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

1st Annual 3 on 3 "Kids School Supplies" Basketball Tournament - ages 18+
July 12, 2014
8:30a.m.-5:30p.m.  Fee:$25.00 per team
Deadline for enrollment: 7/2/14
Information & Registration            
Grab your best 3 players and sign up for this first annual basketball tournament that will support the Washington Terrace school supply drive, which benefits 500+ youth each fall. First place team and first runner-up team will receive T-shirts and bragging rights for one year! Teams are allowed 3 players and 1 substitution. Call Washington Terrace Park at 883-8599 for more information.


Bicycle Rodeo - ages 5-13
May 24, 2014
10-11:30a.m.  Information & Registration            
Celebrate National Bicycle Safety Month by attending this bicycle safety clinic. Bring your tricycle or bicycle and helmet.


Cadence Dance Team - ages 12-15
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
6-7:30p.m.  Fee:$35.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 8/4/14
Information & Registration            
Youth dance teams will learn cadence routines with a four or eight count and provide entertainment at Parks and Recreation youth athletic events. Practice begins August 4.


Disc Golf Camp - ages 8-17
July 21, 2014 - July 23, 2014
9:30a.m.-1p.m.  Fee:$20.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 7/14/14
Information & Registration            
Camp provides the chance to learn basic skills of Disc Golf including rules, field layout and equipment. Beginners and intermediate level players welcome. Participants will visit a local disc golf course on the last day of camp.


Face 2 Face - ages 12-16
June 25, 2014 - July 23, 2014
11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.  Deadline for enrollment: 6/20/14
Designed to reduce negative behaviors in teenage girls, this program is peer-led that addresses relationships, peer pressure, personal hygiene and sexual health. Five sessions include: "Me, Myself and I", "Bullying", "It's My Body", "Power and Relationships", and "Face 2 Face". Registration form must be submitted and verified before participant can attend.


Great American Cleanup
April 26, 2014
9-10:30a.m.  Informational Poster            
Keep America Beautiful's "Great American Cleanup" is a great way to help beautify your community. It only takes an hour of your time to make a difference. Gloves, safety vests, pickup sticks and trash bags will be provided. After cleanup a free lunch will be offered.


Horseshoes - ages 50+
11a.m.-1p.m.  Get some fresh air and exercise while having fun with friends! We will play random draw horseshoes each day.


Praise Dance and Gospel Choir Expo
July 19, 2014
12-3p.m.  Deadline for enrollment: 7/11/14
Information & Registration            
Enjoy music, dance and celebration from some of the area's best church choirs. Registration is now being accepted for additional praise dance groups and choirs; no cost to participate or attend this amazing event. Call 883-8599 to register your group or get more information.


Precision Cheer Camp - ages 7-13
June 23, 2014 - June 26, 2014
8a.m.-12p.m.  Fee:$30.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 6/16/14
Information & Registration            
Program teaches campers with an interest in cheerleading basic chants, cheers and arm motions in a fun and challenging learning environment. Camp T-shirt will be provided.


Theatrical Mime Dance Group - ages 5-17
Tuesdays & Thursdays
May 13, 2014 - June 24, 2014
6:30-7:30p.m.  Fee:$15.00 per person
Information & Registration            
This style of dance seeks to translate particular feelings and emotions through interpretive dance.


Washington Terrace Pool & Waterslide
Monday-Saturday & Holidays - 12-6p.m.; Sunday - 1-6p.m.  Fee:$1.25 per person
Opening day is Saturday, May 24, weekends only through June 15. The pool will be open on Memorial Day. Weekday operations begin on June 16. The pool and waterslide can be rented for private parties after regular pool hours. Advanced registration and payment is required. Please call 883-3511 during pool hours for information and reservations.


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

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