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, the Parks and Recreation Center, all Playground Facilities, the Webb library and the Train Depot are closed until further notice.  Parks, trails, basketball and tennis courts remain open.  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  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.


Shevans Park Playground

After many months of planning and construction, Shevans Park is very close to completion.  We are very pleased with the hard work of Carolina Design, K.C. Company Task Contracting, W.F. Lloyd Painting, Leathers and Associates, neighbors for their patience, as well as our Parks and Recreation staff on this project.  Thank you Tim Wilson for the awesome photo! Click here for a video tour of Shevans Park!*The Playground is not yet open*Shevans Park May 2020

Summer Day Camp 2020

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, summer day camp 2020 has been cancelled.  If your child was registered for camp, you should receive a refund check in the mail by May 22, 2020.  

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an 8-week Summer Camp Program for children ages 5-12 (Must have completed kindergarten). Camp staff supervises daily activities such as arts and crafts classes, playground time, gymnasium games, field-trips and so much more. The department promotes fun recreational and educational activities. Camp operates from 8:00 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday. Classes are divided into age groups. Children must be fully potty-trained.  The 8-week program cost for Morehead City (in-city limits) residents is $350 for the first child, $300 for each additional child.  For non-residents, the cost is $500 for the first child and $450 for each additional child.  Proof of residence is required. Registration will open for Morehead City Corporate Residents on March 1st, Non-Residents; April 1st.  If you register your child online, you will be required to provide a utility bill before registration is confirmed.  There will be no camp June 29-July 3rd.   Register Online.  For more information, contact Victoria Ward at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 ext. 6. See Flyer 

Sunset Serenades Concert Series

*Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel our first two concerts- Monjah on May 30th and Central Park Band on June13th*

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a concert series that begins after Memorial Day and finishes with a bang at the Town Chirstmas Tree Lighting (held on 12/4/2020 this year). We have a wide range of music from Reggae to Classic Rock to Blue Grass.  There is something for everyone.  Concerts are free and open to the public.  Christmas tree lighting will be held at Katherine Davis Park, all other concerts will be held at Jaycee Park.  

For more information, please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 or email

Sunset Serenades 2020

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.