Mount, NC

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 1pm to 5pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Staff

Brian Harrell (Program Coordinator)
Email * (252) 467-4902

Michael Wright (Center Supervisor)
Email * (252) 467-4926

Francheskia Fenderson (Teen Services)
Email * (252) 467-4926

Linwood Silver (Building Maintenance)
(252) 972-1170


South Rocky Mount Community Center

The South Rocky Mount Community Center is located off of Raleigh Road. Built in 1979, the Center features amenities that attract both the young and old for educational, physical, and social needs. For the sports fanatics, we have a full length indoor basketball court, tennis courts, a walking trail, a football field, and a baseball field. There is also a state of the art weight room for those who like to work out, a game room for the gamers, and a computer lab equipped with Internet access and the latest Microsoft Software.

Additionally, two banquet rooms are available for rental for those who need to socialize every once in a while! They provide great spaces for family reunions, wedding receptions and various other events. Our banquet rooms rent for a minimum of two hours.

During the summer, bring your family out to enjoy the Spray Park adjacent to the Community Center.

517 Ravenwood Drive
Rocky Mount, NC

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Staff

Chris Allen (Recreation Centers Specialist)
Email * 252-972-1170

Janie Evans (Recreation Aide)
Email * (252) 972-1169


Rentals

Booking a room at either Booker T. Washington or South Rocky Mount Community is as easy as 1- 2- 3!
  1. Please call or stop by to check avaliability.
  2. Reserve your date with a down payment of the first two hours and a completed rental contract.
  3. Pay off the remainder of your balance five days before your scheduled rental date.

The cost of renting the South Rocky Mount Community Center is $50.00 per hour for residents/non-profits and $75.00 per hour for non-profits. The cost of renting the Booker T. Washington Community Center is as follows:

- Upstairs: $52.00 per hour for resident and non-profits and 72.00 for non-residents*.
- Downstairs: $67.00 per hour for resident/non profit and $94.50 per hour for non-residents*.

*Non-profits will be required to provide all necessary paperwork for non-profit fee.

For each hour rented outside of operating hours there will be an additional $10.00 per hour supervisory fee. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD, CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I make reservations?
Call 252-467-4902 or e-mail brian.harrell@rockymountnc.gov

Can anyone make a reservation?
Yes. Facilities are available to the public.

How far in advance can I make a reservation?
Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance. You will need to check for availability for your event date.

Can I see the rental space before I book it?
Yes, please call 252-467-4902 to schedule a walk through.

What is the maximum number of people your facility can accommodate?
The downstairs can accommodate 125 people. The upstairs can accommodate 85 people.

Do you provide tables & chairs?
We provide table and chairs downstairs for 125 and upstairs for 85 people. You are responsible for the setup and breakdown of the tables and chairs.

Do you allow smoking?
It is allowed in designated outside areas.

Is parking available?
Yes. There is ample free parking.

Please contact 252-467-4925 for additional information or email brian.harrell@rockymountnc.gov.

Acceptable forms of payments include: Check, Money Order, and Debit/Credit Card