Announcements & News

2020 Fall Yoga Flow

Craven County Recreation is excited to offer a Fall session of Yoga Flow. Yoga Flow will offer a mixture of relaxation, breath work and energizing yoga poses. The instructor, Karen Gabriel, will offer modifications to make poses appropriate for all levels. This class will be held outdoors at Creekside Park and will begin at 5:30pm each Monday evening in October. Registration for the 4 classes will be $50.00 and the last day to register will be Sunday, October 4. For more information please contact Andrew Kendall at

North Carolina Public Beach & Coastal Waterfront Access Grant

Craven County Recreation & Parks Department is excited to announce a grant opportunity through the North Carolina Public Beach & Coastal Waterfront Access Fund. This grant is designed to update the waterfront dock at Creekside Park with the three focuses being inclusion, safety and replacement of existing board and railings. As an opportunity for the public to be involved in the process, our department is having public comment at the Craven County Commissioners Meeting on August 6. A sign up sheet for comments will be available between 6:30-7:00pm with the meeting set to begin at 7:00pm. Location for the meeting is the Craven County Administration Building at 406 Craven Street in downtown New Bern with the room for public comment located on the first floor. The grant deadline is August 17. Call 636-6606 or email for more information.

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. 6 or email