Parks and Recreation Department

Washington, NC

Community • Athletics • Recreation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Washington Parks and Recreation Department is to encourage active, healthy living and environmental preservation through the provision of parks, facilities, open spaces, programs, and special events. The department is committed to safety and serving the diverse citizens and visitors of Washington with a dedicated professional staff.

About Us

Administrative offices are located at 102 E 2nd Street, Washington. For more information call (252) 975-9367 for more information or click here to send us an email.

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JUST ANNOUNCED via Facebook Live!! The Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center is hosting a non-perishable food drive for Eagle's Wings Food Pantry Bring your non-perishable food and put it in the box at the main entrance. We'll be checking the box daily (multiple times) to make sure all the items stay safe and secure. Donate what you can, when you can! We thank you in advance for your donation!
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Due to uncertainties we have decided to move the Washington Summer Festival from the original date of June 5th & 6th to September 11th & 12th. We are looking forward to seeing you all in September☀️🎡⛵️🎇 ... See MoreSee Less

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We are all looking for fun things to do with our families! This is a great cause! 🌈Today we are launching the “Rainbow Connection” project! We are hoping to help all of us feel a bit more connected, and what better way than through art? Please see the flyer for details, and be sure to email Liz with images of your finished rainbows! 🌈🥳 ... See MoreSee Less

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Recreation Advisory Committee

The members of the Recreation Advisory Committee shall be participants or past participants of Parks and Recreation Department activities and/or programs and shall be citizens of recognized ability and good judgment and standing, which, in the opinion of the City Council, can and will perform their official duties to the best interest of the city and the participants of the city Parks and Recreation Department activities. All efforts will be extended by the City Council to select individuals who are thus qualified and who represent the populous of the city and county.

Council Liaison: Councilman Richard Brooks

Staff Liaison: Kristi Roberson, Parks & Recreation Director

Number of Members: 9

Term In Years: 3

Duties: To act as an advisory body to the City Council, City Manager, and Director of Parks and Recreation. The Committee shall review all policy changes occurring within the Parks and Recreation Department operation. The Committee shall also perform other duties as the Council may direct. Decisions made by the Committee shall be consistent with all codes and policies of the city and the city Parks and Recreation Department. The Committee shall have a regular meeting each month, date and time to be decided at the organizational meeting, with special meetings called by the chairman

Meeting Day: Third Monday of each month

Meeting Time: 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Location: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 102 East 2nd Street