Parks & Recreation

Nathanael S. Morehead Recreation Center

101 Price Street (get directions)
High Point, NC 27260
(336) 883-3506
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From time to time this facility will be closed due to weather, maintenance, or private events.  Other events and programs may be changed or cancelled.  Please click on the "Closings, Cancellations & Changes" tab on the left of this page for more information.

Hours of operation:  Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-9:00pm; Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm.

Nathanael S. Morehead Recreation Center was built in 1974.  The center is located adjacent to MHRCthe High Point Police Department on Leonard Street.  Originally the center was named the Leonard Street Recreation Center.  The named was changed in 1992  to honor Nathanael S. Morehead.

Morehead Recreation Center features a gymnasium and 3 activity rooms.  Outdoors you will find two shuffleboard courts, two multipurpose athletic fields, four horseshoe pits and a playground.  A variety of programs and activities are held at the center year round.

The Center is available for rental opportunities to the public when not in use for regular operational programs and activities.  You may rent the Center for reunions, birthday parties, wedding receptions, graduation parties or any type of family gathering you may have.  Call the Center to request a date and obtain rates.

Current Programs 


After School Program - K-5th Grade
2:30-6pm  Fee:$125 per person/per month
Program includes homework time, arts and crafts, field trips, guest speakers, movies, physical and educational activities. Afternoon transportation will be provided. Please supply a snack or money for your child.


AHOY Exercise Program
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Enjoy exercises that include seated exercises as well as stand up aerobics. The class will include line dance exercises. Fellowship with new and old friends as well as limber up those stiff joints. This group also travels bi-monthly to enjoy shopping, food and a fun getaway.


Beginner Badminton Classes - ages 18+
12-2pm  Fee:$4 per person/per class or $40 per person for the 11-week session
Through drills, skills and play, beginners learn rules, form, footwork, technique and more. Advanced players will focus on drills, strategy, and evaluation. Work up a sweat during your lunch hour and let the birdie fly! All equipment will be provided. Class runs through October 28.


Black Friday Shopping Drop Off - K-5th grade
November 27, 2015
6am-6pm  Fee:$30 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 11/25
Do you need a place for your children to go while you shop until you drop? We will be open bright and early for you to drop them off before hitting the stores.


Halloween Costume Party - K-5th grade
October 31, 2015
12-3pm  Fee:$5 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 10/29
Bring your little pumpkins for an afternoon of fun, music, food and more. Your little ones can show off their favorite costumes while dancing to child friendly hits of today.


Hip Hop Cardio - ages 18+
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month
6:30-7:30pm  Fee:$5 per person/per class
Dance your way to weight loss. Dance moves will tone muscles, increase stamina and help you achieve your fitness goals.


Pottery on Wheels - ages 55+
November 19, 2015
A relaxing afternoon of painting pottery offered by The Mad Platter, plus food and fellowship.


Saturday Morning Ballers - ages 18+
October 10, 2015
October 17, 2015
November 14, 2015
9am-12pm  Fee:$3 per person
Open gym play to enjoy a friendly atmosphere of adults playing competitive basketball.


Senior Walkers Club
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Get fit, participate in our Walkers Club. Enjoy walking in our gym and fellowship with friends prior to our exercise class that follows.


Teacher Work Day Program - K-5th Grade
October 26, 2015
November 4, 2015
November 27, 2015
7:30am-6pm  Fee:$15 per person/per day + activity fees
Deadline for enrollment: 3 days prior to date
You will be confident knowing your child is making the most of their day in our safe, supervised, and fun-filled environment. Program is available on Teacher Work Days. Parent should provide lunch and two snacks daily.


Mondays & Saturdays
6:30-7:30pm (Monday); 9-10am (Saturday)  Fee:$5 per class
Instructor: Saundra Walker
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Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That is exactly what the Zumba program is all about. This is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning fitness class that is moving millions of people towards health.


Zumba Toning
6:30-7:30pm  Fee:$5 per class
Instructor: Saundra Walker
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This exercise combines targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work with Latin infused Zumba moves to create calorie torching and strength training fitness. Students will use light weights to enhance rhythm and tone all of their target zones including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is a perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast.


High Point Parks & Recreation Department
136 Northpoint Avenue • High Point, NC 27262 • (336) 883-3469 • Fax - (336) 883-8524

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