Parks & Recreation

The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities, programs and services for both residents & visitors alike. Folks of all ages are certain to find an activity for their enjoyment. Click on one of the links to the left to explore more of what's currently being offered and be sure to review our Leisure Lane newsletter! Don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments or suggestions.  Have fun and enjoy beautiful Emerald Isle!

The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Department's area of the Municipal Complex includes a community center, an outdoor basketball court, two tennis courts, a picnic shelter and a playground with adjacent restroom facilities.

Alesia Sanderson

Director of Parks and Recreation

Alesia is a 1984 graduate of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Recreation Services. She became Director of Emerald Isle Recreation and Parks in August, 1989. Prior to that she served as Program Director for Craven County, Youth Director for Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, Athletic Director for Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, Recreation Services Coordinator for Resort Services. 


(The Community Center is currently closed due to COVID-19 until further notice)

Monday 8am-9pm
Tuesday 8am-9pm
Wednesday 8am-9pm
Thursday 8am-9pm
Friday 8am-9pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Sunday Closed


The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Department Community Center is located on Leisure Lane.  From Emerald Drive (Hwy 58) turn north (toward the sound) onto Leisure Lane which is directly across from the Emerald Isle Realty Office at Mile Marker 19, the Center is at the bottom of the hill on the left, basketball and tennis courts on your right.


Location Map

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 16, 2020 6:30:00 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:30:00 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:30:00 PM
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