Parks & Recreation

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Morehead City Parks and Recreation

The Morehead City Recreation Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00a.m-12:00p.m.  

The Shevans Park Splash pad is now closed for the season.

The Recreation Center will be closed on Friday, December 22nd through Tuesday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday.  We will reopen on Wednesday, December 27th.


Check out our Programs page for more athletic programs, fitness classes, and special events:

Click here for all upcoming programs, athletics and events.

Click here for Online Registration

Holiday Kids CampKids Holiday Camp Jan22

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a 3-day holiday camp.  The camp will take place on January 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 9:00am-1:00pm.  The camp is open to Morehead City Residents only and will cost $50 for 3 days.  Send your kiddo for three days filled with playground time, crafts and gym time. Registration opens December 1st.  Scholarships are available. Click here to register.  Click here to apply for financial assistance. For more information, email Victoria Ward at or call 252-726-5083 ext. 701.

Grand Opening

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to the ribbon cutting of our newest pickleball court, located within Rotary Park (2200 Mayberry Loop Road).  The ribbon cutting will take place at 2:00pm tomorrow, Thursday, November 17th 2022.  We hope you will join us for this celebration.  Pickleball open play is welcome after ceremony.  

Ribbon cutting

Recreation Advisory Board Members:

  • Dana Starling
  • Waylon Bell
  • Gloria McCarther
  • Sidney Hargrove
  • Ray Tillery
  • Robert Tyndall
  • Jan Willis
  • Tim Wilson
  • Michael Turner

Please consider joining our Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.

The seats held by Jan Willis and Tim Wilson, as well as the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) seat held by Michael Turner will expire December 31, 2022.  We are looking for three residents who want to provide input and help improve programs, parks, community access and facilities. Anyone interested in being considered for one of these three-year term seats should submit a Citizen Participation Application to City Clerk Cathy Campbell.   Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 28, 2022, to or by mail to 1100 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC  28557.

If you have any questions contact Victoria Ward, Interim Parks and Recreation Director, at: 252.726.5083 ext. 706 or

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