Dare County Family Recreation Park, or Rec Park, serves as the county’s focal point for youth and adult activities.
The park features tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields and a playground. Swings, slides, a climbing wall and a covered picnic pavilion are available at the playground and nearby are a tennis practice wall and two batting cages.
Also at the site are temperature-controlled press boxes, a concession stand and restrooms.
Dare County Youth Center, located at Rec Park, serves the community as a safe after-school destination for middle and high-school students and offers many organized programs for youth and adults as well. In addition to soccer and baseball, other sports programs it hosts are gymnastics, football, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, softball, fishing, surfing and volleyball. The Northern Beach division of the Youth Center also co-sponors a number of teaching camps and activities in archery, etiquette, golf, music and the arts - along with sailing and other water sports - to name only a few.
Family Recreation Park is located behind Outer Banks Brewing Station and is within walking distance of the Kill Devil Hills Library and Post Office, the Baum Center and Kill Devil Hills Cooperative Gallery, which also offers arts and craft classes for kids. It’s also near both First Flight Middle and First Fligh High School.