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.


Patriots Park

Sprayground and park in downtown Kings Mountain.

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.


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.


Center City Park

147 W Main Ave


Davis Park

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

204 Park Dr


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.


Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

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

1400 Catawba Street


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,


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.


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.


Tuckaseege Park

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

165 Broome St.

Mount Holly

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.


Kings Mountain State Park

4611 Linwood Rd

Kings Mountain

Mountain Island Park

This park features river access, a 1.6-mile walking trail part of the Carolina Thread Trail and afishing pier.

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.


Stowe Park

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

24 S. Main St.


Bessemer City Park & Pool

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.


Goat Island Park

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

141 8th Ave.




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