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As of Monday, September 14th, 2020: In accordance with Phase 2.5 of the North Carolina Coronavirus Response, all Carteret County Parks & Recreation locations are currently open to the public, at limited capacity. All open areas, fields, trails, beach access points, playgrounds, and public restrooms are open for daily use.
In addition, the following facilities will be open during designated operating hours:
  • Carteret County Parks & Recreation Main Office: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. For more info, call:
    (252) 808-3301.
  • Fort Benjamin Recreation Center: Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm, Sat. 9am-2pm. For more info, call:
    (252) 222-5858.
  • Western Park Community Center: Mon-Sat, based on schedule of events. For more info, call:
    (252) 222-5836.
Shelter are open to parties of 50 or less, and can be reserved here

Teen Night @ The Fort

Join us Friday, January 29th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Fort Benjamin for an evening of FUN! We will have MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS and MORE!!! This event is open for youth ages 12-15, registration is $5/participant. Don’t wait, register today! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the Program Page.

5k Run/Walk for Life Jan 23rd-30th

The 6th Annual - 5k Run/Walk for Life is a fun filled family event with the proceeds benefiting the Havelock Pregnancy Resource Center and other agencies that promote quality of life. The race will be “virtual” and a “virtual” 1-Mile Fun Run has been added. Online Registration at For more information click here.

Yoga For All

Yoga is for everybody and every body.  All levels is just that, yoga for beginners to seasoned practitioners.  Class is open to all adults and is a continuous program, Tuesday's from 9am-10am.  For more information or to register please contact Pat Sorrell, or at 919-740-7535.
If you're ready to become the happiest, healthiest version of you, get your spot now!

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is back at Western Park Community Center! Join us Thursday mornings beginning November 5th from 11:00am to 12:00pm for professional Chair Yoga guidance from instructor Pat Sorrell. Chair Yoga is open to all ages, and registration is only $10 per session. To register, contact Pat at, or 919-740-7535.

Additional Information

For a complete list of programs, exercise classes, activities and more, visit our Programs tab located at the top of the page. From there you will find a detailed schedule of each program we are currently offering. You can also create an online account to make future registration fast and convenient!





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