Youth Sports

Due to COVID-19, the only youth sports that the City of Gastonia Parks and Recreation Department are offering this fall are:

  • Girls Volleyball (ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-15)
  • Co-Ed 5V5 Soccer (ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12)

Registration for Girls Volleyball ends on September 29, and registration for Co-Ed Soccer ends on September 25.   Please contact Janet Taylor at 704-869-1018 or for more information and details regarding Girls Volleyball, and contact Skip Youngblood at 704-866-6851 or for more information regarding Co-Ed Soccer. 

To register for youth sports, please visit:

To create a new customer account for online facility reservations and sports registration: 

  1. Go to:
  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.


Martha Rivers Park Field Map

Athletics Informational Brochure

Baseball (Ages 5-15, Spring/Fall)
Girls Volleyball (Ages 7-15, Fall/Spring)
Soccer (Ages 3-15, Spring/Fall)
Softball Girls Fast Pitch (Ages 7-18, Spring/Summer)
Flag Football (Ages 7-11, Summer/Spring)
Basketball (Ages 5-18, Winter/Summer)
Inclement Weather Hotline - (704) 869-1983

Contact Information:

Janet Taylor, CPSI, CPO 
Recreation Manager
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.869.1018 (office)
704.842.5104 (fax) (e-mail)
Skip Youngblood, CPRP, CYSA
Recreation Manager
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.869.1019 (office)
704.842.5104 (fax)
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