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Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Greenville will hold a public hearing on the 12th day of May, 2016 at 6 PM in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 200 W. Fifth Street, to consider the following request:

1.  Application for naming the 12 acres in proximity to the dog park (unofficially referred to as “Tar River Park’), River’s Edge Park.

A copy of the application relating to the said request is on file in the office of the Director of Recreation and Parks located in Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane, Greenville, NC 27853 and is available for public inspection during normal working hours Monday through Friday.

On the basis of objections, debate and discussion at the hearings, changes may be made from what has been proposed.

Persons having interest in this matter and desiring to speak either for or against the request are invited to be present and will be given an opportunity to be heard.

The Recreation and Parks Department provides a variety of athletic, recreational, and arts and crafts activities for all ages and special populations. The department maintains more than 25 parks and recreational facilities, including numerous gymnasiums, recreation and community centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, a soccer complex, softball and baseball fields, playgrounds, a greenway, as well as The Town Common and Greenville Amphitheater,  River Park NorthBradford Creek Public Golf Coursethe Aquatics and Fitness Center, the Extreme Park, and River Birch Tennis Center.

What separates Greenville and its recreation and parks department apart and earns it special recognition? The surprised look on first-time visitors to events in town that say, “I didn’t know Greenville had all of this,” tells part of the story. But the commitment to be all-inclusive while being flexible enough to think “outside of the box” makes Greenville Recreation and Parks Department unique.

A philosophy of “family, fun, foundation” promotes involvement for a lifetime and teaches not only skills for the courts and fields but also life skills such as teamwork and conduct. A tremendous sense of community pride has been created through the accomplishments of both individuals and teams. Being hosts to major events has given Greenville Recreation and Parks Department and the City a chance to show off not only its facilities, but also its hospitality and commitment to excellence.

Perhaps a local resident put it best, “I’ve been to other places and nobody in North Carolina does it better.” She said, “The staff is so well organized and provides its citizens with a variety of activities. That’s why Greenville is the best!”

Mission Statement:

To advance parks, recreation, and environmental conservation efforts that promote mental and physical health, serve as a deterrent to illegal or inappropriate behaviors, and enhance Greenville's quality of life.

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 GRPD will be hosting the 2nd Annual Celebration of Youth Expression at the Town Common.  This event was started by citizens who decided to highlight the POSITIVE achievements of Pitt County youth.  

Is it a talent show?  Yes and no.   Let us explain…

  • There is no entry fee.
  • There are auditions, but those are mainly to ensure that each act is appropriate for this family-friendly venue.
  • There are no judges, therefore no awards for a “winner.”    A memento of the event will go to every performer.
  • This is not a competition, this is an opportunity for our young artists (up to age 18) to perform on stage and/or display physical art pieces.

If you are aware of an individual or group who would like the opportunity to perform on the stage and/or display their art in front of a crowd at the Town Common, please encourage them to complete the application below.  GRPD is available to answer any questions you may have, please call 252.329.4538.  Thank you in helping us get the word out!

Celebration of Youth Expression - Performing Application 2016

Celebration of Youth Expression - Visual Art Application 2016

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