PARKS

With over 80 parks within the County, enjoyment of the outdoors is easily obtained
anywhere your adventure might lead.

North Belmont Park

North Belmont Park

North Belmont Park located on Hickory Grove Road in Gastonia is a 35 acre park with lighted ball fields for softball, little league and soccer / football. There are also Three (3) covered picnic shelters with tables, restrooms, playground and a 0.5 mile track.

Kings Mountain State Park

Kings Mountain State Park

The Piedmont’s Kings Mountain State Park has miles of forested trails perfect for supreme Kings Mountain hiking, two fishing lakes, and sits adjacent to Kings Mountain National Military Park, one of many national park Revolutionary War sites. Local crowds flock to the park during regularly scheduled special events, especially every November when living history demonstrations are held at the park’s replica 1800s Piedmont farm.

For those who want to stay overnight at Kings Mountain, campground accommodations–including equestrian facilities–are available at the Kings Mountain campground, with easy access to Kings Mountain hiking, fishing and more.

Martha Rivers Park

Martha Rivers Park

Children head straight for “the castle” playground. The wooden structure houses a fort, a ship, a race car, slides and swings.

Phillips Center & Park

Phillips Center & Park

River Street Park

River Street Park

Rocky Branch Park

Rocky Branch Park

The centerpiece of the 40-acre park is a hand-built single-track mountain biking trail for intermediate and advanced bikers.

T. Jeffers Center & Park

T. Jeffers Center & Park

The community center is 15,058 square feet and includes a college-size basketball court with six goals and seating capacity for 350. The facility also contains dressing and shower rooms, meeting room, game room, lounge, kitchen, and staff offices. Outdoor facilities include a lighted youth baseball field, playground and two large picnic shelters.

Westgate Park

Westgate Park

Located on Westgate Drive, includes tennis, basketball, playground, and a picnic shelter.

Bessemer City Park & Pool

Bessemer City Park & Pool

Take a dip in the pool at Bessemer City Park or just splash around in the water park. Stay cool under a wooded tree canopy on a trail built for hiking or mountain biking. Shoot hoops or act like a kid on the playground. This park is loads of fun.

Crowders Mountain State Park

Crowders Mountain State Park

A visit to Crowders Mountain might include hiking more than 20 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, backcountry camping, picnicking and fishing.

Ferguson Park

Ferguson Park

Ferguson Park’s softball complex is ideal for tournament play with four lighted fields.

Harper Park

Harper Park

Kids delight in the splash pad and playground. Walk along a paved track or down the nature trail and more.

Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Renovated in 2015, Centennial Park serves as the epicenter for entertainment in downtown. Enjoy the park during a special event or relax during the day admiring local art or simply enjoying the pocket of green space in downtown. Explore local businesses while in downtown and use Centennial Park as a place to eat or relax!

Legacy Park

Legacy Park

Mountain Island Park

Mountain Island Park

Located below the dam this park features a 1.6-mile natural surface walking trail, mountain bike trails, fishing pier, a natural canoe/kayak launch area, playground, and group primitive campsites.

Rankin Lake Park

Rankin Lake Park

The 80-acre lake, complete with fishing pier and boat dock. Canoes, kayaks, johnboats and pedal boats are available to rent.

Riverside Park

Riverside Park

This park in Cramerton offers 300 feet of South Fork River frontage with river access, a 1-mile paved walking path and a fishing pier.

South Fork River Park

South Fork River Park

This 44-acre park has 800 feet of river frontage, equipped with a kayak launch and a1-mile paved walking trail.

The Mountain Island Educational State Forest

The Mountain Island Educational State Forest

North Carolina's system of Educational State Forests has been developed for use as a living outdoor class room.

Aaron Moss Park

Aaron Moss Park

Located on Park Drive, includes athletic fields, tennis courts, and a picnic area.

Bradley Center & Park

Bradley Center & Park

A large athletic center ready for your next event.

Dallas Park

Dallas Park

This 100-acre park provides a broad assortment of facilities A heritage village showcases local farm life in the 1890s.

George Poston Park

George Poston Park

North Carolina’s first asphalt pump track, designed for cyclists and skateboarders, mountain biking and more.

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

Access the Catawba River via canoe, kayak or boat from this 10-acre riverfront park.

Lineberger Park

Lineberger Park

Gastonia’s first park provides both passive and active recreation opportunities on 18.5 acres.

Patriots Park

Patriots Park

Patriots Park in downtown Kings Mountain offers its visitors benches, picnic areas and tables, restrooms, a walking track and a sprayground for the kids.

Ranlo Park

Ranlo Park

Robert H. Ballard Park

Robert H. Ballard Park

Little League baseball fields, youth softball fields, a municipal pool, a playground,mwalking track and more.

Stowe Park

Stowe Park

Located in the heart of downtown Belmont with access to the Carolina Thread Trail.

Tuckaseege Park

Tuckaseege Park

Visitors make use of the playground, dog park, walking trail and skate park and much more.

Ben Black Park

Ben Black Park

This park offers tennis, a basketball, a children's playground and a picnic area.

Center City Park

Center City Park

Center City Park is a small but beautiful green space right in the middle of downtown Gastonia.

Davis Park

Davis Park

Wooded area with a playground, baseball & soccer fields, picnic tables & public restrooms.

Goat Island Park

Goat Island Park

Goat Island Park, in the middle of the South Fork River, is a popular stop for paddlers.

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