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

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

  • Brown and Douglas Neighborhood Center has reopened. Read more information.
  • Let's support Special Olympics at their "BBQ, Boogie & Bowling" fundraising event this Friday, October 24, from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Creekside Lanes (1450 Trademart Blvd.) $15/adults; $10/children under 10. $7 take-out plate. Special Olympics athletes $10/each. Call Lisa Kiser for tickets: 727-2425.  See flier for more details! [pdf/1p]
  • Be sure to come and enjoy the Fall festival at South Fork Community Center this Friday, October 24, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Costume contests, food, and games! Ages 3-10 must be accompanied by a parent.
  • The tennis courts at Reynolds Park, Polo Park, and South Fork Park are all closed for repairs and routine maintenance. These restorations will be completed by November 7.
  • Salem Lake hours
  • Check out the Greenway Plan! [pdf/30kb/2p]
  • The computer lab at Black Phillips Smith Government Center is free and open to the public! Assistance with the computers is available!
  • The NORTH CAROLINA SENIOR GAMES and The Piedmont Plus Senior Games are redefining the age requirement for participation to 50 years old and better. Help us spread the word!
  • Get Involved...Adopt-a-Park!
  • Memory Trees & Benches
  • Recreation and Parks Commission
  • Visit the Cricket's Nest Craft Shop


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

Project Update for Salem Creek Connector

Inclement Weather Information

Latest News

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Recreation & Parks - Oct. 23, 2014 Recreation officials reopened the Brown & Douglas Recreation Center today after l...
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014
Recreation & Parks - Oct. 17, 2014 The Brown & Douglas Recreation Center has been closed temporarily to allow struct...
Posted: Friday, October 3, 2014
Recreation & Parks - Oct. 3, 2014 Grandparents and their grandchildren are invited to participate in the second annual G...
Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
  Recreation & Parks - Aug. 5, 2014 Julius Reese has been named golf professional at Winston Lake Golf Course. Ree...

Upcoming Events

Nov 16

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

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