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 due to low enrollment or other issues. 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.
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.
|Candy Cane Hunt
December 14, 2013
10:30a.m.-12p.m. It's been rumored that Santa will be leaving candy canes hidden throughout Washington Terrace Park. This activity is for children in pre-K through fifth grade. Come join the hunt!
|Count Your Steps
December 12, 2013
December 19, 2013
December 26, 2013
9:30-11a.m. Walking provides proven health benefits and every step makes a positive difference! Participants will be asked to keep track of their daily totals. As part of National Diabetes Month, pedometers will be given to the first 15 people to register.
January 7, 2014 - March 20, 2014
3-4:30p.m. Community volunteers are needed to help students (kindergarten-8th grade) with homework on Tuesday afternoons.
|Ice Bowl Disc Golf Event
January 25, 2014
10:30a.m.-2:30p.m. Fee:Please bring five canned food items to be donated
Enjoy a day of disc golf and help stock the shelves at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Participants are asked to bring five cans to be donated in lieu of registration fee.
|MLK Balloons Launching
January 20, 2014
10-11a.m. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 85th birthday, eight-five balloons will be released by event participants at this second annual MLK Day event. Brief program and light refreshments.