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Harnett County,
North Carolina

Parks & Recreation 


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
Memorial Day Closing

The Harnett County Parks and Recreation Office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observation of Memorial Day.

The Boone Trail Community Center will be closed on Saturday, May 25th due to the Memorial Day holiday, and will also be closed on Monday, May 27th. Open Gym will not operate due to the continued closure of the gym (within potential collapse zone of the old Boone Trail School that was damaged by fire).

All other County-owned parks will run according to their normal hours of operation.

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
      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

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!

A special thanks to Manna Church Capital Area and Salmon Law Firm for partnering with us for this series! Manna Church Capital Area will be providing free popcorn and bottled water for the Angier and Campbell University showing!

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

Facing Giants Outdoor Little Library Dedication Ceremony

Our friends at Facing Giants have done it again! Our next Little Outdoor Library Box will be placed at its new home at Barbecue Creek Park (between Western Harnett High and Middle School) with a brief dedication ceremony on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6 PM! Join us for the unveiling, or even bring a book to donate to the box!

For those unfamiliar with Outdoor Little Library Boxes, they are a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite books and stories. In its most basic form, the Library Box is a book exchange whereby anyone can stop and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

A special thanks to Facing Giants for partnering with us and creating the box that will serve the community for years to come.

Anderson Creek Senior Center Bus Trip- May 24, 2019

Storytime at Anderson Creek Park

We are happy to announce, in partnership with the Harnett County Public Library, the return of Storytime in the Park at Anderson Creek Park!

Storytime in the park will return on Friday, April 26th at 10:30 AM and will run each subsequent Friday at the same time underneath the picnic shelter. Children of all ages are welcome!

Anderson Creek Park is located at 1491 Nursery Rd, Lillington, NC 27546

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