Welcome to MHC Parks & Recreation Department

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 the pre-school 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.

Notice of Public Meeting

Shevans Park Playground Renovation

Notice is hereby given that the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public meeting to seek public comment on renovating the Shevans Park Playground. The public is invited to attend this drop-in style meeting anytime between 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26th at the Morehead City Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher Street. This public input meeting is an opportunity for residents to share their ideas about a Shevans Park playground renovation.

If you have questions or to provide input, please contact the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher Street, Morehead City, NC at (252) 726-5083 ext. 5 or craig.lands@moreheadcitync.org.

Fit & Fun Youth Program: January 2019

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is now offering a Youth Fitness and Health program called Fit & Fun Youth for ages 10-14.  The program will be offered on Tuesdays from 4-5 PM from January 29th thru February 26th, 2019.  The program will focus on educating kids about healthy eating, making healthy choices, and becoming more active in order to improve overall health and body confidence.  Each week participants will engage in a short educational lecture and activity, such as learning to cook a healthy recipe, followed by a physical activity such as a fitness obstacle course or active game. This program is a fun way for kids to socially interact with others their age, learn healthy alternatives, and become more active in the process.  The cost of the program is $50.   Registration will close January 25th, 2019.  The program will be instructed by Victoria Ward who is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Barre Fitness Instructor and Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.  For more information, please contact Victoria at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083 ext. 1.  Fit and Fun Youth Flyer 2019

Kids Ballet: Spring 2019

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors children’s dance classes for children ages 4-6.  This beginning class is a great intro to Ballet and creative movement dancing, allowing your child to express themselves and to learn a few fun dance moves in the process.  Ballet shoes and leotard are not required.  Boys and girls welcome.  The classes will take place on Thursday evenings beginning February 21st – March 28th from 4:00-4:30 p.m. and 4:45-5:15 p.m. at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department (1600 Fisher Street, Morehead City, NC, 28557). The cost for $30 for six classes ending March 28th. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083 ext. 1 for more information.   Kids Ballet Spring 2019

Boys Hip-Hop

Energetic boys welcome! On Tuesdays from 4:45PM-5:15PM, beginning February 5th, Ms. Amber will be teaching a fun, boys dance class.  No tip-toes here.  We will be movin’ and groovin’ and getting the wiggles out.  The class costs $30/month. Send your kids to come have fun! There will be a free trial class Thursday, January 31st. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083 ext. 1.     

Adult Dance Fitness

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an adult dance fitness class that will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm beginning February 13th.  The class will be a fun dance workout great for all ages and levels.  No experience is required.  Bring a bottle of water.  There is a $5 drop-in fee.  Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083 ext. 1.     

11th Street Vessel Permit 2019

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting 11th Street Vessel Parking Permit applications on March 1; permits are valid March 1 – January 15 of the pass year. MCPRD will begin accepting 2019-20 permit applications on Friday, March 1 at 7:00 a.m. at the Morehead City Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street. Vessel permit cost is $25.  In order to be eligible for this permit, you must live within the town’s municipal limits and provide proof of residency (tax bill, utility bill, water bill, or deed).  You also must provide proof of ownership of your vessel. Please contact 252-726-5083 ext. 1 for more details.

Mount Olive Youth Soccer Camp 2019

Philosophy: The camp will offer an exciting soccer experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition.  Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills such as shooting, trapping, dribbling and building upon these skills through staff demonstration and instruction.  The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment.  The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants.

Camp Staff: Sean Brennan – Former Associate Head coach at the University of North Carolina Pembroke, now the Head Coach at the University of Mount Olive.  The camp will also have high school coaches as well as college and high school players.

Equipment: All participants should wear comfortable clothing for soccer, must wear shin guards, and bring a soccer ball and a water bottle.

When: June 10 – June 13                      Where: Rotary Park (2200 Mayberry Loop Road)

Ages: 4 – 6 Boys & Girls                       Time: 9:00am – 11:00am                      Cost: $50.00

Ages: 7 – 15 Boys & Girls                     Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm                      Cost: $70.00

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2019

Please make checks payable to: Sean Brennan  Send to: 706 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

For more information: Contact Sean Brennan at (804)615-1218 or by email at sbrennan@umo@edu. Registration will be accepted at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department office located at 1600 Fisher Street.

Soccer Camp Flyer 2019

Park Updates Post Hurricane Florence

Morehead City Transient Docks (807 Shepard Street) are closed to the public until further notice.  Vessels from town leased docks will be occupying these slips as approved by the Town Dock Master. The following parks and water accesses are closed:

  • Conchs Point (608 Bay Street) 
  • Big Rock Stadium (2714 Mayberry Loop Road)
  • North 11th Street Access (North 11th & Edgewater Place) 

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