Morehead City Public Parks

Big Rock Stadium – 2714 Mayberry Loop Road (12.5 acres)

  • Home of Puck O’Neal Baseball Field with stadium bleachers, restrooms, and exercise trail.  American Legion Post 46 and the Morehead City Marlins play their home games at O’Neal Field from May – August.

Bryant Street Pond – Bryan & Webb  Street (2.77 acres)

  • Pond with bench and sidewalk.
City Park – 1001 Arendell Street (1.4 acres)
  • Gazebo, grills (2), playground, restrooms, Train Depot (meeting and group rentals).
Jaycee Park – 807 Shepard Street (.25 acres)
  • Leisure waterfront park with benches (6), concert stage, covered bench swings (2), covered picnic tables (2), parking, piers (8th & 9th Street), and restrooms.
Katherine Davis Park – 601 Arendell Street (1.7 acres) 
  • Open space park leased from the NC Railroad Company.
Mitchell Village Park – 4907 Holly Lane (2 acres)
  • Neighborhood park with covered bench swings (2), gazebo, grills (2), playground, and public water access.
Piney Park – 2717 Bridges Street (.75 acre)
  • Open space park with picnic tables (2).
Recreation Center – 1600 Fisher Street (8 acres)
  • Indoor – Art classroom, exercise classroom (aerobics, tai chi, yoga, zumba), fitness rooms (cardio & weight machines), gymnasium, and meeting rooms.
  • Outdoor – basketball court, football/multi-purpose field with lights, picnic shelter, pier, and playground.
Rotary Park – 2200 Mayberry Loop Road (15.2 acres)
  • Soccer fields (6), outdoor basketball courts (2), picnic shelters (2), grills (2), restrooms, and an exercise loop trail.
  • The exercise trail is a .89 mile loop around the park perimeter of Rotary Park and Big Rock Stadium.
  • Seashore Soccer League uses Rotary Park for their youth soccer fall and spring programs.
Snookie Wade Park – 800 Bay Street (.25 acres)
  • Open space park with a bench (1)  and a picnic table (1).
Shevans Park – 1501 Evans Street (2 acres)
  • Gazebo, large playground, picnic shelters (2), grills (2), restrooms, and tennis courts (4) with 2 lighted courts.
Sugarloaf Island (22.05 acres)
  • Boat or kayak accessible natural park area with floating dock, restrooms, and nature walk trail. Sugarloaf Island is located across from the downtown Morehead City waterfront.


Atlantic Beach Public Parks

Atlantic Beach Town Park –  917 Fort Macon Road

Located at the Coral Bay Shopping Center across from the Atlantic Station

  • playground, picnic area


Emerald Isle Public Parks

Blue Heron Park

Located behind Town Hall, 7500 Emerald Drive, and adjacent to Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Community Center.

  • Basketball court, bike rack, fossil pit, gazebo, grill, playground, picnic pavilion, 2 lighted tennis courts, restrooms

Oak Woods Park

Located just off Coast Guard Road at the intersection of Pinewood Place and Ocean Oaks Drive in the Ocean Oaks subdivision.  No parking.

  • Playground, bike rake

Emerald Isle Woods Park

41-Acre park located off of Coast Guard Road, turn right before reaching Deer Horn Dunes. Open year round from sunrise to sunset.Leashed pets allowed; must be on a six foot leash.  Owners are subject to pooper scooper law.  $50 fine for violators.   No fee.  Reservations are not accepted.  First come, first serve.

  • 4 Grills, handicapped accessible, floating dock, NC bird trail, picnic pavilion, pier, restrooms, walking and hiking trails


Beaufort Public Parks

Freedom Park – 201 Freedom Park Rd.

  • Adult and youth fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, restrooms


Swansboro Public Parks

Municipal Park

A diversified 18-acre community park with entrances on both Commerce Drive and Main Street Extension.

  • Soccer fields, a picnic pavilion, tennis courts, a basketball court, a beach volleyball court, a playground, small picnic shelters, a nature trail, and a concessions/restrooms building

Bicentennial Park

Located on the shores of the White Oak River along the Swansboro waterfront, includes areas on both sides of the White Oak River Bridge.

  • A fishing dock, picnic facilities, a brick walkways and a boardwalk, benches, historical information, and restrooms

Ward’s Shore Park

Located on Water Street just south of downtown, is a passive park facility located directly on the water at the “turning basin” of the Intracoastal Waterway.  A great place for viewing boats and Pelican Island.

  • Picnic tables, seating, and a rain garden area.

Riverview Park

Located directly off NC 24 (Corbett Avenue) between Main and Elm Streets, features hundreds of feet of elevated shoreline walkways along the White Oak River and an excellent view of Jones Island, an element of Hammocks Beach State Park. Both a scenic overlook and a roadside park, Riverview has two covered observation shelters – each of which has binoculars or a telescope for enhanced viewing – and three picnic shelters.  The park also offers interpretive signage about the coastal environment and has a generous parking area constructed with environmentally-friendly pervious pavers.