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Parks and Recreation

Richard Haynes, Parks and Recreation Director


The City of Lincolnton created the Parks and Recreation Department in 2007 and hired Richard Haynes as it’s first Director. Prior to this, he served as the Assistant Director of Public Works and Utilities. Richard holds a BS in Public Management from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. He is married to Cindy, and they have three children Brooke, Jake, and Luke.


Nathan Eurey, Recreation Program Coordinator


Serving in the parks and recreation field since October 1999 as a Recreation Program Coordinator, the City of Lincolnton hired Nathan to fill this role in the newly created Parks and Recreation Department. Nathan’s primary responsibility is to plan, promote, and organize recreation programs and activities.

Julie Holbrooks, Senior Administrative Support Specialist



Jamie Goodson, Parks and Recreation Maintenance Supervisor (Highland Drive Park)


Brad Gates, Parks and Recreation Maintenance Supervisor

(Betty G. Ross Park)





Let's Get Moving Lincolnton - Walking Program

Badminton (Press Release)

Let's Get Moving Lincolnton - Walking Program (Press Release)

Summer Swimming Lessons (Press Release)



Charges & Fees


Program Sponsorship and Banner Advertising Information

Program sponsorship & Banner advertising

Program Guide

2014 Summer / Fall Program Guide

Program Flyer


Youth Sports Leagues


Youth Sports Camps


Fall Youth Soccer League

Practice & Game Schedules

Youth Flag Footballl Game Schedules


General Information

Mondays: 9am-11am & 2pm-9pm (Open Gym)

                11am - 2pm (Walking Program)

Tuesdays: 9am-11am & 2pm-4:50pm (Open Gym)

                11am - 2pm (Walking Program)

Wednesdays: 11am - 2pm (Walking Program)

                       2pm-9pm (Open Gym)

Thursdays: 9am-11am & 2pm-9pm (Open Gym)

                  11am - 2pm (Walking Program)

Fridays: 9am-11am & 2pm-4:50pm (Open Gym)

              11am - 2pm (Walking Program)

Saturdays: 2pm-5:00pm (Open Gym)

Sundays: Closed

All times are subject to change and will be posted on the front door.


Telephone: 704-735-2671
Fax: 704-735-1662

William M. Lentz Pool Hours:


10:00am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday;
1:00pm-5:00pm Sunday (unless otherwise posted)

The pool at William M. Lentz Center will open Memorial Day weekend and remain open through Labor Day

Mailing Address:

PO Box 617
Lincolnton, NC 28093

Street Address:

800 South Madison Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092