Parks and Recreation

Welcome to Winterville Parks and Recreation Department website.

The mission of the Town of Winterville Parks & Recreation Department is to effectively and efficiently meet the recreation needs and interests of residents of all ages. Efforts to fulfill our mission focus on the updating of present facilities and playgrounds, planning for the acquisition of future facilities, and the provision of a wide range of year round recreation activities that utilize traditional and innovative programming ideas.


Online Registration & Reservations - Click Here


Christmas Drive-In Movie - December 4, 2020 - Cancelled

The Town of Winterville’s drive-in movie scheduled for tonight, Friday, December 4th, is cancelled. 

We hope that you can join us for our next drive-in movie which is scheduled for Friday, December 18th. Information regarding the December 18th drive-in movie will be posted next week.

2020 Winterville Christmas Parade

The deadline for the 2020 Winterville Christmas Parade Entries has been extended until Tuesday, December 8th. The parade this year is not your traditional parade as we are moving to a Drive-Thru Parade. Entries will be stationery and spectators will drive through in vehicles. If you would like to submit an entry for this year’s parade, go to to download the Christmas Parade Package.

The 2020 Winterville Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Division Street at the Winterville Recreation Park. The 2020 parade will be a drive through (also referred to as reverse) parade format. Parade entries will be stationary and spectators will drive through the line-up to view. Registration for this year's parade is now available under the Special Events tab on the left hand side of the page. 

Tackle Football, Flag Football, Cheerleading, and Soccer Registration

Prior to registering for programs, please read below COVID-19 related information. For delayed programs (tackle football, flag football, soccer, and cheerleading), registration will remain open.

To register online click the “Online Registration and Reservation” link at the top of this page. We are not accepting walk-in registrations at this time as Town offices are closed due to COVID-19. Please note that to bypass up-front registration fee, participants are registered to the waiting list. Registering to the waiting list does not necessarily indicate that a program is full.




Soccer 4-6 $30 Resident / $45 Non-Resident
Flag Football 5-6; 7-8 $30 Resident / $45 Non-Resident
Tackle Football     8-10; 11-13   $50 Resident / $70 Non-Resident
Cheerleading 5-12 $30 Resident / $45 Non-Resident

Due to COVID-19, the status of fall programs is uncertain. If some or all fall programs are possible, there will be restrictions in place related to game play and spectators. Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 we cannot be certain of potential restrictions at this time. Applicable dates and times for programs are also subject to change.

Registration is being conducted in an effort to prepare for programs should they be possible. No fees are being collected for initial registration. However, if programs do occur, registration fees shall be paid prior to issuing uniform and/or equipment to registered participants.

For more information please click the Youth Sports tab or call (252) 756-1487.  

COVID-19 Impact

Updated: 12-1-2020

  1. Athletics:
    1. Fall tackle football, flag football, soccer, and cheerleading programs are delayed. Registration remains open.
  2. Indoor Programs:
    1. Due to the nature of WPR programming, and restrictions Governor Cooper’s Executive Orders, indoor programs remain suspended.
    2. Suspension will be re-evaluated once information is released for next Phase of State recovery.
  3. Athletic Travel Tournaments:
    1. Due to size and nature, no athletic travel tournaments will be hosted at Town of Winterville parks until further notice.
    2. Decision to host athletic travel tournaments in next phase of State recovery will be made once information is released.
  4. Facilities:
    1. The Town of Winterville is not accepting any facility reservations until further notice.
  5. Social Distancing and Gathering Limitations:
    1. Gathering Limitations: Gathering limitations are in place and shall be followed per Governor Cooper's Executive Orders.
    2. Maintain at least six (6) feet social from other individuals, with the exception of family or household members.