General Information

Our Mission

To enrich the leisure needs and quality of life for citizens by providing accessible facilities, creative and diverse recreation opportunities and a safe public park system.


Fees are charged for most programs to help defray program costs. An additional fee is charged if you live outside of Orange County for programs not based on 100% direct cost recovery. There is no out-of-county fee for programs based on 100% recovery of direct costs (classes, workshops, day trips, day camps, etc.)

Where applicable, the FY 2022-2023 Out-of-County Fee is $81/individual/year. For those desiring to participate in a single activity, the Out-of-County Fee is $27 per general program or single sport or $81 for unlimited programs.

Inclement Weather Policy

Programs will be canceled if inclement weather causes poor road and/or facility conditions. Area radio/television will be contacted when broad cancellations occur. Cancellations before 5 p.m. on weekdays will be recorded on the Weather Information Line at 919-918-7373.

Inclusivity Statement

The Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that enhances the overall social, physical, and mental well-being of our entire community. We welcome participation of all individuals and groups regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, familial status, socio-economic level or sexual orientation. Please join us in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

Programs for People With Disabilities

In addition to providing inclusion support as requested, necessary or deemed appropriate in traditional programs, the Department offers some programs designed specifically for individuals with developmental and multiple disabilities including mental health, but anyone and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join the fun!