Ayden Arts and Recreation offices are located in the former Ayden High School at 4354 Lee Street. The Department is lead by Tommy Duncan, Arts and Recreation Director. Athletic Programs are planned and lead by Stephanie Hayes, Athletic Programs Supervisor and Terry Blount, Athletic Programs Assistant.

The Recreation Department is responsible for Ayden's Parks:  J.J. Brown Park (New Street), Veterans' Park (Third Street) and the Ayden District Park (3864 Jolly Road).  The District Park is home to the popular splash pad (open during Pitt County Schools Summer Recess months).  All three parks have picnic shelters available for rent.  For more information on rental fees, click here:

facility rental fees 

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For program information and to register for sports or classes, click here:  https://aydenartsandrec.recdesk.com/RecDeskPortal/

Annual Special Events (please see event calendar for date/time)

Ayden Safe Night Out Halloween Carnival
Ayden's Sp'Egg'tacular Easter Egg Hunt
Family Splash Day
Father-Daughter/Mother-Son Dance

Community Center Classes

Ladies Aerobics: meets Tuesday and Thursday in the Activity Room from 6-7p.m. The class is instructed by Gail Smithson.  Cost is $15 per month or $2 per class.
Senior Aerobics: meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Activity Room from 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.  The class is hosted by Pitt Community Schools. There are no fees to participate.
Senior Exercise Class: meetings Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the exercise room from 9:30a.m. to 10:30a.m.  The class is supervised by Margaret Butler.  There is no cost to participate.
Weaving: Wednesday's from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The class is taught by Catherine Billingsley. There is a $55 per quarter fee to participate.
Karate Class: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm. The cost is $20 per month for ages 3 to 7 and $25 per month for ages 8 and up. The class is instructed by Sensei Tim Garris. For more information, please contact Sensei Garris at (252) 902-7021.
For information about Art Classes, go to the Arts and Entertainment portion of the website!

Recreation Department Location and Staff:
4354 Lee Street
P.O. Box 219
Ayden, NC 28513

Tommy Duncan, Director
(252) 481-5837


Stephanie Boswell, Athletic Program Supervisor
(252) 481-5838