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

Coed Sand Volleyball League - ages 18+
Tuesday & Thursday
6-8p.m.  Fee:$100 per team
Deadline for enrollment: 6/30
A co-ed league for self-officiated skilled volleyball players who understand the game, with a 10 match season. 10 players per team with at least 2 females on the court during the entire game, and guaranteed competitive fun! League play begins July 7.


Father's Day Cook-Off - ages 18+
June 21, 2015
11a.m.-4p.m.  Fee:$5 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 6/12
Kick off the first day of summer celebrating with the dads in your life. Local judges will select a winner in each of three categories: meats, entrees, and dessert. Minimum four entries per category; no maximum. Please include five samples for the judges and enjoy the rest with friends and family. Shelters available for rental.


Kid's "Spring Fling" Festival and Pool Opening Day
10a.m.-12p.m.  Fee:$3 per person
Enjoy a fun-filled morning of activities on the grounds of beautiful Washington Terrace Park. The day will feature the opening of the pool, plus a bounce house, sack races, egg races and more. Fee includes a 2-hour unlimited play wrist band for the bounce house and pool admission.


Let's Move - Seniors Club - ages 55+
1st Tuesday of each month
10:30a.m.-12p.m.  Fee:$3 per person (rider fee for trip days)
Activities range from chair volleyball, social events, trips, healthy living topics and more!


Washington Terrace Pool & Waterslide
Daily - 12-6p.m.  Fee:$1.25 per person
Swim for enjoyment, relaxation and exercise. The pool will be open on weekends only beginning May 23 and daily from June 15-August 9. Pool is available for rental for birthday parties and other events, call 883-8599 for details.


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

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