Parks & Recreation

A comprehensive map of Tarboro's park system can be found here. Scroll down to find the specifics on what each of our parks has to offer!

Tarboro Parks and Recreation Administration

Address: 305 West Baker St.

Phone number: 252-641-4264

Hours of operation:  Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
As the main office for Tarboro Parks & Recreation, come here for details about our department's many offerings. We'd be glad to serve you! When signing up for activities, please bring any necessary registration forms and payments to this location.

E.L. Roberson Senior Center

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Address: 305 West Baker St.
Phone number: 252-641-4263
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
As a nationally-accredited multipurpose senior center, this facility allows older adults to continue an active life through constantly-expanding educational, cultural, recreational, and community activities and services. To check out the center's upcoming events, click here! Or, read through our Senior Center Bulletin to stay up to date on happenings at ELRC!

Braswell Center
Address: 1501 Western Blvd.
Phone number: 252-641-4210
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm; Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
This facility offers:
  • A game room and two meeting rooms (available for rent at a nominal fee)
  • A full-court gymnasium with basketball programs
  • A full fitness center with a weight room, treadmills, stairmasters, ellipticals, stationary bicycles, sit-up boards, and weight machines
  • Braswell Park (home to two multipurpose ballfields) is located adjacent

M.A. Ray Center
Address: 1405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Phone number: 252-641-4215
Hours of operation:
Summer hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am - 6:00 pm; Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Winter hours: Monday-Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
This facility offers:
  • A game room and two meeting rooms (available for rent at a nominal fee)
  • A full-court gymnasium with basketball programs
  • Clark Park and Clark Pool are located adjacent

Clark Park
Address: 1405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Hours of operation: Sunup-sundown
This park features:
  • A multi-functional playground set
  • Multiple shelters
  • An outdoor basketball court
  • A walking track
  • A newly-installed 'Story Walk' addition which promotes reading while walking for kids!

Indian Lake Sports Complex
Address: 3300 Western Blvd.
Enjoy participating in or watching sports at this multi-million dollar complex! Indian Lake is ideal for tournament play. It features:
  • One regulation baseball field
  • Four regulation softball fields
  • Two soccer fields
  • A playground

Indian Lake Park
Address: 3202 Western Blvd.
Hours of operation: Sunup-sundown
This beautiful 52-acre park features:
  • A scenic 6 ½-acre lake
  • An outdoor stage
  • Expansive nature trails
  • Camping and picnic sites
  • Horseshoes and volleyball courts
  • A pavilion (available for rent)
  • Restroom facilities
Indian Lake Park is the perfect place to get active! Plan out your workout route or hike using our trail map, or "Walk the Wheel" for a quick and easy stroll. Kids will love following our TRACK Trail guide around Indian Lake for a self-guided adventure through nature!

Tarboro Municipal Stadium
Address: 1300 Panola St.

Community Swimming Pool
Address: 401 Porter St.
Phone number: 252-641-4217
Hours of operation: Monday-Sunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
All Tarboro residents can enjoy this facility's features, which include:
  • A diving well
  • Children's pool
  • Competitive swimming pool
  • Bathhouse
  • Patio and concession area

Livesay Park
Location: At the corner of Lake and Speight Forest Drive in the Speight Forest neighborhood
Livesay Park is a meticulously-landscaped garden park designed as an urban greenspace. It has paths with benches in an attractive wooded setting.

Riverfront Park
Location: One entrance is found along Albemarle Avenue near the traffic circle, and the other is where Granville Street turns into Panola Street
Hours of operation: Sunup to sundown
Located along the Tar River adjacent to downtown, Riverfront Park offers:
  • 25 acres of beautiful cypress lowlands, landscaped gardens, and trails
  • A boat ramp granting direct access to the river for boating and fishing enthusiasts
No place beats Riverfront Park for a paddle on the beautiful Tar River! Click here for an overview of the Tar River Paddle Trail. For specific details and mileage, go to the Tar River Paddle Trail brochure and scroll down.