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News and Announcements

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

Inaugural Recre8 5k Registration and Training Class
Lincoln County Parks & Recreation will be participating in the Inaugural NCRPA Recre8 5k. With a goal to support parks and recreation in NC, this statewide 5K will raise awareness of parks and recreation in North Carolina. Additionally, funds raised will support the advancement of recreation in our state.  We hope to engage running, walking and park enthusiasts for a fun filled family event that will bring communities in NC together to promote an active outdoor lifestyle. Multiple parks and recreation departments will be hosting local races on April 16th 2016 at 9:30am.  The location for our race will be West Lincoln Park (369 Hulls Grove Church Rd, Vale).  For more information, or to register, visit

In preparation for the race, or for anyone training for other 5Ks, we are now offering a 5K training program.  Classes will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday at 8am at Block Smith Gym in Lincolnton.  For more information, call (704)748-1518. 

Fitness Class at Block Smith Gym
Come join us for a FREE fitness class for adults of all ages!  The class is being held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12pm at Block Smith Gym (130 Rhodes St., Lincolnton).  Classes include a variety of low impact exercises, great for any fitness level.  Participants should being their own yoga/workout mat and a drink.  For more information, call Shannon at (704) 748-1518.

Senior Chair Volleyball at Block Smith Gym
Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will begin having Senior Chair Volleyball on Tuesday, February 2nd.  This program will be for adults 50 years old and up. Games will be held at Block Smith Gym (130 Rhodes St., Lincolnton) on Tuesdays starting at 11am and will continue through March.  For more information, please call Drew at (704) 748-1518.

Upcoming Parks and Recreation Camps
Thank you to everyone who attended our Winter Break Camp, we had a blast! Check out our other upcoming camps to start planning now for our child’s care!

Spring Break Camp- March 28th-April 1st, for Kindergarten-6th Grade.  

Summer Camp- Begins Monday, June 13th, for rising 1st-6th Grade.  

Call Lindsay at 704-483-8980 for more information on all our Camps!

Local Farmers Market Information
The Denver 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.  

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