Parks & Recreation


UPDATE (effective June 18, 2020):

Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases across Lincoln County, the decision has been made to close the Lentz Recreation Center Pool until further notice. Please check our website and social media accounts regularly for any updates. We ask for your patience during this time and apologize for any inconvenience.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our facilities and programs/activities are re-opening under modified schedules and operations. For information on individual facility re-opening, please see the current re-opening schedule below: 

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The parks, trails, and green space are open for public use. 

Additionally, the outdoor courts at Betty G. Ross Park are open (Mon-Fri from 8a-5p). Please bring your own equipment if you visit our outdoor courts. 

Public restrooms at all parks and facilities (except those at the Lentz Recreation Center Gym) are now open, but there are capacity limitations. 

Park shelters are open on a first come, first served basis. Until further notice, we are not accepting shelter reservations. Gatherings at our park shelters are limited to 25 people or less.

Playgrounds at all parks and the Splash Pad at First Federal Park are CLOSED

All indoor activities at the Lentz Recreation Center are canceled until further notice.

We would like to encourage anyone who visits our parks to practice social distancing and good hygiene. Our staff would like to thank everyone for their cooperation during this time. 

For more information, please call our office at (704) 735-2671.

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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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