Parks & Recreation

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Morehead City Coronavirus Precautions

Our first priority at the Town of Morehead City is to keep our residents and employees safe.  In order to do our part to keep the Coronavirus from spreading throughout our community, we have decided to close the Parks and Recreation Center, all Playground Facilities, the Webb library and the Train Depot starting Monday, March 16th until further notice.  We will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation and provide regular updates to our employees, the public, the media, on our website, and on our social media sites. 

City Hall and the Municipal Building will have limited public access beginning Monday, March 16th until further notice.  City Hall will no longer be accepting cash payment in the lobby, but residents can still pay their utility bills online at, and by check or money order via mail and by the drop box in front of City Hall located at 706 Arendell St.  We encourage city residents and business owners to first contact us by phone or email.

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.


*Cancelled* Adult Indoor Volleyball League- March 2020:

Morehead City Parks and Recreation is excited to offer our very first adult volleyball league. Philosophy: This coed league will feature a fun experience with Volleyball for all with an emphasis on competition and tactics while promoting a healthy lifestyle.  Teams will be formed through group registration.  Individual registration is also available, and players will be placed on teams randomly.  Practices are not offered for teams, but time slots are available in the gym.  Teams must be 7-10 players. Age minimum is 18. Cost is $50 per individual or $320/team. League dates TBA. Games will be held M/W/F beginning at 6PM. Registration ends February 24th. Click here to register. Please contact Sports Coordinator Garrett Carpenter at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at (252)-726-5083 ext. 7 or email for more information.

*Cancelled* 2020 Adult Pickleball Tournament:

When: April 18th, 9:00 AM

Where: Shevans Park Pickleball Courts

Format:  This inaugural doubles Pickleball Tournament will be a double elimination bracket.  All brackets will be finalized after the start of the first match.  Players will oversee tracking and reporting their scores until the semifinal rounds.  If a player is injured and unable to continue, they will forfeit their match.  Register Here or see flyer.

Contact: Garrett Carpenter | Sports Coordinator | (252) 726-5083 ext. 7 |

*Cancelled* Spring Break Tennis Camp:

When: April 15th-17th, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Where: Shevans Park Tennis Courts

Ages: 9-14 years old

Philosophy: This beginner Tennis Camp will emphasize fundamentals in a fun and competitive environment.  Through the utilization of the USTA NetGeneration curriculum, players will learn the basics of athletic movement, striking the ball, and the importance of sportsmanship.  It is the goal of the camp to provide youth with an understanding of the sport and how it is played all the way through to the professional level.  Register Here or See Flyer

Contact: Garrett Carpenter | Sports Coordinator | (252) 726-5083 ext. 7 |

Kids Dance

This is a high-energy class aimed to help little ones get their wiggles out! Kids will learn the basics of rhythm and dance while having fun and being creative. This class is geared toward children aged 2-4 years old.  This class will be offered in classroom 2 at Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street) on Tuesdays 4-4:30 PM from February 25th -March 31st.  The 6-week class registration costs $40.  Please register by February 15th.  For more information, please contact Bowe Painter at 252-726-5083 ext. 1.

Free Fitness Orientation

Morehead City Parks and Recreation is happy to offer a free fitness orientation to new members.  We will guide you through our facility and show you how to use select machines.  This is by appointment only.  Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 ext. 1 to schedule an appointment.  *Must have an annual pass.

Shevans Park Picket Pick-up

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If you have not yet retrieved your fence picket from Shevans Park playground, we have done the hard work for you! The fence pickets will be held for a limited time at the Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street, Morehead City.  Pickets are available for pick-up during business hours (M-F; 7:00 AM-8:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM.)  Call Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department with questions, or to let us know you are coming! 252-726-5083 ext 1 or ext 5.