Facilities

Tennis
Tennis Courts

GASTONIA PUBLIC
TENNIS COURTS

Courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Bradley Park:
8 lighted asphalt courts
Address: North Modena Street

Erwin Park:
4 lighted asphalt courts
Address: North Pryor Street

Lineberger Park:
4 lighted concrete courts
Address: Garrison &  Chestnut St

Ferguson Park:
8 lighted asphalt courts
Address: Golf Course Drive

Phillips Court:
8 lighted asphalt courts and a volley wall
Address: Echo Lane

Bradley Center:
8 lighted asphalt courts
Address: Modena St

Jeffers Center:
8 lighted asphalt courts
Address: N Modena St

Ashbrook High:
8 lighted asphalt courts
Address: S New Hope Rd.

Hunter Huss High
6 lighted asphalt courts
Address: Edgefield Avenue


Community
Centers

GASTONIA
COMMUNITY
CENTERS

Community centers operated by the City of Gastonia Department of Recreation and Parks offer gymnasiums, club rooms and game rooms. The centers are generally open from 1-9 p.m. Reduced hours are offered on weekends. Call your community center for schedule information.

Bradley Center
Director: Pat Corinth
1200 Modena St.
704-866-6847

Erwin Center
913 N. Pryor St.
Phone 866-6844

T. Jeffers Center
Dir.: Jill Millwood
121 Whitener St.
704-866-6852

Southeast Center
Dir.: Janet Taylor
2100 Robinwood Dr
704- 866-6850

Phillips Center
Dir.: Mark Weaver
2031 Echo Lane
704-866-6851

Adult Recreation
Center

Dir.: Judy Griffin
519 W. Franklin Blvd.
704- 866-6848

 


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Gaston County Parks and Recreation

Recreation in Gaston CountyGaston County parks and recreation facilities encompass more than 350 acres.

The department provides, maintains and operates parks, tennis courts, and jogging tracks. The department also offers senior programming and activities, and sponsors a wide variety of special events.

Address: P.O. Box 1578, Gastonia 28053
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (704) 922-8970

PARKS

Robinson Elementary School
Facilities include: Fenced-in and lighted Little League baseball field, lighted soccer-football field, nature trail, play equipment, walking-jogging track.
Address: 3122 Union Road, Gastonia

W.A. Bess Elementary School
Facilities include: Fenced-in and lighted baseball-softball field and soccer-football field, lighted walking-jogging track, play equipment, nature trail, restrooms.
Address: Beaty Road, Gastonia

Cramerton Middle School Park
Facilities include: Lighted baseball fields, soccer field

New Hope Elementary School
Facilities include: Fenced-in and lighted baseball-softball field, lighted soccer-football field, nature trail, play equipment, lighted walking-jogging track, restrooms.
Address: Stowe Road, Gastonia

Chapel Grove Optimist Club
Facilities include: Fenced-in and lighted baseball-softball field, lighted walking-jogging track. Across the street at the elementary school, Gaston County operates a Little League baseball field and soccer-football field.
Address: Chapel Grove Road, Gastonia

Gaston County Park at Dallas
Facilities include: Three fenced-in and lighted baseball-softball fields, one Little League field, covered picnic facilities, amphitheater, three fishing lakes, six tennis courts, fitness course, equestrian facilities, play equipment, concessions, restroom facilities.
Address: Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas

East Gaston High School
Facilities include: Fenced-in and lighted baseball and softball fields, walking-jogging track, eight tennis courts and restroom building.
Address: 710 S. Lane Road, Mount Holly

Catawba Heights Elementary School
Facilities include: Fenced-in and lighted Little League baseball field
Address: School Drive, Catawba Heights

Tryon Park
Facilities include: Two fenced-in and lighted softball-baseball fields, fenced-in Little League baseball field, lighted soccer-football field, lighted walking-jogging track, play facilities, covered picnic facilities.
Address: Highway 274 between Bessemer City and Cherryville

North Belmont Park
Facilities include: Lighted Little League softball field, soccer-football field, fenced-in softball field, lighted walking-jogging track, nature trail, play equipment, covered picnic shelter, restrooms.
Address: Hickory Grove Road, North Belmont

Pinewood Elementary School
Facilities include: Lighted soccer-football field, lighted walking-jogging track.
Address: Highway 273 North, Mount Holly

Hershall Beam Elementary School
Facilities include: Lighted soccer-football field, lighted Little League field, lighted walking-jogging track.
Address: 3005 S. York Road, Gastonia

Camp Sertoma
Facilities include: Covered and screened picnic facilities, kitchen facilities.
Address: Off Highway 277 behind Gaston Skills, Dallas

Gaston County Park at Bessemer City
Facilities include: Two lighted baseball-softball fields, fenced-in and lighted Little League field, lighted soccer-football field, walking-jogging track, two picnic shelters.
Address: Crowders Mountain-Bessemer City Road, Bessemer City

 

GASTONIA JOGGING/WALKING TRACKS
Gardner Park School —
Sandy Lane
Clay Street School —
Garrison Boulevard
Arlington School —
North Webb Street
Erwin Park —
North Pryor Street
Phillips Park —
Echo Lane
T. Jeffers Park —
Whitener Street

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City Parks

GASTONIA PARKS
Parks operated by the City of Gastonia are open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Many provide tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, softball and baseball fields, picnic areas and playgrounds.

Picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Bradley, Erwin, Lineberger, Phillips, Rankin Lake and Jeffers parks.

Shelters may be reserved by groups or individuals for a small fee by contacting the individual park office.

Athletic fields are used by American Legion teams and area high schools during baseball season. Facilities available for rent.

Director: Kieffer Gaddis
Address: 109 W. Second St., Gastonia 28052
Phone: 866-6839

 

GASTONIA PARKS
Water Sports are fun in Gaston CountyMartha Rivers Park — Facilities include: picnic tables, walking-jogging trail, fishing lake. The park is located on Neal Hawkins Road.

East Park — Hemlock and Withers streets.
Erwin Park — North Pryor Street
Ferguson Park — Golf Course Drive
Lineberger Park — Garrison Boulevard and Chestnut Street
Linwood Park — Garland Avenue
North Park — Rankin Avenue
Phillips Park — Echo Lane
R. Bradley Park — North Modena Street
T. Jeffers Park — Whitener Street
Vance Street Park — Vance Street
Rankin Lake Park — Rankin Lake Road
Sims Legion Park — North Marietta Street

 

MUNICIPAL PARKS
Belmont Parks and Recreation Department

J. Paul Ford Recreation Center at 37 E. Woodrow Ave. features a multi-purpose room and indoor facilities

Stowe Park on the corner of Main and Myrtle streets features a natural amphitheater, fountain, playground equipment, picnic area, soccer field, walking track

Davis Park on Park Drive features a baseball/softball field, soccer-football field, tennis courts, restrooms, picnic area, horseshoe area

Reid Park on Sacco Street features two lighted ballfields, basketball courts, concession stand, playground equipment, restrooms

Rodden Park off Vine Street features a lighted softball field

Crescent Park on corner of Church and Sixth streets features a lighted softball field, playground equipment, walking track, two basketball goals

Information: (704) 825-8191

 

Stanley Recreation Department
R.M. Thompson Park on College Street features a gym, sports fields, walking track
Community Park on East Parkwood Street
Community Park on Plum Street
Springfield Elementary School features soccer and baseball fields
Stanley Junior High School features a gym, baseball and football fields, walking track

Information: (704) 263-4000

 

Cherryville Recreation Department
Parks open at 8 a.m. All parks have basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis courts and picnic areas.

City Park on Houser Street features two ballfields
Black Park on Rambar Street
Kenwood Park on East Academy Street
South Park on Allen Street
Westgate Park on West Carroll Street
Robert Ballard Park on East Main Street features a pool, two ballfields and city recreation offices

Community Center at 106 Jacob St. features Senior Citizen dancing and exercise programs, aerobics, room rental available

Information: (704) 435-1740

 

Mount Holly Parks and Recreation Department
River Street Park features a ballfield, picnic shelters, playground equipment and restrooms. Plans to build a pier and a walking trail are under way.

Tuckasegee Park features a lighted ballfield, playground equipment, a concession stand and picnic tables.

Central Park features playground equipment and picnic tables

Woodlawn Park features playground equipment and picnic tables

Information: (704) 822-2940

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State Parks in North Carolina

Crowders Mountain State Park
Climb rugged peaks rising 800 feet above the surrounding countryside and watch raptors soar in the wind currents. The park's 2.758 acres include 1.625-foot Crowders Mountain and 1,705-foot Kings Pinnacle. A9-acre lake, canoe rentals June-Labor Day, over 15 miles of hiking and nature trails, picnic facilities and primitive park in camp. Free. Fee fro canoes and camping.
Location: Follow sings off U.S. 29/74
Call: (704)853-5375

Duke Power State Park
Discover Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in the state. Covers 1,458 acres. Two picnic areas, swimming, canoes, row boats, paddle boats for rent. Group camping facility-- tents only. Family tent/trailer area, fishing, hiking trails, boat launch access to Lake Norman. With advanced requests, educational programs presented by rangers. Free. Fee for camping.
Call (704) 528-6350

KM National Military Park
On October 7,1780, an attack by frontiersman from the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia broke up Britian's southern campaign. American patriots killed, wounded or captured the entire force of more than 1,100 Tories. The battlefield ridge is located near the center of the 3,950 acre park with several monuments. A visitor's center features exhibits and informative films. There is also a self-guided trail leading to the main features of the battlefield. Located 15 miles from Gastonia in Blacksburg, SC.
Hours 9AM-5PM Daily
Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years Day
Call (864)936-7921

Kings Mountain State Park
This 6,832 acre park features scenic drives and nature and hiking trails. There are two lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. There is also a bridle trail and stable. Visitors may camp and picnic year-round. The parks Living History Farm recreates an upcountry homestead of the 1850's.
1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, SC
Hours: 7AM - 9PM From Easter to October
Hours: 8AM - 6PM From October to Easter
Call (803) 222-3209

North Carolina Zoological Park
The nation's largest and walk-through natural habitat zoo, with more than 1,000 animals and 1,500 plant species. The park is located on NC 159 in Asheboro.
Call 800-488-0444 for admission prices.

South Mountains State Park
Offers approximately 14 miles of trout streams and 48 miles of trails designated for mountain hikes, equestrian and hiking activity. Features the High Shoals Falls on the Jacob's Fork River, a torrent of water that falls approximately 80 feet over a cliff of bare rock. Free. Fee for camping.
3001 South Mountains State Park Avenue
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
Call: (828) 433-4772

Want to know more?
Contact the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Division
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh 27601-2825
Phone: (800) VISIT-NC (800) 847-4862
FAX: (919) 733-8582

 

Lakes
Lake Norman
Lake with more than 500 miles of shore line.
Call (704) 664-3898

Lake Wylie
Located south of Gaston County, Lake Wylie is Duke Power's oldest man-made lake. North and South Carolina share an estimated 325 miles of shoreline.
Details: For more information, call the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce at (803) 831-2827 or write to P.O. Box 5233, Lake Wylie, SC 29710

Moss Lake
Located near Kings Mountain. Boating, camping, fishing, off Oak Grove Road, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.l Call lake office for information on fees.
Call: (704) 482-7926

 

Gardens:
Iron Gate Gardens

Enjoy this well-established 30-year-old garden as you stroll down \brick walkways surrounded by ornamental shrubs, perennials and a colorful display of more than 1,500 varieties of daylilies and hostas.
Dates: 9AM to 5PM Wednesdays through Sundays
April 1 through August 1
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Address: 2271 County Line Road
Kings Mountain, NC
Call: (704) 435-6178

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601 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, North Carolina 28052

Phone: 704-864-2621
Toll Free: 1-800-348-8461
Fax: 704-854-8723

 

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