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NEW PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE:

ONLINE GAMING LEAGUE 

General Information

This league is designed to offer different types of competition through online video games.  The games offered through this program promote strategic playing, problem solving, and teamwork for different ages.  This program offers games that can be played individually or as a team, and aims to appeal to different audiences.

    

Season 1: Fortnite

     


    Age Groups:        

               Under 18 years old (U18)              

18 and up


Games will be offered on both PlayStation 4(or5) and Xbox One(Or Series X)To register, players must have the gaming system and game needed to play in that specific league. Game nights will differ depending on the game of that season. For U18 leagues, communication must be handled by parents or guardians who are 18 years or older. Players must sign up in appropriate age groups.  Players will register for specific game, for either Xbox or PS4. Once registration period is over, information will be sent out to all participants signed up. This information will include participant’s login ID (either PSN name or Xbox name), game schedule, code of conduct reminders, and information about how to set up game with opponent. The game schedule will include 1 game a week and nights will vary per season/game.



To Register for Online Gaming:

CLICK HERE 


For More Information:

CLICK HERE


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COVID-19 UPDATE:


PARKS & FACILITIES UPDATE (effective November 30, 2020):

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. 

Park Shelters:

The shelters are NOT available for reservation for the remainder of the calendar year. If you wish to use one of our shelters for an event or gathering, you may do so; however, shelter use will remain on a first-come first-served basis. This means that the shelter bathrooms will NOT be unlocked for your use, we will NOT accept a shelter reservation application, you will NOT be charged to use the shelter, and the shelter will remain open to the general public during your event/gathering.

Shelter capacity for Betty G Ross Park and Highland Drive Park is now 50 people.  

Lentz Recreation Center & Gym: 

The Recreation Center (including the gym) will remain CLOSED until further notice.  

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. 

Lentz Recreation Center Pool: 

The outdoor pool at Betty G Ross Park will remain closed through the remainder of the 2020 pool season. We will not accept any pool reservations through the rest of the calendar year. 

Splash Pad at First Federal Park: 

The Splash Pad will remain closed through the rest of the calendar year. 

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. 

Public Restrooms at Parks: 

Public restrooms will remain open (with the exception of those inside of 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. 



LEAGUES & PROGRAMS UPDATE (effective September 4, 2020):

Youth Soccer & Flag Football:

The Fall 2020 Youth Soccer and Flag Football Leagues have been postponed until Spring 2021. Registration for these leagues will remain open until January (Flag Football) and February (Soccer) 2021, and all registrations made for the Fall 2020 seasons will be carried over for the Spring 2021 seasons. More information regarding league registration can be found on the Youth Soccer and Youth Flag Football pages. 

Youth Volleyball: 

Registration for the 2021 Winter Youth Girls Volleyball League will begin on October 1, 2020. For more information regarding this league please visit the Youth Volleyball page!

Gym Programs:

Gym programs (including: open-gym basketball, open-gym pickleball, open-gym volleyball, racquetball, walking program, and senior programs) remain suspended until November 4, 2020. These programs will resume under a modified schedule starting on November 4, 2020 at 11:00am. The modified schedule for the gym programs will be made available by November 1, 2020. 



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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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