Parks and Recreation Facilities

Centers & Offices


Administrative Offices

102 East 2nd Street
(252) 975-9367
Open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Headquarters for Parks and Recreation operations.
Handles program registration, facility and event planning, and contract administration.


Moore Aquatic & Fitness Center 

Susiegray McConnell Sports Complex, 101 Airport Rd.
(252) 948-9420
Open 6 am – 7:30 pm, Monday – Thursday; 6 am-6 pm, Friday; 10 am – 4 pm,
Saturday; closed Sunday

Houses a 25-yard indoor swimming pool, wading pool, fitness room with weight and cardiovascular machines, meeting room, tanning deck. Use is by membership. Daily open swim periods offered for non-members.


Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center (Senior Center of Excellence)

E. Peterson Building , 310 W. Main St., 1st Floor, Suite 100
(252) 975-9368 – Main Office
(252) 975-4469 – Beaufort County Senior Information & Referral Service
Open 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday-Friday

Headquarters for programs, meetings and activities for senior adults (ages 55 and older). Houses two small banquet rooms which convert to one large room with an adjacent kitchen, media room, fitness room, billiards table and computer lab.


Bobby Andrews Recreation Center

231 E. Seventh St.
(252) 975-9644 (for reservations)
(252) 975-9309

Houses a gymnasium. When not reserved for organized sports, gym is available for:

  • basketball
  • adults free-play
  • Multi-purpose room (rental)
  • Concession stand (rental)
Parks & Playgrounds


Havens Gardens Park

1001 Park Drive
(252) 975-9644 or (252) 975-9636 (for reservations)
Park hours year-round are sunrise to sunset.
Restroom facilities hours are as follows:
March-April & September-October 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (weather permitting);
May-August — 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; November-February — closed.

Two covered picnic shelters, all-inclusive playground equipment, fishing pier and open grass areas for volleyball, tag football and other activities.  For a small charge, groups may reserve picnic shelters. No fees are charged to Beaufort County school groups.

No driving on the grounds


Festival Park

119 Water Street
(252) 975-9644 (for reservations)

Performance gazebo, picnic shelters, nautical themed playground equipment, open lawn space and restroom facilities.


Stewart Parkway

Located on the north shore of the Pamlico River, Washington’s Downtown waterfront is the centerpiece of the city, and the location for many entertainments and special events, concerts, and fireworks displays.

A 3/8 mile long brick promenade connects with another 3/8 mile of elevated, lighted boardwalk through the wetland area east of the North Carolina Estuarium and provides scenic views of the river and sunsets that are popular with walkers. Along the walkway are a children’s playground, picnic tables, swings, and the band shell and gazebo in Festival Park. The North Carolina Estuarium has exhibits about the local environment, and offers daily tours on the river. And the Little Washington Sailing School introduces local youngsters to sailing.

An integral part of the downtown waterfront are the Washington Waterfront Docks, a city marina that offers dockage and services for visiting boaters. Free dockage is available for those who want to explore the downtown are, shop, or eat in one of the many restaurants. A floating dock is a great spot to pick up friends, or to launch your kayak or canoe.

For reservations call 252-940-1231


7th Street Playground and Park

231 E 7th Street
(252) 975-9644 (for reservations)

Sixth Street behind the Bobby Andrews Recreation Center
Playground equipment, picnic tables, and small open grills for picnicking. Enter the parking lot from Fifth Street/John Small Ave. Restroom facilities are available inside the recreation center when open. Large shade trees and nearby basketball courts make this a popular area.


Bug House Park

121 North Charlotte Street

Playground equipment, picnic shelter and picnic tables.


Beebe Park

1101 North Bridge Street
(252) 975-9644 – For Reservations

Bridge and Eleventh streets across from the Boys & Girls Club
Large open space, shelter and walking circuit.


Veterans Park

404 East 3rd Street
(252) 975-9644 – For Reservations

Memorial statues and plaques, formal memorial area, and open lawn space


Pierce/Third Street Mini-Park

West Third and Pierce streets
Picnic tables, park benches, and playground equipment.


Washington Off-Leash Dog Park

601 East 4th Street Park is completely fenced in and has segregated areas for dogs 20 lbs. and under and medium/large dogs.  Amenities include over ½ acres of land, water areas, poop stations, benches for owners, shade trees.  For more information and a list of the rules, click here.



Jack’s Creek Greenway

Located along Jack’s Creek Greenways are linear parks. A place where people can walk, jog, ride bicycles, and enjoy nature.

Athletic Sites

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Susiegray McConnell Sports Complex

101 Airport Road

Soccer fields, lighted youth softball and baseball fields, concessions area, restroom facilities, playground, picnic tables, walking trail, and aquatic & fitness center. This facility has been made possible by a $1 million gift in memory of Susiegray Moore McConnell, a native of Washington, by her husband John P. McConnell of Raleigh, plus additional public funds.


Todd Maxwell Complex

245 Plymouth Street (end of West Third St.)

Tommy Warren Jr. Memorial Field & John Smith Memorial Field and restrooms. Todd Maxwell Fields are used for the Washington Youth Baseball League.


John Cotten Tayloe Elementary School (Joint Use with schools)

Tarboro St. and to the south of the school entrance.
Dick Jones Fields are used for the Girls Softball Leagues.



PCM Skatepark

231 E. Seventh Street
(252) 975-9644 – (for waiver information)

This 8,000 square feet concrete skatepark is located next to the Bobby Andrews Recreation Center on Seventh Street and is named in memory of Patrick Harris Cochran. For more info go to the PCM Skatepark website.

photo credit: Soundside Group