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Martin Marietta Park

MMP Grand Opening Flyer (2022)
Park Amenities Include:
*Adventure playground
*Canoe/Kayak access to  the Neuse River and main lake
*EcoExplore program (an initiative of the NC Arboretum)
*7+ miles of walking/biking trails (soft surface)
*StoryWalk Trail (Courtesy of Friends of the New Bern Public Library)
*Fishing opportunities (NC Inland fishing license required for ages 16+)
*2 Fishing piers
*Picnic shelters
*Observation deck
*Wildlife observation and much more!

Hours of Operation:  Daily from Dawn to Dusk. 

Martin Marietta Park is the newest and largest park in the City of New Bern Park System.  This park is located on the site of a former quarry previously owned by the Martin Marietta Corporation.  In the late 1990's the City of New Bern acquired approximately 800+ acres, primarily water.  In 2017, the Martin Marietta Corporation graciously donated 55+ acres to help form the new park.  In 2018, McGill Associates completed a Master Plan for the park site.  During the master planning process, considerable public input was received for the project. 

In late 2018, the City of New Bern received a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) Grant ($475,000) to complete phase 1 of a multi-phase project.  Site amenities included in phase 1 include:
  • Infrastructure (roads, water/sewer, electrical) (Phase 1 complete)
  • Restrooms (completed)
  • Shelter (30x80) (completed)
  • Playground (completed)
  • Walking Trails (7+ miles) (completed)
  • Canoe/Kayak launch (2 completed)
  • Fishing Pier (completed)
  • Observation Deck (completed)
  • Gravel Parking (3 completed)
In early 2019, the City of New Bern received a CAMA grant ($97,500) for site improvements such as
  • Restrooms (Completed)
  • Shelter (20x36)  (Completed)
  • ADA canoe/kayak launch (Completed)
  • Fishing Pier (Completed)
  • Soft boat launch (Completed)
  • Gravel parking (Completed)
The grand opening of phase 1 of Martin Marietta Park is scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11am.  Please join us.