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Outdoor Fun 2017-07-01T00:15:43+00:00

Outdoor Fun

Whether you enjoy sports, hiking, kayaking, paddling, or simply a good view while having a picnic with the family, Goldsboro-Wayne County has a plethora of recreational options to cater to everyone! Catch some air, tee off, explore a trail, or glide down the gentle waters of the Neuse River—whatever your activity, we’ll keep you energized!

Herman Park Center

Historical Park located in our beautiful downtown. Check out our website for all events and amenities you can enjoy when spending a day outdoors!

1101 Park Ave

Goldsboro, NC 27530

(919) 739-7480
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Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course

The Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course, owned and operated by the City of Goldsboro Parks & Recreation, is a par 72 layout that golfers of all levels find enjoyable and challenging. Redesigned in 1999 by architect John LaFoy, the course offers champion Bermuda greens, 419 Bermuda fairways, plenty of deep and challenging bunkers, and unrivaled combination of long and short par 4 holes and a large driving range. This course features new Champion Bermuda Greens, US Kids Golf forward tees for families and the area’s best practice range with target greens, fairway bunkers, and a pitch to putting green.

“Not your everyday muny.”

507 Eden Pl., Goldsboro, NC 27530 | (919) 735-0411
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Busco Beach ATV Park and Campground

An “ATV Rider’s Paradise” with more than 1800 acres of riding trails, drag races, motorcross tracks, youth tracks, mudpits, mudholes, mudraces, and ATV ponds. For those who prefer water, we’ve got a lake and several ponds – perfect for swimming, jetskiing, boating, or fishing. Busco Beach has plenty of water front space for primitive camping and full RV hook-up. Open year round! So come enjoy sunny beaches and off road fun. For more information, visit our website.

1243 Bryan Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27530 | (919) 222-9614

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Busco Beach ATV Park and Campground

An “ATV Rider’s Paradise” with more than 1800 acres of riding trails, drag races, motorcross tracks, youth tracks, mudpits, mudholes, mudraces, and ATV ponds. For those who prefer water, we’ve got a lake and several ponds – perfect for swimming, jetskiing, boating, or fishing. Busco Beach has plenty of water front space for primitive camping and full RV hook-up. Open year round! So come enjoy sunny beaches and off road fun. For more information, visit our website.

1243 Bryan Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27530 | (919) 222-9614

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Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park encompasses over 1,000 acres. The new visitors center is open daily from 8am-5pm and features delightful and educational exhibits as well as meeting space for up to 100. Reservations required for meeting space.

The “Cliffs” also offer:

  • Seasonal swimming in the 11 acre lake
  • Canoe, Kayak, and Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • RV Sites with electrical/sewer hook ups
  • Senior citizen discount for camping
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Pets allowed (6-foot leash required)
  • Picnic Area & Restrooms
  • Vending machines/concessions (seasonal)
  • Designated site on the NC Birding Trail at www.ncbirdingtrail.org

All camping reservations may be made by calling 1-877-7-CAMP-NC.

345-A Park Entrance Rd., Seven Springs, NC 28578
(919) 778-6234

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Goldsboro Equestrian Center

Situated on 22 acres, the facility consists of a large stall barn, pastures, jumping arena, and covered and lighted riding rings. Visitors are welcome.

  • Training & Boarding
  • Certified Instructors with 50 years plus combined experience
  • Riding Academy – Western and English
  • Therapeutic Riding
  • Show Team
  • Equestrian 4H Program

281 Leslie Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27530
(267) 377-7518

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Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course

The Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course, owned and operated by the City of Goldsboro Parks & Recreation, is a par 72 layout that golfers of all levels find enjoyable and challenging. Redesigned in 1999 by architect John LaFoy, the course offers champion Bermuda greens, 419 Bermuda fairways, plenty of deep and challenging bunkers, and unrivaled combination of long and short par 4 holes and a large driving range. This course features new Champion Bermuda Greens, US Kids Golf forward tees for families and the area’s best practice range with target greens, fairway bunkers, and a pitch to putting green.

“Not your everyday muny.”

507 Eden Pl., Goldsboro, NC 27530 | (919) 735-0411
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Goldsboro Parks and Recreation

  • Eleven city parks that offer picnic shelters, restrooms, equipment rentals, events, and activities for all age groups
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Ball Fields
  • Goldsboro Mountain Bike Trail featuring 3 miles of winding, single track trails for beginner to advanced riders
  • Three Disc Golf Courses, Stoney Creek Park, Berkeley Park, and Goldsboro
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course
  • Wayne County Veterans Memorial
  • Year Round Events

(919) 739-7480
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Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site

Living history demonstrations thrive on audience participation at the 1840’s boyhood home of North Carolina’s “Educational Governor.” The site includes a visitors’ center, a mid-nineteenth century homestead, and an 1893 one-room schoolhouse.

  • Guided tours & living history demonstrations
  • Working farm
  • Farm animals
  • Picnic area & restrooms
  • Pets allowed outside only with leash; service animals permitted in building
  • Visitors Center
  • Gift shop/souvenirs available
  • Motorcoach parking

264 Governor Aycock Rd., Fremont, NC 27830
(919) 242-5581
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Herman Park Center

Historical Park located in our beautiful downtown. Check out our website for all events and amenities you can enjoy when spending a day outdoors!

1101 Park Ave

Goldsboro, NC 27530

(919) 739-7480
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Historic Markers

  • Charles B. Aycock: Governor, 1901-1905. Birthplace stands 2/3 miles east. US 117 south of Fremont.
  • Waynesborough: First seat of Wayne County. Incorporated 1787. US 117 bypass in Goldsboro.
  • Sherman’s March: Sherman’s army, on its march from Savannah, entered Goldsboro on March 21, 1865. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro.
  • North Carolina Railroad: Built by the state, 1851-56. Eastern terminus a few miles north. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro.
  • Curtis H. Brogden: Governor, 1874-77; Home is two miles northwest on US 13 south of Goldsboro.
  • Foster’s Raid: Union troops led by General J.G. Foster attacked Goldsboro, December 17, 1862. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro.
  • Wm. T. Dortch: Confederate Senator. US 70 Business (Ash Street) and William Street in Goldsboro.
  • Dobbs County Court House: Formed in 1758 and named for Gov. Arthur Dobbs. 3 miles south. US 70 at SR 1719 (Best Station Road) east of Walnut Creek.
  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base: Field used, 1942-46, for flight training by Army Air Forces; reopened in 1956. Berkeley Boulevard at Elm Street in Goldsboro.
  • Torhunta: Large Indian farming community. Destroyed in 1712. US 13 at SR 1572 (Saulston Road) 3 miles northeast of Goldsboro.
  • University of Mount Olive: Original Free Will Baptist. US 117 Bypass in Mount Olive.
  • Battle of Whitehall: On December 15-16, 1862 Union troops led by Gen. J.G. Foster damaged the Confederate Ram “Neuse.” NC 55 at Main Street in Seven Springs.
  • North Carolina Press Association: Organized May 14, 1873. J.A. Engelhard elected first president at meeting held near this spot. Walnut Street in Goldsboro.
  • Kenneth C. Royall: Last Secretary of War and first secretary of the Army, 1947-49. Home was here. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro.
  • Odd Fellows Home: Orphanage and school opened in 1892. The original 20-acre tract is now a city park. US 70 Business (East Ash Street) at Herman Street in Goldsboro.
  • Cherry Hospital: Opened by the state in 1880 for black citizens with mental illness. US Hwy 581 at SR 201 (Stevens Mill Road) just west of Goldsboro.
  • General Baptist State Convention: Statewide association of black Baptists organized October 18, 1867 at First African Baptist Church, then located .2 mile west. US Hwy 177 Business (George Street) at Pine Street in Goldsboro.
  • Gertrude Weil: 1879-1971; Advocate for extending voting rights to women, 1920; Home was here. 200 West Chestnut Street, Goldsboro.

Lane Tree Golf Club And Conference Center

Set on a pastoral 289 acres, this 18-hole championship course offers “Championship Bermuda” Greens and Bermuda fairways, as well as a double-decker driving range. Designed by architect John LaFoy, Lane Tree Golf Club and Conference Center was recently awarded a 3.5 Star Rating by Golf Digest for best course to play. They offer golf club/equipment rentals, club repair, private golf lessons, and a full service restaurant.

2317 Salem Church Rd., Goldsboro, NC 27530 | (919) 734-1245
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Odom Farming Company

Third generation farmers who decided in 2010 to do something a little different than those generations before and open our farm up for families and groups to come have a great time on the farm.  Our goal is to bring people back to the farm, get them excited about agriculture, and help kids realize that food actually comes from a farm and not a grocery store shelf.

1426 Claridge Nursery Road

Goldsboro, NC 27530

919-738-2905

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