Parks & Recreation


PARKS & FACILITIES UPDATE (effective September 4, 2020):


As of September 4, 2020 at 5:00pm, playgrounds re-open on regular park schedules (see individual park hours). Visitors to the playground over the age of 4 are required to wear a mask and are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer. Use playground at your own risk. 

Park Shelters:

The shelters are NOT available for reservation for the remainder of the calendar year. If you wish to use one of our shelters for an event or gathering, you may do so; however, shelter use will remain on a first-come first-served basis. This means that the shelter bathrooms will NOT be unlocked for your use, we will NOT accept a shelter reservation application, you will NOT be charged to use the shelter, and the shelter will remain open to the general public during your event/gathering.

Shelter capacity for Betty G Ross Park and Highland Drive Park is now 50 people.  

Lentz Recreation Center & Gym: 

The Recreation Center (including the gym) will remain CLOSED THROUGH NOVEMBER 3, 2020. The Recreation Center is being used as a 2020 General Election One-Stop Voting location for Lincoln County. For more information regarding One-Stop Voting and schedule click here! The Recreation Center (including the gym) will re-open on November 4, 2020 at 11:00am

Outdoor Courts at Betty G Ross Park: 

The outdoor basketball, pickleball, and tennis courts at Betty G Ross park will resume regular scheduled hours as of September 4, 2020 at 5:00pm. Court lights will be turned off at 10:00pm each night. Visitors to these facilities should bring their own equipment. 

Lentz Recreation Center Pool: 

The outdoor pool at Betty G Ross Park will remain closed through the remainder of the 2020 pool season. We will not accept any pool reservations through the rest of the calendar year. 

Splash Pad at First Federal Park: 

The Splash Pad will remain closed through the rest of the calendar year. 

Parks, Trails, & Green Space:

All of our parks, trails, and green space will remain open. 

Kayak Launch & Fishing Pier at Betty G Ross Park:

The Kayak Launch and Fishing Pier at Betty G Ross Park will remain open. 

Public Restrooms at Parks: 

Public restrooms will remain open (with the exception of those inside of the Lentz Recreation Center and at park shelters), but capacity restrictions may remain in place. Please follow all posted signage regarding capacity restrictions and we strongly encourage bringing your own hand sanitizer. 

We would like to encourage anyone who visits our parks and facilities to practice social distancing and good hygiene. Our staff would like to thank everyone for their cooperation during this time. 

LEAGUES & PROGRAMS UPDATE (effective September 4, 2020):

Youth Soccer & Flag Football:

The Fall 2020 Youth Soccer and Flag Football Leagues have been postponed until Spring 2021. Registration for these leagues will remain open until February 2021, and all registrations made for the Fall 2020 seasons will be carried over for the Spring 2021 seasons. More information regarding league registration can be found on the Youth Soccer and Youth Flag Football pages. 

Youth Volleyball: 

Registration for the Winter 2021 Youth Volleyball League will begin on October 1, 2020. More information on registration and league modifications (to comply with COVID-19 restrictions) will be released on October 1, 2020. 

Gym Programs:

Gym programs (including: open-gym basketball, open-gym pickleball, open-gym volleyball, racquetball, walking program, and senior programs) remain suspended until November 4, 2020. These programs will resume under a modified schedule starting on November 4, 2020 at 11:00am. The modified schedule for the gym programs will be made available by November 1, 2020. 

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Is it time to renew your City of Lincolnton Parks & Recreation ID Card? This ID card will grant you access to park facilities such as the gym and racquetball courts. You WILL NOT be permitted in the gym without a Lincolnton Parks & Recreation Department issued ID. Please fill out the registration form and turn it into the Parks & Recreation Department office in the Lentz Recreation Center. Visit the Membership ID Card page for more information!

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