Parks and Recreation

News and Announcements

Public Input Survey for Eastern Lincoln County

We need your input for the future of recreation in Eastern Lincoln County!  Please visit the link or scan the code to complete this quick survey.  We are asking for input on improvements for existing parks, future park features, and future programs for the East Lincoln area.  Please help us shape recreation for the future here in Lincoln County! We will share a similar survey for the western Lincoln County later this year.

Lincoln County Senior Games REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

* Print Registration Packet HERE!

* Pick Up/Return Forms to:

Lincoln County Parks and Recreation, 302 N. Academy St. Suite B, Lincolnton, NC 28092                                     

East Lincoln Community Center, 8160 Optimist Club Rd., Denver, NC 28037

Lincoln County Senior Center, 612 Center Dr., Lincolnton, NC 28092

Or Mail to: Lincoln County Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 25, Lincolnton, NC 28093

* Register online HERE!


Lincoln County Parks and Recreation- Lincolnton Office Move

We are excited to be in our new location at 302 North Academy Street in Lincolnton. Our new location is two blocks north of Main Street and is the former planning and inspections building.  Our offices are located on the 2nd Floor with Lincoln County Veteran Services on the 1st Floor.  

Splash Pad Schedule for 2023!

The splash pads are now closed for the season!  They will reopen for the 2023 season on Memorial Day, May 29th, 2023.

Please remember to follow the splash pad rules when visiting:

  1. No food or drinks allowed on splash pad
  2. No pets allowed on splash pad
  3. No bikes, scooters or skateboards on pad
  4. No glass containers allowed
  5. No climbing on elements
  6. Swim diapers are required

West Lincoln Park is located at 369 Hulls Grove Church Road in Vale and Beatty's Ford Park is located at 8335 Shipley Lane in Denver.

Park Shelter Reservation Information

If you would like to make a shelter reservation please contact our Lincolnton office at 704-748-1518. All reservation payments and paperwork must be turned in at our Lincolnton office or by mail. Half day shelter reservations are $50 and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Full day reservations are $100 and from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

This includes shelter reservations for West Lincoln Park, Beatty's Ford Park, Rock Springs Nature Preserve, and Rescue Squad Park. Please contact our Parks and Recreation office at 704-748-1518 to book your reservation or download the reservation forms here on our Parks and Recreation page.

Beattys Ford Park Application
Beattys Ford Park Policies

West Lincoln Park Application
West Lincoln Park Policies

Rock Springs Nature Preserve Application
Rock Springs Nature Preserve Policies

Rescue Squad Park Application
Rescue Squad Park Policies

Community Center Reservation Information

***Please call (704) 748-1518 to confirm availability before returning application***

North Brook Community Center Policies 

North Brook Community Center Application

Howards Creek Community Center Policies

Howards Creek Community Center Application

Get Healthy Lincoln County Map is Here!

Check out he Get Healthy Lincoln County Map at the link below to find a recreation opportunity near you! Thanks to all our partners on this map project including the Lincoln County Health Department, Lincoln County Tax Department Mapping/GIS and the Partnership for Health Lincoln County.

If you have questions about the map please contact our office for more information!

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