Parks, Facilities & Rentals
The Zebulon Parks and Recreation Department offers six public parks and a Community Center for recreation enthusiast in the Zebulon area.
Zebulon Community Park - 401 S. Arendell Ave.
The Zebulon Community Park is the largest park in Zebulon consisting of 47.5 acres full of two athletic fields, a walking trail, two outdoor basketball courts, a disc golf course, two playgrounds and a picnic shelter.
Zebulon Elementary School Park - 1002 Dogwood Dr.
The Zebulon Elementary School Park is tucked behind the Zebulon Library and Eastern Regional Center and is filled with two baseball fields, a soccer field, volleyball net, a picnic shelter and an open playfield.
Wakelon Elementary School Park - 8921 Pippin Rd.
Wakelon Elementary School Park located off of Pippin Road is ideal for anyone looking for an open space rental. This park consists of two multipurpose fields along with a picnic shelter.
Gill Street Park - 600 N. Privette St.
Gill Street Park is quaint park located between Privette and Gill Street that includes two playgrounds and an outdoor basketball court.
Whitley Park - 601 N. Wakefield St.
Whitley Park is a lovely shaded park fit for the more relaxing and picnic admirers. Whitley Park holds two playground areas, picnic shelter, and a tennis court.
Little River Park - 1800 W. Gannon Ave.
Little River Park is one of the oldest parks in Zebulon. Known for its natural flowing river, Little River Park is for all nature lovers who enjoy fishing, playing in the white sandy beaches or meditating to the gentle sounds of water rolling through.
Zebulon Community Center - 301 S. Arendell Ave.
What used to be the old Zebulon Armory, the Zebulon Community Center has transformed into a vibrant and fun-filled community building. The Zebulon Community Center is our most active facility with numerous programs and activities taking place throughout the day with an open gym area, two fitness rooms, two activity rooms, an art room, and a classroom that are available for rent for birthday parties, meetings or banquets.
General Park Rules
- Park opens at dawn and closes at dusk except for town approved programs and events.
- Group and extended use must be pre-approved by the parks and recreation department.
- Be kind and courteous to others.
- Use park amenities for their intended purpose.
- Use caution, play equipment surfaces may be hot.
- Adult supervision of children required.
- Selling or bartering of goods/services must be pre-approved by the parks and recreation department.
- Pets must be kept on a leash, pet waste disposed of properly, and pets kept off athletic fields.
- Pet waste stations are available on-site.
- Keep vehicles on roadways and park in designated parking areas.
- Use of tobacco and vaping products is limited to the designated parking areas.
The following are prohibited:
- Littering, dumping, or defacing/damaging park property including turf and plants
- Alcohol (unless permitted by the town)
- Glass containers
- Amplification of music (unless permitted by the town)
- Open fires
- Except as permitted by N.C.G.S. 14-415.11
Zebulon Parks and Recreation offers a variety of options for rental opportunities. Picnic shelter rentals are perfect for small outdoor family gatherings such as family cookouts, birthday parties, or small family reunions. The Community Center can assist you with rentals from small business meetings through a large wedding reception or any other family or business function. Please call (919) 823-0432 for more information.
Picnic Shelter Rentals
(DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, ALL RENTALS MUST BE FOR 50 PEOPLE OR LESS)
Zebulon Community Park (3 hours total) - $40 Residents $80 Non-Residents (max 50 people)
Whitley Park (3 hours total) - $30 Residents $60 Non-Residents (max 50 people)
Zebulon Elementary School (3 hours total) - $30 Residents $60 Non-Residents (max 50 people)
Wakelon Elementary School (3 hours total) - $30 Residents $60 Non-Residents (max 50 people)
** Additional hours can be added at a rate of $10 per hour for residents and $20 per hour for non-residents. **
Community Center Rentals
(DUE TO COVID-19, ALL COMMUNITY CENTER RENTALS ARE SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME)
The Community Center is the perfect place for your family or business needs. From small business meetings and baby showers to large events such as family reunions, birthday parties, and wedding receptions, the Community Center has a space that will be just right for you. Simply download and fill out the Facility Rental Application and return it to the Community Center to get a quote. Please be aware that we require 30 days notice on all rentals so don't wait, fill out your forms today.
Athletic Field Rental
The Zebulon Parks and Recreation Department has six athletic fields available to rent when possible. Each can be used for practices, camps, special events, games, tournaments, and so much more. There are two open field spaces at Wakelon Elementary School Park, two youth baseball fields behind Zebulon Elementary School Park, and an adult-size baseball and softball field at Zebulon Community Park. Whitley Park Tennis Courts and Community Park Basketball Courts are also available for rent. The rental fees are below. If interested, print the rental application and return it to 1003 North Arendell Ave. and call (919) 823-1815 for availability.
Baseball, Soccer, Multi-Purpose Fields
$30/hour; $90/Half-Day (4 hours); $150/Full Day (8 hours) (Residents)
$45/hour; $125/Half-Day (4 hours); $200/Full Day (8 hours) (Non-Residents)
Tennis Courts (Whitley Park) - $25/hour (Residents) $40/hour (Non-Residents)
Basketball Courts (Community Park) - $25/hour (Residents) $40/hour (Non-Residents)
Lights (Community Park and Zebulon Elementary School Park) - $35/hour (Residents) $50/hour (Non-Residents)
Field Preperation - $60 per field, per day
Non-Profit Groups - Fees determined on a case-by-case basis
**Zebulon Parks and Recreation athletic teams have first access to each field.**