recreation and parks department

Spring Lake Recreation and Parks Department provides activities for people of all ages, with a strong emphasis on youth, through our recreation center, parks, walking trails, greenways, special activities, programs, events and other facilities. As you begin to fill your family's calendar, don't forget to include recreational opportunities the Town offers. We look forward to seeing you in our parks and programs!



The Spring Lake Multipurpose Community Center, located at 245 Ruth Street, is a state of the art facility that offers something for all ages. Adjacent to the Community Center is the Spring Lake Path to Fitness (The Walking Trail.) It is a safe and scenic way to get fit!


The Spring Lake Park System offers something for everyone of every age.  Park facilities include Mendoza Park, Wilson Avenue Park, Odell Road Park and Ruth Street Park.  From playground equipment to basketball courts to picnic tables to baseball fields, the Parks in Spring Lake are not only well maintained, they offer outdoor fun for all. Click here for a quick map of park locations.


The Recreation and Parks Department sponsors an array of sports for youth of all ages.  The program is very successful.  Each year, it grows.  Residents and non-residents can participate in the various sports the program hosts.  In order to be successful; however, there are certain expectations and conduct required of players, coaches, fans, volunteers and spectators. (for new parents registration packet and individual sports rules, click here to be taken to document page where you will find rules for individual sports.)

          CURRENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registration is currently being accepted for the 2017 baseball/t-ball/softball season.

                                                                                   Click here to download the registration form. For more information, call (910) 436-0011.


Planning for the 2017 Spring Fling is underway. Last year's event was awesome and THIS YEAR'S EVENT is shaping up to be EVEN BETTER!  Take time now to see how YOU can be a part of the EXCITEMENT that is the Spring Lake Spring Fling. Sponsorship opportunities are available and we will soon be in the process of accepting Vendor applications. Check out images from the 14th & 15th Annual Spring Fling Festival and make plans now to attend the 16th annual event! We look forward to seeing you there!


The Recreation and Parks Department offers more than just traditional sports programs.  In fact, the Department prides itself on the programs and services it offers the community.  Whether you want to "shake" it up a bit, "tap" to beat of a traditional drummer or learn a skill that just may save a life, the recreation and Parks Department has something for you. They are continuously seeking out new programs to enhance the the opportunities for the community.

                                                                   PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: All About Fitness... click here to learn more



The Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland County hasa home in the Spring Lake Rec Center. With daily activities for our youth, it is a great way to tie into our Recreational activities. For information pertaining to the Boys & Girls Club, please contact them directly at (910) 703 - 8925.


The Recreation and Parks Director is responsible for overseeing the entire Recreation and Parks Department for the Town which includes but is not limited to the Community Center, the network of Town park facilities, all recreational activities, the sports coordinated by the Town, inter-local agreements entered into by the Recreation Department, programs run out of the Recreation Department and related facilities, fitness room, budgeting and more. They are also responsible for coordinating special Town events and special gatherings.

Recreation & Parks Director: Sam Jones

Assistant Recreation and Parks Director: JC Combs

Program Coordinator: Nelson Pate


The Recreation and Parks Department can be contacted by phone, fax, mail or e-mail.
245 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390
phone: (910) 436-0011
fax: (910) 436 - 2667

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