Open Recreation

All Ages Welcome

Open Recreation is a great opportunity for members of the community to take advantage of and get to know the recreation centers in the City of Jacksonville. This program allows registered youth and families the opportunity to come and utilize the recreation center (open recreation is not available during summer camps). Various athletic equipment and games will be available. 

Weekday Program Information

11 AM - 1:30 PMMonday - FridayJacksonville Commons Recreation Center
100 Recreation Lane
Jacksonville, NC 28540
9 AM - 12PMMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
*Closed on days that Clyde Erwin Elementary is in intercession.
Jack Amyette Recreation Center
1825 South Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540
9AM-12PMMonday - FridayKerr Street Recreation Center
36 Kerr Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540
9 AM - 3PMMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
*Closed on days that Northwoods Elementary is in intercession.
Northwoods Recreation Center
621 Henderson Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540


  • City residents: Free
  • Non-City residents: $25
  • Please bring photo ID and if participant is a minor, parent/guardian must sign waiver.

Adult Recess

Let's have some backyard fun! Join us to play kickball, capture the flag, dodgeball, or any other school yard games. Games will be decided upon as participants show up. 

  • Commons Recreation Center, 100 Recreation Lane
  • Ages 18+
  • Saturday, May 20
  • 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Free