Facility Directory Table List

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
The Fessenden Center serves as the central community center on Hatteras Island. Located in Buxton overlooking Pamlico Sound, the Fessenden Center is where the majority of Hatteras Island Parks and Recreation programming is held. 


  • Hatteras Island Parks and Recreation offices
  • Full size gymnasium with bleachers and lighted scoreboard
  • 40ft x 40 ft activity room
  • Kitchen
  • Restrooms
  • 2 observation decks overlooking the salt marsh and sound


  • Multi use field with backstop, dugouts, lighted scoreboard, and lights
  • Soccer goals
  • Concession stand
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Playground
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • 2 Tennis courts with lights
  • Skate Park including bowl and street park

The Fessenden Center sits on the site formerly known as the Deforest Wireless Station.  In 1902 Reginald Fessenden transmitted the first musical notes from this spot in Buxton, to Roanoke Island. 

Return to full list >>