COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Updates: 

The continued spread of COVID-19 is causing many changes in all aspects of our lives and businesses. Parks & Recreation is committed to the health and well-being of our citizens and employees.  When using our facilities, please practice safe social distancing practices.   

If you have questions regarding a program registration or rental, please call 336-883-3469. 

Update 5.08.20

Closings & Cancellations: 

  • Pools 
    • With the uncertainty of when public pools will be allowed to open and what restrictions we will be operating under, the High Point Parks & Recreation Department has decided not to open High Point City Lake Pool this summer. We will use this time to begin phase one of the High Point City Lake Park Master Plan, which was approved by citizens in a bond referendum last November.

      Phase one includes an exciting renovation of the pool area – adding a lazy river, play features and new slides, replacing outdated mechanical systems, as well as remodeling locker rooms and concessions area. Accessibility will be improved by adding more handicapped parking, widening sidewalks and improving the entryway into the pool.  Other phase one projects include reconstructing the old gymnasium into a meeting center and offices, realigning the Great Lawn and stage area and adding a bridge across the lake to connect High Point City Lake Park to the Piedmont Environmental Center, High Point Greenway and the Bicentennial Greenway.  

      We expect this project to be completed prior to the summer of 2022. High Point City Lake Park is one of the oldest and most visited parks in the High Point system. This much needed update to the park and pool will ensure this well-loved icon is around for future generations to enjoy!  

    • The openings of Washington Terrace pool and the Southside Splash Pad, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2020 have been delayed. As state and local officials announce decisions regarding the operation and management of pools, we will evaluate that information and plan accordingly.  We appreciate your patience as we carefully consider all information related to your safety.

  • Facilities - closed through at least May 22
    • High Point Parks & Recreation’s administrative office, recreation centers, Washington Terrace Community Center and Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center will remain closed for all programs and rentals through at least May 22.
    • Piedmont Environmental Center offices will be closed through May 22, however restrooms will remain open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Sunday. 
    • All playgrounds are closed.
    • Basketball courts are closed beginning April 7.
    • Shelter reservations and facility rentals cancelled through at least May 22.
  • Programs - cancelled or postponed
    • The Greater High Point Senior Games and all associated events and practices have been postponed.
    • Special Populations programs, including Special Olympics spring activities and State Summer Games, have been cancelled.
    • All youth and adult athletics practices, games and field rentals are suspended. This includes collaborating youth athletic groups who participate at all High Point athletic venues.
    • Get Golf Ready, Level 1 - cancelled
    • Bud Kivett Memorial Golf Tournament - rescheduled to July 18-19
    • Oak Hollow Crappie Tournament - cancelled
    • Teach a Kid to Fish - postponed until late summer/fall 

Open Facilities - please note some operational changes: 

We do have some limited spaces that will remain open at this time, including our parks, greenways, trails, golf courses, marinas and campground. Park restrooms will remain open unless otherwise noted. 

  • Golf Courses - Blair Park and Oak Hollow Golf Courses and Grillrooms
    • The golf courses are open but will only be accepting debit and credit cards; no cash please.
    • Grill rooms remain open for take-out only.
    • Beginning Monday, April 6, the golf courses will be open Tuesday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on Mondays.
    • The last scheduled tee time will be taken at 12:20 p.m. for 18-holes; play after this time will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • We will only allow one golfer per cart and alternate cart play and walkers. This will allow us to thoroughly sanitize carts between golfers.
    • For questions, please call Blair Park Golf Course - 336.883.3497 (pro shop) or 336.883.3496 (grill room) or Oak Hollow Golf Course - 336.883.3260 (course) or 336.883.3491 (grill room)
  • Oak Hollow Tennis Center and other outdoor tennis courts
    • Beginning Monday, April 6, the Oak Hollow Tennis Center will operate under new hours:
    • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Court reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance.
    • Other outdoor tennis courts are available at Allen Jay Recreation Center, Deep River Recreation Center, Oakview Recreation Center, Mohawk Park and Washington Terrace Park.
    • For questions, please call 336.883.3493.
  • Marinas - Oak Hollow Marina and High Point City Lake Park
    • Marina buildings will be closed to the public starting Friday, March 27. Please bring your own bait and tackle.
    • You may still come to launch your boats by calling to register and pay once you are on site (follow the signage at each location). Please plan to pay by debit or credit card only.
    • Bank fishing fees are currently waived.
    • Park restrooms will remain open. 
    • For questions, please call Oak Hollow Marina: 336.883.3494 or High Point City Lake Park Marina: 336.883.3498
  • Oak Hollow Campground is still open for guests.
    • Beginning on Saturday, March 28, the bathhouses will be closed. Guests will need to self-sufficient. Please call 336.883.3492 for information.