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.

North Carolina Seafood Festival Road Race 2019

The North Carolina Seafood Festival Triple Bridge Road Race (formerly known as the North Carolina Seafood Festival Twin Bridges Road Race will be taking place Saturday, October 5th, 2019).  There will be a 5K, 10K and half marathon.  Packet pick-up is located at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department.  For more information, please click here.

Crystal Coast Volleyball League 2019

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department sponsor a Girls Youth Volleyball League for girls ages 9-14. Registration begins July and runs through September 1st.  Tentative practice begins September 9th and games begin September 23th.  Volunteer coaches are needed. Fees for the program are $35.00 per child. Registration will be taken at Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department, Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department.  For more information call; – Morehead City Parks and Recreation: Kirk Peterson: 252-726-5083 ext 3; kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org -Broad Creek, Newport, Beaufort, Down East: AnMarie Ivester: 252-808-3301 ext. 3, anmarie.ivester@carteretcountync.gov or -Emerald Isle, Western Carteret:  Sheila Lowe: 252-354-6350; slowe@emeraldisle-nc.org or    Sarah Cutillo: 252-354-6350, scutillo@emeraldisle-nc.org Volleyball league Flyer 2019  

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.

Sample photo of a renovated playground

Free Kids Hip-Hop Class

 On Wednesday, August 28th from 4:45PM-5:15PM, Ms. Amber will be teaching a fun, hip hop dance class open to boys and girls ages 6 and up.  Send your kids to come have fun! Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083 ext. 1.     

Boys Hip-Hop Class

THERE WILL BE NO BOYS HIP-HOP DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST.  Classes will resume in September.  Energetic boys welcome! On Wednesdays from 4:45PM-5:15PM, 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! 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.

Park Updates Post Hurricane Florence

 The following parks and water accesses are closed:

  • Conchs Point (608 Bay Street) 
  • North 11th Street Access (North 11th & Edgewater Place) 

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