Things To Do

Denton Street Pool

The facility contains 8 25-yard competitive lanes, zero-depth entry, spray-ground elements, water slides, diving boards, a state-of-the-art bath house, and a family dressing area. Located at 1434 Denton Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27801. Phone: 252-977-6231

Disc Golf

The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department’s Athletics Division maintains four disc golf courses around the city, including the 18-hole course at the Sports Complex. Like the course at Sunset Park, the Sports Complex course features three different tee lengths that allow players of different abilities to fairly compete against each other. The course also features water hazards and mandos for a complete disc golf experience.

Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences

The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, located in downtown Rocky Mount, is one of the premier cultural facilities on the eastern seaboard. Occupying the combined former sites of the Imperial Tobacco company and old Braswell Memorial Library in downtown Rocky Mount, the complex houses an Arts Center, Children’s Museum & Science Center, and community performing arts theatre. The 135,000 square foot facility involved the historic restoration and renovation of the old buildings which had been dormant for more than 50 years. Completion of the project spanned two years and resulted in a state-of-the-art facility that preserves the historic aspects of the original buildings.

Paddle & Walking Trails

Near the center of Rocky Mount the Parks & Recreation Department oversees a system of parks, trails, and arts and recreational facilities. The 3.9 mile Tar River Walking/Biking Trail runs along its namesake river from Sunset Park in the west to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in the east. You may also explore the waterways of Rocky Mount on the Tar River Paddle Trail. The trail is comprised of ten canoe and kayak access locations that connect over 20 miles of the Tar River and Stony Creek.

Sunset Park

Sunset Park, the city’s main park, is located off Sunset Avenue on Taylor Street and River Drive beside the Tar River. This 25 acre park features a mini train, merry-go-round, concession stands, 2 lighted basketball courts, a boat ramp, 4 picnic shelters (with numerous other picnic sites), a little league field, 11 lighted tennis courts, as playground, and a tennis backboard.


Benvenue Country Club was established in 1922 and features an 18-hole golf course designed by the legendary Donald Ross. Our small, fast greens are our signature at Benvenue! Give us a call at 252-443-3926 to book your Tee Time today!


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