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.

Summer hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-9:00pm; Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm.

Fall/Winter hours of operation:  Monday & Wednesday, 2:00pm-9:00pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00am-9:00pm; Friday, 2:00pm-9:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm.  These hours will be in effect during the Guilford County School calendar year. 

Oakview Recreation Center was built in 1974 and features a gymnasium, activity room, game room, 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 four 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.  A free, basic fitness class offered for those 55 and older that focuses on increasing flexibility, circulation and overall health.


After School Program - Grades K-5th
2-6p.m.  Fee:$125.00 per month
Registration Packet            
Our After School Program provides a fun, safe environment for your child as they complete homework, play gym and outside games, create arts & crafts projects, go on field trips and more. The program operates on days when school is in session. Call us for more program details.


Children's Cooking Class - ages 6-12
May 28, 2014
June 25, 2014
July 30, 2014
6-7:30p.m.  Fee:$5.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 2 days prior to program
Information & Registration            
Children will love mixing and creating "no bake" goodies while learning the basics of mixing and measuring. Registration fee includes all tools and ingredients.


Children's Night Out - ages 6-12
May 2, 2014
6-8p.m.  Fee:$5.00 per person
Information & Registration            
Bring your kids out for a night of fun. They will enjoy pizza, movies and games in a fun, safe environment.


Community Baseball Program Registration - ages 4-8
During Operational Hours  Fee:$35.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 5/31/14
Registration Form            
This program teaches youth the basics of T-ball or Coach Pitch Baseball in a structured league. Sportsmanship and teamwork are emphasized. Practices and games are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings. Volunteer coaches are needed! You may obtain a registration form online, at our Administration Office or at any Recreation Center. Call 883-3508 for more information.


Dog Obedience Class
May 13, 2014 - June 17, 2014
7-8p.m.  Fee:$35.00 per dog/per session
Deadline for enrollment: 5/12/14
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. Participants must bring their pet's shot record, a 6' non-retractable leash, a choke collar and treats.


Don't Get Lost - A Survival Class for Families - ages 6+
June 16, 2014
6-7:30p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per child, parents free
Deadline for enrollment: 6/9/14
Information & Registration            
Sign your family up for this great informational class to teach them how to be safe if they get lost in the woods. These wilderness safety tips can help your family be prepared in case the unthinkable happens.


Gym Walkers
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:30a.m-12p.m.  Looking for a place to walk on rainy or cold mornings? Our gym is open for walking to get that much needed exercise.


Kid's Club - End of School Party - ages 6-12
June 13, 2014
6-8p.m.  Fee:$5.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 6/6/14
Information & Registration            
Bring the kids out to celebrate the end of school! Kid's will enjoy pizza, games and music in a fun, safe environment.


Little Kickers Soccer Registration - ages 3-6
June 15, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Center Operational Hours  Fee:$30.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 7/31/14
Information & Registration            
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! League will play and practice on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Practice begins August 5.


Nature Crafts and Games - ages 6-12
May 12, 2014
6-7:30p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person/per class
Deadline for enrollment: Friday before class starts
Information & Registration            
With a new topic each month, children can learn about nature through the use of crafts and games. April - learn about different birds, how they use their wings and beak, and make a birdhouse to take home. May - learn how to compost kitchen scraps to make rich, fertile soil and make a worm bin to take home, with the worms! This class is great for scout groups looking to meet badge requirements.


Oakview Youth Programs Book Drive
During Center Operational Hours  We are in need of new or gently-used children's books for our children's programs. Our goal is to collect 250 books before Summer Camp begins. Books should be appropriate for children in K-8th grades.


Preschool Morning Out - ages 2-5
May 8, 2014
June 12, 2014
10-11:30a.m.  Fee:$5.00 per child
Deadline for enrollment: 3 days prior to program
Information & Registration            
Bring your preschooler out for a morning of fun as they make crafts and play games.


Senior Citizen Day Trip - ages 55+
May 23, 2014
9a.m.-2p.m.  Fee:Cost of lunch
Informational Poster            
Take a tour of Gateway Gardens, Greensboro's newest public garden, which features 11 acres of plants and flowers to admire. After the tour, we will travel to Friendly Shopping Center for lunch. Transportation is provided.


Senior Citizen Day Trip - ages 55+
April 25, 2014
9a.m.-2p.m.  Fee:Cost of lunch
Information & Registration            
Take a short ride to Winston-Salem, NC for a morning of shopping and lunch. Transportation provided.


Space & Science Summer Enrichment Camp - Grades K-5th and Grades 6th-8th
June 11, 2014 - August 22, 2014
7:30a.m.-6p.m.  Fee:$65.00 per week, plus activity fees
K-5 Registration   6-8 Registration Packet          
Explore space and science through games, experiments, crafts and field trips. Gain those traditional benefits of making new friends, getting exercise and having fun!


Teacher Work Day Program - Grades K-5th
May 26, 2014
7:30a.m.-6p.m.  Fee:$15.00 per person/per day + activity fees
Deadline for enrollment: 3 days prior to each date
Information & Registration            
A safe and fun program for youth in grades K-5th during spring break and on teacher workdays. Each day will have a designated topic or event, and may include gym games, outside play, board and table games, movies and field trips. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and two snacks daily.


Wilderness Skills Series - ages 13+
July 7, 2014 - July 28, 2014
6-7:30p.m.  Fee:$40.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 6/30/14
Information & Registration            
Learn the skills that may save your life in the wilderness. This 4-session series will teach you how to build a fire, cook, edibles, purify water and make a shelter.


Yard Sale
May 17, 2014
Set up begins at 6a.m., 7a.m.-12p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per space, includes one table, $5.00 per additional table
Deadline for enrollment: 5/15/14
Informational Poster   Application   Rules & Regulations        
Now accepting applications through May 15 for vendors and residents who would like to participate. Spaces are limited, pre-registration is required.


Zumba - ages 12+
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:30-7:30p.m.  Fee:$5.00 per class, $4 students, $40.00 punch card - 10 classes
Information & Registration            
This is a fun way to get into shape. The routines will 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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