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.


Summer Camp
Join us for summer camp

Ages:  8-12 
Cost: $50 per camper
Breakfast, lunch, snack included (excludes Thursdays – Field Trips – Pack a lunch from home) 

Week 1 – June 10-13
Theme: Life in the Carolinas
Sport: Soccer
Field Trip:  Whites Farm Gem Mining

Week 2 – June 17-20
Theme: Amazing Mazes 
Sport: Volleyball 
Field Trip: NC Estuarium

Week 3 – June 24-27
Theme: Music to Our Ears 
Sport: Basketball
Field Trip: The Filling Station and Symphony 

Week 4 – July 8-11
Theme: All American Adventures
Sport: Baseball
Field Trip:  The Wood Ducks Game 

Week 5 – July 15-18
Theme: Out of this World
Sport: Basketball
Field Trip: Neuseway Planetarium 

Week 6 – July 22-25
Theme: Slippery & Slimy
Sport: Softball & Cornhold
Field Trip: Mike’s Farm 

Week 7 – July 29-Aug 1
Theme:  Gears and Wheels
Sport: Disc Golf
Field Trip: Zing Zumm Children’s Museum 


Join us for yoga instruction taught by Stephen Parker, a registered and certified yoga teacher with 500 hours of Integral Yoga Institute training.  All levels welcome, ages 13 and up.  
Four week session begins March 5, 2024 (Tuesdays)
$35 adult/$20 teen
Daily passes $10 adult/$5 teen
Bring a mat and towel (limited supply available from rec dept).
Register on RecDesk by the link above. 

Neuse River Bridge Run  
Elementary school run teams will begin the first week of March. Student runners may join the run teams for no fee and have the option to enter the Neuse River Bridge Run for no entry fee (Pending sponsor availability, first come first served).

Each school will have a different training day after school.  The bridge run will take place on May 4 at Union Point Park in New Bern.  

Girls Softball
Jones County Recreation will be participating with Babe Ruth softball this year. We will be having local practices Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday (204 High School Lane) at 6pm and play area teams in our district.  Registration is ongoing to build teams for Spring and Fall. 

Practices will be Wednesday/Friday (204 High School Lane) at 6pm.  Soccer registration will be ongoing to build teams for Spring and Fall. fo’

Jones County Recreation Department

418 Hwy 58 N
Trenton, NC 28585

Phone: 919-675-4145

Recreation Director
David Mallard

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