Parks & Recreation

(919) 496-6624
62 West River Road
Louisburg, NC 27549

Parks & Recreation

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to promote the quality of life by serving the community's needs for leisure, parks, information and referral, by providing quality and affordable recreational programs and services to all residents.

Along with offering many recreational programs, we also have two county parks located in Franklinton and Pilot NC. They offer different amenities for county residents.  Franklinton Park has a baseball and softball field, picnic shelter that can be reserved for outings, a walking trail, a quarter mile track and a soccer field.  Pilot Park offers a baseball and softball field, walking trail, and a picnic shelter for rental.


V.E. and Lydia H. Owens Recreational Park

Vision Statement

The park will enhance quality of place for Franklin County by offering diverse and inclusive recreational activities and educational opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Limited Spacing For Camps

Volleyball Camp -  (June13-16) 9am-12pm for those entering the 1st grade —5th. 1pm-4pm for grades 6th –12th. Volleyball Camp is an opportunity for children ages 5-18  to develop skills such as passing, serving, setting, blocking and defense. Camp will be held at Royal Elementary School. Registration ends June 10th . The fee is $30.

Basketball Camp -  (June 20-23) 9am-12pm. Franklin County Parks and Recreation will hold a basketball camp teaching the basic fundamentals of  basketball. The camp will take place at Royal Elementary School. Ages 5-18. The fee is $30. Registration ends June 17th.

Wrestling Camp -  (June 27-30) 9am-12pm. Franklin County Parks and Recreation is  introducing a wrestling camp. The program teaches basic grappling, holds, and locks of freestyle    wrestling. The camp will be held at Louisburg High School.  Ages 5-18.  The fee is $30. Registration ends June 24th.

Art Camp -  (July 18-21) 9am-10am and 10am-11am. This course is taught at Terrell Lane Middle School. There are two age groups and two different times for each. 5-8 year olds attend from 9am-10am, 9-12 year olds are taught from 10am-11am. The fee is $30. Registration ends July 15th .

Golf Camp -  (August 8-10) 9am-1pm. This Camp is designed to improve Junior Golfers’ skills and knowledge of the game. The camp will be held at The River Country Club. The fee is $100. Ages 5-18. Registration ends August 5th. 

Cheerleading Camp -  (August 1-4) 9am-12pm. Cheerleading Camp is for ages 5-15 to learn and prepare for the upcoming cheer season. The fee is $30. Registration ends July 29th. The camp will be held at Louisburg Elementary School. 

Soccer Camp -   (July 11-14) 9am-12pm Ages 5-18.  Soccer Camp teach the basic and advanced techniques of soccer, including dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. We keep it fun and lively, with  other engaging activities.  The camp will be ran by the National Champion Coach Dell from Louisburg College.  The fee is $30. Registration ends July 8th. The camp will be held at Louisburg College.

Summer Youth Basketball League -  This league is for children ages 5-18.  Groups will be broken up by ages.  They will play in an organized league that promotes teamwork and leadership. Registration ends on  June 24th. The fee is $30. Birth date as of July 1.

Summer Volleyball League -  Summer  youth volleyball league is a chance to play volleyball in a league setting.  The groups are 7-10, 11-18. The cost is $30 and registration will end on June 17th. Birth date as off July 1. 

Adult Coed Softball -  Franklin County Parks and Recreation is offering an Adult Coed     Softball league. The fee for  a team is $350. Registration ends on  July 1st. Games will be played at Franklinton Park, Moose Lodge and Pilot Park.