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 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

Holiday Camp 2018

Holiday Camp will be held Friday December 21st, Thursday December 27th, Friday December 28th and Monday December 31st. The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Holiday Camp for students aged 6-12. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the cost of $15.00 per day. Campers need to provide their lunches daily.  Camp staff supervises recreational activities in the classroom, game room, gymnasium, and playground. For more info, call 252-726-5083.

Holiday Camp 2018

Holiday Camp Registration

Adult Hip Hop Classes Beginning October 2018

Are you looking for a fun way to stay active and burn hundreds of calories?  Have you considered taking an adult dance class?  Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring an adult hip hop class that will be held on Tuesdays at 6:45pm-7:30pm. The class will be for adults 18 and older and taught by experienced teacher, Amber Spickett.  There is a $10 drop-in fee.  For more information, please contact Victoria Ward at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 726-5083.  

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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