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.

Youth Fishing Palooza; October 2019

Join Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for a Kids Fishing Palooza! This event is for kids ages 3-15 years-old. Prizes will be awarded for first fish caught, most creative fishing hat, largest fish by weight and smallest fish by weight.  Bring your own pole or borrow one of ours (Limited Availability). Bait provided or bring your own The event will take place on Saturday, October 19th • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Registration at 8:30 AM • Registration Fee: $2.00 Newport River Fishing Pier • 301 Highway 70 For more information, please contact Garrett Carpenter • garrett.carpenter@moreheadcitync.org • Kirk Peterson • kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org • (252) 726-5083 For more information CLICK HERE.  

Trunk or Treat; Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Join Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for our first annual Trunk or Treat! This event will take place on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:00-6:30 PM on the 1600 block of Fisher Street in Morehead City.  “Trunk or Treat” is an opportunity for families to safely trick or treat out of the decorated trunks of parked cars.  We invite participants to be as creative as possible when decorating their trunks, but keep in mind there will be some young children there, so please, nothing too gory!  Awards will be given for best costume, as well as best trunk.  We will also offer face painting and games!  Bring the whole family out for a fun and safe Halloween event.  We are still in need of trunk hosts!  Entry is free and highly encouraged.  Registration closes October 15th.  Sign up at the Morehead City Recreation Department at 1600 Fisher Street, register online by clicking the credit card registration link on our homepage (you won’t be charged) or mail entry form to Victoria Ward at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 706 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, 28557.   For more information, send Victoria a message at victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083.  Trunk or Treat Flyer and Registration

Fall Youth Tennis League 2019

Philosophy: The league will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition.  Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills such as forehand, backhand, net play and building upon these skills through staff demonstration and instruction.  The league will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment.  The camp will be divided by age so the content of the league as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants.  All participants should wear comfortable clothing for tennis, tennis racquet (if possible) and a water bottle.  Staff: Kirk Peterson and Garrett Carpenter with the Morehead City Parks and Recreation department. When: September 17th – October 31st (Tuesdays and Thursdays) Where: Shevans Park Tennis Courts (1501 Evans St.)   Ages: 9 – 14         Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm         Cost: $25.00 Registration Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019 Please make checks payable to: Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department               Send to: 706 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 For more information: See Flyer or Contact Garrett Carpenter or Kirk Peterson at (252)726-5083 or by email garrett.carpenter@moreheadcitync.org or kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org

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.  Practice begins September 11th and game dates are yet TBD.  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   See Flyer.

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

Kids Hip-Hop Class

Classes will resume in September.  Energetic kids welcome! On Wednesdays from 4:45PM-5:15PM, Ms. Amber will be teaching a fun, hip-hop 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.     

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