Harnett County,
North Carolina

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


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Mountain Bike Trails at Anderson Creek County Park

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The Mountain Bike Trails at Anderson Creek County Park will officially open on Friday, September 15!
For an idea of what to expect if you plan to visit the bike trails this weekend, refer to the accompanying map and rules, or check out this awesome video made by Rafi Gomez with the Fort Bragg Mountain Bike Riders at 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-ReItJoVhk 


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2023 Harnett County Trail Challenge

As you have probably heard, 2023 has been designated as the Year of the Trail in North Carolina. Throughout the year, Harnett County has been promoting trails and encouraging you to get outside and enjoy nature.


During the month of September, North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Harnett County would like to challenge you to hike as many trails in Harnett County as you can and report your experiences to us. You may not know it, but there are approximately 28 miles of trail in Harnett County that are open to the public. From Raven Rock State Park to the Cape Fear River Trail in Erwin, there are many opportunities to get out and experience fun and adventure.


How does the challenge work? First, pick a trail or trails from the Google Form below that can be combined, and plan your hike. Once you have completed the hike, use the Google Form below to record your activity. Use a separate form to record each hike. The person who completes all the trails or the most trail miles is the winner (each trail will only count once for the purpose of choosing a winner). In the case of a tie, we will draw those names from a hat to determine the winner.


If you are new to hiking and would like to learn more, we will be announcing a group hike for each Friday in September on Facebook. We will begin by covering some trail basics such as the 10 Essentials, Leave No Trace, Trail Etiquette, and more, followed by a short hike on one of the trails in Harnett County.


The winner of this challenge will receive a lightweight daypack for use on your future outdoor adventures. So, beginning September 1, get out there and hit the trails. All hikes must be reported by September 30. We look forward to hearing your stories of fun and adventure!


Enjoy the journey!

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Movies in the Park







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



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Fall 2023 Barn Quilt Workshops!

Join us for one of our two Barn Quilt Workshop session this Fall!
👉 Session 1: Wed, Sept 13 and Thurs, Sept 14 from 6-8 PM
👉 Session 2: Mon, Oct 23 and Tues, Oct 24 from 6-8 PM
Registration begins on Monday, August 21, at 8 AM, and only 12 spots are available per session at $40 per person! Please visit our registration portal at https://portal.harnett.org/prod/ParksRec/portal/Home or visit the QR code on the flyer to create your account and register!


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North Carolina State Fair Senior Bus Trip

Register online by visiting https://portal.harnett.org/prod/ParksRec/portal/Home or calling (910) 893-7518.


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Storytime at Anderson Creek Park

In partnership with the Harnett County Public Library join us for the return of Storytime in the Park at Anderson Creek Park! Storytime resumes on Fridays at 10 AM beginning September 8 and running through October 13!


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



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2023 Harnett County Year of the Trail Video!

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2023 NC Year of the Trail is the largest statewide celebration of trails and outdoor recreation in North Carolina history. As part of this celebration, our wonderful friends at North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Harnett County and their talented 4-H'ers created a video that highlights the importance of our trails! This video was produced, filmed, edited, and starred in by Harnett County 4-H'ers, with most footage coming from your local parks right here in Harnett County! They did an incredible job!
Check out the video at the link below!
👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V52V6LPjMQ 

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Afterschool Care at Boone Trail Community Center & Library

Registration for the Afterschool Program at the Boone Trail Community Center & Library goes live next Monday, July 31 at 8 AM!

Link for registration 

See the flyer for more information!

*Afterschool Parent Handbook*

*Medical and Pick-Up Permission Form*


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