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Mission Statement

The mission of the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department is to provide the best parks and recreation experience for citizens of Franklin County and to promote a generally healthy lifestyle and environment to live in.

Goals

The County recognizes the community value derived by participation in athletic, recreation and sporting activities/programs. Participation in these programs helps improve health, community interconnectedness, and overall personal well-being for its citizens. 

A chief purpose of public recreation programming shall be to encourage a commitment to healthy lifestyles and physical fitness for youth, adults, and families. The County shall provide a wide range of public recreation programming for individuals, teams and passive activities to accomplish this aim.


Parks and Recreation Main Office


Address:  2150 Sontag Rd, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM 

Phone:540-483-9293     Fax:540-483-0040



Essig Recreation Center


Address:  295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM 

Phone:540-483-9293     Fax:540-489-6269