Parks and Recreation

Important Park Closure Update-

Rescue Squad Park Saturday Feb. 20th

The Rescue Squad Park in Denver will be closed on Saturday Feb. 20th until 3 p.m. as the park will be used as part of the vaccination clinic being hosted by the Lincoln County Health Department.  During this closure we ask that residents avoid driving down Galway Lane towards the park, as this route will only be available to people visiting the vaccination clinic.

Recreation Master Plan Update

Have a voice and share your ideas to shape the future of recreation here in Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton.

Thank you to everyone who completed the Community Input survey and visited our three community meetings in January.

Stay connected to our website for further Recreation Master Plan updates.

Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Updates

Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is now entering our reopening plans for our recreation and park facilities. Please visit this site and our Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Facebook page for updates regarding our facilities and programs.

We encourage Lincoln County residents to make use of our parks and trails and continue to follow local, state and national guidelines for social distancing and avoiding group gatherings. We encourage playground visitors to continue following social distancing guidelines, avoiding crowded areas and washing/sanitizing hands after visiting.

Please view the listing below for the current status of facilities and programs. As our reopening plans continue this listing will be updated.

Lincoln County parks: Open
Lincoln County trails: Open
Recreation Office in Lincolnton: Open to Public
Park Restrooms: Open for single occupancy use
Playgrounds: Open
Splash pads: Closed for 2020
Athletic Fields: Open
East Lincoln Community Center: Closed

We encourage all our park visitors to follow information provided by the CDC and the Lincoln County Health Department regarding potential risk. Please follow social distancing guidelines when visiting the parks and remember that group gatherings are not permitted at this time.

We will continue to provide updates here and on our website as this situation develops. If you have questions, please call Lincoln County Parks and Recreation at (704) 748-1518. We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

News and Announcements

Get Healthy Lincoln County Map is Here!

Check out he Get Healthy Lincoln County Map at the link below to find a recreation opportunity near you! Thanks to all our partners on this map project including the Lincoln County Health Department, Lincoln County Tax Department Mapping/GIS and the Partnership for Health Lincoln County.

If you have questions about the map please contact our office for more information!

Park Shelter Reservation Update

We are currently taking reservations for our park shelters. At this time we are not scheduling any reservations for our indoor facilities or community centers.

If you would like to make a shelter reservation please contact our Lincolnton office at 704-748-1518. All reservation payments and paperwork must be turned in at our Lincolnton office or by mail. Half day shelter reservations are $50 and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Full day reservations are $100 and from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

This includes shelter reservations for West Lincoln Park, Beatty's Ford Park, Rock Springs Nature Preserve, and Rescue Squad Park. Please contact our Parks and Recreation office at 704-748-1518 to book your reservation or download the reservation forms here on our Parks and Recreation page.

Beattys Ford Park Application
Beattys Ford Park Policies

West Lincoln Park Application
West Lincoln Park Policies

Rock Springs Nature Preserve Application
Rock Springs Nature Preserve Policies

Rescue Squad Park Application
Rescue Squad Park Policies

Parks and Recreation eNewsletter

Stay informed of the latest Parks and Recreation news by signing up for our monthly eNewsletter. The monthly email will include updates on park openings, community programs, upcoming events, and much more! To sign up, email Lincoln County Parks and Recreation.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation department is to provide recreational opportunities for the citizens of Lincoln County:

  • Through the development and operations of parks and facilities
  • Sponsorship of programs, classes and special events
  • By working with others in the preservation of the dwindling open space and natural resources of our county