PARKS

IN GASTON COUNTY, NC

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

114 W Virginia Ave, Bessemer City, NC 28016

Bessemer City

Lineberger Park

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

632 E. Garrison Blvd.

Gastonia

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.

220 S Railroad Ave

Kings Mountain

Rocky Branch Park

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

103 Sacco St.

Belmont

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.

528 Killian Rd.

Stanley

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.

220 S. 14th St.

Bessemer City

Dallas Park

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

1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy.

Dallas

Goat Island Park

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

141 8th Ave.

Cramerton

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

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

1400 Catawba Street

Belmont

Martha Rivers Park

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

1515 Neal Hawkins Rd,

Gastonia

Rankin Lake Park

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

1750 Rankin Lake Rd.

Gastonia

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.

4185 Mountain View St.

Gastonia

Tuckaseege Park

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

165 Broome St.

Mount Holly

Center City Park

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

147 W Main Ave

Gastonia

Davis Park

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

204 Park Dr

Belmont

Harper Park

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

301 Blacksnake Rd.

Stanley

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.

4611 Linwood Rd

Kings Mountain

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.

400 Mountain Island Rd.

Mount Holly

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.

75 Riverside Dr.

Cramerton

Stowe Park

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

24 S. Main St.

Belmont

Aaron Moss Park

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

604 N Pink St

Cherryville

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.

522 Park Office Ln.

Kings Mountain

George Poston Park

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

1101 Lowell-Spencer Mountain Rd.

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MUST SEE

Be sure to check out these must see attractions in Gaston County.

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Our accommodations are conveniently located close to major highways and include national brands, historic boutiques, bed & breakfasts and Airbnbs.  Whether you are traveling in a large group, a family, or all by yourself, you will find our lodgings to be well appointed with all the amenities you may need for a short or long stay.

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