Recreation & Conference Center

The recreation department offers athletic programs for youth, along with classes, trips and events of various natures for all ages. Fees vary according to program. Programs are directed towards county residents.


Classes, events, trips, etc. are advertised through:

  • Flyers
  • Mailing lists
  • Posters
  • Public service announcements
  • Word of mouth
  • Etc.

Master Plan

View or download the Recreation Master Plan (PDF).

View our Parks and Facilities.

Conference Center

Burke County is leasing space for special events at the Foothills Higher Education Conference Center. Conveniently located near Interstate 40 off Exit 105 at 2128 South Sterling Street, Morganton, North Carolina, the spacious multipurpose room offers a total of 14,710 square feet, room capacity of 700. A kitchen is available for catering. Click here for complete information and reservations.

Conference Center Documents