Town Parks

Park Hours and Rules


  • Parks are open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk year round.

  • No leaving a boat, kayak, jet-ski or any other personal watercraft tied to any Town-owned dock, pier, or gazebo for any length of time.

Richard C. Peters Town Park

465 New River Inlet Road

(across from Onslow County Beach Access # 4)


Soundside Gazebo

Soundside Pier

Kayak Launch

Nature Trail

Tot Lot 

Volleyball Court

Basketball Court

Tennis Court

Picnic Shelters

Charcoal-ready grills

Reserving a Town Park Picnic Shelter or Gazebo


The picnic shelter or gazebo may be reserved for a minimum of three hours and a maximum of five hours between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Only one reservation will be approved per day. There will be a reservation fee of $50.00.


W. Rodney Knowles Park

3623 Island Drive

(across from Beach Access #28A)


Kayak Launch

Soundside observation deck

Picnic Shelter

Charcoal-ready grill

10 Parking Spaces