Our mission is to create opportunities that foster well-being and leisure for all.



     The Thomasville Parks and Recreation Department was established in 1949. Thomasville was the 18th city in North Carolina to create a municipal Recreation Department.

      The department maintains over 106 acres of recreation property in the City of Thomasville. They provide seven playgrounds, three tennis courts, a 7,000 sq. foot Skate Park, six outdoor basketball courts, one gymnasium, three recreation centers, one professional size baseball field, one football stadium, one administrative office building, and seven athletic fields. Our staff is made up of eleven full-time employees.

      The Administrative Staff consists of: The Recreation Director, Program Director, Administrative Assistant,  Athletic Director, Recreation Specialist and Center Director. We also have a maintenance staff of four. There are also three part-time counselors for our After School program. In addition, part-time staff is hired during the summer months. Approximately 40 part-time employees are hired seasonally. 

Check out our new Park Maps, Click here for map! We encourage you to print or download for your use.  If you would like an official map stop by our main office or see us at a special event!

Our City's Public Swimming will open for the 2018 Summer Season on June 9th. Pool Location

The pool's public swim hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 2-7 pm ( 12-7 pm on Saturday's)

Admission is $2 and Children 3 & Under are free

Swim Lessons:

1st session Tuesday-Thursdays June 19th-28th    9:00-9:45

2nd session Tuesday-Thursday July 10th-19th       9:00-9:45                            

Cost: $10.00 per session

Register: At the pool or call 336-475-4280

Ages: 4 -12 years old

US Coast Guard Certified Life Jackets are available to the public to check out for use while at the pool.  Sizes are available from infants to adults.

Useful links for area Recreational Opportunities:

Winding Creek Golf Course

Lake Thom-a-Lex

Davidson County Parks and Recreation

Tom A. Finch Community YMCA

Text: RECRE8 to 888777 and receive text alerts on sign-ups, special events and more!