Parks & Recreation

Oakview Recreation Center

503 James Road (get directions)
High Point, NC  27265
(336) 883-3508
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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:
Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-9:00pm; Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm.

Oakview Recreation Center was built in 1974 and features a gymnasium, 3 activity rooms, lighted baseball and softball fields, lighted athletic multipurpose field, two lighted tennis courts, two OVRC Building Picturehorseshoe pits, a bocce court, playground and an outdoor shelter with a grill and two picnic tables.

The Center is available for rental opportunities to the public when not in use for regular operational programs and activities.  You may rent the Center for reunions, birthday parties, wedding receptions, graduation parties, or any type of family gathering you may have.  Call the Center to request a date and obtain rates.

Current Programs 

Add Health to our Years (AHOY) Senior Exercise Class - ages 55+
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9-10a.m.  Informational Poster            
A free, basic fitness class offered for those 55 and older that focuses on increasing flexibility, circulation and overall health.


After School Program - Pre-K-5th Grade
August 25, 2015 - June 8, 2016
2:30-6p.m.  Fee:$125 per month + activity fees
Our high quality program offers a variety of activities including gym games, arts & crafts, outside play, cooking, homework assistance and other activities. Transportation is provided. Additional activities will be scheduled throughout the school year for an additional fee. Parents are responsible for daily snacks.


Ballet - ages 6-8
September 14, 2015 - October 26, 2015
7-7:45p.m.  Fee:$35 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 3 days prior to class
Information & Registration            
This beginner ballet class will teach body alignment, ballet terminology, and technique through floor exercises and choreography. The last class we will have a mini recital to show off our dances learned.


Community Fall Festival
October 3, 2015
10a.m.-2p.m.  Fee:Ride fees: $10 unlimited, $1 per ticket, Craft vendor: $25; Food Vendor: $50
Enjoy bounce houses, face painting, live music, pumpkin decorating and much more. If you are interested in being a craft vendor, please call Valentina at 336-883-3508.


Dog Obedience Class - ages 16+
September 1, 2015 - October 6, 2015
October 13, 2015 - November 17, 2015
7-8p.m.  Fee:$35 per dog/per session
Instructor: Shirley Probert
Information & Registration            
Qualified instructors will teach owners and dogs basic commands and socialization skills. Dog must be at least 8-weeks old. Owners must bring their pet's shot record, a 6' non-retractable leash, a choke collar and treats.


Elite Stars Basketball Camp ages 5-12
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
August 6, 2015
August 7, 2015
August 8, 2015
6-8p.m. (Thursday/Friday), 10a.m.-2p.m. (Saturday)  Fee:$15 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 8/3
A perfect way for kids to learn about the game of basketball, make new friends, and stay active. Our coaching staff are experienced and will cover a variety of ball handling drills and footwork skills, making this camp fun and challenging.


Jazz - ages 6-8 & 9-13
September 17, 2015 - October 29, 2015
6:30-7:15p.m. (ages 6-8), 7:15-8p.m. (ages 9-13)  Fee:$35 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 3 days prior to session
In a fun and energetic atmosphere, learn fundamental steps and basic vocabulary through exercises and simple combinations. Students will build flexibility, strength, and coordination through proper dance techniques. Students need jazz shoes and comfortable clothing they can move easily in.


Lil' Pastry Chefs! - ages 6-12
September 16, 2015
6-8p.m.  Fee:$10 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 9/9
Let your creativity take over while you satisfy your sweet tooth. Learn the basics of baking and decorating cupcakes and cakes. Take home everything you make!


Little Flags Football - ages 5-7
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
October 3, 2015 - November 21, 2015
6:15 or 7p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday); 9:30a.m., 10:30a.m., or 11:30a.m. (Saturday)  Fee:$35 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 9/25
Bring your little linebacker out for our flag football league. This instructional league teaches the basic skills of football while stressing participation, teamwork and fun!


Little Kickers Soccer - ages 3-6
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
August 8, 2015 - September 26, 2015
6:15 or 7p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday); 9:30a.m., 10:30a.m., or 11:30a.m. (Saturday)  Fee:$35 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 7/24
Bring your future soccer star out for this fun-filled instructional league. They will have the opportunity to learn the basic skills of soccer and improve their skills, all while making friends and having fun! This is a non-competitive league where no score is kept. Volunteer coaches needed!


Pickleball - ages 18+
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6-8:45p.m.  Want to learn to play the hottest game in town? Pickleball is easy to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced competitive game for experienced players. Saturday and Sunday varies, please call ahead.


Power Dance and Fitness - ages 16+
Tuesday, Saturday
6:30-7:15p.m. (Tuesday), 9:15-10a.m. (Saturday)  Fee:$5 per person/per class
Information & Registration            
A dance-infused class that will provide you with an intense cardiovascular and aerobic workout. Using your own body weight as resistance, this complete workout will burn calories and tone muscles. Students are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or towel. Saturday classes run June 6-August 1.


Pre-Ballet - ages 3-5
September 14, 2015 - October 26, 2015
6:15-6:45p.m.  Fee:$35 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 3 days prior to session
Informational Poster            
Introduce the art of dance to your child. Dancers will be inspired to leap, skip, and twirl while learning beginner ballet skills. The last class we will have a mini recital to show off our dances learned.


R.A.W. Program - K-5th Grade
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:30-4p.m.  Open to students who need assistance in reading comprehension, math, writing and handwriting. Parent will meet with tutor prior to sessions beginning to personalize student's path and develop goals. Tutoring begins September 15.


Shootin' Tots Basketball - ages 3-4
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
October 3, 2015 - November 21, 2015
6:15 or 7p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday); 9a.m., 10a.m., or 11a.m. (Saturday)  Fee:$35 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 9/19
Our program is a slam dunk! Bring your tot to learn the basics of basketball in a non-competitive and fun environment. Volunteer coaches needed.


Summer Day Camp - Rising K-5th Grade
7:30a.m.-6p.m.  Fee:$65 per week, plus activity fees
Registration Packet            
Enjoy your favorite camp activities such as arts and crafts, field trips, team sports, and so much more. Be prepared to have tons of fun with plenty of laughs, smiles, and adventures.


Teacher Work Day Program - Pre-K-5th grade
October 26, 2015
7:30a.m.-6p.m.  Fee:$15 per person + $10 per person for the trip to Lazy 5 Ranch
Deadline for enrollment: 3 days prior to session
What's more fun than a day out of school? A pre-Halloween fun day out of school! We will take a field trip to Lazy 5 Ranch and go on a hay ride. We will also have festive activities, games and even sweet treats to make and eat! Parents need to provide a lunch and two snacks.


Trailblazers Camp - Rising 6th-8th Grade
7:30a.m.-6p.m.  Fee:$65 per week, plus activity fees
Registration Packet            
Take an adventure with us this summer! Campers will participate in a variety of sports, games, arts and crafts, field trips, and much more. There is an additional weekly activity fee to cover the field trips which will be announced closer to summer.


Yard Sale
September 19, 2015
Set up begins at 6a.m., 7a.m.-12p.m.  Fee:$10 per space, includes one table, $5 per additional table
Deadline for enrollment: 9/15
Do you need to clear some space in your garage or attic? Are you looking for baby, household, or other unique items? Our yard sale is the place for you. We are currently accepting applications for vendors. Space is limited.


Yoga for All - ages 16+
6:30-7:30p.m.  Fee:$10 per person/per class
Information & Registration            
Everyone is welcome in this flow yoga class that will work all parts of your body and teach proper alignment. With a combination of breaths and movement, relax the mind and re-energize your body. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, and water bottle.


Young Champions - Karate - ages 4-16
September 24, 2015 - February 11, 2016
6-6:45p.m. (beginners); 6:45-7:30p.m. (yellow & green belt); 7:30-8:15p.m. (blue belt and above)  Fee:$8 registration fee, $7 per class
A comprehensive martial arts class that promotes safety, self-awareness, physical fitness, and self-confidence. Testing is available at the end of the session to advance to the next level at an additional fee. Current session runs through September 17. New session begins September 24.


Zumba - ages 12+
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:30-7:30p.m.  Fee:$5 per class, $4 students, $20 (5) session card, $40 (10) session card
Information & Registration            
This is a fun way to get into shape. The routines include interval sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance will be used to help you burn calories, improve your endurance, and tone muscles.


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

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