Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 


The Hatteras Island Division of Parks & Recreation is located at the the Fessenden Center in Buxton. The Fessenden Center is a multi-generational facility serving all of Hatteras Island with programs and activities for toddlers, youth, adults, older adults, and families. Youth Parks and Recreation programs include a variety of classes and lessons as well as, team and individual sports, summer camps, and special events.  

Adult Newsletter

Youth Newsletter

Fitness & Activities Calendar


Youth Summer Activities

Start Smart Soccer

Coastal Maritime Camps

Swimming Lessons

Messy Mad Science Camp

Adventure Camp

Camp Champs

Chopped Cooking Camp

Start Smart Baseball

Tennis Camp

Art Camp

Claude Shields Basketball Camp

Cape Hatteras Baseball Camp

Start Smart Tennis