SUNSET PARK

This 25-acre park located off Sunset Avenue on Taylor Street and River Drive beside Tar River is the city’s main park. It features a mini train, merry-go-round, concession stands, two lighted basketball courts, four picnic shelters (with numerous other picnic sites), a little league field, 11 lighted tennis courts, a spray park, and a tennis backboard.

The Carousel at Sunset Park The Sunset Carousel, built in the 1920s and installed at Sunset Park in 1952, is one of 21 surviving “County Fair” style carousels. This carousel was built to be moved from fairground to fairground and is of a smaller scale. Its horses are characterized as having flattened ears and lacking elements that would become damaged with frequent moving. The Carousel was badly damaged in the flood following Hurricane Floyd in 1999 but has since been completely restored.

The Miniature Train at Sunset Park The miniature train has been in Sunset Park since the 1950’s. It was renovated in early 1999 by Consolidated Diesel employees who also painted it with the authentic colors of the original Atlantic Coast Line train it represents.

The Skate Park At Sunset Park owned and operated by the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department, the Skate Park is one of many amenities located at Sunset Park. This 25-acre park is the City’s main park and also features a miniature train, merry-go-round, concession stand, two lighted basketball courts, a boat ramp, four picnic shelters, a Little League field, 11 lighted tennis courts, a spray ground, and a tennis backboard.

The Spray Park At Sunset Park owned and operated by the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department, the Spray Park features 10 computer-controlled water spray fountains within a traditional playground structure and is one of many amenities located at Sunset Park. This 25-acre park is the City’s main park and also features a skate park, miniature train, merry-go-round, concession stand, two lighted basketball courts, a boat ramp, four picnic shelters, a Little League field, 11 lighted tennis courts, and a tennis backboard.

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