Youth Programs


Basketball season is not far away and Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department is looking for boys and girls, ages 4-12, that can show their team spirit for Aberdeen’s Basketball Teams. The cheerleaders will learn basic cheers, jumps, and kicks. Volunteer coaches and sponsors are always needed. Click here to download a Registration Form. 

Dates: November 22 - Mid February
Registration Deadline: November 12th or until full
Cost: $30 Aberdeen Residents
          $45 Non-Residents

Movies by the Lake

Join us July through October, for family movies on the big screen. Concessions will be available for purchase. Rain dates will be the same time, the following day. Thank you to our wonderful Aberdeen sponsors: First Bank, Coca-Cola, Meridian, and Fidelity Bank.

Admission: Free
Location: Aberdeen Lake Park

September 24th at 7:15 p.m. – Peter Rabbit 2 - The Runaway
October 15th at 6:45 p.m. – Cruella

Malcolm Blue Festival

At the Malcolm Blue Festival, you will enjoy artisan work of all kinds, such as blacksmithing, honey making, handcrafted jewelry, soap, lotion, cheese, and more. Children can ride in a horse drawn wagon, pet farm animals, and ride on a pony. Also, there will be live entertainment and demonstrations scheduled throughout the day.

Date: Saturday, September 18th
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person with $20 max per family
                   children 3 and under are free (tickets are cash only)
Location: Malcolm Blue Farm


Join us at the Malcolm Blue Farm for fun carnival games, inflatables, pony rides, a climbing wall, and more! There will be food vendors and ice cream. We encourage everyone to wear their best costume! This event is for children ages 15 and under.

Date: Saturday, October 23rd
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $5 for ages 2-15, all others free
Location: Malcolm Blue Farm

Tackle Loaner Program

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation has partnered with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to offer the tackle loaner program for anglers of all ages. Participants over the age of 16 must have a fishing license. The program operates just like a library. Register for free to receive a tackle loaner ID card, which allows you to check out a rod and reel. Anglers under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian complete the registration form. First-time participants under 16 years of age will receive a free mini-tackle box. Tackle loaner ID cards can be used at other participating sites in North Carolina, but rods and reels must be returned to the original loaner site. Visit for a list of other participating sites. Rods and reels can be checked out at the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department, must be checked out and in during our office hours (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), and may be loaned overnight. We do not sell bait. Enjoy fishing at Aberdeen Lake Park or Ray’s Mill Park!

For more information contact, Parks & Rec at 910-944-7275.


Town of Aberdeen Parks & Recreation Department's Fee Policy 

The Parks and Recreation Department is an agency of the Town of Aberdeen and receives municipal tax revenue paid by residents living inside the corporate limits of the Town.  Others who live outside the corporate limits are charged a higher rate for participation in our programs because they do not pay Town taxes.


The policy for application of this fee differential is as follows:

You must live inside the corporate limits of Aberdeen at the time of your registration in order to be charged the Town of Aberdeen resident rate.  All others will be charged the non-resident rate.

Refunds of fees paid for most activities will be made under certain conditions.  For allowed refunds, there may be a refund fee of up to $5.00.  Refunds are not available after the activity registration deadline except for substantial hardships.  Complete refund policy is available upon request from the Parks and Recreation Department.

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