Martha Rivers Park
At Martha Rivers Park in Gastonia, children head straight for “the castle” playground. This park also offers a youth sports complex contains baseball, softball and soccer fields; batting cages; a sand volleyball court; and more.
Martha Rivers Park Amenities
Four, lighted soccer fields
Three, lighted youth baseball fields
One lighted youth softball field
Two batting cages
Scorers’ tower with a concessions stand and restrooms
There is one small play area within the baseball complex area
Paved walking trails loop
There are two large picnic shelters
A sand volleyball court
Two horseshoe courts
The highlight of Martha Rivers Park – a one-acre playground designed by children, and built by hundreds of community volunteers who were organized by a group of dedicated citizens using thousands of private fund donations. The largely wooden structure, simply referred to as “the castle” consists of multiple levels and includes such features as a fort, a ship, a race car, swings, slides, a sand pit in which to dig “dinosaur” bones, places to hide, things to climb, places to explore and more, all interconnected by a series of ramps and catwalks above a safe, rubberized surface.
Open: Dawn - Dusk, daily. Lighted outdoor fields operate independently when scheduled.
To reserve a picnic shelter at Martha Rivers Park contact Cirty of Gastonia Parks and Recreation
The office also schedules all field use at Martha Rivers Park.