Welcome to Tarboro Parks & Recreation

A comprehensive map of Tarboro's park system can be found here. Scroll down to find the specifics on what each of our parks has to offer! 

Tarboro Parks and Recreation Administration

Address: 305 West Baker St.
Phone number: 252-641-4264
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

 As the main office for Tarboro Parks & Recreation, come here for details about our department's many offerings. We'd be glad to serve you! When signing up for activities, please bring any necessary registration forms and payments to this location. 

E.L. Roberson Center

As a nationally-accredited multipurpose senior center, this facility allows older adults to continue an active life through constantly-expanding educational, cultural, recreational, and community activities and services.

Braswell Center

This facility offers:
  • A game room and two meeting rooms (available for rent at a nominal fee)
  • A full-court gymnasium with basketball programs
  • A full fitness center with a weight room, treadmills, stairmasters, ellipticals, stationary bicycles, sit-up boards, and weight machines
  • Braswell Park (home to two multipurpose ballfields) is located adjacent


M.A. Ray Center


This facility offers:

  • A game room and two meeting rooms (available for rent at a nominal fee)
  • A full-court gymnasium with basketball programs
  • Clark Park and Clark Pool are located adjacent

Clark Park

This park features:
  • A multi-functional playground set
  • Multiple shelters
  • An outdoor basketball court
  • A walking track
  • A newly-installed 'Story Walk' addition which promotes reading while walking for kids!

Indian Lake Sports Complex

Address: 3300 Western Blvd.
Enjoy participating in or watching sports at this expansive complex! Indian Lake is ideal for tournament play. It features:
  • One regulation baseball field
  • Four regulation softball fields
  • Two soccer fields
  • Walk the Wheel and TRACK Trail 
  • Connectivity to Indian Lake Park
  • Playground
  • Picnic Shelter

Indian Lake Park

This beautiful 52-acre park features:                                 
  • A scenic 6 ½-acre lake
  • An outdoor stage
  • Expansive nature trails
  • Camping and picnic sites
  • Horseshoes and volleyball courts
  • A pavilion (available for rent)
  • Restroom facilities
Indian Lake Park is the perfect place to get active! Plan out your workout route or hike using our trail map, or "Walk the Wheel" for a quick and easy stroll. Kids will love following our TRACK Trail guide around Indian Lake for a self-guided adventure through nature!  Complete our Fisheries Survey to assist us in improving the lake fishery for your enjoyment!

Tarboro Municipal Stadium

Address: 1300 Panola St.
Our historic Municipal Stadium.  Former home of minor league teams and current home of the Tarboro High School Vikings and the Tarboro River Bandits. 

Community Swimming Pool

Address: 401 Porter St.
Phone number: 252-641-4217
Hours of operation: Monday-Sunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
All Tarboro residents can enjoy this facility's features, which include:

  • A diving well
  • Children's pool
  • Competitive swimming pool
  • Bathhouse
  • Patio and concession area

Riverfront Park

Location: One entrance is found along Albemarle Avenue near the traffic circle, and the other is where Granville Street turns into Panola Street
Hours of operation: Sunup to sundown
Located along the Tar River adjacent to downtown, Riverfront Park offers:
  • 25 acres of beautiful cypress lowlands, landscaped gardens, and trails
  • A boat ramp granting direct access to the river for boating and fishing enthusiasts
No place beats Riverfront Park for a paddle on the beautiful Tar River! Click here for an overview of the Tar River Paddle Trail. For specific details and mileage, go to the Tar River Paddle Trail brochure and scroll down.

Livesay Park

Location: At the corner of Lake and Speight Forest Drive in the Speight Forest neighborhood
Livesay Park is a meticulously-landscaped garden park designed as an urban greenspace. It has paths with benches in an attractive wooded setting.