Clinton Recreation and Parks is dedicated to the physical and mental well being of the community by maximizing quality leisure opportunities for all ages in clean, safe facilities.
Role of the Recreation and Parks Department
Open spaces, parks, and recreation provide opportunities for living, learning, and leading a full and productive life. The Clinton Recreation and Parks Department provides a variety of services to the citizens of Clinton and Sampson County. Recreation and Parks provides youth sports programs such as baseball, soccer, and basketball as well as adult sports such as softball, basketball, and volleyball. A variety of programs and activities are available to help keep senior citizens active and healthy. Special events such as the July 4 th celebration, annual Easter egg hunt, and Relay for Life 5K, help bring our community together. The department maintains four parks, including the 79-acre Royal Lane Park, two activity centers with gymnasiums, and a municipal pool.
Jonathan Allen has been Director of Recreation & Parks in Clinton since 2012. Before coming to Clinton, Jonathan served as Athletic Director for the Town of Clayton for 11 years. He has also taught and coached in Sampson County Schools. Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Leisure Studies from East Carolina University. He is a certified youth sports administrator, certified youth sports coach clinician, and a member of the North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association and National Recreation & Parks Association.