Parks & Facilities Update

(updated August 21, 2022):

Lentz Recreation Center & Gym: 

The current Lentz Recreation Center Gym program schedule can be found below:
Click here to download and view the Lentz Recreation Center Open-Gym Program Schedule.

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The open-gym fee for non-city limits residents (ages 18-54) is $2. There is no open-gym fee for city limits residents, all kids 17 & under, all adults 55 & over, and members of the military. Membership ID cards are required to enter the gym. Membership ID cards are made inside of the gym lobby at the front desk (adult must be present to register a minor). ID cards are free for city limits residents and $5 for non-city limits residents. For more information on Membership ID cards, please click here

We are now accepting racquetball court reservations! Please call our office (704-735-2671) to make your court reservation. 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


Lentz Recreation Center Pool: 

The pool is CASH ONLY!

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The End-Of-Season Public Swim Schedule is subject to change based on weather and staff availability. 

If you are having trouble viewing the General Pool Schedule, please click here to download a digital copy of the General Pool Schedule.

For more information, please visit the Lentz Recreation Center Pool page (click here).


Motz Avenue Dog Park: 

The Motz Avenue Dog Park is now open to the public! For more information on the Dog Park, please visit the Motz Avenue Dog Park page!


Splash Pad at First Federal Park: 

The splash pad is currently open for the 2022 season. Open Mon-Sat 9a-Sunset & Sun 1p-Sunset. 


Park Shelters:

We will begin accepting shelter reservation requests for both the shelter at Betty G Ross Park and the shelter at Highland Drive Park on January 1, 2022 (available 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 are open from 6:30a - 10:00p. Court lights will be turned off at 10:00pm each night when the park closes to the public. 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 at park shelters) during regular park hours. Please follow all posted signage regarding any 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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