Announcements & News

PARK UPDATE - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Open spaces and trails remain open at all of our parks at this time. Playground equipment, park shelters, and workout equipment are temporarily closed. Due to increasing numbers of people gathering, volleyball nets and basketball goals will be temporarily removed from our parks and we please ask that no teams/groups set up informal practices on our soccer, baseball and softball fields. We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines to keep yourselves and others safe. Please be patient as we all do our part to maintain social distance and limit exposure. For further information or questions about a current/future reservation call 252-636-6606, M-F, 8am-5pm 

Summer Youth Basketball

 
 
 
This summer, Craven County Recreation will be partnering with First Baptist Church to offer a Youth Basketball league. Registration is $40.00 per participant. Each participant is guaranteed two practices and four games with a possibility of five games. All practices and games will be held at First Baptist Church's Family Life Center. Registration will open on Sunday, March 15 and will run through Monday, June 15. For more information regarding the upcoming season, please contact Andrew Kendall at akendall@cravencountync.gov or call (252) 636-6606.

Spring 2020 Beginner Kayak Class

 
 
Craven County Recreation & Parks is once again partnering with the Twin Rivers Paddle Club and Sound Rivers to offer Beginner Kayaking Classes this spring. The classes will take place every Thursday for four weeks starting April 23rd and going through May 14th.
 
Classes will begin at 5:30 and end at 7:00, and will be held at the dock at Creekside Park. Boats, paddles, and life jackets will be provided. Cost for the class is $50 per person. Registration will open February 1st. For more information, please contact Chris Worsinger at cworsinger@cravencountync.gov

Spring 2020 Adult Coed Softball

 

 
Craven County Recreation and Parks will offer an Adult Coed Softball league this Spring. Registration will begin on Sunday, March 1 and will run though Monday, April 6. Games will be played on Friday evenings at Creekside Park. The season will begin on Friday, April 17 and will end with a league tournament.
If you are interested in adding a new team to the league, please call our office and give us your name and contact information. We primarily contact everyone by email with league updates. If you do not have an email address, provide a phone number and we will call you.
If you are interested in joining a team please contact our office. 

Spring 2020 Adult Golf Lessons

 
 
The Craven County Recreation & Parks Department, in conjunction with the Emerald Golf Club, is offering adult golf lessons starting Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at The Emerald Golf Club. Classes will be from 5:30-6:30pm every Tuesday for four weeks. Fee for the class is $75 per registrant or $140 for two from a family. We will cover fundamentals of the game: Set-up, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, rules and etiquette. Pre-registration is required-space is limited. For more information, contact Andrew Kendall at (252) 636-6606 or akendall@cravencountync.gov.

Spring 2020 Adult Men's Softball


 
Craven County Recreation and Parks will offer an Adult Men's Softball league this Spring. Registration will begin on Sunday, March 1 and will run though Monday, April 6. Games will be played on Tuesday evenings at Creekside Park. The season will begin on Tuesday, April 14 and will end with a league tournament.
If you are interested in adding a new team to the league, please call our office and give us your name and contact information. We primarily contact everyone by email with league updates. If you do not have an email address, provide a phone number and we will call you.
If you are interested in joining a team please contact our office. 

Spring 2020 Coed Kickball League

 

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the Spring 2020 Coed Kickball League! Registration opens Sunday, March 1st, and closes on Monday, April 6th. Games are played weekly on Wednesday nights at 6:30 and 7:15. The season begins April 15th, and will finish with a league tournament. Teams consist of 9 to 20 players aged 16 or older. The registration fee is $175 per team.
To register, click the programs tab above and select Adult. For more information, please contact Chris Worsinger at cworsinger@cravencountync.gov.

Playground Brick Campaign

Craven County Recreation & Parks Department is excited to announce that we completed the playground project at Creekside Park. We continue to make improvements to existing areas of the park to make Creekside Park an even better place for all of Craven County's citizens to enjoy. You can purchase a brick in memory or in honor of someone or just to support park improvements. Bricks are displayed near the flag pole in front of the new playground. For more information, contact Billy Wilkes at (252) 636-6606, ext. 5 or email bwilkes@cravencountync.gov.

Contact Us


Billy Wilkes
Director 
Email Billy Wilkes
 
Parks & Recreation 
 
Physical Address 
406 Craven Street 
New Bern, NC 28560
 
Directions
 
Phone: (252) 636-6606  
Fax: (252) 636-6685 

Parks Brochure

Program Brochure


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