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

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

Washington Terrace 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 daily from 12:00pm-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
October 10, 2015
7:30-11am  Fee:$10 per space; $5 per additional table, $50 per space/per vendor with Guilford County Health Permits
Deadline for enrollment: 10/2
Spring clean those closets and garages, then sell your treasures and make some extra money. Shoppers and sellers are welcome.


Trunk or Treat Tailgate Festival - ages 5-12
October 27, 2015
5-6:30pm  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
November 11, 2015
11am-12:30pm  In appreciation for those who have served our country, the 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. You must be a veteran of the United States armed forces to attend. Identification required.


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

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