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General Events

Kickball Game
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The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a friendly Kickball Game on Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Aycock Recreation Center. Participants must be at least 15 years of age to register.

Juneteenth Festival
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An evening of celebration! The Annual Juneteenth Celebration is where the community comes together to celebrate and gain knowledge about the holiday. Community performers provide us with great entertainment and local nonprofit agencies, food vendors and small businesses showcase their products and items for the community!

Fireworks in the Park
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Family and friends! Come join us for the largest firework show in the city on Saturday, June 29th, 2024!!

Scavenger Hunt
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Whether you're teaming up with friends or going solo, our Scavenger Hunt is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, engage in friendly competition, and uncover hidden gems in the park. Coming up on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

Ice Cream Day
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Join us in making and enjoying our own cones and ice cream on Saturday, August 3rd, 2024!!

Grandparents Day

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In celebration of Grandparents Day, we will be having lunch and spending time with together with our grandparents. Join us on Sunday, September 8th, 2024!

Youth Events

Manson's Art Studio & School Art Camp
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Step into the gallery of your mind, where dreams and reality are forever and entwined. Join the symphony, the dance, the play, and let your are illuminate each passing day!

Tennis Skills and Drills
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Let's learn some tennis skills and drills!! Registration is open to ages 7-12 and ends Friday, June 14th, 2024.

Paint Your Freedom
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This 4th of July, express your freedom and independence sing the colors RED, WHITE, and BLUE! Your work of art can be anything your imagination can create just by using these three colors.

Hustle and Motivate DJ Camp
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We are excited to announce our Hustle & Motivate DJ Camp is back in session! Reach One Teach One and Henderson Vance Recreation and Parks Department along with DJ Harlem Hill be hosting this free 2 day camp at Aycock Recreation Center. Only 10 seats are available! All participants will receive a free DJ Controller that attends both days.

Emoji Day Celebration
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We'll be creating our own emoji to post around the facility! Register at Aycock Recreation Center or online at or by scanning the QR code!

Tiny Tots Fun Day
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Tiny Tots Fun Day, on Monday, July 22, 2024, will provide participants ages 3-5 the opportunity to explore the park and make new friends! During this event there will be games and crafts that are age appropriate as well as a healthy snack. Participants must have an adult over the age of 18 with them and wear boots or sneakers that can get a little dirty!

Chill Night
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A night of relaxation and games! Teens ages 13-17 can enjoy music, games, snacks and more at Chill Night on Friday, September 6, 2024.

Adult Events

Senior Field Trips
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A program designed for seniors 55 and better, these trips are planned for seniors to have some fun and get our and explore!

Walk in the Park
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On Thursday, July 18, 2024, let's go for a walk and enjoy nature and the beautiful Fox Pond Park where you'll learn how to exercise comfortably and safely! Be sure to wear your comfortable shoes! Healthy snacks and water will be provided.

Event Opportunities

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