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

Calls From Santa – Dec. 9th

Imagine that magical moment when the telephone rings and the North Pole Operator tells your child they have a special phone call from Santa Claus!
Get your video camera ready for an unforgettable Christmas moment.
If you would like your child to receive a call from Santa, you must
Register online at:
For questions, please call Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411
Ages: 3-7
Date calls will be made: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fee: Free
Registration Opens: Monday, November 1, 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2021

Visit With Santa – Dec. 18

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s paying a visit to the Selma Civic Center. Secure your reservations today before we are sold out!
For one day only, Santa Claus and his helpful elf will make a very special appearance at the Selma Civic Center for an unforgettable experience! Santa and his elf will greet each and every family and all children ages 1-10 will receive a special gift from the man himself in addition to a 4X6 photo which is included in your registration. A truly memorable morning to be had by all!
Register online at:
For questions, please call Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411
Ages: 1-10
Time: 8:30a – 9:30a – 10:30a
Fee: $5 kids | Adults Free
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021

6th Annual Polar Bear Run – Jan. 15th

Join us for the 6th Annual Polar Bear Run 5K through Selma.
$10 per runner — pets are free of charge
There will NOT be registration the day of the event — you must pre-register
Registration STARTS – November 15, 2021    Registration ENDS – January 7, 2022
Social distancing rules will apply. Face masks must be worn at check-in but will not be required at start of race.
Check in is :15min prior to race start time at the corner of Webb and Waddell streets in Selma.
GPS location: 110 E. Waddell Street, Selma, NC.
(Must clean up if pet makes waste and all pets must be on leash or restrained in cage/carrier)
This is an unsanctioned run – Timer will be available for those interested in knowing their run time.
Lots of fun, pictures and laughs — See you there!

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

Savanna Norris
Administrative Assistant

(919) 965-9841, ext. 8004