Parks & Recreation

Washington Terrace Park & Community Center

101 Gordon Street (get directions)
High Point, NC  27260
(336) 883-8599
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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.

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

Community Center Fall/Winter hours of operation: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00pm-8:00pm; Tuesday, 9:00am-8:00pm; Thursday, 10:30am-8:00pm; Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm.   These hours will be in effect during the Guilford County School calendar year. 

Washington Terrace Park is a 27 acre park located in the central area of High Point. The park opened to the public in 1937. Since that time the park has undergone many improvements including the addition of a Community Center in 1998.IMG

The park features a 25 yard by 50 meter swimming pool with a waterslide, bath house and viewing terrace, three unlighted tennis courts, seven picnic shelters, two lighted basketball courts, a regulation softball field, performing stage, outdoor fitness stations, community building, six horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, two playgrounds, regulation size football field, Greenway trail, a concession area and a lot of open play and activity space.

Areas of the park may be rented for the exclusive use of your group. Rentals are confirmed on a first paid, first served basis.  Area day care centers, churches, day camps, families, special interest groups and businesses frequently rent areas of the park. Call the park to request a date and obtain rates.

Anyone renting the pool must employ the required number of lifeguards from the Washington Terrace lifeguard staff. The rental rate does not include lifeguard cost.

The park sponsors craft days, concerts, athletic contests and tournaments, swim meets and a Learn to Swim program. There are also a variety of programs and activities held year round at the park and in the Community Center.

The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The pool is open Monday through Saturday from 12:00pm-6:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm-6:00pm during the summer months. Playgrounds and the park's open space are available year round for drop-in use or for reservation. The Picnic areas and athletic facilities are available to the public by reservation only.

Current Programs

Community Yard Sale
Saturday
September 20, 2014
7-11a.m.  Fee:$5 per space if you bring a table; $10 per space if you use our table. $50 per space/per vendor with Guilford County Health Permits
Deadline for enrollment: 9/18/14
Get here early and grab some bargains. We invite sellers to bring their goods for purchase. Seeking sellers and shoppers! Rain date - September 27.

 

Trash Free Big Sweep
Saturday
October 4, 2014
9a.m.-1p.m.  Let's sweep the park clean! If this park has a place in your heart, we would welcome your help. Great opportunity for service clubs and youth groups.

 

Trunk or Treat Tailgate Festival - ages 5-12
Tuesday
October 28, 2014
5-6:30p.m.  Halloween traditions are fun for kids, and even grown up "kids" who are young at heart! All "trunk-a-treaters" are welcome at this annual event. We are also seeking volunteers to donate candy and give their time and vehicles to help. Great service project for youth groups and service clubs!

 

Veteran's Day Luncheon
Tuesday
November 11, 2014
11a.m.-12:30p.m.  In appreciation for those who have served our country, High Point Youth Council is hosting a Veteran's Day luncheon to the first 50 veterans who register. Donations and volunteers to help serve are needed.

 

Walkers Club - ages 50+
Tuesdays
November 4, 2014
November 11, 2014
November 18, 2014
November 25, 2014
11a.m.-12p.m.  Walking is a great way to get exercise. In observance of National Diabetes Month, people of all ages and fitness levels are invited to come walk the half-mile track. The first 15 people to request a pedometer will receive one free. Program is open to adults striving to stay active and support healthier living.

 

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

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