Gary Leonhardt

Phone: (828) 438-5351

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The Parks and Recreation offices are located in the Collett Street Recreation Center, 300 Collett St.

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Collett Street Recreation Center

Morganton Aquatics Center

Mountain View Recreation Center



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Facility Use Rental Policies and Contract

Catawba Meadows Park - Game/Tournament Field Requests

Contact Us

(828) 437-8863

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info-directions map icon-60px305 E. Union St.
Suite A100
Morganton, NC 28655
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 3448
Morganton, NC 28680-3448

Parks and Recreation Department

Morganton's Parks and Recreation Dept. staff maintains more than 400 acres of land developed for recreational use. Residents and visitors have access to three recreation centers, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a soccer complex, eleven parks, a skeet range, an extensive greenway system and Catawba Meadows Park, which alone covers more than 200 acres along the Catawba River!

Parks and Recreation staff are also responsible for organizing and managing the City's youth and adult sports leagues, yearly leisure activities as well as special events such as Morganton's Red, White and Bluegrass Festival. The Red, White and Bluegrass Festival was nominated for IBMA Bluegrass event of the year for 2009, and nominated and selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events for the month of July 2011!

Upcoming Recreation Events

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Most of the events are FREE to attend!


Parks and Recreation Documents

Click the "Read more" link for a list of Parks and Recreation related documents including Adopt-A-Park Forms, disc golf course maps and score cards, maps of Catawba Meadows Park and the Morganton Greenway System, tree guides, Community Garden Application,and our Facility Use Rental Policies and Contract. You can also access the documents through the Document Center i-folder-16.


Recreation Advisory Commission

The Recreation Advisory Commission was created to investigate, study, and consider the needs of the citizens of the city for adequate and suitable recreational facilities, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and programs. The Commission advises and makes recommendations to the Council and the City Manager regarding such recreational needs. The Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council.