Parks & Recreation

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Morehead City Coronavirus Precautions

Our first priority at the Town of Morehead City is to keep our residents and employees safe.  

The Train Depot will remain closed until further notice.  Parks, trails, basketball, playgrounds and tennis courts are open.  We are currently accepting park shelter reservations.


The Morehead City Recreation Center is now open; Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. and again from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  This schedule will allow staff to adequately disinfect all workout areas, weight rooms and the gymnasium in accordance with CDC cleaning guidelines. 

The Splash Pad at Shevans Park is now closed for the season and will reopen on Memorial Day weekend.

The gymnasium must be reserved before use.  Morehead City Recreation Center members can reserve the gymnasium for a one-hour maximum time and twelve person limit by calling 252.726.5083. ext 1.

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.


Parks and Recreation Program Guide

For more information about Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, check out our parks and recreation program guide.  *Some events and programs may be operating differently due to Covid-19.  Program Guide

Mitchell Village Closed  

Mitchell Village Playground is currently closed due to facility updates.  Parts have been ordered and staff is currently awaiting it's arrival to begin repairs.  The playground is scheduled to be completed by the end of April 2021 (as long as all parts arrive).

Crystal Coast Youth Spring Volleyball League

  • Sponsored by – Carteret County Parks Recreation Department, Atlantic Beach Parks and Recreation Department & Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department 
  • Registration begins March 1st and runs through April 2nd
  • Registration will be taken for the following divisions: Youth ages 10-12 (Player age as of April 1st) 
  • Registration fees are $25.00 
  • There will be practice the week of 4/12/21 
  • All nights are game nights after April 16th
  • All games will be held at the Atlantic Beach Circle sand volleyball courts
  • Volunteer coaches are needed
  • Registration for Morehead City will be taken online at

Morehead City 

Victoria Ward at 252-726-5083 or Garrett Carpenter at

Broad Creek, Newport, Beaufort, Down East

AnMarie Ivester at 252-808-3301 or 


Registration Form


Youth Spring Tennis League 

Philosophy: The league will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition.  Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills such as forehand, backhand, net play and building upon these skills through staff demonstration and instruction.  The league will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment.  The camp will be divided by age so the content of the league as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants.  All participants should wear comfortable clothing for tennis, tennis racquet (if possible) and a water bottle.

League Staff: Garrett Carpenter and assistants

When: April 8th – April 30th (Thursdays and Fridays)

Where: Shevans Park Tennis Courts (1501 Evans St.)   

Ages: 9 – 14         Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm         Cost: $25.00

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021

Please make checks payable to: Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department              

Send to: 706 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

For more information: Contact Victoria Ward or Garrett Carpenter at (252)726-5083 or by email or 


Registration Form

Crystal Coast Youth Basketball Tournament 

Morehead City Parks and Recreation is partnering up with Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department to offer a 3 on 3 spring basketball tournament for youth.  The Tournament will be divided into age groups as follows: 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. Registration should be done as a team of 3-5. The locations will be Rotary Park and Fort Benjamin.  Registration will take place from March 1-31st.  The tournaments will take place:

April 16th: 11-12 year olds

April 23rd: 13-14 year olds

April 30th: 9-10 year olds

Cost: $15

For more information: Contact Victoria Ward or Garrett Carpenter at (252)726-5083 or by email or 


Open Play Basketball 

Basketball is offered on Monday and Friday evenings from 5:30-7:30PM.  Rules are established and there is a disciplinary system in place.  Players must have an annual pass to participate.  For more information contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 ext. 1.   

Morehead City Transient Docks Awarded

Elite Fleet 2020

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