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Athletic Field Status Update

All Park Facilities are open.
For daily updates on the status of Park Athletic Fields, please call (252) 728-8484.

Beach Run Series 2022

Beach Run is BACK!

The Carteret County Annual Beach Run is a series of seven races perfect for all ages and skill levels. Race options include 1 Mile, 5K, and 10K (Race #7 is 1 Mile and 5K only). All runs take place on the sand in Atlantic Beach.

Participants have the option to register for all seven races, or separately. Registration for all seven races includes an official 2022 Beach Run T-Shirt. To register today, visit the following program pages:


Registration and check in for Race #7 is from 5:15-5:45 PM. Race START TIME AT 6:00 PM. Series award ceremony to follow immediately afterwards.

Youth Beach Volleyball

Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department and Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department are partnering up to offer Youth Beach Volleyball once again this fall! All practices and games will be held at the Atlantic Beach Circle Volleyball Courts. Matches will be held throughout September and October. Registration is by age group. All boys and girls are welcome! Residents of Morehead City can register through the Morehead City Parks & Recreation website. All other players may register at the following program pages:


For more information, contact AnMarie Ivester at 252-808-3301 ext. 8157.

Kids Cooking Class

Join us for fun food and kitchen activities that allow your child to gain some experience in the kitchen, at Fort Benjamin on August 24th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We will be whipping up fruit tacos and more for our back-to-school class! Drop off your child for some afternoon fun and skill-building! This program is for children ages 6 to 8. To sign up today, visit the Program Page.

Teen Night @ the Fort

Teen Nights are BACK! Join us Friday, August 26th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Fort Benjamin for an END OF SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA! We will have MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS and MUCH MORE!!! This event is open for all 6th through 9th grade youth. Don’t wait, register today! Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Visit the Program Page for more information, or contact Paul.

Youth Archery Camps at Eastern Park

Our Youth Archery Camps are coming to Eastern Park this Summer! This is a great opportunity for your child to learn the skills of archery in a safe setting! Camp runs Monday through Friday, August 15th through August 19th, and are open to youth ages 8 through 15. For more information, contact Lynnette by email or at 252-222-5836.

Yoga for All

Yoga is for everybody and every body! This is yoga for all levels, from beginners to seasoned practitioners, open to all adults. Continuous classes are held on Tuesday mornings from 9:00am to 10:00am, in the exercise room at Fort Benjamin Recreation Center.
For more information or to register today, contact instructor Pat Sorrell at pat2sorrell@gmail.com or 919-740-7535.
If you’re ready to become the happiest, healthiest version of you, get your spot now!

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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