Jones County Parks and Recreation works to provide recreational programs and opportunities for ages preschool through adults. The goals of our recreational sports programs are to provide fundamental sports skills, encourage fitness and activity, promote good self-esteem, and to provide mentorship and fun for youth and adults. Jones County Parks and Recreation works to promote and encourage participation for all of Jones County’s towns and communities.

National studies show that most youth get less than one hour per day of physical exercise. They also show that 40% of youth ages 13-16 are clinically obese. But youth that participate in sports have a healthier weight, earn higher grades, and are more likely to attend college. We strive to encourage participation that will promote physical fitness and provide positive self-awareness for our youth.

Our main source of marketing for new programs is fliers sent home through the public schools, social media posts, and banners/signs that will be displayed at major town intersections as reminders for new registrations. We will also promote programs and services offered by our Senior Services Department and County Library System.

Please join our Jones County NC Recreation Facebook Page for upcoming programs and announcements.

Forms

Spring Babe Ruth Softball for Girls 

Jones County Recreation will hold registration for Jones County teams to play in the New Bern Babe Ruth League at Creekside Park.  Practices will take place in Jones County. Deadline to register is February 3, 2023. 

8u -Ages 7-8
10u – Ages 9-10
12u – Ages 11-12
14u – Ages 13-14
16u – Ages 15-16

Spring T-Ball and Baseball

Jones County teams will play in the New Bern Sunday School League.  Practices will be in the county at Jones Senior High School or Pollockvsille Elementary School fields. Registration closes on Thursday, February 16, 2023. 

T-Ball – Ages 4-6
Rookies – Ages 7-8
Minors – Ages 9-10
Majors – Ages 11-12

Baseball skills and work out sessions will be announced. 

Basketball Gym

These will be Recreation Staffed scheduled Gym times at the Jones County Civic Center. There is no cost, but registration by parent/guardian/youth is required to participate. A signed Player Conduct Policy is also required to participate.

The schedule will change often so check our Facebook page, Jones County NC Recreation, for updates.

Adult Basketball League


Youth Winter Basketball League

Registration Closed. 

Cheer/Tumbling

This class will focus on strengthening basic tumbling skills. Young athletes will be taught to focus on body control, strengthening, and flexibility.  Examples of progressive movements will be rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and roundoffs.  If athletes demonstrate mastery of the basic movements, they will have the opportunity for higher level movements like walkovers and handsprings.  Samantha King is our Tumbling/Cheer instructor.  


Self Defense for Youth 

This is an after school program for ages 5-15.  

Adult Summer Basketball

Jones County Park Site Plan

Jones County Recreation Advisory Board contracted with ECU to conduct a Countywide Park Plan and Site Plan for future recreational development considerations.

The final plan can be found here.

Upcoming Events

Girl Scouts – Jones County Club

Our Jones County club embarks on learning adventures, teamwork sessions, creative crafts, and of course making new friends. For girls ages 4-18. This club will meet at the Jones County Civic Center on Wednesdays.

Jones County Recreation Department

418 Hwy 58 N
Trenton, NC 28585

Phone: 919-675-4145

Recreation Director
David Mallard

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