• ***Public Notice:

    ***Public Notice:

    ***A Special Called Meeting is Scheduled for Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at 5:30pm | Louisburg Operation Center 115 Industrial Drive, Louisburg NC 27549 | Agenda

    ***A Special Called Meeting is Scheduled for Friday, May 27th, 2022 at 10:00am | Louisburg Operation Center 115 Industrial Drive, Louisburg NC 27549 | Agenda

    ***Friday Nights on the Tar/ BBQ in the BURG is scheduled for June 17 & 18 in Downtown Louisburg. Tasting Bands ($15)/ BBQ Plates ($8)/ 1 Pound of BBQ ($8) are on sale now at Town Hall, Blue Collie Coffee Shop and Tar Banks Brewery.

    *** Town of Louisburg Online Bill Pay Services will be down Thursday, May 26th from 4:30pm to 7:30m.

    ***Town Council Meeting is Scheduled for Monday, June 20th, 2022 at 7:30pm |Louisburg Operation Center 115 Industrial Drive, Louisburg NC 27549 |Agenda


  • You are Never Too Young to Explore.

  • America’s Favorite Pastime.

  • Enjoying Nature at Riverbend Park.

Parks & Recreation

The Town of Louisburg offers many opportunities to get and be active! Beautiful parks, nature and walking trails, athletic fields, and skateboard areas are a few of the facilities offered by the Town to anyone who wishes to enjoy the great outdoors.

Athletic programs are offered to youths in the community who wish to have fun, get some exercise, learn the fundamentals of various sports, and expand their social skills through sportsmanship and developing new friends. While winning is a goal in all aspects of life, it is not the primary vision of the Louisburg Recreation Program, rather, can be the outcome of an already beneficial and satisfying experience that is much more fruitful.

Online Registration for sports with the Town of Louisburg Parks and Recreation is now available through REC DESK. Click on the link below to register. If you have any questions regarding REC DESK email Colton Young, Parks & Recreation Director at cyoung@townoflouisburg.org.


Rec Desk


Spring Baseball/Softball Registration Form Spring TBall Registration Form










Colton became the recreation director in November of 2018. Prior to becoming the recreation director he was a high school educator. He is a native of Louisburg where he attended Louisburg High School and Louisburg College. Colton received his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount.

Recreation Director

Mr. Colton Young

  • So much to offer…

    The town has a lot to offer through the schools, Louisburg College, the many churches and civic organizations, the library, the recreations department, and many other offerings, but the people are what truly make it special.

    Genie R. Faulkner
    Principal, Laurel Mill Elementary School

  • It’s a special place here…

    Louisburg is a special place because of the people in the community. It’s the kind of place where you know all of the firemen because you went to school with them. It’s the kind of place that you feel safe to walk down the sidewalks and wave to people riding by.

    Genie R. Faulkner
    Principal, Laurel Mill Elementary School

  • Raising a family here…

    When I think of Louisburg I think of family, literally and figuratively. I moved to Louisburg years ago because I wanted to raise my child in a home large enough to store all her toys and with a yard so that she could safely enjoy the outdoors. Louisburg offered this to us at a price we could afford. Little did I know that several years later that many of family members would also make the wonderful decision to move to Louisburg. Now, not only are we lucky enough to have immediate family nearby, but we have made many friends in Louisburg that we now call family. Louisburg has a strong spiritual community and we have been lucky to find a spiritual home and church family at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Sports has been a major part of our family life since coming to Louisburg. The recreation department offers many recreational activities that has enabled us to meet great people that will remain lifelong friends. I am pleased to see the town flourishing with activity – Friday Nights on the Tar, revitalization of the downtown area, etc. These things will only add to the small town charm of Louisburg and make it an even better place to live and raise a family.
    Kim Saunders
    Kim Saunders, Resident

  • Small town life…

    What I believe makes life in a small town like Louisburg special is the relationships. Everyone knows everyone and there is a caring spirit. It’s the kind of place where your elementary and high school teachers attend the same church as you.

    Genie R. Faulkner
    Principal, Laurel Mill Elementary School



Colton Young,
Director of Parks and Recreation

Louisburg Parks and Recreation Calendar of Events

Louisburg Parks and Recreation and the Town of Louisburg participates in many local events and activities, whether primarily sponsored by the Town or by others. The following list are a few of the events and activities held every year:

Friday Nights on the Tar
Town of Louisburg Christmas Parade
River of Yesteryear
Old Fashion Band Day
Senior Citizen Day at the Park

Agriculture Day
Supporter of Franklin County Library
Supporter of Tar River Land Conservancy
Supporter of Franklin County Arts Council



The Town of Louisburg provides the following facilities for the enjoyment of all citizens equally. Please note that the use of shelters at the Parks can be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also please note that while it is the intention for all facilities to be open whenever possible, there are times when the areas may be closed for maintenance or other operational reasons.

  • Riverbend Park

    Riverbend Park is a wonderful, natural work of art that was opened in the late 1980’s. Crafted along the banks of the mighty Tar, Riverbend Park provides fishing access, canoe access, playground equipment, a picnic shelter, and plenty of shady spots for a nice lunchtime nap.

    Riverbend Park is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area and is identified as a conservation area. Park lands are the best use of such lands as development is restricted and the open space provides relief for downstream properties during times of flood.

    As with Joyner Park, the picnic shelter is first come first serve, but can be reserved by filling out an application at Town Hall. Riverbend Park is located at the end of S. Church St., located adjacent to the Downtown area of Louisburg.

    view a map of Riverbend Park
  • Joyner Park

    Joyner Park is a wonderful 90+ acre facility that combines passive and active recreation. Opened in 2003, Joyner Park was developed using a generous 32 acre donation of land from Mr. Carroll Joyner, and a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant. The facility includes a 2/5 of a mile paved walking trail and 1.5 mile natural trail covering rolling hills and providing an overlook of the westernmost group of cypress trees in North Carolina. Joyner Park is situated along the Tar River and has enacted Conservation Easements along its banks to assure development does not impact the adjacent waters.

    Joyner Park has a 100 yard soccer field that is used in the town’s recreation league. Prior permission must be granted in order to use the field for non town activities. The facility also includes a wonderful playground area for all ages, including swing sets.

    Joyner Park also offers two spacious picnic shelters. The shelters are first come, first serve. However, shelters may be reserved by filling out an application form which may be obtained at the Town Hall.

    Joyner Park is located on W. River Rd. approximately ½ mile from the intersection with S. Main St.

    view a map of Joyner Park
  • The Louisburg Bike Trail

    The Louisburg Bike Trail is a 2.2 mile paved bicycle trail that has a terminus at S. Main St. and at Vance Granville Community College (VGCC). The S. Main St. terminus is located at Depot St. Hill, just south of the Tar River bridge on S. Main St. Access to this end of the trail may be made either from the parking lot at this location or via a short pedal from Riverbend Park. Bicyclists may use the other terminus as a starting or ending point as there is ample parking at VGCC.

    The construction of the trail was made possible through a generous Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant from the State of North Carolina, as well as, a long term lease of the previous rail corridor from the NC Department of Transportation Rail Division. The placement of this trail within the previous Seaboard Rail Corridor allows for the continued use of the public land for a current activity while maintaining the linear nature of the corridor should light rail use be developed in the future.

    view a map of The Louisburg Bike Trail
  • Skateboard Park

    Louisburg offers a skateboard park located on Spring Street. Skaters are required to wear proper gear when using the facility. The facility is in operation from dawn until dusk. Children under 12 require adult supervision and all skating is undertaken at the participants own risk. A seasonal permit is required to use the park. These permits may be obtained at the Louisburg Town Hall.

    The painting of any area of the skate park will be considered vandalism and the perpetrator shall be criminally charged and all future skating privileges revoked! Please help the Town of Louisburg maintain a clean and pleasurable facility and environment so that ALL may enjoy the facility provided by the Louisburg Town Council.

    Also, anyone interested in shooting some hoops? Public goals are located beside the Police/Fire/Training Center. The courts are available from dawn until dusk.

    view a map of the Skateboard Park