District Park News
The Splash Pad at the Ayden District Park on Jolly Road will open Memorial Day weekend (starting Sat. May 28th). Admission is $2.00 per child, same as last year. Hours of operation: 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday. NEW this year: open Sunday 1 to 5 pm! The small picnic shelter is available FREE of charge for respite from the sun for family members whose children are using the splash pad. To reserve a shelter exclusively for an event, the large shelter (which accommodates 48+ people) can be rented for $70 (half-day = 4 hrs) or $130 (full-day = 8 hrs), which includes a large grill. To reserve the large picnic shelter, please call Ayden Customer Service at 481-5822 or 481-5823.
FREE Concert in Ayden!
Please join us on Monday, April 25th for the Emerald City Big Band. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Ayden Arts & Recreation Community Center (4354 S. Lee St.) The Band has played in venues around Pitt County including outside at the Greenville Town Common during its Summer Concert in the Park series. The concert is a benefit for the Greenville Community Shelter, so please give a donation when you arrive if you feel inclined to do so. The concert is free to the public and all are welcome!
NCDOT Announces Online Pothole Reporting
NCDOT recently announced its new online pothole reporting system with a commitment to fix potholes within 2 days of receiving a citizen request. Go to www.ncdot.gov/contact/ or, if you prefer speaking to a representative, call 1-877-368-4968. Please note: only roads with "SR"/number on the road sign are state maintained roads. Examples include: 102/Third Street; Old NC11/Lee Street; Jolly Road and Snow Hill Street. For a visual aid, you may click here for a map.
Police Dept. Survey
"How are we doing?," is the question for the Ayden Police Department these days. Please take 5 minutes (or less) to take the survey and send our officers your praise or your pointers on how they can improve public safety in our community. Click on the link below to get started. Thanks in advance for your support!
Town of Ayden Featured On National T.V.
The Town of Ayden is proud to announce that it has been featured on national television on The Discovery Channel. The Town appeared on Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw and is recognized as being "One of America's Best Small Communities to Raise a Family."
Ayden officials had previously been contacted by United States Media Television, Inc., a television show production company based in Florida, about being featured in a short documentary about the Town and its charming qualities. The segment featuring the Town appeared on the Discovery Channel on August 2, 2013 and will continue to appear throughout 15 major markets across the southeast and Atlantic of the United States.
Below is the segment featuring the Town of Ayden. It can be viewed via the Town's website or via YouTube. READ MORE >>