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 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.