Parks & Recreation

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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 pre-school aged 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.


Upcoming:

Kids Fit & Fun

Fit & Fun Youth will focus on educating kids about healthy eating, making healthy choices, and becoming more active in order to improve overall health and body confidence.  Each week participants will engage in a short educational lecture and activity, such as learning to cook a healthy recipe, followed by a physical activity such as a fitness obstacle course or active game. This program is a fun way for kids to socially interact with others their age, learn healthy alternatives, and become more active in the process. The program will be instructed by Victoria Ward who is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Barre Fitness Instructor and Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.  This class is for kids aged 8-12 years old on Tues from 4:00-5:00 PM in the kitchen of the WS King Room at Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street) from March 10th –April 7th.  The 5-week class registration costs $50.  Please register by March 6th.  For more information, please contact Victoria Ward at 252-726-5083 ext. 1. See Flyer.

Kids Dance

This is a high-energy class aimed to help little ones get their wiggles out! Kids will learn the basics of rhythm and dance while having fun and being creative. This class is geared toward children aged 2-4 years old.  This class will be offered in classroom 2 at Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street) on Tuesdays 4-4:30 PM from February 25th -March 31st.  The 6-week class registration costs $40.  Please register by February 15th.  For more information, please contact Bowe Painter at 252-726-5083 ext. 1.

This class serves as an introduction to ballet. Your child will dance and have fun with an emphasis on the foundations of ballet and body control. This class is for children aged 3-5 years old on Tuesdays 4:30-5:00 PM.  This class will be offered in classroom 2 at Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street) from February 25th -March 31st.  The 6-week class registration costs $40.  Please register by February 15th.  For more information, please contact Bowe Painter at 252-726-5083 ext. 1.

This class will be a combination ballet and jazz. Kids will continue to work on their ballet skills while also exploring the creativity and style of jazz dance.  This class is for kids aged 5-7 years old on Thursdays from 4:00-4:45PM.  This class will be offered in classroom 2 at Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street) from February 27th –April 2nd.  The 6-week class registration costs $40.  Please register by February 15th.  For more information, please contact Bowe Painter at 252-726-5083 ext. 1.

Adult Indoor Volleyball League- March 2020

Morehead City Parks and Recreation is excited to offer our very first adult volleyball league. Philosophy: This coed league will feature a fun experience with Volleyball for all with an emphasis on competition and tactics while promoting a healthy lifestyle.  Teams will be formed through group registration.  Individual registration is also available, and players will be placed on teams randomly.  Practices are not offered for teams, but time slots are available in the gym.  Teams must be 7-10 players. Age minimum is 18. Cost is $50 per individual or $320/team. League will run March 2nd- April 1st. Games will be held M/W/F beginning at 6PM. Registration ends February 24th. Click here to register. Please contact Sports Coordinator Garrett Carpenter at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at (252)-726-5083 ext. 7 or email garrett.carpenter@moreheadcitync.org for more information or see flyer

2020 Adult Pickleball Tournament:

When: April 18th, 9:00 AM

Where: Shevans Park Pickleball Courts

Format:  This inaugural doubles Pickleball Tournament will be a double elimination bracket.  All brackets will be finalized after the start of the first match.  Players will oversee tracking and reporting their scores until the semifinal rounds.  If a player is injured and unable to continue, they will forfeit their match.  Register Here or see flyer.

Contact: Garrett Carpenter | Sports Coordinator | (252) 726-5083 ext. 7 | garrett.carpenter@morheadcitync.org

Spring Break Tennis Camp:

When: April 15th-17th, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Where: Shevans Park Tennis Courts

Ages: 9-14 years old

Philosophy: This beginner Tennis Camp will emphasize fundamentals in a fun and competitive environment.  Through the utilization of the USTA NetGeneration curriculum, players will learn the basics of athletic movement, striking the ball, and the importance of sportsmanship.  It is the goal of the camp to provide youth with an understanding of the sport and how it is played all the way through to the professional level.  Register Here or See Flyer

Contact: Garrett Carpenter | Sports Coordinator | (252) 726-5083 ext. 7 | garrett.carpenter@morheadcitync.org

Free Fitness Orientation

Morehead City Parks and Recreation is happy to offer a free fitness orientation to new members.  We will guide you through our facility and show you how to use select machines.  This is by appointment only.  Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 ext. 1 to schedule an appointment.  *Must have an annual pass.

Shevans Park Picket Pick-up

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If you have not yet retrieved your fence picket from Shevans Park playground, we have done the hard work for you! The fence pickets will be held for a limited time at the Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street, Morehead City.  Pickets are available for pick-up during business hours (M-F; 7:00 AM-8:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM.)  Call Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department with questions, or to let us know you are coming! 252-726-5083 ext 1 or ext 5.