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

Selma Saturdays – November 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 – CANCELLED due to inclement weather
November 27 – Shop Small Selma & Pet Parade
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


Saturday, October 23rd 1:00pm

Enjoy Music, Food and Basketball!

Behind Harrison Gym
601 W. Noble St

Youth Basketball Registration Now Open

Age Groups:

6U    4-6 Years old – Coed

8U    7-8 Years old – Boys & Girls

10U    9-10 Years old – Boys & Girls

12U     11-12 Years old – Boys & Girls


Registration Ends: November 18th 

Fees: $25 Resident / $40 Non-Resident

Trunk or Treat

Selma Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 28

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Behind Town Hall – 114 N. Raiford Street, Selma

Be a part of the BIGGEST Trunk or Treat event in Selma.  Businesses and organizations will have their trunks decorated for Halloween and will be giving away candy.  This is a SAFE and FUN event for families to attend and we look forward to hosting it again this year.

Please download the application HERE and return back to the Parks and Recreation Department prior to Monday, October 25th

If you have any questions, please contact Selma Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411 or

House & Yard Decorating Contest

House and Yard Decorating Contest

Enter our SPOOKTACULAR House and Yard decorating contest.  Show off your house and yard for the season and win a prize!
Download the entry form below and return back to Selma Parks and Recreation by 5pm Monday, October 25th
Winners will be announced at Trunk or Treat October 28th and will receive a spooky prize!

If you have any questions, please contact Selma Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411 or

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