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

Cadence Dance Team - ages 12-16
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.


School Supplies Giveaway - Grades K-12th
August 8, 2014
4p.m.  Free school supplies while they last. Parents, your children must be present to receive a book bag and supplies.


Washington Terrace Pool & Waterslide
Monday-Saturday & Holidays - 12-6p.m.; Sunday - 1-6p.m.  Fee:$1.25 per person
The pool/waterslide will close for the season on August 10. 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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