Creekside offers a variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages including multiple athletic fields that are used for soccer, softball, baseball and football. Playgrounds designed for children ages 5 – 12 years of age, swings, sand volleyball courts, restrooms, picnic shelters and a walking trail. The waterfront area provides canoe and kayak access, playgrounds, gazebo, picnic shelter and walkways to Brices Creek.
Shelters & Gazebo
Creekside offers three picnic shelters and a gazebo to rent for gatherings, such as birthday parties, family reunions, business or a family picnic. Reservations are not required, but are necessary for exclusive use. You can find more detailed information on any of these facilities, or to make a reservation by visiting the Shelter Reservations tab.
There are three playgrounds at Creekside Park, all of which are for kids age 5 - 12 years old. They are conveniently located adjacent to the shelters, youth ball fields and by the waterfront area allowing kids to play while still being supervised at a safe distance. In 2013 we opened an addition to our main playground for children under the age of 5.
Sand Volleyball and Disc Golf
New to Creekside Park are four full-size sand volleyball courts. This project was a collaborative effort between Craven County Recreation Department & Crystal Coast Volleyball. Grants received for the project came from the Harold H. Bate Foundation and a Community Transformation Grant working through the Craven County Health Department. An Adult Sand Volleyball League started league play this summer. Also coming to Creekside is a Disc Golf Course. This Disc Golf Course will be a joint effort between the Craven County Recreation Department and the Craven Chains. We are hoping to open for play in the spring of 2014.
Creekside Park has four full-size soccer fields with two of them having lights. Those four fields are broken down into different size fields that accomodate play for ages 4 to adult. The Bern Area Soccer Association call Creekside home and they offer different levels of play for the areas youth. The amenities that support this area include a playground, restroom/concession building and Rotary Picnic shelter.
Youth Baseball and Softball
Creekside Park has four lighted youth ball fields with two designed for youth baseball and two for youth softball. The park is home to the New Bern Babe Ruth Girls Softball League and the Cal Ripken Baseball League. We also are host to the Special Needs Baseball League and have numerous travel baseball and softball teams that practice at Creekside. The Twin Rivers Little League also plays games at the site. The amenities that support this include batting cages, restroom/concession building and a playground designed for kids age 5 and under.
Adult Softball and Baseball
Creekside Park has a wheel of three adult softball fields and one older youth/adult baseball field. The three adult softball fields numbered 5, 6 & 8 are the location for Coed and Men's Softball Leagues for both spring and fall. These fields also host kickball leagues, softball tournaments, football practices and Senior Softball. Field 7 is the older youth/adult field and houses the Adult Baseball League, travel team practices and Epiphany Baseball. This field also has a number of youth football practices in the fall.
Creekside Park has a waterfront that borders Brice's Creek. The waterfront has a 200 ft. dock that has two areas to launch canoes and kayaks. Adjoining facilities at the waterfront are the Congleton Shelter, gazebo, playground and a walking trail. Creekside Park is the mid point from the Brice's Creek Canoe Trail, which is a 12 mile trail that begins at Lawson Creek and ends just past the Evans Mill subdivision.