City of Greenville, NC

River Park North 

Walter L. Stasavich
Science & Nature Center

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

 

 2014 Photography Contest

Brown Pelican RPN 

 Contest Ends May 31st, 2014

 2014 Photo Contest and Submission Form


 

Driving Directions
 
Location Map 

Public Notice

River Park North is a 324 acre nature park offering a variety of activities including pedal boating, picnicking, hiking, fishing, and a nature center. School, scout, church, and other groups are encouraged to visit. For more information call 329-4560. 

Amenities at River Park North
Operating Hours
Walter L. Stasavich Science & Nature Center
Camping
Fishing
 
Picnic Shelters
Boating
Programs / Clubs

Fun Activities-
 Activity Sheets          
 

Amenities at River Park North
(Some amenities require fees and advance reservations. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 329-4562.) 
   Fishing- 5 ponds, 2 piers
   Rental fishing boats (4)
   Camping- group camping area, 3 primitive campsites, 2 Drive-to sites
   Wildlife Observation
   Pedal Boating (seasonal)
   Hiking Trails (3)
   Fossil pit
   Picnic Shelters with Grills (2), 40 total picnic tables
   Sand volleyball court

Park Operating Hours 
 
 Summer Hours (May 1-August 31): 6am - 8pm
  Fall Hours (September 1-October 31): 7am - 7pm
  Winter Hours (November 1-February 28): 8am - 5pm
  Spring Hours (March 1-April 30): 7am - 7pm
 
  See below for hours to the Science and Nature Center

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Walter L. Stasavich Science & Nature Center
Come see the 70-seat theater, 10,000 gallon freshwater aquarium, live turtles and snakes, wildlife dioramas and the “Shells Are Everywhere” exhibit.  There are also several hands-on/interactive exhibits to enjoy. Schools, scouts, and organized groups may call in advance to schedule a visit. Call Christopher Horrigan, Parks Coordinator, 329-4562.

Operating Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday- 9:30am-5pm
Sundays- 1-5pm
Mondays- Closed

Admission Fee:
City Residents

Ages 12 and younger- $1
Ages 13 and older- $2

Non-Residents

Ages 12 and younger- $1.50
Ages 13 and older- $3

 

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CAMPING
Organized groups may camp, with approval by the Park Coordinator.
$4 per person, Greenville Residents
$8 per person, non-residents

2 Drive-to campsites, 3 Primitive campsites available. Please call 329-4562 for more information.

RPN Drive to Campsites

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FISHING
RATES
$1.50 per day for Greenville residents
$3 per day for non-residents
$12 yearly (one year from date of purchase) permit for Greenville residents; $24 yearly permit for non-residents
$20 combination fishing/boat launch yearly permit
Senior citizen fishing permits are free (age 62 & over). They can be obtained at River Park North Science and Nature Center.
Children 15 and under fish free.

FISHING PIERS
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.

COMMUNITY LAKE FISHING PROGRAM
800-1000 channel catfish are 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. For information, call 329-4562.

LOANER ROD & REEL PROGRAM
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 information or to register, call 329-4560.

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PICNIC SHELTERS
Large Shelter
Our largest shelter allows a maximum capacity of 250 people and is available for half day or full day rentals. 
 Half day reservation are from Open - 3pm or 3pm - Close.

$30 - ½ day for Greenville Residents
$45 - ½ day for non-residents
$60 - full day Greenville Residents
$90 - full day non-residents
Groups of 75 or more pay an additional $50 clean up fee.


Small Shelter

Our small shelter is peacefully located on a quiet peninsula, a great spot for a birthday party. This shelter has a capacity of 25 people.  Half day reservation are from Open - 3pm or 3pm - Close.

$20 - ½ day for Greenville Residents
$30 - ½ day for non-residents
$40 - full day Greenville Residents
$60 - full day non-residents

Individual picnic areas are also available in shaded areas, on a first-come, first-serve basis, at no charge.

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BOATING
PEDAL BOATS AND CANOES - (Seat two to three dependant on boat)

Public Hours Saturday 10am-11am and 3pm-4pm; Sunday 3pm-4pm
(First Saturday in May thru last Saturday in September)
$4 - 30 minutes

October Hours
Saturday and Sunday 3pm-4pm

Reservations are available for picnics, birthday parties or other private groups on weekends and weekdays with at least a weeks notice at our fleet rate. Our entire fleet (8 Pedal Boats and One Canoe) can be rented for a group rate of $32 per hour (a 50% discount on the single boat rate). Pedal boats are available for group reservations the first Saturday in May thru October 31 by advance registration only.

PRIVATE BOATS- Greenville Residents $2 daily boat launch, Non-residents $4 daily boat launch. $12 season pass for residents; $24 season pass for non-residents.

JON-BOAT RENTALS
$7 - (up to 5hours)
$14 - full day (more than 5 hours)


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November 2012 Youth and Family Programs

SPECIAL PROGRAMS / CLUBS

Photography Contest
Description: The 8th annual Photography Contest for amateur photographers. Photos must be taken at River Park North, between June 1, 2012 –and May 31, 2013. We are looking for general photography featuring nature at River Park North. Photo entries may be received starting March 1, 2013 and the deadline for entries is 5pm, May 31, 2013.
Location: River Park North
Registration info: Call 329-4577 for more information. For contest rules and entry forms visit River Park North.

Boating Safety Certification
Description: A 6 hour course completing Boating Safety requirements
Location: River Park North/Science & Nature Center
Registration Info: Call 329-4562 for more information. Pre-registration is necessary by calling 1-919-707-0031 or online
 www.ncwildlife.org.

Hunter Safety Courses
Description:
 A 10-hour course completing hunter safety requirements
Ages: no age requirement
Location: River Park North/Science & Nature Center
Fee: Free
Registration Info: Pre-registration is necessary. Registration is available
 online-ncwildlife.org or by calling (919) 707-0031. For more information call 329-4562.
 
October Fishing Contest
Beginning October 1 through October 31, park staff will weigh and register channel catfish that are caught at River Park North. Winners will receive prizes donated by area businesses. Regular daily fishing fees are applicable during this time. (Park is closed on Mondays) Call 329-4562 for more information.
GREENVILLE RIVER PARK NORTH BIRD CLUB
Organized in 1988, this club has 70 plus members with a wide range of interests, from backyard birders to rare bird-chasers.  The group generally meets the first Monday of each month, with a few exceptions. Programs include guest speakers, local sightings, fieldtrips, and organized bird counts. Meets at 7:30 pm at the Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center. For information, call 329-4562. 

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RPN Shelter Reservation Form Copy 2

Last Modified: 3/17/2014
 
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