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Get a Membership

Memberships may be purchased in person at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center located at 203 Leisure Lane. We anticipate that each new membership will take us 20 to 30 minutes to process. Please bring a valid proof of ID and proof of Emerald Isle taxpayer status. You can pay with your credit card, check or cash. 

Please note, memberships will require us to take your photo at the time of your application. Your membership card will be printed with your photo and a barcode and each time you visit you will sign in by placing your membership card under the scanner. You will use the same membership card from year to year and renewals may be purchased in person with cash, check or credit card or by phone with a credit card.

Membership Policy

Your membership card is required for all visits to the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Only children over the age of 12 are permitted without parent/adult supervision. You must be 16 years of age to use the weight room facility. Lost card replacement fee is $25 per card. Your membership confirms you are compliant and in agreement with all rules and regulations established within the facility.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the terms of our membership policy. You will be issued 1 membership card per person.

Replacement cards are $25 per person. You MUST scan your card each time you visit.

If you do not bring your card you have 2 options:

  1. Pay $10 daily fee
  2. Purchase a new card for $25 each


You are welcome to bring 1 (one) OUT OF TOWN guest for up to 1 (one) week. You will need to scan your membership card at the time of their visit. Your guest will need to sign our waiver and wear a wristband. Please see staff members for guest passes. If your guest is visiting for more than one week, they will need to purchase a pass to accommodate their additional need:

  • $10 Daily Pass
  • $30 Weekly Pass
  • $50 Monthly Pass

Your guest enjoys the benefit of reduced class fees. Members and guests MUST pay class fees as follows:

  • $1 per Aerobics Class per person
  • $2 per Yoga Class per person

Membership Fees

The membership fee schedule is based upon an individual's or family's taxpayer status; that is, whether or not the Town of Emerald Isle is the recipient of any tax dollars from said individual or family. We do offer daily and weekly passes (see below). Family memberships may include children under the age of 25 who live with and are claimed on the primary member's taxes. (Please be prepared to provide proof of eligibility).

Annual taxpayer and non-taxpayer memberships include the use of the weight room, indoor gymnasium, outdoor tennis/pickleball courts, discounted aerobics and yoga classes and discounted room rentals.

Daily and weekly passes include the use of the weight room, indoor gymnasium, tennis/pickleball courts and discounted aerobics and yoga classes.

Fees are:

  • Daily Pass (per person): $10
  • Weekly Pass (per person): $30
  • Monthly Pass (per person): $50
  • Individual Taxpayer Membership: $150
  • Family Taxpayer Membership: $200
  • Individual NON-Taxpayer Membership: $350
  • Family NON-Taxpayer Membership: $500
  • Annual Taxpayer Tennis/Pickleball Membership Only: $25
  • Annual Gymnasium Walker Membership: $25