Welcome to MHC Parks & Recreation Department

Municipal recreation and educational classes for Morehead City are provided and give a comprehensive and varied program of activities, services, and resources for its citizens at all levels, from the pre-school to senior citizens. It is our department’s desire to provide a recreation experience designed to meet constructive and worthwhile goals of the individual participant, groups, and the community at large.

The Recreation Center Will be closed on APRIL 14th, 2017 for Good Friday.

Easter Tennis Camp

The camp will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition. Concentration will be placed on an intermediate to advanced level of play. The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment. This will include patterns, rotations, and bump drills to build stroke development.  Randy Bailey  -USPTR Certified Tennis Professional- will be coaching the camp.  He has coached players to multiple state, southern and national championships for over 30 years.  All participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring a tennis racquet, water, sunscreen and a hat. 

When:  April 17th – 20th                                         Ages:  10 – 18 year olds  Half Day:  9:00am – 11:00am                              Cost:  $150 Full Day:  9:00am – 11:00am; 12:00pm – 1:30pm     Cost:  $200 Please make checks payable to: Randy Bailey        Send to:  706 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC 28557 For more information:  Contact Kirk Peterson 252-726-5083 or kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org or Randy Bailey at 252-714-426. Registration forms can be found at www.moreheadcitync.org. Registration will be accepted at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department office located at 1600 Fisher Street. 2017 Spring Break Tennis Camp                   

Easter Egg Hunt 2017 (9:30  am)

Celebrate the Easter holiday weekend with the Morehead City’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department.  Thousands of candy/toy-filled eggs will be spread throughout three egg hunt activity areas.  Don’t be late!!!!   Areas are divided by the following age groups: 4 & under, 5-8, and 9-12.  NO PETS PLEASE!!! The event will be held Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Rotary Park which is located at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City, NC. Easter flyer 2017

Easter Family Fun Run/Walk 2017 (10:00  am)

Following the Egg Hunt, bring the whole family to walk and/or run on the Rotary Park-O’Neal Field exercise trail. The 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. and MCPRD staff will direct participants on the 1 mile course. This non-competitive event promotes family wellness and pre-registration is not required for this event.  NO PETS or BIKES PLEASE!!!  This event will be held on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  The fun run/walk will be held at Rotary Park-O’Neal Field Exercise Trail.  This is located at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City, NC. Hope to see you there! Easter flyer 2017

Spring Break Camp 2017

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Spring Break Holiday Camp for students in grades K-8. This childcare program will be offered on the following dates: Mon., 4/17 – Fri., 4/21. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the weekly cost of $60.00 for Morehead City residents or $90.00 for non-city residents. Campers need to provide their lunches daily. Camp staff supervises recreational activities in the classroom, game room, gymnasium, and playground. For more information go to https://moreheadcity.nc.gov/home-parks-recreation/ or call 252-726-5083. Spring Break Camp Flyer

Pitch Hit and Run Contest 2017

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Pitch, Hit, and Run contest for kids ages 7-14. The competition is a fun way to get kids interested in sports. Come out and join us at Mayberry Loop Road on April 26th.

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. start
  • Ages: Boys and Girls 7-14
  • PITCH: Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated Strike Zone target.
  • HIT: Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.
  • RUN: Participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate.

Call 252-726-5083 for more information. Located at Big Rock Stadium (2200 Mayberry Loop Road).

2017 Eastern NC Junior Golf League

Summer is upon us and so is Junior Golf!  The Junior Golf League is aimed to provide quality education, skill development and great fun at age appropriate competition for girls and boys ages 10-18.  Players’ age on June1st determines their age group for the year. The cost is $60 and that covers all greens fees for practice and matches, as well as a team golf shirt. 

Register through Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 1600 Fisher Street, MHC or send Registration and payment by mail to 706 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, 28557

Click the link to view/print the 2017 JR Golf Information Sheet(1)

11th Street Vessel Permits

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department accepts 11th Street Vessel Parking Permit applications annually on March 1; permits are valid March 1 – January 15 of the pass year. MCPRD will begin accepting 2017-18 permit applications on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 a.m. at the Morehead City Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street. Vessel permit cost is $25.

Click the link to view/print  11th Street Rules & Regulations and 11th Street Vessel Permit Application or get a copy at the Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street).

Zumba (New Class Offering)

Zumba classes are offered on Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.at a cost of $4.00 per class. All classes will be held at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street.  This class is for those who want to have fun dancing while burning calories.  Laura Bryson is the instructor.  Questions: Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation; 252-726-5083.

Barre Fitness (New Class Offering)

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is now be offering a fitness class called Barre Fit. This program will be offered on Tuesdays  at 5:30 PM as well as on Thursdays at 10:00AM and 5:30 PM. The program will cost $40 for 8 classes (one class per week).  If you don’t wish to sign up for the program, you can pay a $10 daily drop-in fee. Class-goers need to bring water, yoga mat or towel is optional. This class is a hybrid of Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet Flexibility and will consist of stretching/strengthening of all major muscle groups, creating lean and long muscles without bulk, and strengthening abdominal and back muscles improving balance and back pain. Barre is a healthy challenge for all ages. For more information contact Victoria Ward at victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083 ext. 1.

Free Fitness Orientation

Free Fitness Orientations are offered on the first Tuesday of the month from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The orientation will be held at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street.  This orientation is for those who are new to working out, or those who would like to know more about the fitness machines and programs offered.  Upcoming dates include February 7th, March 7th, and April 4th.  Orientation will be led by Victoria Ward.  See Flyer for more details. Questions: Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation; 252-726-5083, ext 1 or email Victoria.Ward@moreheadcitync.org

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