Announcements & News

2022 Neuse River Senior Games Virtual SilverArts Competition

The 2022 Neuse River Senior Games SilverArts entries are in! Scan the QR code to the left or click the link below to see all of the wonderful entries. You can also visit us on Facebook to see pictures from SilverArts as well as athletic events!
Thank you to everyone who participated as well as our 2022 judges. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person in 2023! 

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run - Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the 2022 MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition! This one-day, FREE event will be held at Creekside Park on Wednesday, May 25 at 5:30pm. Participants will compete in either the baseball or softball division and have the the opportunity to advance through three levels of competition: Locals, Team Championships, and the Finals during the World Series. 
Register now by clicking HERE
For more information, please contact Andrew Kendall at

2022 Summer Youth Basketball - Registration is Open!

Craven County Recreation & Parks is excited to partner with First Baptist Church to offer a Co-Ed Summer Youth Basketball League for rising 5th graders through rising 10th graders.

Skills evaluations and team placement will be held at 5:30pm on Monday, June 20 (5th -7th grade) and Tuesday, June 21 (8th - 10th grade) at First Baptist Church. All practices and games will be held in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Teams will have 3 weeks of practice and 6 weeks of games. Practices will begin on Monday, June 27 and games will begin on Saturday, July 9.

Registration will begin on Friday, April 1 and run through Friday, June 10. The registration fee is $65.00 per participant.

For more information, please email Andrew Kendall at or call (252) 636-6606.

Craven County Recreation and Parks Summer Camps

Summer is right around the corner! While planning your summer vacations, take a look at our upcoming summer camp offerings.
We will be offering Youth Basketball Camp, Everyone Loves P.E. Camp, Indoor Volleyball Camp, and Tennis Camp. Registration for Craven County Recreation & Parks Summer Camps opens on Friday, April 1. For more information, click the Programs tab above, or follow the link here!

2022 Spring Youth Beach Volleyball Programs

Our Youth Intro to Beach Volleyball is perfect for anyone in 1st through 5th grade looking to learn about the sport. With eight 45-minute classes starting May 17th, this is a perfect way to master the basics of how to play. Check out the flyer for more information, and sign up here!
For older or more experienced players, out Youth Beach Volleyball League is the place to be! Weekly team practices, eight regular season games, and an end-of-season tournament make this a perfect way to get more involved in beach volleyball. Register here today!

2022 Spring Tennis & Golf Lessons

Golf & Tennis Lesson Registration Now Open!

Whether you swing a club or a racquet, we have lessons for you! Registration is now open for Craven County Recreation's Adult Golf Lessons and Youth and Adult Tennis Lessons. Click the flyers for the details, and register on our website under the Programs tab!

Recreation & Parks New Office

The Craven County Recreation & Parks office is now next to Creekside Park.  The location is 1821 Old Airport Road, New Bern, N.C. 28562.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm, or you may call 252-636-6606.