Parks & Recreation

PARKS & FACILITIES UPDATE 
(effective April 12, 2021):

Lentz Recreation Center & Gym: 

The Recreation Center (including the gym) is now OPEN for modified open-gym programs.
For more information on our open-gym program modifications and requirements, please click here! The current Lentz Recreation Center program schedule can be found in the table below:

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
ClosedWalking Program
9a-11a
Walking Program
9a-11a
Walking Program
9a-11a
Walking Program
9a-11a
Walking Program
9a-11a

Pickleball
Program
11:15a-2:45p
Pickleball
Program
11:15a-2:45p
Pickleball
Program
11:15a-2:45p
Pickleball
Program
11:15a-2:45p
Pickleball
Program
11:15a-2:45p
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

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


If you're having difficulty reading the Recreation Center program schedule above, click here to see a PDF version of the schedule!

Starting on 4/12/21, the racquetball courts will be open for singles play (2 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: 

We are planning to open the Motz Avenue Dog Park in late April - early May. Please check back at a later date for more information.

Lentz Recreation Center Pool: 

We plan to open the outdoor pool at Betty G Ross Park for Memorial Day weekend (tentative date)! Please check back on May 1st for more information regarding the pool schedule, reserving the pool for a private event, swim lessons, and any other aquatics activities/events. 

For information about our 2021 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course, please visit the Lifeguard Training page!

Splash Pad at First Federal Park: 

We plan to open the Splash Pad on May 1, 2021 (tentative date).

Park Shelters:

Shelter capacity for Betty G Ross Park and Highland Drive Park is now 100 people.

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)! In order to submit a shelter reservation request, and to 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 regular 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: 

As of September 4, 2020 at 5:00pm, playgrounds re-open on regular park schedules (see individual park hours). Visitors to the playground over the age of 4 are required to wear a mask and are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer. Use playground at your own risk.

Parks, Trails, & Green Space:

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

Kayak Launch & Fishing Pier at Betty G Ross Park:

The Kayak Launch and Fishing Pier at Betty G Ross Park will 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 will remain open (with the exception of 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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