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Effective Tuesday March 17th -  In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 the Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department has suspended all recreation programs until further notice.  Additionally, Fort Benjamin Recreation Center and Western Park Community Center will be closed including any building rentals or events, as well as all County park playgrounds and bathrooms.  County Beach Access locations are also closed including Salter Path, Radio Island and Harkers Island beach access. 
Anyone having essential business with our department is asked to call ahead. Please remember – this is a rapidly evolving situation and these plans and dates are subject to change without notice.
If you have questions regarding specific programs or events, please call our office using the following contact numbers.
Main P&R office: 252.808.3301
Fort Benjamin Recreation Center: 252.222.5858
Western Park Community Center: 252.222.5836

Mother & Me Tea Party

Join us on Saturday, June 27th from 10 am to noon for our first Mother Daughter Tea! Dress to impress, walk our mini runway and show off your favorite outfits, your favorite hats, or both!  Enjoy some tea and refreshments, play some games, and visit with friends. There will be lots of photo ops, light music, and fun for mothers/daughters and grandmothers/granddaughters of all ages. Location is Ft. Benjamin Recreation Center.  Cost is $10 per family.  For registration and more information, click here. We hope that you will join us! 

Carteret County Gaming and E-Sports Interest Survey

Are you a gamer, interested in seeing future events and programs built around your interests? We are currently accepting feedback from our community through a quick survey, located here. Your answers will help us to develop activities related to gaming and e-sports.

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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