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.

A Comprehensive Master Plan for the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is being completed by the Eastern Carolina Council. The following survey to assess the recreational and leisure needs of our community will be analyzed as part of the master plan process. Please provide your input by clicking on the link below and completing the short survey by 11/17/17. Thanks for your help! 

Holiday Closures

The Recreation Center will be closed on Thanksgiving; Thursday; November 23rd through Saturday, November 25th, 2017.

Youth Basketball Assessments 2017-2018

Skills Assessments will be held Monday November 13th and Tuesday November 14th. 

Youth Basketball 2017-2018

This youth league is co-sponsored by the Carteret County and Morehead City Parks and Recreation Departments. Teams will practice at the Morehead City Recreation Center. Games will be played at Morehead City Recreation Center as well as other county gym facilities.

  • Registration: September 1 – November 3 M-F, 8AM-8PM
  • Registration fee: $40.00
  • Age Divisions: girls 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14; boys 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16
  • Cut-off for age groups — January 1
  • Practices Begin —  December
  • Games — January and February
  • Team basketball jerseys are included in the registration fee.
  • Volunteer coaches are needed for the program.
  • To register online, click here.
  • For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083 ext. 3

2017 Holiday Camp

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Christmas Break Holiday Camp for grades K-6. This childcare program will be offered Monday, December 18 – Friday, December 22. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $60 for Morehead City residents or $90 for non-residents. Campers need to provide their lunches daily. Camp staff supervises and promotes fun recreational activities in the classroom, gymnasium, playground, and game room. For more information call 252-726-5083.

Barre Fitness

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is now be offering a fitness class called Barre Fit. This program will be offered on Tuesdays  at 5:30 PM as well as on Thursdays at 10:00AM and 5:30 PM. The program will cost $20 for 4 classes a month (one class per week).  If you don’t wish to sign up for the program, you can pay a $10 daily drop-in fee. Class-goers need to bring water, yoga mat or towel is optional. This class is a hybrid of Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet Flexibility and will consist of stretching/strengthening of all major muscle groups, creating lean and long muscles without bulk, and strengthening abdominal and back muscles improving balance and back pain. Barre is a healthy challenge for all ages. For more information contact Victoria Ward at victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083 ext. 1.

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