Park Planning & Projects


Park development and renovation within the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is guided in part by the City of Rocky Mount Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan which was approved by City Council in December 2015.

In addition to numerous stake holder meetings, citywide meetings, and Ward meetings, the report utilized a statically valid survey to gauge needs.

Holly Street Park

With assistance from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the City of Rocky Mount is renovating Holly Street Park. Renovations include:

  • Picnic shelter

  • Basketball court

  • Shade structures

  • Multi-use fields

  • Walking trails

  • Horseshoe pitch

  • Overlook deck

  • Public art

  • Tot lot

Renovations are currently underway. Holly Street Park expected to re-open in winter 2020.

Download Plans (1.5MB PDF)

Sunset Park Boat Ramp Renovations

With assistance from the Golden LEAF fund and the NC Wildlife Commission, the City of Rocky Mount is completely renovating Sunset Park boat ramp. Renovations include:

  • Elimination of vertical walls to be replaced by rip rap shoulders

  • Improved/new ramp pad

  • Handicap parking

  • Enhanced signage

The ramp will close for renovation in September 2019 and re-open in approximately 90-120 days depending upon weather.

Download Sunset Park Boat Ramp Draft

Battle Park Master Plan

The City is in process of improving Battle Park through a Site-Specific Park Plan. A park plan provides a conceptual layout to guide future growth and development. Since 1976 the Park has served as key component of the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation system as well as an important regional recreation and historic resource. The City’s improvement plan has two primary drivers:

  • 1. After decades of heavy use, the park is in need of renovation, and

  • 2. Follow through on the recommendations for the City’s Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan – 2015

The City recognizes there are many citizens, groups and stakeholders that enjoy, and value Battle Park and your issues and objectives are key to a successful Master Plan. The City has selected a firm to develop the plan. Public meetings for the Park Plan will be held in the Imperial Centre Theatre Lobby on:

  • Thursday February 20, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Thursday February 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Monday March 2, 10:00 am - 11:30 am