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.

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.


The Town of Morehead City will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18th, 2021.  

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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