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.


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.

Basketball League


Jones County teams will play in the New Bern Sunday School League. Tball (ages 4-6) and Rookies (ages 7-8) play at the West NB Recreation Center Fields. Minors (ages 9-10) and Majors (ages 11-12) play at Creekside Park, New Bern. The deadline to register is Friday, September 2, 2022. Practices will be held at Jones Senior High School Softball Field.


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.  

Kickboxing & Self Defense for Youth 

New Session starts September 13.  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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