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.


Christmas in Downtown and Downtown Countdown:

Join the Town of Morehead City and Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association for Christmas in Downtown Morehead City and the Christmas Tree Lighting at Katherine Davis Park.

  • 12/7/19 @ 5:00 PM; Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with the children and Salvation Army will be selling hot chocolate. There will even be a face painter for the kids! Happening @ Jaycee Park (807 Shepard Street, Morehead City).
  • 12/7/19  @ 5:30 PM; Flotilla of decorated boats  @ Jaycee Park (807 Shepard Street, Morehead City).
  • 12/7/19 @ 6:00 PM; Christmas Tree Lighting @ Katherine Davis Park (601 Arendell St, Morehead City).  
  • 12/14/19 @ 11:00 AM; Morehead City Christmas Parade (beginning at 17th Street, and ending at 4th Street).
  • 12/31/19 @ 5:00 (6:00 PM Kids Crab Pot Drop with family activities) and 12AM fireworks.

Resolution Fitness Fiesta!

Resolution Fitness Fiesta Flyer 2019

Our first annual Resolution Fitness Fiesta is nearly here! On Saturday, January 4th, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a fitness event just for you.  Try a free 30-minute sample classes so you can decide what class  suits you. We offer a wide array of classes such as Zumba, Barre Fitness (Ballet/Pilates/Yoga), Yoga, Dance Fitness, SHiNE (Dance Fitness), Kids Hip-Hop, and Flexibility Flow.  All classes are taught by qualified professionals. This is a free event.  There will be prizes, and annual pass sign-up opportunities.  For more information, please contact Victoria Ward at 252-726-5083 ext. 6.

MCPD Coat Drive:

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Morehead City Police Department sponsors a Christmas Coat Drive.  Coats and blankets are gathered from different places throughout the Town of Morehead City and given out on December 7th from 9-11 AM at Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street, Morehead City).  If you need a coat or blanket or know of someone who does, please pass along this information.

Contact the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for further information (252) 726-5083 ext. 1 for more information.

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.