Stedman Recreation Center

175 Circle Drive, (910) 433-1440
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 1-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm



Youth Open Gym

Participants must have a permission form completed by a parent or guardian to participate. Participants must be signed in by an accompanying adult. Youth Open Gym begins Sat., April 1.
17-under yrs; Sat.; 12:45-2:45 pm; Free

Adult Open Gym

Participants must complete a waiver to participate. Participants will be required to present identification. Adult Open Gym begins Sat., April 1.
18+; Sat.; 2:45-4:45 pm; $2/person

Walking Track

Enjoy a cardio workout on your down time; utilize the walking track around the baseball field. For those keeping count, 5 times around the track equals a mile!
All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 2 pm-dusk; Sat.; 9 am-dusk; Free

Stedman Mile Club

Join the Stedman Mile Club. Enjoy an evening stroll or run as a family, gather up some friends, or come out and make some new ones. The mile club is a fun way to socialize with residents of the community while getting the necessary exercise. Stop in the Recreation Center during our operating hours to record your miles and at the end of the month we will have prizes for the top 3 finishers.
All Ages; Mon.-Sat.; 9 am-8:30 pm; Free

Friday Night Food, Fun & Fellowship

 Looking for a night out with friends? Come to the Stedman Recreation Center for a grand ole’ time! All participants must register and registration ends three days before the date of the program! Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out!
April 7: Chicken Dinner; July 14; Mexican Fiesta
55+; Fri.; 6:30 pm; $5

Cool Kids Cook!

Aspiring young cooks will love this class! Young Chefs will join us in preparing a variety of foods. Participants will then enjoy their family-style meal. Pre-registration is required.
5-12 yrs; Fri.; March 17, June 23; 6:30-8 pm; $10/child

Cheer & Tumble Class

Cheerleading promotes coordination, fitness and confidence. Learn all you need to know to prepare for middle school and high school cheerleading. This class will concentrate on cheer, motion technique, dance, jumps, tumbling and stunts. 
4-12 yrs; Mon.; 6-7 pm; $25/month


Zumba uses a combination of easy to follow dance and fitness moves in a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away! Zumba inspires participants so that you are excited to work out for this energizing, non-stop hour.   
13+; Mon.; 7-8 pm; Fri.; 6-7 pm; $5/class

Senior Fitness

Are you above the age of 55 and looking to get healthy? The Stedman Recreation center will be offering a FREE workout class twice a week to help you achieve your fitness goals. We will be showing a variety of senior workout videos that you can follow along with!
55+; Tues. and Thurs.; 1 pm; Free

Tae Kwon Do

Self-defense offers a physical fitness, self-discipline, academic achievement, fun and excitement in a non-violent atmosphere.   
5+; Tues. and Thurs.; Beginners 6-7 pm; Intermediate 7-8 pm; $40/month

Tiny Tumbling Play Group

This social group is perfect for your lively toddler with lots of energy! Gymnastics promotes balance, coordination and fine motor skills through a series of playful activities. Join us with your toddler for an interactive play group. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to participate with their toddler. 
15 mos-5 yrs; Sat.; 10 am; Free

Kids Movie Night

Register your child for an exciting night including dinner and a movie. That’s right…it’s a night out for Mom and Dad! Pre-registration is required one week in advance and late registrations will not be accepted. (Early drop-offs/ late pick-ups are not accepted.)
5-12 yrs; Fri., Aug. 11; 6:30-8:30 pm; $5/child

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

 Attention Middle or High School Students….are you looking for volunteer hours for school. Are you interested in building your resume? The Stedman Recreation Center has volunteer hours for you. We are always looking for volunteers for special events and/or programs around the center. Contact the center for additional details!
14-17 yrs.; Free

March Madness Bracket Challenge

Do you know College Basketball? We will be hosting a FREE bracket challenge!! Test your knowledge and submit a March Madness Bracket to us by March 14. Prizes will be awarded throughout the challenge. 
All Ages; Free

Cape Fear Regional Summer Sports Camps

We will be partnering with Cape Fear High School to host several sports camps throughout the summer. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity! Stop by or call the recreation center for more details.

Little Kickers Soccer

If your little one is interested in playing soccer, then this program is for you. Registration is June 1-Aug. 1. Season will start in Sept. League age is the age attained by a player prior to Dec. 1 of the current playing year.
3-4 yrs; $20

Family Bingo Night

Join us for a night of Bingo for the entire family to enjoy. We will play several styles and several games! Call to pre-register by May 10.
All Ages; Fri., May 12; 6:30 pm

Sports Equipment Drive

During the month of July, we will be accepting various kinds of used or new sports equipment for donation. If you have any old cleats, baseball gloves, bats, soccer balls, bat bags, football equipment, etc., please let drop it by anytime during the month. This could help someone out who may be in need of gear!

Fitness Fun

It’s never too early to get started working on a healthier you. Smarter choices result in a happier and healthier YOU! The Stedman Recreation Center will be offering FREE workout classes to help you achieve your fitness goals. We will be showing a variety of workout videos that you can follow along with!
16+; Mon.; 8-9 pm; Wed. and Fri.; 7-8 pm; Free


Easter Eggtravaganza and Pictures with the Easter Bunny

This is your chance to get a photo with the Easter Bunny and find some of his eggs! Don’t forget to bring your own basket.  Refreshments will be offered after the egg hunt.
All ages; Sat., April 15; 10 am; Free

Parking Lot Picassos

Gather the family and let your imagination run wild on the biggest canvas yet-the parking lot! With unlimited space and chalk, you bring your ideas and we will turn the blacktop into a masterpiece. Pre-registration is required by April 17.
6-12 yrs; Sat., April 28; 10 am-noon; Free

Children’s Book Exchange

Need some new books for your child to read over the summer? Join us for a Book Exchange to kick off Cumberland County Library’s Summer Reading Program. Bring your gently used books to the Stedman Recreation Center for a Book Exchange. Books will be organized by reading levels for everyone. Drop off books and register one week prior to the event. 
All Ages; Sat., May 6; 11 am-1 pm; Free

Self-Defense for Women

Anticipating an attack is the best type of self-defense. Learn safety tips needed for handling various attacks; practice using pressure points, getting out of holds, basic countering, and self-defense.
14+; Sat., Apr. 29; 10 am; $25

Teen Swap

Do you have video games or books that are in good condition but you don’t use anymore? Teen Swap will give you the opportunity to exchange those used items for different ones at no charge.
13-18 yrs.; Sat., Jun. 3; noon; Free

Girls Night Out

Bring a friend or sister to enjoy some quality girl time! Bring your favorite nail polish or try one of ours! We will also be making homemade body scrub for each girl to take home. Snacks and refreshments provided.
5-12 yrs.; Fri., Aug., 25; 6-7 pm; $10