Youth Programs

Hocus Pocus Halloween Hunt

Looking for a safe, fun, & free alternative to trick or treating this year? Look no further! Join us for a Halloween themed scavenger hunt at Aberdeen Lake Park. This fun filled hunt will lead you from clue to clue all over the park, and those that complete the scavenger hunt will get a prize!

The fun doesn't stop there! After the scavenger hunt settle in with your blankets for an outdoor movie on the big screen, featuring: Hocus Pocus, rated PG. Concessions will be available for purchase. Don't forget to wear your costumes!

Scavenger Hunt: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

In order to comply with the executive order for gatherings seating will be arranged in individual marked sections that are 6 feet apart to ensure social distancing. No more than 6 people will be allowed in each section. Masks will be required if outside your designated square, in the concessions line, and in the bathrooms. We hope to see you there and thank you for your compliance in our effort to keep Aberdeen safe and healthy!

The scavenger hunt may take anywhere from 30-45 minutes. Only those 16 and under are eligible for prizes.

This event is family friendly and is not designed to scare or spook anyone.

Our Fall-O-Ween event has been cancelled and replaced with this event.


Basketball season is not far away and we are 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.  Download a registration form, here.

Fees: $30 Aberdeen Residents
          $45 Non-Residents

Basketball Season Registration Deadline: December 11th or until full
First Practice: Week of January 4th (subject to change)

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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