The City of Southport

Parks and Recreation

At Southport Parks & Recreation Department we work hard to make sure Southport’s children, teens and seniors are offered age appropriate activities that are fully supervised by our trained staff.

Contact Us

Heather Hemphill
Parks & Recreation Director
Cell: (910) 279-1864
Office: (910) 457-7810
heather_hemphill@southportnc.org

Maureen Moore
Program Director
Cell: (910) 279-3331
Office: (910) 457-7945
cookie_moore@southportnc.org

Southport Community Building

Where every event is special... Romantic Waterfront Memorable

Southport Community Building is North Carolina’s hidden treasure, it is a stunning setting for intimate gatherings among friends, memorable family reunions and fairy tale weddings. Call Vickie at 910-457-0665 to make your reservation. You’ll be glad you did.

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City Parks

The following is a listing of parks and other facilities that may be utilized for private use through the Parks & Recreation Department. For rental information and reservations of Facilities please contact Maureen Moore at (910) 457-7945. For rental information and reservations of Parks please contact Heather Hemphill at (910) 457-7810.

Parks & Recreation Facility Rental Agreement

Alvin C. Caviness Park

This 3/4 acre park contains 1/2 basketball court, children’s playground equipment and stage. Located on the corner of Clarendon & Owens.

Franklin Square Park

This 1 acre park’s main attraction would be its large gazebo and stage mainly used for plays and concerts.  Located on the corner of N. Howe Street and West Street.

Keziah Park

Best known for its 800-year-old Indian Trail Tree, this 1/2 acre park also has a gazebo and is located on the corner of W. Moore & Lord Streets.

Kingsley Street Park

Kingsley is a passive park with a dock extending out into the Intracoastal waterway with views of the Cape Fear River and islands.  Located on the corner of Kingsley and East Bay Streets.

Waterfront Park

Waterfront park overlooks the Cape Fear River and is equipped with a public fishing pier, sheltered picnic tables, water fountains, lights, and walkways. Located on Bay Street between Howe and Davis Streets.

Little League Complex

Under construction for baseball practice fields.

Lowe-White Memorial Park

Lowe-White Park is our largest and most varied city park. It has 2 tennis courts, 1/2 basketball court, restrooms, hiking trails, playground equipment and plenty of room for picnics and other gatherings.  Located on East Leonard Street.

Jaycee Building

This is one of our most popular rental buildings for luncheons, meetings, family gatherings and more. It is spacious with a full kitchen, tables, and chairs for custom configuration and plenty of parking.  309 N. Fodale Ave.

Southport Summer Concerts – Thursdays in the Park

6-8 pm

Franklin Square Park, N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461

Bring a blanket or a chair and come sit under the majestic live oak trees, while enjoying the sounds of Blues, Country, Easy Listening, Jazz, Motown, Pop, R&B / Soul, Reggae, Rock and more! Concerts will be every Thursday, May 31- August 30, 2018.  Rained out concerts will be rescheduled.

Concert Schedule:

May 28 – Kickoff the Season, Monday, Memorial Day. Enjoy a special concert featuring the Parrot Party (Jimmy Buffett Beach Music). 6-8 p.m., Franklin Square Park

Thursday’s:

May 31 – Blindside featuring Buddy Love (Americana)
June 7 – NC Blues Kings (North Carolina Best Blues Musicians)
June 14 – Louisa Brancomb and Friends of Distinction (Blue Grass from Georgia)
June 21 – Soul on the Beach Band (Beach Music)
June 28 – Southport Johnny and the Business (Texas Rock & Blues)
July 5 – No concert
July 12 – Dennis Walton Band (Blues Rock)
July 19 – Christine Martinez (Americana)
July 26 – Dale Mac & Still Rockin’ – Featuring Guitarist formerly with the Marshall Tucker Band  (Americana)
August 2 – Legacy (Classic Rock & Country)
August 9 – Rose Colored Glasses (Country)
August 16 – L Shape Lot Duo (Americana, Rock, Country)
August 23 – Jake Newman (Variety) and Johanna Winkel (Variety)
August 30 – NC Blues Kings (North Carolina’s Best Blues Musicians)

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MORE MUSIC!!!

Friday, May 18th Carolina Line Blue Grass Band @ Franklin Square Park
Friday, May 25th Chance Union Band (Variety) @ Franklin Square Park

Community

Programs

2018 SOUTHPORT
FRIDAY NIGHT
MOVIES

3rd Fridays, June – October
At sunset on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn

Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy a movie under the stars on the beautiful Southport waterfront

  • June 15, 2018  Kick-off the Season with the movie “Safe Haven” filmed in Southport!
  • July 20 –  Toy Story”
  • August 17 –  Paddington 2”
  • September 21 – Pirate Kids”
  • October 19 –  “Coco”

A WinterFest 2018 event!

  • December 6 –  Polar Express”

Adult Exercise

SOUTHPORT PARKS & RECREATION’S

FRESH START PROGRAM

COME JOIN US

AEROBICS

LOW IMPACT, CARDIO & TONING w/ LIGHT WEIGHTS

CLASS TIME AND DAYS:

TUESDAY 5pm – 6pm

FRIDAY 9am – 10am

$4 PER DAY OR $28 PER MONTH

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CALL: TIFFANY@910-442-6104

DANCE YOUR HOLIDAY POUNDS AWAY

“CHA CHA FITNESS”

STARTING JANUARY 4th FROM 6pm-8pm ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS

AT THE JAYCEE BUILDING ON 309 FODALE AVENUE.

$40 PER MONTH (TEE SHIRT INCLUDED)

THE FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

COME OUT AND DANCE YOUR WAY INTO YOUR BEST HEALTH EVER!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 910-457-7945

Youth Programs

CITY OF SOUTHPORT PARKS & RECREATION

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

AGES: KINDERGARTEN – 4th GRADE

$50 PER WEEK OR $150.00 A MONTH

CAMPERS WILL RECEIVE ONE CAMP TEE SHIRT TO WEAR ON TEACHER WORK DAYS AND TRIPS.

BEFORE SCHOOL 6:30am – 8:15am

AFTER SCHOOL 3:30pm – 5:45pm

IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION CALL:

MAUREEN MOORE @910-279-3331 OR 910-457-7945

BASKETBALL

Basketball Season is off to a great start.

We are extending registration until December 17th.

Also we will be holding the draft on December 17th

10:00-10:15 Ages 8-10

10:30-10:45 Ages 11-13

11:15-11:30 Ages 14-17

If you have any questions call Maureen Moore at 910-279-3331

WHERE EVERY EVENT IS WATERFRONT