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.
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.
|Arts Splash Concert
July 28, 2013
Featuring Dub Addis (Reggae). Arts partner: West End Ministries. Concert will be held at Washington Terrace Park, 101 Gordon Street. For more information go to www.highpointarts.org or contact Travis Compton at 889-2787, extension 26.
|Interpretive Dance Team
Mondays & Tuesdays
May 20, 2013 - June 25, 2013
6-7:30p.m. Fee:$15.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 5/24/13
Information & Registration
Interpretive dance is a style that allows participants to utilize feelings and emotions through dance. We are seeking youth ages 6-15 to join our team.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
5-6p.m. Informational Poster
Kid's Café is a Second Harvest Food Bank after school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring and nutritious meals to children at risk of hunger. Program runs through June 27, 2013. Program is for ages 5-11.
|Play, Learn, Grow
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
2:45-4:45p.m. Information & Registration
Kids will be in a safe and supervised place to enjoy activities based on their individual interests. They will receive assistance with homework, play group games, board games, outdoor sports and do arts & crafts. After the activities, the Kid's Café is ready to serve you with a nutritious meal. Program runs through June 27, 2013. Program is for ages 5-11.
|Praise Dance and Gospel Choir Expo
July 13, 2013
11a.m.-3p.m. Deadline for enrollment: 6/28/13
Enjoy some of the area churches' praise dancers and choirs. We would love for area churches to be a part of this event. Registration is free and forms can be picked up at your nearest recreation center. We will need a list of song lyrics and would like a tape of a recent performance if available.
|Washington Terrace Pool & Waterslide
12-6p.m. (Monday-Saturday); 1-5p.m. (Sunday) Fee:$1.25 per person
Opening day is Saturday, May 25, weekends only through June 9. The pool will be open on Memorial Day. Weekday operations begin on June 10. The pool and waterslide will close for the season on Sunday, August 11. 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.