Reside and Relax

Key Factor Summary

  • Pitt County has more than 30 major parks facilities, nearly 200 clubs and organizations, numerous fitness centers, six golf and country clubs, and over 250 churches and synagogues.
  • River Park North includes 324 acres of land with 1.2 miles of river frontage and five ponds. Activities at River Park North include pedal boating, picnicking, fishing, camping, and hiking.
  • The Greenville Aquatic and Fitness Center is a full-service, YMCA type facility. It includes an indoor Olympic size pool, supervised nursery, and a full range of exercise equipment and programs.
  • Clubs and organizations for pre-schoolers, youth, adults, and the elderly are available to suit every interest.
  • The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department maintains 30 parks and recreational facilities including numerous gymnasiums, recreation and community centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, a soccer complex, softball and baseball fields, and playgrounds.
  • In 2004, Greenville was recognized as having one of the 50 best recreation and parks departments in the US and was designated as North Carolina’s winner of the title “Sportstown USA” by Sports Illustrated.
  • Parks and Recreation Departments throughout the county offer residents of all ages, interests, and skill levels hundreds of classes and special programs in which to participate.
  • Both private health clubs and country clubs are located in all parts of the county. Fees are reasonable and affordable, and the clubs are well-maintained.
  • East Carolina University offers strong intercollegiate athletic programs, particularly in football and baseball.
  • A wide variety of restaurants are available, including a number of foreign cuisines.
  • Local clubs and lounges feature both live regional and national performers and local performers and D.J.’s.
  • Churches and synagogues offer both regular services and special services and programs.
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