Albemarle Parks and Rec to unveil online registration format

ALBEMARLE — Beginning this Thursday, Albemarle Parks and Recreation will be going live with its new online registration system powered by RecDesk software. 

Now in its 57th year, the Albemarle Parks and Recreation Department is moving to an online database where users can register accounts and access programs, facilities, leagues and a calendar by logging on to 

The initial programs available are the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Ball Tournament (an adult softball league set for Oct. 30-31) as well as various Outdoor Challenge courses that include canoeing at Morrow Mountain, a trip to the North Carolina Zoo, and access to the Carolina Treetop Challenge at Rock Creek Park. 

By accessing the facilities page of the new website, users can reserve time slots at the Albemarle Soccer Complex, the Chuck Morehead Park Multipurpose Field, pool and picnic tables; similar facilities at City Lake Park and Rock Creek Park will also be available for reservations via time slots.  

While the new database will soon be up and running, health precautions have changed the scope of the programs currently offered by Albemarle Parks and Rec.  

“The City of Albemarle continues to monitor the rapidly evolving events related to Coronavirus COVID-19,” the department said in a press release back in March.  

“Following recommendations from the North Carolina Governor’s Office, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and North Carolina Department of Public Health, and the recent action from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and Stanly County Schools, the City of Albemarle Parks & Recreation Department will suspend all programs and events of 100 or more people, athletic league activities, and facility rentals at Niven Center and Waddell Center effective Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. This may change as the response to Coronavirus evolves.”