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.-2:00 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.


Morehead City Dog Park- Now Open

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Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department has opened a brand-new, 10,000 square foot dog park.   The park is located inside Rotary Park at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City, NC.  The park is divided into 2 sections; a large dog section, and a small dog section.  There are certain rules that must be followed.  Click here to view our rules.   For more information, contact 252-726-5083 ext. 4

The Morehead City Marlins are Back! 

The Morehead City Marlins are ready for an exciting baseball season!  Home games are held at Bog Rock stadium within Rotary Park , 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City, NC, 28557.  Opening night is May 28th!  For more information, check out their website.  

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

Mitchell Village Playground is open for play.  The playground was repaired and we are waiting on two more swings to arrive.  If you haven't been to Mitchell Village, check it out sometime.  There is a sound-side beach, swings, a playground, a picnic area with grills and a large grassy area. 

Youth Summer 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. For this league, each participant must have participated in one of our former clinics or leagues. 

League Staff: Mary Marino and assistants

When: July 5th – July 28th (Monday and Wednesdays)

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

Ages: 9 – 16         Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm         Cost: $25.00

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 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 (252)726-5083 

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 available for players ages 11-12. Registration should be done as a team of 3-5. The locations will be Rotary Park.  Registration will take place on Saturday, July 10th, 2021

Cost: $25

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

Eastern NC Junior Golf League

Philosophy: The Junior Golf League is aimed to provide quality education, skill development and great fun at age appropriate competition for boys and girls ages 10-18. 

Age Groups: Boys 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 Girls 10-13, 14-18 

Player’s age on June 1st determines which age group he/she competes in for the year. 

Cost: $60 covers all green fees for practice and matches plus team golf shirt.

Season: The regular season begins in mid-June and runs through July, with the league finals being played in the first or second week of August.

Registration is currently open!  You may register your child in person at the Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, or online at

All in person registrations will require either cash or check to cover the registration fee.

Contact Garrett Carpenter for more information: | (252) 726-5083 ext. 2

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2021 Youth Tennis Camp

When: June 21st-24th (Monday-Thursday)

Where: Shevans Park Tennis Courts

Ages: 9-12 year olds 9:00-10:00 AM | 13-16 year olds 10:30-11:30 AM

Philosophy: This 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, gripping the racquet, 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.   

For more information, contact Mary Marino at (252)726-5083 ext. 1.

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

Morehead City Transient Docks was named one of the Boaters' Choice Elite Fleet recipients for 2020! Check out our page on to see what other boaters have to say about us.

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