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Harnett County,
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The objective of the Harnett County Parks and Recreation Department is to provide with the assistance of volunteer community organizations, and other local, state, and federal agencies, a broad and comprehensive program of leisure recreational opportunities and facilities for all citizens regardless of age or disability within budgetary limitations.

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Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM- 5:00PM

Important Announcements
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The Harnett County Parks and Recreation main office will be closed on Friday, April 10 in observance of Good Friday.

Harnett County parks and trails, with the exception of Anderson Creek County Park, will be operating on a normal schedule April 10 through April 12.

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In an effort to help minimize cases of COVID-19 within the County, Anderson Creek County Park is closed until further notice. For ongoing COVID-19 related updates within Harnett County, please visit

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult and unprecedented time.

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In an effort to help minimize cases of COVID-19 within the County, playground structures at Barbecue Creek County Park and Boone Trail Community Center & Library are closed until further notice. Restroom facilities at all County-owned parks, including the Cape Fear River Trail Park in Erwin, will also be closed.
For ongoing COVID-19 related updates within Harnett County, please visit
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult and unprecedented time.

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Status of Local Parks and Recreation Departments Due to COVID-19

See below for the current status of local town/municipality Parks and Recreation Departments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Town of Lillington 910-893-2864:
    • All spring sports are postponed until May 16
    • All activities at the Lillington Community Center are cancelled during this period as well
  • Town of Angier 919-639-6567:
    • All organized activities are suspended until May 15
  • City of Dunn 910-892-2976:
    • The remainder of the indoor soccer season in cancelled
    • Miracle League spring season is cancelled
    • Baseball, Softball, and Tee-Ball season is postponed until May 18
  • Town of Erwin 910-897-5840:
    • All recreational activities postponed until May 15
  • Town of Coats 910-890-4946:
    • All adult and youth sports activities are postponed until May 15
    • Coats Park playground areas and restrooms are closed until further notice beginning March 23, 2020

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Spring 2020 Movies in the Park

Be sure to bring your blankets and camping chairs for seating, and be sure to bring out the whole family and share with others!

- For updates and details on movie locations, follow Harnett County Parks and Recreation on Facebook!

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2020 Church Softball League Meeting

*The mandatory meeting for 2020 Harnett County Church Softball League team captains will be at the Harnett County Public Library in Lillington (601 S Main St, Lillington, NC 27546), on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM. The team entry fee will be $550 for men's teams and $500 for women's teams.*

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2020 Mid-Carolina Senior Games


In order to keep our participants safe during COVID-19 pandemic the Mid-Carolina Senior Games has postponed all events including SilverArts until further notice. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, April 17.

We will continue to give updates as new plans are developed for the 2020 Mid-Carolina Senior Games. Thank you for your understanding.

HARNETT COUNTY SENIORS! Now is the time to register for the Mid-Carolina Senior Games that take place from April 8th-27th, 2020! The Mid-Carolina Senior Games is available to anyone that is a resident of Cumberland, Harnett, or Sampson County, and turns 50 years of age or better on or before December 31 of the current year.

A full schedule of events for the 2020 Mid-Carolina Senior Games can be found by clicking here.

The early bird deadline that saves you $5 ends on February 26th and all registration ends on March 18th. There are many events to choose from including cornhole, pickleball, football/softball toss, track events, and many more!

If you would like to register online and get $1 off the normal registration fee, please click here. If you would like a physical paper form, we have them available at our offices from 8 AM-5 PM at 420 McKinney Parkway in Lillington. Please contact us at (910) 893-7518 for more information!

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New Program and Rental Registration Portal

Harnett County Parks and Recreation program and rental registration is now electronic! Below are the steps to create your account and register online:

  • Click the link here to reach the Registration Portal
  • Click on “New Account” in the upper right hand corner of the page
  • Fill out the required fields to set up your account

To sign up for programs like Summer Day Camp and Afterschool Care, you can register your children by adding them as “Dependents” under your account profile

  1. To access this, after you login, click “Profile” in the upper right hand corner of the home page and scroll down to the “Relationships/Dependents” section and select “Add”
  2. After completing this, their names/ages will appear for any registrations in a drop down box for selection when selecting a program to add to your cart
  • You are now setup to register for programs through the Portal and can even pay by credit card!
    1. Select “Browse Classes” for program registrations
    2. Select “Browse Facilities” and to initiate a request for a facility rental (picnic shelter, ballfield, etc.)

To request a rental of a facility, field, or shelter:

  1. Select “Browse Facilities” on the main portal page
  2. Select your desired rental date under the “Available Date” section and your desired Location under the “Location” drop down box on the Facility Browse page and hit the green magnifying glass
  3. Find your facility and select “Register” to the right
    1. Please note that for picnic pavilions at Anderson Creek Park and Barbecue Creek Park, you should select the “Hourly” option unless you are planning on booking for an entire day (in which you would select the “Full Day” option)
  4. Select your desired start time and end time at the bottom of the page, enter # of attendees, check the terms and conditions box in the upper right hand corner and select “Add to Cart”
  5. Continue through the process until you receive the option to “Pay Later”; select it
  6. You will receive a copy of your request; Please give our staff approximately three (3) business days to review your request and we will notify you of you approval or denial, and will contact you for payment.
    1. Approved rentals can be paid for by Credit Card over the phone, or under your online profile under the “Invoices” section
    2. Payment by cash or check must be made either in person at our main office during business hours, or by mail to our PO Box (info below)

Harnett County Parks and Recreation Main Office Info
420 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, NC 27546 (physical address)
PO Box 816, Lillington, NC 27546 (mailing address)
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM-5 PM

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