Parks and Recreation

Zebulon Parks and Recreation Department works to enhance the lives of our citizens and visitors by providing beautiful parks, play opportunities, wellness programs, and educational opportunities. From sports leagues, fitness classes, art programs, travel experiences, educational presentations, summer camps, to the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market, there is something for everyone.

The Zebulon Parks and Recreation Department maintains and operates six public parks within the Town Of Zebulon. These parks contain walking trails, walking loops, athletic facilities, playgrounds, picnic shelters, a disc golf course, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, and natural areas.  Zebulon Parks and Recreation also manages the Zebulon Community Center which has a gymnasium, classrooms, exercise/ weight rooms, and an art room, all of which can be rented for family or business gatherings.

Our staff implements many exciting programs, activities, and events throughout the year with the purpose of bringing community members together to play, learn, and pursue healthy living. 

Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan

The Town of Zebulon Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a long-range planning document that is meant to help shape the direction, development and delivery of the Town’s parks and recreation facilities. Based on a comprehensive planning approach, this plan considers previous planning documents, department goals, existing conditions, and assessment of needs to provide a framework for recommendations and prioritization strategies.

This Master Plan is a continuation of the diligent planning efforts undertaken by the Town,  and seeks to build upon the existing framework and establish a roadmap for the future of Zebulon’s Park System. The foundation for this plan will be driven by the Town’s desire to improve the quality of life for Zebulon residents by providing excellent parks and community facilities and recreation opportunities for a diverse, growing population.

The Process

This project follows a linear process, building upon previous work that begins with an overview of existing parks and facilities, analysis of public needs and priorities, formation of a long range system-wide vision, and lastly, implementation priorities, funding strategies and policy recommendations.

Community Involvement

Community involvement in this process is key to the development of an effective Master Plan. There will be a variety of opportunities for the community to get involved. These opportunities will become available over the next few months. Keep checking our website and social media platforms to stay engaged with the Master Plan Process. 

 Vision Development

Please visit our engagement hub to learn about the collected research and community input to date for the  Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan.  Collected information was used to develop a vision and goals for the future of the Parks and Recreation Department in our community. 

The Rec Report

Covid-19 Impacts on Parks and Recreation

COVID-19 impacts on Parks and Recreation:

Concern for the well-being and safety of our community is at the forefront of our minds as we evaluate Covid-19 information shared with us by health experts. Covid-19 cases continue to rise in our area as we approach the holidays. For this reason, we will close the Zebulon Community Center December 19th- January 15th. In addition, all recreation programs and facility rentals will be suspended on December 19th until further notice. We will miss our participants during this time and look forward to seeing everyone again very soon!

Our parks and walking trails remain open. Please feel free to utilize the park. We ask that you stay home if sick and prioritize using social distancing while at the park.  All facility and park users must follow current Covid-19 restrictions issued through Executive Orders by the Governor's Office. 

Zebulon Parks and Recreation is dedicated to offering recreation opportunities for our community even during tough times. For this reason we are excited to offer self-led recreation opportunities. Visit our Self-Led Recreation page regularly for new activities, videos, and challenges. We are looking forward to keeping our community moving, learning and creating while also providing an outlet to relieve stress. This is a new experience for us, and we look forward to navigating this opportunity and growing these services!

 We request that registrations be conducted on the online portal, You may also mail in registration to 1003 N. Arendell Ave, Zebulon, NC, 27597. If you have business that can be handled by telephone, please call us Monday- Friday (8A M-5 PM) at 919-823-1817. Our parks and walking trails remain open for individual use.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Warning & Disclaimer
Coronavirus, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. It is believed that an individual can be in infected with COVID-19 without their knowledge and be asymptomatic. The Town of Zebulon cannot guarantee that the participant or anyone else will not become infected with COVID-19. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a mean to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in Town of Zebulon programs or accessing Town of Zebulon facilities and equipment could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. The Town of Zebulon in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in Town of Zebulon programs of accessing Town of Zebulon facilities and equipment.

For additional town updates related to Covid-19/Coronavirus.

COVID-19 Testing Comes To Zebulon

In partnership with Wake County Government, Zebulon residents will have consistent, quick, and safe access to testing when they believe they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19. Free daily testing will begin this Friday at Zebulon Community Park. The park will remain open to the public. Please follow signs for park user parking. For more information please read the following article:

Thank you to our Athletic Sponsors!

Thank you to all of our Sponsors for your contributions and support of the Youth Soccer, T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball teams in Zebulon. Your donations are greatly appreciated and we look forward to our continued partnership! Thank you to Tryon Family Dentistry, US. Foods, J&M Chevrolet, and Stansell Dentistry Associate. 

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Amy Hayden
Program Coordinator
Joe Beck
Parks Crew Leader
Sheila Long
Parks & Recreation Director