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


       The Thomasville Parks and Recreation Dept. was established in 1949. Thomasville was the 18th city in N. C. to have a full time Recreation Dept. The department maintains over 106 acres of recreation property in the City of Thomasville. On these acres are five playgrounds, three tennis courts, a 7,000 sq. foot Skate Park, six outdoor basketball courts, one gymnasium, two 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 Central Recreation Center Director. We also have a maintenance staff of four. There are also three part-time counselors for our After School program. In addition, a part-time staff is hired during the summer months. Approximately 40 part-time employees are hired for the summer programs.

 Our Department is excited to announce a new way to help you receive general information and announcements about recreation in Thomasville! Using our city wide Nixle program text: RECRE8 to 888777 and receive text alerts on sign-ups, special events and more!


*** Our maintenance staff is currently seeking a part time seasonal employee.  If interested please contact the Recreation Department at 336-475-4280  click here for a link to the job description***