Announcements & News

2021 Summer Camps

Registration is open for Craven County recreation & Parks' 2021 Summer Camp offerings. This year, we are excited to offer two sessions of Everyone Loves P.E. Camp, two sessions of Tennis Camp, one session of Youth Basketball Camp, and one session of Youth Indoor Volleyball Camp. Registration will remain open until the week before camp is scheduled OR until all spots have been filled. For more information, please see the 'Programs' tab or call (252) 636-6606.  
Camp Dates
Everyone Loves P.E. Camp Session One: Monday, June 14 - Thursday, June 17 (8:30am-11:30am)
Everyone Loves P.E. Camp Session Two: Monday, July 19 - Thursday, July 22(8:30am-11:30am)
Tennis Camp Session One: Monday, July 29 - Thursday, July 29 (8:30am-11:30am)
Tennis Camp Session Two: Monday, August 2 - Thursday, August 5 (8:30am-11:30am)
Youth Basketball Camp: Monday, July 12 - Thursday, July 15 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Youth Indoor Volleyball Camp: Monday, August 9 - Thursday, August 12 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Recreation & Parks New Office

Craven County Recreation & Parks office is now located at Creekside Park.  The location is 1821 Old Airport Road, New Bern, N.C. 28562.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.  You can also reach us at 252-636-6606.  

Creekside Park Improvements

Our department has recently completed several improvements at Creekside Park.  As you enter you will notice an asphalt overlay has just been applied from the front of the park to just after the entrance/exit for the adult softball parking lot.  In addition we have added .3 mile trail while putting an asphalt overlay on the existing 1/4 mile trail.  This also comes with both the walking trail parking lot and the area between the youth fields and adult fields also receiving an asphalt application.  These projects will assist us with making our facilities more accessible.  
Over the last several months we have added 6 wheelchair accessible picnic tables to the Rotary Shelter, painted all buildings and applied a seal to the front playground in the areas that have rubber mulch.  One of our department goals is to make all our facilities easier for individuals with mobility needs.  

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