Moore County Parks & Recreation
155 Hillcrest Park Ln.
Tel: (910) 947-2504
Moore County provides leisure services to its residents with a focus on youth, individuals with disabilities and senior citizens. The department offers a variety of athletic programs and special events for the young and young-at-heart, including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, dance, flag football, golf lessons, softball, tai chi, t-ball and tennis. Additional senior activities are also available. Check out its website for more detailed information and schedules.
Moore County Parks and Recreation has three main parks. Hillcrest Park, the largest, is the county’s recreation hub and a great spot for your next big sporting event or organizational/family picnic. Conveniently located at the intersection of US 15-501 and Hwy 22 in Carthage, the park is easily accessible from every corner of the county. This park offers a large picnic shelter, large playground area, 1.5-mile walking trail, sand volleyball courts and swings, and four baseball/soccer/softball fields. And if that’s not enough, they are even constructing a large field house.
If a quiet morning on the water with your son or daughter is what’s in order, Lake Luke Marion Park, also in Carthage, is the local fishing hole. A tree-lined trail follows the lake, and when you’re there, take a closer look: the pier and benches around the lake are made from recycled plastic. For those who live farther north in the county, you can take advantages of the facilities of Davis Park and Community Center, which hosts regular social activities and has a picnic shelter, walking trail, baseball/softball field, and playground on site for family outings