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 8:30-11:30 a.m. and again from 4:30-7:30 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 currently open from 9:00am-6:00pm.  The Splash Pad will close for the season on October 31st, 2020.

The gymnasium must be reserved before use.  Morehead City Recreation Center members can reserve the gymnasium for a one-hour maximum time and eight 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.


First Semi-Annual Food Truck Jamboree! 

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Join Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for a Food Truck Jamboree! 

This is our first-ever food truck event and we are so excited!  This event will be held on Monday, October 12th from 11:00am-2:00pm at the old Kmart parking lot in Morehead City (4915 Arendell Street).  There will be some awesome food trucks from Carteret County and beyond!  Some of the trucks participating are Thai Sticky Rice, Sub Tropics, Carolina Chicken and Waffles, and Meraki Mediterranean Kafe to name a few!  We are proud to collaborate with Curtis Media Group who will be administering a rad raffle!  There is no fee for this event so come out and eat up!  For more information, please contact Victoria Ward •  (252) 726-5083 ext 6.  

Click here for a printable flyer!

Second Annual Trunk or Treat! 


Join Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for our second annual Trunk or Treat! This event will take place on Wednesday, October 28th from 5:30-7:00 PM on the 1600 block of Fisher Street in Morehead City.  “Trunk or Treat” is an opportunity for families to safely trick or treat out of the decorated trunks of parked cars.  We invite participants to be as creative as possible when decorating their trunks, but keep in mind there will be some young children there, so please, nothing too gory!  Awards will be given for best costume, as well as best trunk.  We will also have outside games like cornhole!  Bring the whole family out for a fun and safe Halloween event.  We are in need of trunk hosts!  Entry is free and highly encouraged.  Bring your own treats.  Please Register by October 16th.  Sign up at the Morehead City Recreation Department at 1600 Fisher Street, register online by clicking the credit card registration link on our homepage (you won’t be charged) or mail entry form to Victoria Ward at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 706 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, 28557.   For more information, send Victoria a message at victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.oror call 252-726-5083 ext 6.  

Click here for a printable flyer!

Fall Youth Tennis League

Philosophy: This 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 fun 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 different participants.  All participants should wear comfortable clothing for tennis.  Please bring a tennis racquet (if possible) and a water bottle.  

League Staff: TBA

When: September 15th-October 29th (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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

Ages: 9-14      Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm     Cost: $25

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2020

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

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

For more information: please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 or email

Click here for a printable flyer

Youth Fishing Palooza 10/17/2020 

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Join Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for a Kids Fishing Palooza!

This event is for kids ages 3-15 years-old. Prizes will be awarded for first fish caught, most creative fishing hat, largest fish by weight and smallest fish by weight.  Bring your own pole or borrow one of ours (Limited Availability). Bait provided or bring your own.  Registration at 8:30 AM • Registration Fee: $2.00.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 17th • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM at Newport River Fishing Pier • 301 Highway 70.  For more information, please contact Victoria Ward • •Kirk Peterson • • (252) 726-5083

Click here for a printable flyer

Crystal Coast Youth Volleyball League

  • Sponsored by – Carteret County Parks & Recreation Department & Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department 
  • Registration will be taken for the following divisions: Girls 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 (Player age as of August 1st) 
  • Registration fees are $25.00 
  • Registration begins August 10th –  ends September 1
  • Games will begin the week of September 14th
  • There will be no practices
  • 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
  • For more information, please contact: 

Morehead City 

Victoria Ward at 252-726-5083 Ext 6 or

Broad Creek, Newport, Beaufort, Down East

AnMarie Ivester at 252-808-3301 or 

 Click here for a printable flyer

Barre Fitness on the Deck - October 2020

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Beginning in October, the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a fitness class called Barre Fitness on the Deck.  This program will be offered on Tuesdays at 7:30 AM as well as Thursdays at 9:00AM at Ottis Landing Weigh Station and Deck. The month-long session will cost $20 (ex; if you would like to attend both class-times for the month, the cost would be $40). Pre-Registration is required. Class-goers need to bring water, a 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. Pre-registration is required.  For more information contact Victoria Ward at or call 252-726-5083.

Crystal Coast Grand Prix and Poker Run

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This event is put on by Jacks Waterfront Bar and will be taking place in downtown Morehead City September  11th-13th.  Head downtown for this exciting boat race. For more information, check out .  

Big Rock Fall Highschool Baseball League 2020

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Morehead City Marlins and Town of Morehead City to host fall high school baseball league at Big Rock Stadium, Morehead City, N.C. -- The Morehead City Marlins, the reigning back-to-back Coastal Plain League champions along with the Town of Morehead City and the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament are thrilled to announce the return of baseball to Big Rock Stadium this fall.

For the first time ever, Big Rock Stadium will host the Big Rock fall high school baseball league for players from Carteret County. The four-team league will begin play on Monday, September 21st, with games taking place at 6 and 8 PM every Monday and Wednesday. Each team will play a 12-game schedule.

Interested players should visit to sign up. There will be a $150 fee per player to cover costs. There will be no admission fee for the games, however, the Marlins are working on steaming games live on their social media pages.

 For more information about the Marlins please visit the website at or on facebook, instagram, and twitter.

Press Contact: Buddy Bengel (914)-439.4447

Sunset Serenades Concert Series

*Unfortunately due to COVID-19, concerts are cancelled through October 24th.  Updates will be made frequently. 

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a concert series that begins after Memorial Day and finishes with a bang at the Town Chirstmas Tree Lighting (held on 12/4/2020 this year). We have a wide range of music from Reggae to Classic Rock to Blue Grass.  There is something for everyone.  Concerts are free and open to the public.  Christmas tree lighting will be held at Katherine Davis Park, all other concerts will be held at Jaycee Park.  

For more information, please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 or email

Sunset Serenades 2020

Shevans Park Playground

After many months of planning and construction, Shevans Park is completed.  We are very pleased with the hard work of Carolina Design, K.C. Company Task Contracting, W.F. Lloyd Painting, Leathers and Associates, neighbors for their patience, as well as our Parks and Recreation staff on this project.  Thank you Tim Wilson for the awesome photo! Click here for a video tour of Shevans Park!Shevans Park May 2020

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