Staff Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm; excluding Holidays
Due to meetings and events at other facilities, and occasionally due to frequent night and weekend events, some staff members may be out of their office during regular business hours. We recommend you call 883-3469 before visiting, or if you need additional information.
Closing, Cancellations & Changes: Our goal is to communicate any closings, cancellations or changes to the public in a timely and efficient manner. The "Closing, Cancellations & Changes" tab on our website's main page is updated regularly. You may also follow "High Point Parks & Recreation, NC" on Facebook for regular postings on this and lots of other great information.
High Point Miracle League Field
Special Olympics North Carolina
Websites of Interest
The Special Populations section provides year round recreational and leisure opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Programs include field trips, community integration outings, Lucky Strikes bowling league, holiday parties, Camp Ann, The Miracle League and Special Olympics.
Camp Ann is a summer day camp program for school age children and adults with developmental disabilities located at High Point City Lake Park in Jamestown. The program began as a 2-week program in 1966 with a matching grant from the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation. The City of High Point has continued to sponsor the program with support of numerous civic sponsors.
Special Olympics Guilford/High Point is a year round sports training and competition organization for athletes 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The High Point program offers the following sports: Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Athletics (track and field), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Roller Skating, Soccer, Softball, and Tennis. Athletes must have a current medical/participation form on file, as well as a current Parent/Guardian Release form.
Volunteers are an essential part of the Special Populations programs. Interested persons should contact the Special Populations section at (336) 883-3481 for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
AWARD WINNING PROGRAM
The Miracle League Program was presented an award at the North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association's annual conference in Raleigh, NC on November 15, 2010. William Covington and Sherry Paul accepted the "Innovative Program Award" on behalf of our department.
There were 14 programs nominated by Parks & Recreation departments across the state and a committee selected The Miracle League Program as the statewide winner.
Charlton "Skip" Martin of High Point, a longtime Special Olympics athlete, recently participated in a three-day, 18-hole Pro Am tournament in Bethesda, Maryland. Skip was sponsored by the Guilford/High Point delegation of Special Olympics North Carolina. Skip has been playing golf for 21 years, often at Oak Hollow Golf Course in High Point, with an average score of 85. On June 23, 2014, Skip played with professional golfer Brady Watt at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, which has previously hosted 3 US Opens and a PGA tournament.
|Beepball for the Visually Impaired - Practice - ages 16+
|Breakfast Club for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+
|Camp Ann - ages 6+
|Cookout and Swim Party
|Recreation Fun Night - ages 21+
|Super Social Supper Club - ages 12+
|Variety Program for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+