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.

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, 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 Thursdays 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.     

Youth Basketball 2018-2019 Season

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 or Morehead City Middle School. Games will be played at these gyms and 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
  • 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.
  • For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083 ext. 3
  • Youth Basketball Skills Assessment Schedule

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:

  • Calico Creek Boardwalk (N. 19th-22nd Street)
  • Conchs Point (608 Bay Street) 
  • Snookie Wade Park (800 Bay Street)

11th Street Vessel Permit 2018

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 2018-19 permit applications on Thursday, 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.

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