Search Search Toggle
Slider Accent

Stanley White Recreation Center Project

The City of New Bern is undertaking a project to rebuild Stanley White Recreation Center, a staple for families in our community for decades.

FEMA Final Public Notice Document
Link to Environmental Assessment on FEMA site
Line to Environmental Assessment on NCDPS site

A Hard copy of the Environmental Assessment will be available at City Hall, the Omega Center, and New Bern-Craven County Library by Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

FEMA will hold a Public Meeting on Thursday, July 29th at the Omega Center, 800 Cedar Street, at 7pm.
This meeting is being held to discuss the Environmental Assessment process, accept Public Comment, and the next steps. 
FEMA representatives will attend this meeting in person.

Have questions or comments about the project?  CLICK HERE to email us.
We look forward to hearing from you! 

-> Agendas & Minutes
-> Board of Aldermen - Special Meeting - SWRC - June 15, 2020 - Minutes
-> Advisory Committee Information
-> Community Engagement Meeting #1 (8-31-2020)
->Community Engagement Meeting #2 (10-22-2020)
-> Frequently Asked Questions (updated 2/3/2021)
-> Public Participation Plan
SWRC/Henderson Park Geotechnical Report 
SWRC Hurricane Florence Damage Restoration Evaluation 

Stanley White Recreation Center Survey Results as of March 23, 2021 - CLICK HERE

Stanley White Recreation Center - Conceptual Design - Committee Presentation (2-2-2021)

Stanley White Recreation Center - Design Plan - Governing Board Presentation (2-14-2023)

Committee Members:  Ex-Officio Members 
Leander Morgan, Jr.  2nd Ward Alderman/Alderwoman
Talina Massey Director of Parks & Recreation
Kurtis Stewart  
James Woods  
Bernard White  
Reginald Pender  
Elijah Brown  
Barbara Lee  

The Stanley White Recreation Center is a key part of the history and "story" of the Duffyfield area of New Bern.  It's presence has been sorely missed since it was substantially damaged during Hurricane Florence in 2018.  The City is excited to launch the planning efforts to rebuild the facility!  The project is in the early stages of Design and Programming and we need your help to understand the needs of the community.

The City of New Bern Parks and Recreation Department is managing the project.  The City has contracted with the Architecture/Engineering Firm, CPL, to lead Public Involvement and Design of the new facility.  The Board of Aldermen have appointed the Stanley White Recreation Center Advisory Committee to advise the Design Team during project development.

The Project schedule is shown below.  It is broken into two phases:

Phase 1.  August through October
Public Engagement - During this process, the City will engage the public to determine "what goes in" the new building.

Phase 2.  October through January (2021)
Programming and Schematic Design - During this process, the City will refine the priorities defined during the Public Engagement process and determine estimated costs.

For more information about this project, contact Kari Warren, Director of Parks and Recreation at (252)639-2901.