Getting Here

Bessemer City is located in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina area, inside Gaston County and just north of I-85.

Things to Do

Bessemer City is a place that celebrates its family-oriented, small town character especially through its heart, a thriving central business district. We seek to be a safe, well-maintained community that supports new growth. We support and welcome a broad range of businesses and industries as fundamental to building a great community and in providing opportunities to our citizens and visitors.


Bessemer City had its beginning in the mining industry as it still is today. They are the largest producers of lithium used in pharmaceuticals, batteries, ceramics, etc. in both Americas.

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Bessemer City

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!

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.




Bessemer City Park Trail

Paved, Boardwalk, Natural Surface


1.3 Miles One Way

This looped trail offers rolling topography in a heavily wooded setting.