Parks & Recreation

Recreation Policy regarding COVID-19

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Updated 9-1-21

Parks & Recreation

The Town of Selma Parks and Recreation Department recognizes that recreation is a valuable part of life and it seeks to promote enjoyable, constructive leisure and recreational activities that will meet the needs of the surrounding community it serves. The commitment to health education, entertainment, and high morality will be emphasized through all activities and programs conducted or sponsored by the Recreation Department. The Recreation Department will strive to maintain activities that are beneficial to current population needs and create programs that are considered appropriate to the changing needs of the area in and around Selma.

Who we are …. What we do

The Recreation Department sponsors a wide range of youth, adult, and senior athletic programs throughout the year. For youth we provide football, cheerleading, wrestling, soccer,  fast-pitch softball, basketball, baseball, T-ball, and coach-pitch. For adults we offer church softball league.  For our senior adults, we offer pickleball and line dancing along with the Johnston County Senior Games. Festivals, special events, and special programs are provided throughout the year as well. The largest of these events is the Selma Railroad Days Festival that is held during the first weekend of October featuring live entertainment, food, vendors, a children’s area, parade, hollerin’ contest and much more. Selma Saturdays Arts & Crafts Market, the All-American Festival and the Christmas Parade are other events sponsored by the Parks and Recreation department that enhance the livability of our community. Recreation facilities operated by our department include neighborhood parks, tennis courts, a gymnasium, outdoor basketball courts, picnic shelters, and baseball/softball fields. Many facilities are available to rent for birthday parties, company picnics, family reunions, and other functions.

Upcoming Parks & Recreation Events

Fall Litter Sweep – September 25th

Join Selma Parks and Recreation and NC DOT in picking up litter along Anderson Street in Downtown Selma.
We will meet at 9:00am at Vick Park for instructions and supplies.
Volunteers are needed.
(Ages +12 and older please due to DOT regulations)
Call Selma Parks and Recreation for complete information and to sign up.

Railroad Days Schedule of Events

Be a Part of the Railroad Days!

Railroad Days Schedule of Events

Friday, October 1st

9am – Model Train Display Opens @ Historic Union Station – 500 E. Railroad Street, Selma

Food Truck Rodeo – 5PM – 9PM

5pm – Food Trucks begin serving

5:30pm – Selma Firefighters Assoc. BBQ Cook Off

6pm – “Premium Sound” Band takes stage

8pm – BBQ Cook Off winners announced

Saturday, October 2nd, Railroad Days Festival

8:30a – My Kids Club 5K Run/Walk begins

9am – Model Train Display Opens

10am – Mascot Race begins

10:30am – RR Days Parade begins

11am – Kids Zone Opens

12p – Main Stage Entertainment “RiverMist”

12p – Community Stage Entertainment

3pm – Main Stage Entertainment “StingRayz”

5pm – Kids Zone closes

For complete information and to see the Activate Selma Community Stage LineUp, visit our website at:

Selma Parks and Recreation


Selma Railroad Days Festival – Oct. 1 & 2

Come on out to the annual Selma Railroad Days Festival!

Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd

Enjoy Live Music,
Food Truck and Vendors,
and Other Fun Events!
Taking Place in Historic Downtown Selma

Selma Saturdays – Oct. 9 & Nov. 27

Gather with friends and enjoy Live Local Entertainment and Browse Local Artists and Craftsmen.
Shop local and support small businesses.

The Market is held on N. Raiford Street on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  
Dates for 2021:

Fall Market Dates:
September 11 – Guestimation Station
October 9 – Fall Craft Spectacular
November 27 – Shop Small Selma
Time: 9am – 1pm (Plan to come early and stay late so you don’t miss anything!)

Raiford Street will be closed from Anderson to Waddell Streets.  Social distancing rules apply.  (Please Call ahead before attending our events as they may be affected due to NCDHHS’s recommendation regarding COVID-19)
For complete information and/or to set up a booth, please contact Selma Parks and Recreation department at 919-975-1411

Selma Railroad Days Sponsors

Pullman Level — Title Sponsor

Conductor Level — Kid’s Zone and Community Stage Sponsors

Engineer Level Sponsor

Fireman Level Sponsors

Brakeman Level Sponsors

Selma Parks & Recreation

Selma Parks & Recreation Staff

Contact Selma Parks & Recreation

Physical Address:  112 E. Anderson Street – Selma, NC
Mailing Address:  114 N. Raiford Street – Selma, NC 27576
Main: (919) 975-1411
Fax: (919) 965-4637

Billy Roach

Billy Roach,
Director of Parks & Recreation

(919) 965-9841, ext. 8001

Parks and Recreation
Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday
Major Holidays

Rodrick Worth
Athletic Supervisor

(919) 965-9841, ext. 8002

Melissa Dooley
Program & Events Coordinator

(919) 965-9841, ext. 8003

Reggie Wynn

Reggie Wynn
Parks Maintenance Leader

(919) 975-1411

Zach Sagester
Administrative Assistant

(919) 965-9841, ext. 8004