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John Davis,

Physical Address
206 Gamble Dr. Suite D
Lincolnton, NC 28092

Mailing Address
PO Box 25
Lincolnton, NC  28093

Ph: (704) 748-1518
Fx: (704) 748-1519

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Community Center Rentals for Holiday Parties
Lincoln County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of facilities available for rent during the holiday season.  

East Lincoln Community Center (8160 Optimist Club Rd, Denver) This new facility seats 125 comfortably, with a separate kitchen available for use. Fees vary depending on length of reservation.  Call (704) 483-8980 to reserve.

Howards Creek Community Center (494 Howards Creek School Rd, Lincolnton) Located beside the Veterans Center, this facility can comfortably seat 75 people and has a kitchen for meal preparation.  Rental fee is $50 for the day, with an additional $50 refundable key deposit.  Call (704) 748-1518 to reserve.

Northbrook Community Center (568 Highway 274, Vale) This facility can comfortable seat 60 and also has a separate kitchen for meal preparation.   Rental fee is $50 for the day, with an additional $50 refundable key deposit. Call (704) 748-1518 to reserve.

Local Farmers Markets Information
The Lincoln County Farmers Markets in Lincolnton and Denver are winding down their seasons and now is a great time to visit. 

The Downtown Lincolnton market located on Water St. behind the Citizen Center will be open on Saturdays until November 28th.  The Tuesday market at Water St. will be open until November 24th.  The DSS market in Lincolnton will close on November 19th.  The Lincolnton markets will re-open in the spring of 2016 for the new season.
The Denver market will be having a special holiday/winter market this year. The Holiday market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 12 noon until Saturday December 19th. The Winter market will operate from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. starting on Saturday January 9th and run until March 26th.
Stay tuned for more details about the 2016 Farmers Market Grand Openings for Lincolnton and Denver in the coming months.

Block Smith Gym Open for Walking
We are pleased to announce that Block Smith Gym is now open for walking. The gym is located at 130 Rhodes Street, Lincolnton, and will be open from 8:30am-1pm, Monday-Friday. For more info, call (704) 748-1518.

Grant Received for West Lincoln Park
Lincoln County Parks and Recreation recently received a grant to transform a public area at West Lincoln Park (369 Hulls Grove Church Rd., Vale) into an imaginative space for families to play and be active outdoors. Click here for more information.

Parks and Recreation Offices Have Moved
The office for the Parks and Recreation Department has moved to 206 Gamble Drive, 2nd Floor, located next to the old hospital in Lincolnton. People needing to book park shelters, pick up keys for reservations, or any need other Parks and Recreation info, should come to the new office.  

Rock Springs Nature Preserve Now Open!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Grand Opening and Dedication of Rock Springs Nature Preserve. We had a wonderful morning celebrating the opening and exploring the beautiful new park. During the event, attendees were able to check out all the park has to offer and to learn more about future plans. Currently the park, located at 6684 Pine Ridge Drive in Denver, offers a picnic shelter, partially paved trail, amphitheater, large children’s playground, and outdoor classroom. The morning also included a ceremony dedicating Rock Springs Nature Preserve to Sylvia Holmes in honor of her hard work and commitment to Parks and Recreation in Lincoln County.

Parks and Recreation eNewsletter
Stay informed of the latest Parks and Recreation news by signing up for our monthly eNewsletter.  The monthly email will include updates on park openings, community programs, upcoming events, and much more!  To sign up, email Lincoln County Parks and Recreation.

Click here for this month's eNewsletter

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation department is to provide recreational opportunities for the citizens of Lincoln County:

  • Through the development and operations of parks and facilities
  • Sponsorship of programs, classes and special events
  • By working with others in the preservation of the dwindling open space and natural resources of our county