New Bern Parks and Recreation


Parks and Recreation Administration

is located at:

1620 National Avenue

New Bern, NC 28560

Telephone:  639-2901

Fax:  252-636-4138


To enhance the quality of life through comprehensive and balanced leisure services and facilities.



2013 - 2014

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New Bern Parks and Recreation provides a variety of affordable opportunities for individual and family leisure endeavors. From leagues and fitness, to clubs and crafts, to playgrounds and parks, to camps and after school services, New Bern Parks and Recreation has something for almost everyone. You will find many of our scenic parks include amenities such as shelters, boat slips, playgrounds, and gorgeous views of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. Our department is proud of the Special Events it sponsors throughout the year, such as the Festival of Fun and a local favorite, the Coastal Christmas Flotilla.  The Athletics Division offers numerous youth and adult sports leagues ranging from Pop Warner Football, Cal Ripkin Baseball, Industrial Adult Basketball, and Girls Volleyball.  Whether you are relishing the outdoors at one of our beautiful parks, improving your lifestyle at a local recreation facility, enjoying one of our many annual special events, or participating in one of our outstanding athletic leagues, our aim is to meet your leisure needs. Please feel free to contact us with your program ideas and requests.

  Thurman C. Hardison

“The New Bern Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to provide and enhance leisure service opportunities for our residents and visitors. We are committed to developing a quality of service that will rival any Parks and Recreation department in Eastern North Carolina, and ultimately, in the state. In order to achieve such high expectations, we will need your assistance. Feel free to visit us, or contact us by phone or email if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or ideas as they relate to programs, facilities, or customer service. We will always strive to provide the highest level of quality service. Enjoy your New Bern Parks and Recreation experience!”

City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Parks & Rec Main # (252) 639-2901
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