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"News and Happenings"
Call 336-883-1106 for athletic program and event cancellations.
“Get Out and Get Active” in Greater High Point During National Heart Month
The High Point Parks & Recreation Department, Go Out for a Run (GO FAR) and The Foundation for a Healthy High Point want everyone in the community – children to senior adults - to “Get Out and Get Active” during National Heart Month by walking the healthy maps around the city.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to become more physically active and make healthier choices. Organizations like GO FAR teach children in our community about character building, nutrition and goal setting.
In High Point/Jamestown there are nine options for the public to choose from.
Allen Jay Recreation Center, 1073 East Springfield Road, High Point
Deep River Recreation Center, 1529 Skeet Club Road, High Point
High Point Athletic Complex, 2920 School Park Road, High Point
High Point City Lake Park, 602 West Main Street, Jamestown
Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price Street, High Point
Oakview Recreation Center, 503 James Road, High Point
Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road, High Point
Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center, 600 North Hamilton Street, High Point
Wrenn Miller Park, 301 East Main Street, Jamestown
Signs are posted at the facilities outlining the routes and providing information on stretches and healthy eating. The maps provide a one mile and 5K walk/run route around the recreation center. When you arrive, organizers ask you to tag High Point Parks & Recreation, NC and GO FAR (Go Out For A Run) on Facebook with photos of you getting out and getting active!
For more information, find race details at http://www.highpointnc.gov/pr/centers.cfm.
Controlled Burn Planned at Piedmont Environmental Center
A controlled burn is planned for an area in the North Preserve at Piedmont Environmental Center (1220 Penny Road, High Point). While no date has yet been set, officials with PEC and at the City of High Point’s Parks & Recreation Department expect it to take place with support from the NC Forest Service and the High Point Fire Department sometime in the next 6 – 8 weeks. Neighbors in nearby residential areas are contacted in person by PEC staff prior to the event.
Controlled burning is conducted to help reduce the hazardous “fuel” created by brush and naturally occurring overgrowth, to improve wildlife habitats, and to help the pine forest re-generate itself. Dick Thomas, Executive Director at PEC, said, “When fire opens up the forest and clears away thick growth, we are safely removing the conditions necessary to create a dangerous and possibly catastrophic fire. Controlled fires also benefit wildlife. Grasses, trees and shrubs which emerge following fire are tender, succulent, and packed with nutrients. Leaves, needles, sticks, and other natural debris are transformed into available nutrients and further improves the health of the forest.”
The NC Forest Service recently used equipment to create a fire break, at no cost to the City. Some additional handwork will be conducted by City staff for increased safety.
The Piedmont Environmental Center is a special facility operated by the City of High Point’s Parks & Recreation Department. PEC provides programs and a place to learn, conserve and enjoy the natural world through hands on experiences that emphasize the interrelated and fragile nature of life. For more information, please call 336-883-3473 or 336-883-3234.
After School Program Registration
Allen Jay, Deep River, Morehead and Oakview Recreation Centers offer an After School Program for children in grades K-5. Click on the link to obtain an application. After School Program Application