Parks & Recreation
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 are not currently accepting park shelter reservations. 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.
Morehead City Releases Phased Re-Opening Plan
As Governor Cooper continues Phase two, Morehead City introduces its own COVID-19 re-opening plan. The Morehead City Police and Fire Departments will open to the public beginning June 1, City Hall and the Municipal Building June 8. At this time, the Recreation Center and Library will remain closed to the public.
All City buildings will have new modified restrictions and signage in place to protect the community and employees alike. The City is following the Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Service’s recommendation to respect the three W’s when in public: Wear a face covering, wash your hands and wait six feet apart. The City recommends residents wear face coverings while inside City buildings. City employees who work directly with the public will wear face masks and be stationed behind protective glass. Floors will be marked to keep residents awaiting services six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available to both residents and employees, and frequent sanitizing of City buildings will continue.
The City stresses the importance of staying home if you’re sick, especially if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath. If citizens can receive services remotely or virtually, the City asks that they continue to do so.
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.
Visit our Facebook page (Town of Morehead City) for daily virtual recreation activities for all ages!
Sunset Serenades Concert Series
*Unfortunately due to COVID-19, concerts are cancelled through September 5th. Updates will be made frequently.
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 Victoria.Ward@moreheadcitync.org.
Morehead City Marlins Cancel 2020 Season
Big Rock Fishing Tournament Week; June 5-13th
Each year, locals and visitors alike enter to win the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament. The tournament is held in downtown Morehead City at Ottis Landing Weigh Station/ Tournament Central (also known as Big Rock Landing). For more information, click here.
We were excited to see Michael Jordan’s 442.3 lb catch on 6/9/20.
Our transient docks located at Jaycee Park facilitate several fishing and spectator boats during the week-long event.
Shevans Park Playground
After many months of planning and construction, Shevans Park is completed. 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*
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 .
Shevans Park Picket Pick-up
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 by appointment only between the hours of 8AM-3PM. Call Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department with questions, or to let us know you are coming! 252-726-5083 ext 6.