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

High Point City Lake Pool & Waterslide
Monday-Saturday - 12-6p.m.; Sunday - 1-6p.m.  Fee:$6.00 per person
The pool will open to the public on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24 and will be available weekends only through June 8. Weekday operations begin on Monday, June 9.


High Point City Lake Ride Operations
Saturday 11a.m.-6p.m.; Sunday 1-6:30p.m.  Rides will open on Saturday, May 3. Weekends only. Rides will be available to school groups on Tuesday-Thursday, May 6 through the first week of June from 10a.m.-12p.m. Call 883-3498 to schedule.


Park Closed
April 27, 2014
May 10, 2014
High Point City Lake Park is closed to the public due to rentals.


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.


Private Pool Rentals
10-11:30a.m. and 6:30-8p.m.  The pool is available for private rentals. Contact City Lake Park at 883-3498 for pricing and reservations.


Swim Meet Dates
June 13, 2014 - June 15, 2014
City Lake Pool will be closed to the public during swim meets. The waterslide will be open during this time.


Teach a Kid to Fish - ages 5-15
May 3, 2014
8a.m.-12p.m.  Information & Registration            
Have fun and learn how to fish at the same time. Using games and activities, "Teach a Kid to Fish" introduces children to the basics of fishing. Fishing poles and bait are provided. Registration opens April 1. Call 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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