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Easter Spring Fling


Greater Wilson Rotary Park
1901 Branch St.
Wilson, NC  27893

Ages: 1-11
Date:  Tuesday, April 7
Time: 5:30pm
Fee:  Free

Wilson Youth Council partners with Wilson Parks and Recreation to provide games, prizes, and lots of fun.  Come out to Greater Wilson Rotary Park for a fun filled evening with the Easter Bunny. Activities include our new Easter Egg Wellness Walk, Games, Pictures with the Easter Bunny and Age-Appropriate Easter Egg Hunts. Children must be accompanied by an adult, however children must be unassisted in finding eggs.

Contact: Braxton Patterson
Phone: 252-399-2285

Luncheon Lions Recreational Pickleball Tournament

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Time: Tournament starts at 9:00am 


Recreation Park Gym
500 Sunset Road (off Raleigh Road)
Wilson, NC 27893
 (6 Indoor Courts Available)

Mixed Open Doubles Tournament (All partner combinations allowed)
Open to all skill levels Ages 16 & over
$60 per team ($30 per player) must register as a team 
Trophies awarded to 1st & 2nd place provided by Trophies by Design
Double Elimination Tournament Format
Hot Dog Lunch Provided 
Gift Bags provided by Mt. Olive Pickle Company 
50/50 Raffle

Proceeds go toward Wilson City Little League! 

Checks and Registration due by Friday, March 13

Make checks payable to Wilson City Little League
Attention: Pickleball Tournament
PO BOX 10  
Wilson, NC 27893 

Contact: Braxton Patterson
Phone: 252-399-2285

Luncheon Lions Pickleball Tournament Registration Form & Rules Sheet (Click here)

Spring Break Tennis Camp

Camp Dates:April 13 - 16

Camp Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Ages: 5-18

Wilson Parks & Recreation and Lake Wilson Tennis Club are proud to offer a Spring Break Youth Tennis Camp for April 13 - 16 at Lake Wilson Tennis Club. This camp is for ages 5-18 and available for all skill levels. Participants will learn basic tennis fundamentals while learning about the great game of tennis. Players are encouraged to bring their own tennis racket, wear athletic clothing, bring a snack & plenty of water.

City Resident Fee:  $75.00 
Non-Resident Fee:  $90.00

Instructor: Dylan Costello

Held at:
Lake Wilson Tennis Club
4738 Lake Wilson Rd.
Elm City, NC 27822

Contact: Braxton Patterson
Phone: (252)399-2285

Pictures with Santa


Recreation Park
500 Sunset Road (off Raleigh Road)
Wilson, NC 27893

Contact: Braxton Patterson
Phone: 252-399-2285

Santa is Coming to Wilson! 
Pictures with Santa
$10.00 per picture
December 3rd & 10th: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
December 5th: 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Halloween Safe Night


Contact: Lesia Davis
Phone: 252-399-2286

Safe Night Trick or Treat

Ages: 5-13


Join us at Reid Street Center for a safe fun place to trick or treat. Local businesses, clubs, and other civic groups setup there booth to greet children and celebrate community!


901 N Reid Street
Wilson, NC 27893



Land of Learning Train of Lights


Recreation Park
500 Sunset Road (off Raleigh Road)
Wilson, NC 27893

Contact: Braxton Patterson
Phone: 252-399-2285

Come enjoy a train ride around the train track with holiday music & light displays all around you as you celebrate the season!

December 3 - December 20
Thursday thru Sunday Nights 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Just $2.00 per rider

Special Needs Train of Lights Night
Monday, December 7 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Free for anyone with Intellectual Disability and their family. 



Wilson Parks & Recreation's Worldwide Aquathon!  3 aqua classes, 3 hours, 3 instructors!  Loads of Door Prizes & Aqua Fun!

Pick your class or participate in all 3 to see which class best suits your needs!


Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Fee: $3 & 1 canned food item which will be donated to the Hope Station

Event Schedule:
9:00am - Aqua Belly Dance with Sue 
10:00am - Aqua Aerobics with Selena
11:00am - Aqua Zumba with Lori

Recreation Park Pool
500 Sunset Road (off Raleigh Road)
Wilson, NC 27893

Contact: Jonson Ellison
Phone: (252)399-2268