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Parks & Recreation

About Us                                    
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 Foster Hughes, CPRE
Director of Parks and Recreation

Welcome to the New Bern Parks and Recreation website.  As we update this site, you will be able to browse 25 parks, 5 cemeteries, several special use facilities, youth and adult athletics, a variety of programs and year round special events.

Our department is nationally accredited through CAPRA (Commission for the Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies).

Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens through the development of sustainable facilities, parks, programs, and services that promote a lifestyle of cultural arts, physical activity and wellness for all.

If you have any questions about our facilities, parks, programs, or special events, please contact us at 252-639-2901.

Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master Plan (2013)
Martin Marietta Park Master Plan (2018)

Hurricane Florence Update 
 VIDEO: Stanley White Recreation Center Update

*The Stanley White Recreation Center is Closed until further notice, due to flooding. The City of New Bern is currently working with FEMA on this process.  


 Kidsville 2.0*

  • Sponsorships:  There is still time to purchase a playground component, tile, brick or pickets.  Click on the Kidsville Sponsorship opportunities for more details.
  • Please click on the following link for Kidsville 2.0 Sponsorship Opportunities.  
For additional information, Please call us at 252-639-2901 or click here to send an email now!  

More Information

For more information on our department, please click on the link below
Go to Rec Desk Website