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Martin Marietta Park

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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 Grant ($475,000) to complete phase 1 of a multi-phase project.  Site amenities included in phase 1 include:
  • Infrastructure (roads, water/sewer, electrical) (construction in progress)
  • Restrooms (under construction)
  • Shelter (30x80) (under construction)
  • Playground (construction begins - February, 2021)
  • Walking Trails (3+ miles) (under construction)
  • Canoe/Kayak launch
  • Fishing Piers
  • Observation Decks
  • Gravel Parking
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)