5011 Hayes Place
Wilson, NC 27896
Phone: (252) 234-2900
Fax: (252) 234-2036
Barton College is an award-winning educational institution in Wilson. Established in 1902, this historic building is a private liberal arts college with top-notch resources and departments.
Wilson Botanical Gardens offers an educational and fascinating experience for botanists and nature lovers. Its landscape is dotted with interesting exhibits like Culinary and Medicinal Herb Garden, Native Plants, Children's Secret Garden and Arboretum.
Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House offers a glimpse into the history of Wilson. Built in 1946, this round-shaped stone house exhibits artifacts and memorabilia representing the role of African Americans to the city.
The Wilson Rose Garden is a beautiful landscape in full bloom from May to October. It is open to public for free, making it a popular attraction among locals and visitors alike.
Buck Leonard Park is a 4.1-acre (1.6 hectare) park popular for local recreation. Named after the famous baseball player, it features picnic shelters, playground and a baseball field.
Englewood Park is a community recreation spot. Its 18.5-acre (7.4-hectare) landscape features an array of amenities like picnic shelters, playgrounds, walking trails and sports fields.
City Lake is a popular recreational spot among locals and visitors alike. It features a jogging and walking path, as well as beautifying amenities like fountains, gazebo and bridges.
One of the biggest parks in Rocky Mount, Sunset Park has something for everyone. The park houses two baseball courts with lights where you can find locals practicing their game. Since the park is located near River Drive, it also consists of a boat ramp. Tennis lovers visit often for a relaxing game at one of their 11 courts. You can indulge in a quiet picnic lunch at their picnic area. There is also a mini train and a merry-go-round for children.
Braswell Memorial Library is a public library based in Rocky Mount. The library exhibits an array of books that you can browse through for all age groups and on varied subjects. There are ebooks available at this place as well. The library also organizes engagement and interactive activities for children from time to time. Check their website for more information.
Battle Park is a 56.5-acre (22.8-hectare) park featuring a scenic landscape. Recreational facilities include a playground, picnic areas, boat landing and islands.
Stith-Talbert Park is a 28.33-acre (11.4-hectare) park, great for recreation. They offer an array of amenities like playground, picnic, basketball and tennis courts, entertainment stage and fishing pier.
Martin Luther King Jr. Park is one of the major parks in the city. Sprawling at 28 acres (11 hectares), it is home to the Martin Luther King Memorial, as well as recreational amenities like walking paths and picnic areas.