Programs | Athletics

Pickleball Open Play

Mornings – (Mondays – Fridays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.)

Pickleball, a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. MCPRD offers open play at the Morehead City Recreation Center gymnasium. All Pickleball players must have an annual usage pass or pay a $5.oo daily pass fee.

Eastern NC Junior Golf League 2017

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 as of 5_18_17

Athletics Registration Form-1

For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at (252)726-5083 ext.3.

  • Registration: April 1 – May 15
  • Registration fee: $60.00
  • Age Divisions: girls 10-13, 14-18; boys 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18


Senior Games

The department serves as one of the practice and competition host sites for the Carteret County Senior Games.

  • The games attract about 135 participants and 75 volunteers each year
  • For more information call Carteret County Parks and Recreation at 252-808-3301

Youth Basketball – (2016-17 Program Dates)

This youth league is co-sponsored by the Carteret County and Morehead City Parks and Recreation Departments. Teams will practice at the Morehead City Recreation Center or Morehead City Middle School. Games will be played at these gyms and other county gym facilities.

  • Registration: September 1 – November 6
  • Registration fee: $40.00
  • Age Divisions: girls 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14; boys 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16
  • Cut-off for age groups — January 1
  • Practices Begin — Week of December 5th
  • Games — January and February
  • SWAC team selection and SWAC Tournaments — March
  • Team basketball jerseys are included in the registration fee.
  • Volunteer coaches are needed for the program.
  • For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083 ext. 3

30th Annual NCSF 8K Twin Bridges Race – (October 1, 2016)

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors this race in conjunction with the North Carolina Seafood Festival held on the Morehead City Waterfront the first weekend in October.

A BIG THANKS to all law enforcement and emergency service staff for their assistance in ensuring a safe race course.