Craven County Recreation & Parks

Craven County Recreation & Parks Creating safe and comprehensive recreation opportunities for the Craven community. For specific questions about park hours, please contact our office.
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Park Hours

Creekside Park-Sunrise to Sunset

West Craven Park-Sunrise to Sunset

Rocky Run Park- Sunrise to Sunset

Latham Whitehurst Nature Park- Sunrise to Sunset

Park hours are subject to change based on programs, seasons, and weather conditions.

Starting today, the playground at West Craven Park will be closed over the next couple of weeks as we demo our 15 year o...
12/04/2023

Starting today, the playground at West Craven Park will be closed over the next couple of weeks as we demo our 15 year old playset and replace it with a new playground! We will post updates as the project progresses.

It's not too late! Registration ($40.00) for the upcoming Winter Youth Basketball season will end tomorrow, Friday, Dece...
11/30/2023

It's not too late!

Registration ($40.00) for the upcoming Winter Youth Basketball season will end tomorrow, Friday, December 1. Late registration ($50.00) will be available Saturday, December 2 through Tuesday, December 12.

The Skills Evaluation, Coaches Meeting, & Team Placement will be on Tuesday, December 12 for the 7-9 year old division and Wednesday, December 13 for the 10-12 year old division. Both nights will begin at 6:00pm and will be held at VFL.

Practices will begin the week of January 8 and games will begin on Saturday, January 20. For more information, or to register, please visit the following link:

https://cravencounty.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=536

11/30/2023
Craven County Recreation offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24.  All parks will operate on normal...
11/22/2023

Craven County Recreation offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24. All parks will operate on normal hours.

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Craven County Government Offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24. Offices will reopen normal business hours Monday, November 27.

Have you registered for the Winter Youth Basketball season yet? Registration is scheduled to close on Friday, December 1...
11/21/2023

Have you registered for the Winter Youth Basketball season yet? Registration is scheduled to close on Friday, December 1. Late Registration ($50.00) will be available Saturday, December 2 through Tuesday, December 12.

Practices will begin the week of January 8 and games will begin Saturday, January 20.

2023-2024 Winter Youth Basketball League Dates Registration Opens: Sunday, October 1 Registration Closes: Friday, December 1 Late Registration: Saturday, December 2 through Tuesday, December 12 Skills Evaluation: Tuesday, December 12 Practices Start: Week of...

11/20/2023
11/15/2023
Congratulations to team Hits Different on winning our Youth Indoor Volleyball League's tournament! We look forward to se...
11/14/2023

Congratulations to team Hits Different on winning our Youth Indoor Volleyball League's tournament! We look forward to seeing everyone again in the spring for our Youth Beach Volleyball League- watch here and our website for details!

In observance of Veterans Day, Craven County Recreation & Parks offices will be closed on Friday, November 10th.  All pa...
11/09/2023

In observance of Veterans Day, Craven County Recreation & Parks offices will be closed on Friday, November 10th. All parks will operate on normal hours.

Congratulations to the Adult Co-Ed Softball Rec. Division Regular Season Champions, McCarthy Dental, and the Rec. Divisi...
11/06/2023

Congratulations to the Adult Co-Ed Softball Rec. Division Regular Season Champions, McCarthy Dental, and the Rec. Division Tournament Champions, AmeroChem Eagles!

UPDATE: Due to the cold weather, the concrete is taking longer to dry.  Courts will reopen Friday at 12:00.The Picklebal...
11/02/2023

UPDATE: Due to the cold weather, the concrete is taking longer to dry. Courts will reopen Friday at 12:00.

The Pickleball courts at Creekside park will be closed all day today, Thursday November 2nd as we pour a concrete walkway around the courts. Courts will open back up on Friday.

Craven County Recreation's Pickleball Courts will be closed on Thursday, Nov 2nd as we pour the concrete ribbon surround...
11/01/2023

Craven County Recreation's Pickleball Courts will be closed on Thursday, Nov 2nd as we pour the concrete ribbon surrounding the courts. We apologize for any inconvenience and expect them to re-open on Friday.

Today is the last day to register!
11/01/2023

Today is the last day to register!

Congratulations to the 2023 Fall Adult Co-Ed Kickball Tournament Champions, Barnes MetalCrafters and runners up, I’m Kic...
10/26/2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Fall Adult Co-Ed Kickball Tournament Champions, Barnes MetalCrafters and runners up, I’m Kick James, Pitch! Thank you to all teams, participants, spectators, and staff for a successful season!

Registration for the Spring season will open on February 1, 2024.

10/19/2023

Tonight's Adult Co-Ed Softball tournament games have been rescheduled for Thursday, October 26.

10/12/2023
Congratulations to the 2023 Fall Adult Co-Ed Kickball Regular Season Champions, Barnes MetalCrafters! Post season play b...
10/04/2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Fall Adult Co-Ed Kickball Regular Season Champions, Barnes MetalCrafters! Post season play begins next week!

10/03/2023

Mark your calendars!

The 2024 Neuse River Senior Games Athletic Events will be held Monday, April 22 through Friday, May 10 and the SilverArts Competition will be held Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, April 26.

Registration will begin February 1, 2024 and end on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Stay tuned for more information over the next few months!

Craven County Recreation & Parks is excited for another season of the Craven County Youth Basketball League! This Winter...
09/29/2023

Craven County Recreation & Parks is excited for another season of the Craven County Youth Basketball League! This Winter, youth basketball will be offered for boys and girls, ages 7-12.

Registration ($40.00) will begin on Sunday, October 1 and end on Friday, December 1. Late Registration ($50.00) will be available Saturday, December 2 through Tuesday, December 12.

Practices will begin the week of January 8 at Vanceboro Farm Life and games will begin Saturday, January 20 at West Craven High. For more information, or to register, please visit https://cravencounty.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=536

Paper registration forms will be available at Vanceboro Town Hall as well as the Craven County Recreation & Parks office.

Great turnout at the 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Intro. to Pickleball Clinic!
09/28/2023

Great turnout at the 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Intro. to Pickleball Clinic!

Due to the wind and rain associated with Tropical Storm Ophelia, ALL Craven County Parks will close Friday, September 22...
09/22/2023

Due to the wind and rain associated with Tropical Storm Ophelia, ALL Craven County Parks will close Friday, September 22nd at 5:00pm and reopen Sunday, September 24th at 8:00am.

Congratulations to all of the NCSG State Finals Track & Field participants! Special shout out to Neuse River Senior Game...
09/21/2023

Congratulations to all of the NCSG State Finals Track & Field participants! Special shout out to Neuse River Senior Games participant, Fay Bond, who competed in the Standing Long Jump and the Running Long Jump. Fay was the only participant to compete in the 100+ age group. How awesome!

ALL games and practices for Creekside Park and West Craven Park have been canceled for tonight, 9/13
09/13/2023

ALL games and practices for Creekside Park and West Craven Park have been canceled for tonight, 9/13

09/12/2023

Come see us at the TWIN RIVERS YMCA Welcoming Week! We will be here until 11:00am.

We're only a few short weeks away from the start of our Youth Indoor Volleyball League! Team Placements will be held on ...
09/07/2023

We're only a few short weeks away from the start of our Youth Indoor Volleyball League! Team Placements will be held on Sept. 24th at HJ MacDonald Middle School, practices will be held either Tuesday or Thursday night depending on team assignment, and games will be held Sunday afternoons. Check out the attached flyer for more info, and head to cravencounty.recdesk.com to register!

09/07/2023

Wanting to try out Pickleball but don't know what you are doing? Craven County Recreation & Parks is excited to offer FREE Introductory to Pickleball Clinics on Thursday, September 21 and Thursday, September 28 for ages 16+. These clinics will be held on the newly installed Pickleball Courts at Creekside Park.

For more information, or to register, please visit https://cravencounty.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=570 or call (252) 626-6606.

Creating safe and comprehensive recreation opportunities for the Craven community.

Last day to register is Wednesday, November 1. Come show off your Pickleball skills!
09/01/2023

Last day to register is Wednesday, November 1. Come show off your Pickleball skills!

Address

1821 Old Airport Road
New Bern, NC
28562

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+12526366606

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