Parks & Recreation

Selma Parks & Recreation

The Town of Selma Parks and Recreation Department recognizes that recreation is a valuable part of life. 

Members of the Parks & Recreation Department seek to promote enjoyable, constructive leisure and recreational activities that will meet the needs of the surrounding community.

The commitment to health education, entertainment, and high morality will be emphasized through all activities and programs conducted or sponsored by Selma Parks & Recreation.

Selma Parks & Recreation 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.

What does Selma Parks & Recreation do?

The Recreation Department sponsors a wide range of youth, adult, and senior athletic programs throughout the year. For youth, we provide football, cheerleading, 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. The All-American Festival and the Christmas in Selma Tree Lighting and 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 the Selma Civic Center, Richard B. Harrison Gymnasium, neighborhood parks, tennis courts, 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.

News & Upcoming Events!

48th Annual Selma Railroad Days Festival

October 6-8, 2023

Summer Sports Camp Registration is Now Open!

Register NOW!

National Fitness Campaign Outdoor Fitness Court in Selma!

Want to be a sponsor?

Today, we find ourselves in the midst of an important and unprecedented challenge brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Despite the unknown road ahead, the crisis has made it clear that parks, public spaces, and wellness practices are as important now as they have ever been in our history. Getting outdoors in the sunshine for exercise and building cities for people are two emerging trends that are central to this partnership opportunity. As we work to collectively regain our strength and keep our immune systems strong, we know that the National Fitness Campaign can play a vital role in anchoring community wellness practices and positive initiatives for our community.

Here’s a short 2-minute video that will give you a brief overview of what the project is all about:

National Fitness Campaign Sponsor Application

Parks and Recreation Office

Parks & Recreation office hours will vary due to camps, sports and program preparations.  If someone is not readily available in the Parks & Recreation Office, please contact and/or visit the Selma Town Hall.

Town Hall can be reached at (919)965-9841 or visited at 114 N. Raiford Street, Selma.

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8AM – 5PM

Saturday & Sunday
Major Holidays

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

Celeste Purvis
Parks & Recreation Director

919-975-1411, ext. 8001

Ethan Blailock
Athletic Supervisor

(919) 975-1411 ext:8003

Part-Time Recreation Assistants

Dylan Gottuso

Joshua Genna

Blaine Crocker

Recreation Program Manager

(919) 965-9841, ext: 8002

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