Parks & Recreation

Martha Rivers Youth Sports Complex

Martha Rivers Youth Sports Complex

In 1995, the Gastonia City Council, Gaston County Commissioners, and the Gaston County School Board collectively worked to deed an…

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Community Centers & Parks

Community Centers & Parks

Community centers provide a combination of gymnasiums, clubrooms and game rooms for use by the general public.  A variety of…

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Adult Recreation Center

Adult Recreation Center

In 1980, this former National Guard Armory was renovated to create the Adult Recreation Center, which serves as a base…

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Athletic Programs

Athletic Programs

The City of Gastonia Parks and Recreation Division offers a variety of sports leagues for adults and youth.  Softball, basketball,…

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Optimist Club Park

Optimist Club Park

  This neighborhood park includes 6 developed acres thus far, and consists of a playground, open space, picnic area, walking…

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Rankin Lake Park

Rankin Lake Park

Rankin Lake has been a community landmark for the citizens of Gastonia and Gaston County since its construction in 1922…

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The Gastonia Parks and Recreation Department provides a variety of active and passive recreation opportunities for all ages, and preserves valuable open space for the enjoyment of the citizens of Gastonia.
  
Memorial Hall was built in 1931 as a memorial to Gaston County's war veterans.  The administrative offices for the Parks and Recreation Department, also houses American Legion Post 23, a military museum, and the Rambling Rebels drum and bugle corps museum.
 
Parks and Recreation Administrative office hours are open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  For more information on Parks and Recreation, see the Quick Links section to the right.

 

To view facility availability at Rankin Lake, Lineberger Park and Martha Rivers Park, please visit: https://secure.rec1.com/NC/city-of-gastonia/catalog

To create a new customer account for online facility reservations: 

  1. Go to: https://secure.rec1.com/NC/city-of-gastonia/catalog
  2. Click on “login/create account"
  3. The primary account holder must be an adult and then other account members (spouse, children, and other dependents) can be added after. 
  4. Enter all available user fields (required fields are marked with an asterisk). 
  5. When entering your address, please spell out your street name completely. Do not abbreviate or use a P.O. Box. Unit numbers should be entered on the “Address Line 2”. 
  6. The e-mail address that you provide will be used as your user name.


  
Picnic shelters, ball fields and community centers may be rented by families, churches, companies or other groups for a variety of social and business functions.  The Administrative Office, located in Memorial Hall, schedules shelter/clubhouse reservations for Lineberger Park, Martha Rivers Park and Rankin Lake Park.  Please contact individual Community Centers to make reservations for their specific facilities.

Map of Facilities

Bench Donation Program

Contact Information:
Memorial Hall
109 W. Second Avenue, Gastonia, NC  28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6839 (phone)
704.842.5104 (fax)
Email
Inclement weather hotline: (704)869-1983  

  
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