Recreation & Parks

Recreation and Parks

Recreation and Parks provides activities for people of all ages through recreation centers, parks, greenways, pools, historical sites, golf courses, and other facilities. As you begin to fill in your family calendar, don’t forget to include the recreational opportunities the city is offering this season. We look forward to seeing you in our parks and programs!

News & Updates

Fairground Fridays and Indoor Skateboard Park Lead Summer Teen Activities

Check out the 2014 Spring/Summer Edition of our WePLAY Magazine! [pdf/7.3kb/24p]

Concealed Carry Locations Per City Code - Section 38-10(D)  
See a listing of Allowed & Prohibited Concealed Locations [pdf/30kp/2p]


The portion of Salem Creek Greenway between South Main and Vargrave streets will be closed in early February for construction of the Salem Creek Connector. The closure is estimated to be in place for 18 months.

Greenway users will be detoured around the construction zone by using Salem Avenue, Rams Drive and Vargrave Street. The detour route has a completely connected sidewalk network for pedestrians. Improvements are being made along the detour route to make it better able to accommodate bicyclists:

  • Rams Drive is being reconfigured to create a “cycle track” that provides a two-way bicycle path on the street that is
    separated by posts from the motor vehicle lanes. This is the first use of a cycle track in North Carolina.
  • Shared lane markings are being installed on Vargrave Street to alert motorists that they must share the road with bicycles.
    A new connection from Vargrave Street to the Salem Creek Greenway is under construction and will remain in place after
    the detour is lifted.
  • Bicyclists will use the existing bike lanes on Salem Avenue. The intersection of Rams Drive and Salem Avenue is
    being reconfigured to make the crossing as safe as possible for cyclists.

A map of the detour route will be posted online at Other sections of the Salem Creek Greenway remain open and will not be affected by construction. The Salem Creek Connector is a new, four lane road that will run between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and the intersection of Research Parkway and Rams Drive. Salem Creek Greenway Detour Map [pdf/1.06mb/1p]


Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks and Janice Price-Black have formed a partnership/collaboration to educate children about the world of Performing Arts. This collaboration will offer young people, the community, and daycare centers classes in ballet technique, lyrical, liturgical dance, Tap, private Voice, Musical Theatre, and beginner piano. The Performing Arts Program will begin February 3, 2014, and will be located at The ML King, Jr. Center on 2001 Pittsburg Avenue Winston Salem. Registration is going on now. Early registration is strongly advised.

Performing Arts Program flier [pdf/30kb/1p]
Performing Arts Brochure [pdf/30kb/1p]
Performing Arts Registration Form [pdf/30kb/1p]

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Latest News

Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Recreation & Parks - July 4, 2014 Repairs to the pump at Bolton Pool are completed and the pool is scheduled to open Sat...
Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014
Recreation & Parks - July 3, 2014 Bolton Pool is closed until further notice because of a failure of the pool pump. Recr...
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Recreation and Parks - July 1, 2014 Admission at all city pools will be just $1 per person starting July 4 and continuing th...
Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Recreation & Parks - July 20, 2014 “The Volunteers” Army Band Coming to Winston Square Park for Free Indepen...

Upcoming Events

Aug 3

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Miller Park Amphitheater. In the case of ...

Oct 12

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the South Fork Community Center at 4403 Count...

Nov 16

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the South Fork Community Center located at 44...

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