• Square Footage: 85,000

This project included a new 85,000 square foot fitness and recreation facility that includes a gymnasium with basketball and gymnastics, elevated running track, pool with 8-25 yard competitive lanes and separate instructional pool, rock climbing wall, racquetball courts, wellness area, and classrooms. There is also a full child care center, teen center, and administrative suite. The design incorporated several green aspects including low-VOC finishes, high performance coatings, day lighting throughout. It was built on a brownfield site and with locally available materials. The Owner did not elect to pursue LEED certification, but the building would have achieved the Silver rating. It is adjacent to the City of Rocky Mount’s athletic complex that includes ballfields and a concessions stand with team meeting room, toilets, & large covered porches.




  • Square Footage: 3,218 (Concession Buildings)

The facilities include a 1,970 SF concession stand, work area, 2 meeting rooms, restrooms, and large covered porches. The facility was built as part of the athletic complex, which includes little league baseball fields, adult baseball and softball fields, and soccer fields, and was built on a brownfield site. The project was partially funded with a PARTF grant. Completed in 2006. We later added a 1,248 square foot facility that includes concessions, a kitchen, and restrooms with exterior access. Future designs include a covered picnic area and offices for the City Parks & Recreation staff. It was built as a part of the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. The facility was built on a brownfield site and in a flood prone area. The soils were abated and the building raised 8 feet while still keeping it handicapped accessible.

Project List

  • Aberdeen Lake Park Recreation Center, Aberdeen, NC

  • Allen Jay Recreation Center, High Point, NC

  • Deep River Recreation Center, High Point, NC

  • Benvenue Country Club Renovations, Rocky Mount, NC

  • Bertie County Recreation Center Preliminary Design, Bertie County, NC

  • Cannon Park Recreation Center Preliminary Design, Pinehurst, NC

  • Castalia Community Center, Castalia, NC

  • Corolla Fun Park, Corolla, NC

  • Dare County Community Center, Manteo, NC

  • Denton Street Pool, Rocky Mount, NC

  • Garner Parks Enhancements, Garner, NC

  • Greenville Convention Center Addition & Renovation, Greenville, NC

  • Laurinburg Recreation Center Preliminary Design, Laurinburg, NC

  • MacHaven Club Renovations, Rocky Mount, NC

  • Mudcastle Community Center, Garysburg, NC

  • Rocky Mount Athletic Complex

  • Rocky Mount Children’s Museum Upfit

  • Rocky Mount Downtown Community Facility

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park Restrooms, Rocky Mount

  • Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation Maintenance Facility

  • Rocky Mount Soccer Office Building

  • South Rocky Mount Community Center Renovation

  • Stith-Talbert Park Concessions & Restrooms, Rocky Mount, NC

  • Rocky Mount Event Center, Rocky Mount, NC

  • Rocky Mount Wilderness Park Concept

  • Sunset Park Master Plan, Rocky Mount, NC

  • Scotland County Recreation Center Preliminary Plans, Laurinburg, NC

  • Swansboro Recreations Center

  • Tillery Community Center Feasibility Study

  • Wesleyan College Tennis Complex, Rocky Mount, NC

  • Harrison Family YMCA, Rocky Mount, NC

  • Nash County Senior Center Renovations, Nashville, NC


109 Candlewood Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

(252) 937-2500

1111 Haynes St, Suite 109

Raleigh, NC 27604

(919) 985-7700


  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

© 2017 by Oakley Collier Architects. Proudly created with