Sampson County Parks and Recreation does more than provide recreational athletic opportunities for our residents; we also provide open spaces, senior adult activities, coordinate special events, conduct sports camps and clinics, and partner with local municipalities to provide a variety of recreational programs. Through these partnerships, Sampson County Parks & Recreation is able to provide recreational programs for citizens of all ages.
Since 2002, Sampson County Parks and Recreation Department has been providing county wide comprehensive recreational programming for the citizens of Sampson County. Sampson County Parks and Recreation provides various programs and recreational opportunities for the young and the young at heart. Youth team sports programs are offered for ages 4-15, as well as special events. Additionally, SCPR is an active sponsor of the Mid-Carolina Senior Games. The department provides recreation events for more than 1,000 youth and adults within our community each year.
Our department operates two parks: Western District Park and Weeks Park. The Western District Park, in Roseboro, is owned by Sampson County. This beautiful park features 3 baseball/softball fields, a half-mile paved walking track, covered picnic area, a state-of-the art playground, open play areas, a concession stand, and grills. Weeks Park, in Newton Grove, offers a variety of amenities, such as a baseball field, two (2) basketball courts, two (2) tennis courts, large playground, and covered picnic shelters and grills. Both parks are great places to host an event, party, or family gathering. To find out more about renting a park for your next event, click here.
Our Athletics program, which strives to improve the quality of life by providing leisure athletic events for the youth of Sampson County, has partnered with local municipalities and the Sampson County School system to utilize facilities and parks. Recreation districts are based on high school attendance boundaries used by the local school systems. The county is divided into 4 geographical areas: Midway School District, Union School District, Hobbton School District, Lakewood School District. Each district is staffed with a superintendent that is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the park district which includes both youth and adult community programming for all ages.
In 2023, Western District Park received an incredible upgrade thanks to the SCIF grant funding, check out the video below and find out more.