Recreation Programs

The Town of Leland seeks to offer a variety of recreation programs for youth and adults that encourage positive leisure lifestyles. Recreation programs provide opportunities for socialization, personal growth, physical activity and character building. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Environmental Programs is always looking to expand the services it provides so that it remains responsive to the community and on the cutting edge of recreation trends. Check back often as new programs are added regularly.

If you are an instructor interested in offering a class through Leland Parks and Rec., please review the following documents:

If you would like to register for a program, please fill out the following form and return it to the Parks and Recreation office:

Current & Upcoming Programs

Ladies' Self Defense Class
What Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.) teaches basic physical self defense for women. Certified RAD instructors Sgt. Bert Reaves and Dep. TK Nowell will teach realistic tactics for women to employ as an option for defending themselves in the event of a situation where their life and safety is in jeopardy.

Click Here to Register. It might just save your life.
Where Leland Recreation Building (102 Town Hall Dr.)
When This 12 hour class will be broken down into 4 sessions: Sept. 18, 19, 25, 26 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Fee FREE! Visit http://brunswicksheriff.com/rad to register.
Evening Kayak Adventures
What Explore the natural beauty of Sturgeon and Mill creeks by kayak with these leisurely 4-mile guided evening paddles led by Mahanaim Adventures. You will have the opportunity to view up close the amazing wildlife of the local tidal creek environment under the watchful eye of your guide. Upon conclusion, you will roast marshmallows around the campfire and enjoy delicious s'mores. This trip is great for beginners and those looking for an introduction to kayaking. Equipment, boats and s'mores will be provided. All you need to bring is a water bottle and bug spray.

Sunset Adventure - September 19, 6 pm
Full Moon Adventure - October 3, 5:30 pm
Where Sturgeon Creek Park (844 Appleton Way - From Village Rd., RT on Graham, RT on Appleton - both are dirt roads)
When See above. Tours take approximately 3 hours.
Fee $50 includes boat, gear, instruction and s'mores. Call 910-332-4823 to register or for more information.
Beginner's Yoga
What This class is an introduction to the fundamental postures of yoga as well as breath work and relaxation. We will take a slower pace to this practice and help you find proper alignment in the postures. Everyone is welcome!
Where Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Dr.)
When Monday nights 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Fee $120 yoga punch card (10 sessions of any yoga class, plus one free). Drop in fee is $15. Space is limited so sign up early. Call (910) 332-4823.
Gentle Yoga
What Join certified yoga instructor Jessica Burkett in helping you find more freedom and openness in your body so you can move through life with ease and strength at any age. This is a Hatha/Vinyasa yoga class that is especially good for seniors.
Where Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Dr.)
When Wednesday mornings 11 am-12 pm
Fee $120 yoga punch card (10 sessions of any yoga class, plus one free). Drop in fee is $15. Space is limited so sign up early. Call (910) 332-4823.
Wild Bird Walks
What Join experts from Wild Bird and Garden on a guided bird watching walk in one of the area's best natural environments. This is a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn about the many species of birds in our area. All you need to bring is a water bottle, binoculars and bug spray.
Where Locations vary
When TBD; 8 am - 9:30 am
Fee FREE! Call 910-332-4823 to register or for more information.
Total Body Conditioning I
What Rev up your metabolism with a challenging full-body workout combining cardio and strength training exercises using body weight, hand weights and elastic bands. There will be a big emphasis on core, balance and flexibility. This class is designed for low-impact moves perfect for the beginner or novice or those needing modifications. Please bring water, an exercise mat and a towel ('cause you're gonna sweat)!
Where Leland Recreation Building (102 Town Hall Dr.)
When Monday and Wednesday Nights; 5:30-6:20 p.m. (New 8 weeks starts September 3)
Fee $115 for an 8-week session. Call 910-332-4823 to register or for more information.
Line Dancing Group
What The Town of Leland, in partnership with volunteer leader Carla Jacobs, offers a free line dancing group for residents. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to meet some new friends and have a great time.
Where Classroom Annex, 102 Town Hall Dr.
When Each Tuesday (Intermediate/Advanced – 10:30 a.m.)
Fee FREE!
Scrapbooking Group
What Have you caught the scrapbooking bug? Bring your latest scrapbooking project and join others in a fun, supportive environment.
Where Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
When Saturdays all day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. as follows: July 12; Aug 9; Sept 6; Sept 20; Oct 11; Nov 8; Dec 6
Fee FREE! Contact Faye Burckhalter at 910-471-7498 for more information.
Expressive Art Group
What Do you love to paint? Bring whatever you are working on and join others in a supportive environment. All mediums (oils, acrylic, watercolor, pencils) are welcome. This will be a gathering place to share ideas and learn other techniques.
Where Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
When The first and third Thursday of each month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee FREE! Contact Doris Jean Young 910-371-9176 for more information.
Leland Community Garden
What The Leland Community Garden is currently undergoing rennovations and will resume in the Spring.

Like to play in the dirt? Love to see the fruits of your hard work come into full bloom, but short on space around your house? Want to work a plot in a supportive environment with other gardeners like you? Then the Leland Community Garden is for you. Plots are now available at the Leland Community Garden, across from Town Hall on the Leland Municipal Campus.

Community Garden Rules
Community Garden Plot Application
Where Leland Community Garden across from the playground on the municipal campus, 102 Town Hall Drive
When Currently under rennovations
Fee Contact Leland Parks and Recreation at 910-332-4823 for more information.
Total Body Conditioning II
What This boot-camp style class in the park will challenge and test your fitness level. Cardio bursts, athletic drills and strength training exercises will test your athletic prowess and help you achieve your fitness goals. You will set your goals at the beginning of the session and track them throughout. Please bring a can-do attitude, water, an exercise mat and a towel.
Where Leland Recreation Building (102 Town Hall Dr.)
When Each Monday and Wednesday 6:30-7:20. Pre-registration is required. (New 8 weeks starts September 3)
Fee $115 per 8-week session. Call 910-332-4823 to register or for more information.