Parks & Recreation

Special Populations/Special Olympics

136 Northpoint Avenue (get directions)
336-883-3481 or 336-883-3477
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Staff Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; excluding Holidays
Due to meetings and events at other facilities, some staff members may be out of their office during regular business hours.  We recommend you call 336-883-3469 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 SOCyclingdisabilities 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.

Current Programs  

Bowling for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+
9-11am  Fee:$1.50 per game bowled (paid directly to the bowling alley)
A morning bowling program for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Special bowling equipment and limited transportation is provided. Program is held at the High Point Bowling Center, 309 W. Fairfield Road, through May 4, 2016.


Breakfast Club for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+
December 14, 2015
10am-12pm  Fee:Cost of Meal + Tip
A program for individuals who are visually impaired to socialize and enjoy a morning breakfast out. Limited transportation is provided. We are always looking for new participants! 10/12 - Peppermill Café, 11/9 - BBQ Joes, 12/14 - Cracker Barrel


Christmas Dance
December 8, 2015
6-8pm  A dance for people with disabilities, their families and friends. Event will be held at Morehead Recreation Center.


Recreation Class for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+
December 4, 2015
December 11, 2015
2-4pm  An opportunity for the visually impaired to participate in a variety of leisure recreation activities. Corn hole will be the primary activity, but others may include shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce, and more. Program will be held at Morehead Recreation Center. Additional date: December 18.


Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Basketball Competition - ages 8+
Thursday, Friday
December 10, 2015
December 11, 2015
9am-1:30pm  A Special Olympics basketball competition for local athletes. Some athletes may advance to area and state competition. Lunch will be provided for athletes, teachers and coaches. December 10 - Elementary; December 11 - Middle School/High School/Adult. Competition will be held at Morehead Recreation Center.


Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Committee Meeting - ages 18+
December 16, 2015
1-3pm  We are always looking for new members to join this committee of volunteers, coaches, and athletes that helps make decisions involving the business of Special Olympics High Point. If interested, please call Brian Coward at 883-3481. Committee meets at the Parks & Recreation Administration Office located at 136 Northpoint Avenue, High Point.


Special Olympics North Carolina Alpine Skiing Competition - ages 8+
January 3, 2016 - January 4, 2016
All Day  Local Special Olympics athletes will advance to state level competition in Alpine Skiing. Events will be held at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Boone, NC.


Super Social Supper Club - ages 12+
December 16, 2015
6-7:30pm  Fee:Cost of Meal + Tip
A program for people with disabilities and their families to go out to eat and socialize with others, and an experience to help with ordering food, paying the bill and making change for the tip. Bring your money! We will meet at the restaurant at 6pm Plan to be picked up at the restaurant by 7:30p.m. You must call 883-3481 or 883-3477 by 12:00pm the day of each event if you plan to attend and to find out the location.


Variety Program for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+
December 1, 2015
December 15, 2015
6-8pm  Fee:Cost of event varies and is on your own
Deadline for enrollment: 12pm Thursday before each event date
A program for those who are visually impaired/legally blind. Activities include exercise, guest speakers, dinners, movies, trips and fellowship. Limited transportation is provided. For more information call 883-3477. 9/22 - Games or speaker at Morehead Recreation Center, 10/13 - Dinner at Ranch-O, 10/27 - Planning Session at Morehead Recreation Center, 11/10 - Dinner at Outback, 11/17 - Thanksgiving dinner at Becky's, 12/1 - Game night and Christmas dinner planning at Morehead Recreation Center, 12/15 - Christmas dinner at High Point Elk's Lodge.


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

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