Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources

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.


All people in Carrboro, of all races and backgrounds, will have safe and equitable access to recreational and cultural opportunities, including a connected network of parks, green space, and trails.  The Carrboro community comes together year-round through creative programming and events that celebrate the Town's history, unique essence, and diverse range of cultures through festivals, music, and the arts.

About Us

The Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department offers leisure programs and events along with eleven parks and one indoor facility.  The programs and events offered throughout the year range from instructional classes to athletic leagues to large community events, such as the Carrboro Music Festival.

Registration for programs occurs during three different registration sessions during the calendar year.  Each registration session is accompanied by a program brochure that becomes available to the public at least two weeks prior to the start of the registration session. The following table indicates when registration occurs for most programs:

Brochure Session: Winter/Spring Summer Fall
Registration Begins: Early January Early May Late August
Program Period: January-May* Late May-August** September-December

* Summer Camp Registration Begins in Winter/Spring

* *Fall Athletic League Registration Begins in Summer

Recconnect Online Registration

Managing Your Account

If you're a new customer / patron with us that wishes to register online, please register for a new account through our RecConnect website for online registration.


Once your account has been activated, your password will be sent to your primary email address.

If you have an account with us, your username is now your primary email address. First-time users to our new RecTrac registration system may enter your primary email address in the username field and your phone number (10-digits with no hypens, spaces, or parenthesis) in the password field.

If you have an existing account but have forgotten your password, click the ’Click Here’ link to the right of ’Forgot your password?’ An email will be sent to the email address associated with the account.

Please do not create a new account.

Please Note: When registering online, if you do not receive a receipt, you may not be registered.  If this happens, please contact the department at 919-918-7364 during normal business hours as soon as possible.

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Recreation & Parks Commission

The Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department serves as liaison to the Recreation and Parks Commission.

Arts Committee

The Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department serves as liaison to the Arts Committee.


Your Comments Count!

If you have a question or comment about Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department’s activities, facilities or services please call, write or stop by our offices and let us know.