City of Greenville, NC

The Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center

River Park North
1000 Mumford Road
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-329-4560
Fax: 252-329-4547

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Closed Mondays


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The Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center houses a 70 seat theater and a variety of exhibits including a turtle touch tank, waterfowl of the Atlantic Flyway, a 10,000 gallon freshwater aquarium, live snakes, and the North American Diorama, as well as, many other fun and interesting activities throughout the year.

Amenities for River Park North:

  • 324 acres
  • 5 Ponds
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Observation
  • Pedal Boating
  • Camping
  • Nature Trails
  • 2 Picnic Shelters with Grills
  • Activity Sheets


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September- October
Tuesdays through Sundays (Closed Mondays) 7 am- 7 pm

November- February
Tuesdays through Sundays (Closed Mondays) 8am- 5 pm




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This club was organized in October 1987, and is boasting 70+ members with a wide range of interests, from backyard birders to rare bird-chasers. Meetings are normally the first Monday of each month, with some exceptions, and there is no meeting in December or January. Programs include guest speakers, local sightings, fieldtrips, and organized bird counts. Meeting times are 7:30 pm and are held at River Park North. For more information, call 329-4562.


There are 800 channel catfish stocked in our largest fishing pond each month April through September. These fish are already a good size for catching and eating when they are delivered. Feeders are used to keep them healthy, growing, and concentrated in an area where fishermen have easy access to catch them. This is a cooperative program with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.


This is a joint program with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Rods and reels are available for loan to people fishing at River Park North. Application forms must be filled out and signed by parents for children registering. For more information or to register, see the staff at River Park North.


Specialized fishing equipment is available for individuals with physical limitations. For more information call 329-4562 or 329-4561


Organized groups may camp with approval by the Parks Coordinator.$4 per person for Greenville residents$8 per person for non-residentsPrimitive campsites are available along the Tar River. Access is by canoe, hike-in or bike-in. There is a fee and advanced reservations are required. For more information and reservations call 329-4560.


Two 900-sq. ft. fishing piers are now open. Handicap accessible with low rails and a 12-car handicap parking area. Artificial reefs within easy casting distance are located in areas around the piers.


Two picnic shelters are available- by reservation only.
Our largest shelter allows a maximum capacity of 250 people, and is available for half day or full day rentals.
$30 - ½ day for Greenville residents
$45 - ½ day for non-residents
$60 - full day for Greenville residents
$90 - full day for non-residents
Groups of 75 or more pay an additional $50 clean up feeOur smallest shelter is peacefully located on a quiet peninsula, a great spot for a birthday party. This shelter has a maximum capacity of 25 people and is also available for half or full day rentals.
$20 - ½ day for residents
$30 - ½ day for non-residents
$40 - full day for residents
$60 - full day for non-residentsIndividual picnic tables are also available in shaded areas, on a first come, first serve basis at no charge.


Call 329-4560 for details


Greenville residents $2 daily boat launch; non-residents $4 daily boat launch. $12 season pass for residents; $24 season pass for non-residents.


$5 ½ day, up to 4 hours
$8 full day, more than 4 hours


$1.50 per day for Greenville residents
$3 per day for non-residents
$12 season permit for Greenville residents
$24 season permit for non-residents
$20 combination fishing/boat launch season permitSenior citizen fishing permits are free (age 62 & over). Apply at River Park North. Children 12 and under, fish free.


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Last Modified: 4/8/2010
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