Parks & Recreation

Oakview Recreation Center & Park

503 James Road (get directions)
High Point, NC  27265
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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, 9am-9pm; Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-2pm.

Recreation Center Features:OVRC Building Picture
3 activity rooms 

Park Features:
Lighted baseball and softball fields
Lighted multipurpose field 
2 lighted tennis courts 
2 horseshoe pits 
Bocce court
Picnic shelter with grill

The center is available for rentals for reunions, wedding receptions, graduation parties or any type of family gathering you may have when not in use for regular operational programs and activities. Click here or call for more information. 

Go Far   Oakview MapHealthy Places

High Point Parks & Recreation has partnered with Go Far to provide a one mile and 5K walk/run route around the recreation center. You will see a sign like the one to the left at the facility outlining the routes, stretches, and healthy eating tips.

Current Programs

Add Health to our Years (AHOY) - ages 55+
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9-10am  Informational Poster            
Focus will be on improving circulation, increasing flexibility and boosting overall health in this exercise class designed just for those 55 and older.


After School Program - K-5th Grade
2:30-6pm  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.


Christmas Shopping Day for Kids - K-5th grade
December 19, 2015
10am-3pm  Fee:$10 per person + spending money
Deadline for enrollment: 12/12
Calling all little shoppers! We will accompany participants to Hanes Mall where they will have the opportunity to purchase gifts for friends and family. When we return, we will wrap our gifts! Lunch will be provided. Participants will need to bring money to spend on gifts.


Deck the Halls at Oakview! - K-5th grade
December 23, 2015
7:30am-6pm  Fee:$20 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 12/17
Get into the Christmas spirit as we prepare delicious Christmas goodies, play games, make crafts and gifts, and learn the basics of gift wrapping. We will also go see a movie! Lunch will be provided. Participants need to bring 2 snacks.


Holiday Craft Bazaar
December 5, 2015
9am-1pm  Fee:Vendor Fees - $20 per booth, table rental available for $5 per table
Deadline for enrollment: Vendors: 12/2
Information & Registration            
Calling all artists, crafters and shoppers. Shoppers can peruse booths selling unique items from toys, teacher's gifts, jewelry, holiday decorations, sewn items, woodcrafts and much more. If you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact the center to reserve your spot. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day.


Once Upon a Baker - ages 3-4
January 5, 2016
January 12, 2016
January 19, 2016
January 26, 2016
10-11am  Fee:$5 per person/per day
Don't let the winter blues keep you and your child at home. Join us for a morning of no-bake goodies, story time and other fun activities. Activities include "Good bye Santa..cookies" and story time, "S'mores mix" and cooking activity, "Snowman cheese, please" and snowflake art, and "No bake pizza-tillas" and story time.


Pickleball - ages 18+
Monday, 10am-1pm, Tuesday & Thursday, 10am-2p.m., Friday, 10am-1p.m., Saturday and Sunday varies - please call ahead.  Want to learn to play the hottest game in town? Easy to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.


Teacher Work Day Program - K-5th grade
December 21, 2015
December 22, 2015
December 28, 2015
December 29, 2015
December 30, 2015
January 4, 2016
7:30am-6pm  Fee:$15 per person (October 26 - +$10 per person for the trip to Lazy 5 Ranch)
Deadline for enrollment: 3 days prior to session
An exciting atmosphere is provided through organized activities including group games, arts & crafts, outdoor play, and so much more! Participants need to bring a lunch and two snacks daily. Additional activities may be scheduled for an additional fee.


Walking for Wellness
9:15-11:30am  Walking is an excellent way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The gym will be open to help you walk your way to a healthy you and meet your fitness goals. Just over 18 laps=1 mile.


Young Champions - Karate - ages 4-16
6-6:45pm (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
6:30-7:30pm  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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