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