Parks & Recreation

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Morehead City Parks and Recreation

The Morehead City Recreation Center is now open; Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00a.m-12:00p.m. 

We will be closed to on Presidents Day 2/21/2022, We will reopen on Tuesday, 2/23/21.  


In cooperation with the Carteret County Public School System announcement to pivot to virtual learning next Tuesday and Wednesday, Morehead City Parks and Recreation is pausing our youth basketball season effective today. We will resume our normal schedule next Thursday Jan 20th. No decision has been made at this time regarding rescheduling.

Again - Games and practice are canceled starting today until next Wednesday, January 19th.  Schedule will resume as normal on Thursday Jan 20th unless otherwise posted.

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 pre-school aged 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.


Check out our Programs page for more athletic programs, fitness classes, and special events. 

Recreation Center Playground Closed

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department's on-site playground will be closed for renovation until further notice.  Playground demo began on Monday, 11/29/21. We are excited to open the new playground upon completion at a date TBA.  

2022 Recreation Advisory Board Members

  • Waylon Bell
  • Dana Starling
  • Gloria McCarther
  • Sidney Hargrove
  • Ray Tillery
  • Robert Tyndall
  • Jan Willis
  • Tim Wilson
  • Michael Turner

Swings donated to Jaycee Park

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Galantis and Johnson families, respectively, for their generous swing donations.  Two swings have been placed at Jaycee Park in honor of their loved ones.  Next time you are on the Morehead City Waterfront, be sure to check them out.   

Galantis Swing

Above: Galantis family.

Johnson Swing

Above: Johnson family.

Morehead City Dog Park- Now Open

Dog Park 1

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department has opened a brand-new, 10,000 square foot dog park.   The park is located inside Rotary Park at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City, NC.  The park is divided into 2 sections; a large dog section, and a small dog section.  There are certain rules that must be followed.  Click here to view our rules.  

Parks and Recreation Program Guide

For more information about Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, check out our parks and recreation program guide.  *Some events and programs may be operating differently due to Covid-19.  Program Guide