Parks & Recreation

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  • Fall Youth Sports registration is open from July 1 through August 1.  See the Youth Sports page for more information
  • Community centers are now open to the public, please call individual centers for daily schedules
  • Lineberger Pool is now open daily from 12:30 - 3:00 PM and 3:30 - 6:00 PM
  • Erwin Park Pool is closed 
  • Spraygrounds are open from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily through September 15

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.

Parks and Recreation Administrative office hours are open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  The administrative offices for the Parks and Recreation Department is located in Memorial Hall, which also houses American Legion Post 23, a military museum, and the Rambling Rebels drum and bugle corps museum.  For more information on Parks and Recreation, see the Quick Links section to the right. 

000 0022xPicnic 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 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.

To register for youth sports and 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.

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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

704.869.1983 (Inclement Weather Hotline)


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