Announcements & News

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

Craven County Recreation & Parks is excited to announce that it will be hosting the MLB's Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Creekside Park in 2021! Pitch, Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and showcase the top youth talent in baseball/softball. Since there is no registration fee for this program, every boy and girl, ages 7-14, will have a chance to compete. Participants will compete in three important aspects of baseball/softball: pitching, hitting, & running.
For more information, please contact Andrew Kendall at

2021 Spring Programs

Registration for Craven County's Spring Programs is now open! With offerings for residents of all ages and interests, we're sure you'll find an exciting opportunity to get out and get active this spring! You can see everything we have to offer and register for your favorites under the Programs tab. If you have any questions, please call our office at 252-636-6606 and we'll be happy to assist you. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in the parks again!

2021 Neuse River Senior Games

Registration is open for the 36th Annual Neuse River Senior Games! 2021 will include a hybrid of in-person and virtual events. For more information, you may call (252) 636-6606 or contact the Local Coordinator at 


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