Ample recreation facilities serve Wilson. There are 25 public parks, three recreation centers, a 10-screen motion picture theater, four 18-hole golf courses, one bowling alley, four reservoirs for boating and fishing, a combined total of 35 tennis courts owned by the city, schools and clubs, and two city swimming pools, one being a multi-purpose complex with an air-supported dome for year-round use. 

The municipal professional baseball stadium, Fleming Stadium, accommodates 3,000 people. It is home of the Wilson Tobs, a semi-pro summer league team. Local high schools keep area sports active year round. In addition, Wilson's Recreation Department provides programmed activities for all ages. 

The new J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex, which is a part of The City of Wilson's Parks and Recreation department, encompasses 113 acres of land and has 6 regulation size soccer fields.  The fields measure 120 yards x 70 yards and are perhaps the most beautiful in the state.  The Musco Lighting that provides the opportunity for exciting night time play meets NCAA specifications.  The Complex also has a spacious field house with full bathrooms and a concession area.  Please click on the link to the right to view photographs of this spectacular new athletic complex.