Parks & Recreation

High Point City Lake Park

602 W. Main Street (get directions)
Jamestown, NC 27282
Marina - (336) 883-3498
Pool - (336) 883-3501
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From time to time this facility will be closed due to weather, maintenance, or private events.  Other events and programs may be changed or cancelled.  Please click on the "Closings, Cancellations & Changes" tab on the left of this page for more information.

Hours of operation:  Hours will be 8:00am-5:00pm daily through March 9.  Beginning March 10 hours will be 8:00am-7:00pm.

The Piedmont's finest family park since 1935, High Point City Lake Park is located at 602 W. Main Street in Jamestown. The park features 2 playgrounds, a Merry-go-round, miniature train, excursion boat, miniature golf course, swimming pool,IMG waterslide, gym, amphitheater, field stage, 10 picnic shelters, individual tables, grills, concession/restroom/ticket booth building, Historical buildings (Quaker Friends Meeting House with cemetery, Richard Mendenhall Store), maintenance complex, a Marina and Camp Ann.

There are 10 picnic shelters located throughout the park ranging in capacity from 40 to over 500 people.  The shelter fees vary according to shelter size and amount of time rented.  There are free standing picnic tables and grills located in the main part of the park available on a first come basis.

For your family enjoyment, the park offers a miniature train ride, a merry go round ride (adults can ride both), and a 30 passenger excursion boat ride.  The park also has an 18 hole miniature gold course for challenging fun time.  Tickets are sold at the park concession stand.

The park offers 2 handicapped accessible playgrounds.  The main playground boasts one of the largest and longest play pieces in the state.  A new smaller playground is located in the Camp Ann picnic area.

High Point City Lake Park is a 340 acre lake used for drinking water and for recreation.

Bank and boat fishing are allowed with proper permits and licenses.  The park's marina rents fishing boats year round and seasonally rents its canoe and pedal boats.  Private boats (certain restrictions apply) may launch at the marina ramp.

The park is home to one of the largest public swimming pools in the Southeast. There is a large shallow wading pool for small IMGchildren located next to the main pool. The park also has two exciting waterslides that were completed in 2004.  The waterslides are part of the pool complex. 

The gymnasium is available for rent year round.  The gym is suitable for most types of large group events.  Advance reservations must be made for its use. 

The field stage is 20' X 50' and is used for special events and is available by special reservation only.  The stage is equipped with power hookups adequate for most events. 

The park has two concession/ticket stands.  One is located in the main part of the park and the other at the pool complex.  Drinks, snacks, packaged food, etc. are available at both locations.

Current Programs

Candlefest
Saturday
December 6, 2014
6-9p.m.  Kick in the season of giving by participating in the Girl Scouts' Candlefest. This holiday event illuminates High Point City Lake Park with festive candles provided by Girl Scout Troop 41730. This event is free and monetary donations or canned food will be accepted for Open Door Ministries in lieu of admission fee.

 

Fall Leaves Tour
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 26, 2014
October 31, 2014
November 1, 2014
November 2, 2014
November 8, 2014
November 9, 2014
Fridays - 1p.m. & 2p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays - 12p.m., 1p.m., 2p.m., 3p.m., 4p.m.  Fee:$4 per person
Enjoy the fall colors on the scenic City Lake Park Fall Leaf Tour. This guided 45 minute tour takes park visitors around City Lake with many great opportunities to take photographs and learn about the seasonal changes from Piedmont Environmental Center's Naturalist Dick Thomas. Reservations will be taken starting October 13.

 

Jingle Bell Run
Saturday
November 22, 2014
8-11a.m.  Chosen as one of the "Most Incredible Themed Races," the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others. Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season. For more information visit www.jinglebellruntriad.kintera.org or call Benji Jones at the Arthritis Foundation, 336-471-3322.

 

NC Wildlife Loaner Rod Program
City Lake Park participates in the NC Wildlife Loaner Rod program. Designed to introduce kids to fishing by allowing them to sign out fishing poles to use free of charge. Please call the Park for more information.

 

Park Hours
Hours of operation are based on daylight hours. The park is open daily for boating, fishing, picnicking and playing on the playground, weather permitting.

 

Park Information
City Lake Park offers 10 modern shelters able to accommodate from 40 to 600 people. The shelters provide a great place for birthday parties, large family reunions, church and company picnics. We will begin taking 2014 shelter reservations on November 1. The gym is available for groups to rent for special events. The Park Marina has bait for sale, fishing tackle and has pedal boats, canoes, and fishing boats for rent. They also offer a package for a boat and trolling motor rentals. Fishing and hunting licenses are now available for sale. Call the City Lake Park office at 883-3498 for more information.

 

High Point Parks & Recreation Department
136 Northpoint Avenue • High Point, NC 27262 • (336) 883-3469 • Fax - (336) 883-8524

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