Parks & Recreation

PARKS & FACILITIES UPDATE

(effective May 24th, 2021):

Lentz Recreation Center & Gym: 

The Recreation Center (including the gym) is now OPEN. The current Lentz Recreation Center program schedule can be found in the table below:

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT

Walking Program
9a-11a
Walking Program
9a-11a
Walking Program
9a-11a
Walking Program
9a-11a
Walking Program
9a-11a

Pickleball
Program
11a-3p
Pickleball
Program
11a-3p
Pickleball
Program
11a-3p
Pickleball
Program
11a-3p
Pickleball
Program
11a-3p
Open-Gym
Volleyball
2p-5p
Open-Gym
Basketball
3p-5p
Open-Gym
Basketball
3p-5p
Open-Gym
Basketball
3p-5p
Open-Gym
Basketball
3p-5p
Open-Gym
Basketball
3p-5p
Open-Gym
Basketball
2p-5p

Pickleball
Program
5:30p-9p
Youth
Volleyball League
5p-9p

Open-Gym
Basketball
5:30p-9p
Youth
Volleyball League
5p-9p


As of June 1st, 2021, we resumed fees for gym usage.  The open gym fee for Non-City residents over age 18 and under age 55 is $2. There is no open gym fee for city residents.  ID cards are required; ID cards are free for City Residents and $5 for Non-City residents. 

Starting on 5/24/21, the racquetball courts will be open for singles play (4 people per court, max). We are now accepting racquetball court reservations online and by phone! For more information on how to make a racquetball court appointment, please read the "Lentz Recreation Center Gym Program Modifications" document. The racquetball courts will be available for reservation on the following days and times (subject to change):

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays  |  9:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesdays & Fridays  |  9:00a - 5:00p
  • Saturdays  |  2:00p - 5:00p

Motz Avenue Dog Park: 

The Motz Avenue Dog Park is now open to the public! The official grand opening ceremony will be held at a later date TBD. For more information on the Dog Park, please visit the Motz Avenue Dog Park page!

Lentz Recreation Center Pool: 

The Lentz Recreation Center Pool at Betty G Ross Park will be closing for the 2021 pool season on August 22, 2021. The pool will be open to the public on Saturday (8/21) and Sunday (8/22) from 1:00p - 5:00p. The pool will remain available to rent for private pool parties for the following two weekends (8/28 - 8/29 & 9/4 - 9/5)

Splash Pad at First Federal Park: 

The splash pad is now open!

Monday-Saturday: Open from dawn until dusk

Sunday: Open from 1:00pm until Dusk.

Park Shelters:

We are now accepting shelter reservation requests for both the shelter at Betty G Ross Park and the shelter at Highland Drive Park for the 2021 calendar year (April 1 - October 30, some dates may be excluded)! To submit a shelter reservation request and view the availability calendar for each location, please CLICK HERE! To submit a shelter reservation request, you will be required to create a CivicRec account (if you have not already done so). For more information on creating a CivicRec account, please see our Rec1 User Accounts page or call the Parks & Recreation Department office (704-735-2671). 

When a shelter is not reserved, it will remain on a first-come, first-served basis. (This means that the shelter bathrooms will NOT be unlocked for your use and the shelter will remain open to the general public for use.)

Outdoor Courts at Betty G Ross Park: 

The outdoor basketball, pickleball, and tennis courts at Betty G Ross park will resume regularly 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. 

Playgrounds: 

The playgrounds are open on a regular schedule, and no masks are required for playground use. 

Parks, Trails, & Green Space:

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

Kayak Launch & Fishing Pier at Betty G Ross Park:

The Kayak Launch and Fishing Pier at Betty G Ross Park remain open. Due to erosion from recent flooding in the area, we advise any visitors to use EXTREME caution when near the river bank.

Public Restrooms at Parks: 

Public restrooms remain open (except for those inside 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. 

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MEMBERSHIP ID CARDS

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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