Park Rentals

Park Reservation Information

Park Hours: 5:00 am – 12:00 am

Available To: Individuals, Civic Groups, Churches, School System, Government Agencies, Businesses

Park Rules:

  • Tents only upon approval
  • No inflatables
  • No glass containers
  • All dogs required to be on a leash
  • Music – Must abide by city music ordinance

Rental Fees:

  • $1,000 (half day) Green (and stage)
  • $2,000 (full day) Green (and stage)
  • $500 (half day) each quadrant
  • $1,000 (full day) each quadrant

Deposit: $150 (When deemed appropriate – Refundable)


  • $15/hour
  • $150 flat fee (all day)

Security: Off Duty Officer(s) required for events deemed necessary by Whirligig Park staff. Wilson Police Department can be reached at 252-399-2323

  • 0 – 99 people = 1 officer
  • 100 – 199 people = 2 officers

ABC Permit: Application for Limited Special Occasion Permit Request in writing with appropriate fee must be submitted no less than 14 days prior to event.

Table/Chair Rental Suggestions:

  • Advantage Rental | 252-291-9600
  • Best Rentals | 252-291-2027

Events at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your date will be tentatively held once the whirligig park staff has received the below application. Upon review staff will be in contact to go over park availability and general questions you may have in regards to payment, process, and permits.

Please download, fill out and return application to visitor services coordinator, Carolyn Hill, at or to her office at  P.O. Box 6161, Wilson, NC 27894.

Park Rental Application (PDF)