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COUNTY OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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

Blood Drive at Fort Benjamin

Come join us at Fort Benjamin for a very special blood drive on Dec. 5th from 10am-2pm and Dec. 9th from 9am-3pm. This is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Carteret County! Sign-ups are available through the Red Cross website.

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 pat2sorrell@gmail.com, or 919-740-7535.

Yoga For All

This Yoga class is for all levels of yoga, from novices to seasoned yogis joining, learning and teaching each other in an early morning yoga flow class.
We will meet at Fort Benjamin Park, 100 McQueen Blvd. Newport NC every Tuesday at 9am.  This class is for anyone with the desire to practice yoga.
*** YOU MUST REGISTER MONDAY NIGHT BEFORE 9PM. ****
To Register text: 919-740-7535
Classes are currently being held in the exercise room, following social distancing guidelines.  The cost is $10. Bring your own mat and any props you may need. Don't forget your water.

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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