Parks & Recreation

The Town of River Bend has several recreational amenities for the enjoyment of residents of all ages.

  • Two playgrounds, one near Town Hall, and the other  in the Springdale subdivision.
  • A skateboard park near Town Hall
  • A basketball court on Wildwood Drive near Public Works
  • A volleyball court on Town Commons
  • Two large “recreation” fields – Town Commons and Ritter Field - includes a walking trail and fitness trail
  • A smaller “recreation” field at the corner of Starboard Drive/Channel Run Drive
  • Kayak / Canoe Launch to the Trent River

We also have a small picnic shelter (with restrooms), a gazebo in Town Hall Park, and two docks overlooking  Town Hall pond.

Walking Trails

Town Commons and Ritter Field Walking Trails

The Town of River Bend has a Walking Trail on Town Commons and Ritter Field. This trail, funded in part by a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant, is a great place for exercise away from traffic. There are even fitness stations to get a more thorough workout.

Fit Trails

Using a grant from Craven County, we were able to purchase and install a series of fitness stations on our walking trail on Town Commons and Ritter Field. With a total distance of just over 1/3 of a mile, this trail now combines ten stations to improve your flexibility and strength.

The Fit-Trail begins at the trail entrance from the parking lot next to the caboose and proceeds in a clockwise direction around Town Commons and Ritter Field and ends back at the starting point. There are signs at the starting point that explain the use of the trail, and signs at each station to guide your use of them.

River Bend Golf & Country Club

94 Shoreline Drive

252.638.2819

The River Bend Golf & Country Club is a private enterprise located within the Town limits. It offers a wide variety of activities and amenities to its members. Various levels of membership are available:

Family: Golf, pool, tennis, club house
Single: Golf, pool, tennis, club house
Corporate: Golf, pool, tennis, club house
Social: Pool, tennis, club house

Marina Boat Launch

You may also wish to launch your boat into the Plantation Canal at the privately owned River Bend Marina. Cruising out the Town-maintained canal will take you to the scenic Trent River, from there to the Neuse River, then the Pamlico Sound, and all the way to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean.

Playgrounds

River Bend has two playgrounds, one near Town Hall, and the other in the Springdale Subdivision across Highway 17.

 

Dog Park

Our Dog Park is located in Ritter Field for the recreational enjoyment of our four-legged friends.

River Bend Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan