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.

 V.E. and Lydia H. Owens Recreational Park (Owens Park at Bull Creek) Master Plan


"On behalf of the State of North Carolina, I'm pleased to inform you that Franklin County is being recommended to receive a matching grant from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LCWF) of $250,000, the maximum amount available."

Online Registration is HERE!!!!!!

Yes, that's right, we now offer online registrations and reservations!  You can visit our new Online Registration page and get information about our programs and facilities. If you see something you like, you can now register online and pay by credit or debit card!

Online Registration page

Get started by creating an account and entering all your family members.

Upcoming Events

Wrestling Camp -  (June 26-29) 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 23rd.

Soccer Camp -   (July 10-13) 9am-12pm 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.  Ages 5-18.  The fee is $30. Registration ends July 7th. The camp will be held at Louisburg College.

Art Camp -  (July 17-20) 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 group. 5-8 year olds will attend from 9am-10am, 9-12 year olds are taught from 10am-11am. The fee is $30. Registration ends July 14th .

Cheerleading Camp -  (July 31-Aug. 3) 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 21st. The camp will be held at Louisburg Elementary School.

Golf Camp -  (July 31-Aug. 2) 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 July 28th.

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 23rd. 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 16th. Birth date as of 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.