Interim Director of Parks and Recreation
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Welcome to the New Bern Parks and Recreation website. As we update this site, you will be able to browse 27 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.
Our Vision is to become an innovative, inclusive provider of recreation services that create community through people, parks, and programs.
If you have any questions about our facilities, parks, programs, or special events, please contact us at (252)639-2901.
New Bern Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master Plan
Help Guide the Future of Recreation in the City of New Bern!
lend us your ideas for the New Bern Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master Plan.
Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master Plan (2013)
Martin Marietta Park Master Plan (2018)
Parks and Recreation Goals and Objectives
Click here for Youth Programs currently being offered.
The City will continue to evaluate the Coronavirus situation and communicate further schedule and operational changes as necessary. We encourage everyone to heed the guidance and advice of health professionals at the CDC and the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS). To prevent the spread of illness, wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough/sneeze into your elbow. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home if you are not feeling well. And clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
The City has set up a Coronavirus resource repository, with links to information from the CDC, NCDHHS, World Health Organization (WHO) an the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on our website at www.newbernnc.gov/coronavirus.Contact Us
|Administration (facility reservations)||Nancy Donahue||252-639-2901|
|Recreation Programs||James Bullock||252-639-2901|
|Special Events||Kari Warren||252-639-2901|
|Tree Issues||Ginger Sims||252-639-2922|
|West New Bern Recreation Center||Carlie Metts||252-639-2912|
- 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.
|VIDEO: Stanley White Recreation Center Update|
Go to Rec Desk Website