Parks and Recreation Department

The Parks and Recreation Department manages more than 400 acres of land developed for recreational use in Morganton and organizes and promotes the city's various recreation programs and events.

Parks and Recreation staff maintain two recreation centers, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a soccer complex, eleven parks, a skeet range, an extensive greenway system, and Catawba Meadows Park, which covers more than 200 acres along the Catawba River! Programs and events include youth and adult sports leagues, yearly leisure activities, instructional classes, as well as the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival.

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Rob Winkler
Parks and Recreation Director

The City of Morganton kicked off a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan process in April 2017 led by Toole Design Group and The Landplan Group South. Check this page for news and updates as the plan progresses.

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City of Morganton Parks & Recreation

Location
300 Collett St.
Morganton, NC 28655

Mailing Address
City of Morganton
Parks and Recreation Department
PO Box 3448
Morganton, NC 28680-3448

 

Rob Winkler
Director

828-438-5351
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Jennifer Nicholson
Administrative Manager
828-438-5350
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Administrative Office Assistant
828-438-5352
Programs Division  
Robert Bolick
Assistant Director
828-438-5241
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Mike Foust
Aquatic Programs Supervisor
828-438-5380
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Vacant
Mountain View Recreation Center Supervisor
828-438-5356
Maintenance Division  
Tim Knipp
Facilities Maintenance Superintendant
828-438-5371
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The City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department maintains more than 400 acres of land developed for recreational use including 11 public parks, three recreation centers, two public pools, and a four-mile greenway system.

The Parks and Recreation Department also organizes and manages the City's youth and adult sports leagues, yearly leisure activities, classes and fitness programs, senior citizen activities and trips and aquatics programs, as well as special events such as Morganton's Red, White and Bluegrass Festival.

City Contact

828-437-8863

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Staff Directory

305 E. Union St. Ste A100
Morganton, NC 28655 i Google Maps 16x16

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