Announcements & News

Cookies & Cocoa With Santa

Drop by for a visit with Santa and his elves, lots of photo ops and some cookies and cocoa.  Visits are from 8-11 on December 14th at Fort Benjamin Park.  More information attached here, or call us at 252-222-5858.

Funhouse @ the Fort

The Funhouse at Fort Benjamin is an opportunity for your teen (ages 12-15) to hang out with and make new friends, have tons of fun and be themselves in a safe environment supervised by our amazing and caring staff! This event will take place December 14th from 6-8pm.  Admission is free. There will be games (Mario Kart), music, dancing and lots of fun. Bring some extra cash to enjoy the food and drinks that will be served. click here to register.

Holiday Hangout Camp

Registration is now open for our Holiday Hangout Camp!  Held at Fort Benjamin Park, this years dates are December 23, 27, 30 and 31 from 7:30am to 5:30pm.  We look forward to some fun holiday activities with your child.  Cost is $20 per day for ages 6-10.  To register click here.

NEW Yoga Class Opportunities

NEW Yoga Classes are coming to Fort Benjamin Recreation Center!  Beginning November 6th we will offer YOGA FOR ALL from 9am-10am, for all levels of yoga experience, followed by SENIOR YOGA from 10:30am-11:30am, for those 50 and better.  All classes are $5 per person, per class and will run every Wednesday with instructor Pat Sorrell.  For additional information contact Darlene Austin at Fort Benjamin Park at 252-222-5858.


Currently, Senior and Chair Yoga classes are taking place at Western Park Community Center. Yoga will benefit everyone! Improve your health, wellness, strength and endurance in just a few classes. Registered instructor, Pat Sorrell will help you reach your goals. For more information including prices, dates & times, visit our programs tab. Contact: 919.740.7535 or 252.222.5836 with any questions.

Dance Fitness

Mix your dance routine with a cardio/strength workout that will improve your range of motion and boost energy levels! Dance Fitness is for anyone who loves music, movement and wants a fun workout. Join certified instructor, Cora Brown-Green at Fort Benjamin Recreation Center on Monday & Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm. You pick your price, $4 per class or $25 a month. It's fitness like no other!

Beginner Martial Arts

Grand Master Dong's Martial Arts offers a beginner karate program for children and adults. Sessions are at Western Park Community Center on Monday & Wednesday, 4:00-4:40 (children) and 5:00-5:45 (family). To register, call 252.222.0444 or enroll online at

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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