Special Announcement:

Glenburnie Park's boat launch and parking lot will be closed

for repairs and renovations until further notice.

If you have any questions, please contact Parks & Recreation Administration at (252) 639-2901.


New Park Watch Program!

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Union Point Park Complex

One of the true gems of the City, Union Point Park Complex is a scenic six-acre site located at the point of the Neuse and Trent Rivers in beautiful historic downtown New Bern.  The hallmark, a recently constructed Gazebo frequently used for weddings, festivals, and various special events, highlights what is a magnificent and breathtaking view.  This complex includes a walkway bridging Union Point Park and Bicentennial Park, two boat launches, restroom facilities, picnic tables, fishing pier, grills, and a small playground. 

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Location:  210 E. Front Street

For gazebo reservations/info, call 639-2901.


Glenburnie Park

A 51-acre park located on the Neuse River, Glenburnie is North of the city. Although not completely developed, it has considerable recreation value in its natural features; Neuse River, hills, ravines and shady woodlands. Amenities include a public boat ramp with paved parking, fishing pier, four picnic shelters with parking nearby, restroom facilities, frisbee golf course and a playground. Picnic tables are located at each shelter and on the surrounding grounds for use by the public.

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Glenburnie Park is also home to the new Down East Dog Park!  With two separate fenced-in areas for both big dogs and small dogs, pets and pet owners have plenty to be excited about.  Note membership is per calendar year (January - December). Dog Park Application

City Resident cost: 

$35.00 Yearly membership

$20.00 each additional dog

$10.00 Weekend Pass (Fri. - Sun.)

$15.00 temporary membership for 1 mo.

$  5.00 per day.

Location:  340 Glenburnie Drive





Non-City Resident cost:

$43.00 Yearly membership

$28.00 each additional dog

$15.00 Weekend Pass (Fri. - Sun.)

$20.00 temporary membership for 1 mo.

$10.00 per day.


Lawson Creek Park / Jack's Island

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This is a 140-acre park located just west of the Tryon Palace on the Trent River.  Lawson Creek Park has two boat launches, restroom facilities, picnic shelter, two soccer fields, two fishing piers, a handicap walkway, one handicap fishing pier, and a walking trail.  The picnic area is located at Jack's Island which contains a walkway with picnic tables, grills and ample parking.

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Location:  1309 Country Club Road



Fort Totten Park and Field

Located between Neuse Boulevard and Trent Road on Fort Totten Drive this is a 5.4-acre site which features a lighted softball field, modular playground and tot lot, picnic shelter with grills and picnic tables, restroom facilities and street side parking. 

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Location:  490 Ft. Totten Drive


Pleasant Hill Park

With the recent addition of a new shelter, Pleasant Hill is a 4.5-acre open space park located on Highway 55 West.  It includes two picnic shelters with six tables and one grill per shelter, bathroom facilities, a playground, a horseshoe pit, a volleyball court, a walking trail, and a basketball court.

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Location:  427 NC 55 Hwy W



James Reed Lane

A small park located downtown on Pollock Street between Middle and Craven Streets, this area contains a water fountain and several benches for people to rest and relax while shopping or having lunch.


Bear Plaza

With three hand-carved wood bears, flower gardens adopted by the New Bern Garden Club, and benches to relax and take it all in, Bear Plaza is located downtown on Middle Street.



Seth West Parrott Park

Twenty-five acres and home to Kidsville, Seth West Parrott Park encompasses the West New Bern Recreation Center, four tennis courts, two lighted baseball fields, two lighted little league fields, three field houses with restrooms, one outdoor lighted basketball court, ample parking and a picnic shelter.


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Location:  1225 Pinetree Drive




D. E. Henderson Park

D.E. Henderson Park is 30 acres and adjoins Stanley White Recreation Center located at 901 Chapman Street.  This park consists of two shelters with grills and four picnic tables.  The surrounding grounds have two lighted regulation size basketball courts, two baseball fields, a soccer field, modular playground, outdoor restroom facilities, walking trail, parcourse joint-use fitcenter and ample parking.

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Location:  940 Chapman Street



George Street Park

On George Street, this 2-acre site includes a baseball field and a basketball court.  Used for tee ball games, tee ball practices, and free play basketball,  the United Senior Services building is next to this park.

Location:  811 George Street


Kafer Park

This park is located on George Street behind the new Police Department.  It has a lighted baseball field, restrooms and a concession stand. 

Location: 603 George Street




Pierce Park and Field

Pierce Park and Field is a 3.7-acre facility with amenities including two lighted little league fields with bleachers, playground equipment, restroom facilities and a small concession stand.  The fields are used for baseball and tee ball games and practices.  The park and field are located next to the National Cemetery on Oaks Road.

Location: 545 Neuse Avenue



Donald Miller Park

A one-half acre recreation area at the juncture of the Neuse River on Avenue A,   Donald Miller Park serves the needs of the surrounding neighborhood and contains picnic tables and park benches. 

Location:  100 Avenue A



Leander Morgan Park

This is a 7-acre, green-space park and contains several picknic tables. It is located on Walt Bellamy Drive.



Speight Park

Located on Simmons Street and Dr. M. L. King Jr. Boulevard, this pocket park contains picnic tables and grills and serves the needs of the surrounding neighborhood.



Tryon Village Park

With picnic tables, grills and playground equipment, this is a 1-acre residential park located on Meadows Street and Tatum Drive.



Mary White Park

Three-tenths of an acre located on the corner of Julia Clay Court and N. Bern Street, this

park was named after Mary White, the local resident who spearheaded the park's inception. 

This open-space park contains a small play area.

Location:  610 Julia Clay Street


Monk Mallard Park

Monk Mallard Park is 3 acres located on N. Craven Street and Dunn Street and includes a small playground, picnic tables and grills. 

Location:  1101 North Craven Street




Council Bluff Green

On Front Street with a view of the Neuse River, you'll find Council Bluff Green. This is an open space park which contains several benches, flower beds and a beautiful view of the Neuse River.



Lourenco Park

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Officially dedicated and opened on September 19, 2006, as New Bern's newest outdoor recreation facility, Lourenco Park is a half acre of active and passive park space.   Nestled at the foot of Lawson Creek Park, with access from Walt Bellamy Drive and First Avenue, the park offers the opportunity to kayak, canoe, fish, or park your bike and rest on one of the park benches, while reflecting on the beauty of the natural surroundings.

Location:  100 First Street


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New Bern, NC 28563-1129
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