Rocky Mount NC Parks : “A Great Place to Find Some Country…in the City”

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Your move to the Belmont Lake Preserve golf community was a move to a city on the rise, Rocky Mount. While the on-site amenities and seemingly endless greenspace at BLP are incredible, so are many other parts of the city. This would include the great variety of Rocky Mount NC Parks, which are described as, “A Great Place to Find Some Country…in the city.

Rocky Mount NC Parks: Natural Beauty and Active Fun


City Lake Park in Rocky Mount has been a picturesque part of the city since 1937.

The website Trip Advisor ranks municipalities in a huge, variety of areas. They use the feedback of visitors and their reviews in placing them in order from highest score to lowest.

In continuing to focus on the “outdoors,” this article will focus on nature and the Rocky Mount NC Parks. Actual residents and visitors to the Rocky Mount NC Parks gave feedback on Trip Advisor which is used in their rankings.

In this series of articles on the parks and outdoor living in Rocky Mount, we will detail each of the four parks below in separate articles. This first piece will focus on Rocky Mount City Lake and Park.

Best Rocky Mount NC Parks

  • Rocky Mount City Lake and Park
  • Tar River Trail
  • Sunset Park
  • Battle Park

Rocky Mount City Lake and Park: “A Place for us to Come Together”


The ‘bridge to the island’ is what this path has become known as at Rocky Mount City Lake and Park

City Lake is located off Sunset Avenue at the Tar River and was constructed in 1937. It is a part of the city’s rich history and has undergone many facelifts over the years.

In 1993, the city gave this area a completely new, beautification project. This is what became known as City Lake Park. After the expansion, there is a half-mile concrete track surrounding City Lake for runners and walkers to enjoy.

Looking for a more peaceful and serene day at the park? Enjoy the shade from the tall hardwoods and pines while you feed the exotic waterfowl living around the lake.

Likewise, enjoy all the parks other amenities, including a gazebo, piers, a bridge to the island, and a fountain. City Lake and Park are truly one of the most beautiful sites of all Rocky Mount NC Parks. Called “a place for us to come together,” City Lake and Park has become a symbol of the Rocky Mount area.

Scenic, Active Lifestyle in Rocky Mount


Our next article looks at Rocky Mount’s Tar River Paddle Trail (shown in the map pictured).

This is just the first article in our series on Rocky Mount NC Parks. We will walk you through the other outdoor spaces in town to help enjoy an active lifestyle in Rocky Mount. Our next blog post will focus on the picturesque Tar River Trail.

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