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
Movie in the Park at Lillington River Park!

In partnership with Lillington Parks and Recreation, we will be presenting an Outdoor Movie Night at their Town of Lillington, NC River Park! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets out to the River Park on Friday, July 26th to enjoy the movie Dumbo with us! The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase.

Celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month by Playing Parks & Recreation BINGO

Get ready to get in the game this July with Harnett County and celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month by participating in a Parks & Recreation BINGO game.

Harnett County, in partnership with the National Recreation and Parks Association, Towns of Angier, Coats, Erwin, Lillington, City of Dunn, Cape Fear River Adventures, and Raven Rock State Park, has created a BINGO game that includes various recreation themed activities across the county during the month of July. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to get outdoors, have some fun, learn more about their local parks and trails, and win some cool prizes by participating in our BINGO game. We'd love to see you in action as your completing the recreation themed activities. Tag us on social media @HarnettCounty and use the hashtag #GameOnHarnettCounty.

For more information on how to play Parks & Recreation BINGO and to download your BINGO card, visit: http://www.harnett.org/publicinfo/parks-recreation-bingo.asp 

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

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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