Parks & Recreation

Events, Activities & Programs
Athletic Programs:
• Youth Basketball
• Girls Softball
• Youth Soccer
• Senior Games
• Pickleball League

Senior Citizen Events
• Monthly Bingo and Meal
• Special Music and Dances
• Special Christmas Program
• Daily Trip
• Fall and Winter Craft Classes
• Spring Craft Classes to begin in March
• Monthly Card Night
• Pickleball instruction classes

Special Events:
• Community Easter Egg Hunt
• Down Home Festival
• July 4th Celebration
• Movies in the Park
• Halloween Egg Haunt
• Christmas Parade
• Gaston County Senior Games
• Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame

Bessemer City Parks and Recreation
220 South 14th Street
Bessemer City, NC 28016
(704) 629-5111

Our Objectives:

The Bessemer City Parks and Recreation Department will meet the needs of the residents of Bessemer City by:

  • coordinating, encouraging and developing year-round programs, events and other recreational opportunities to all citizens of Bessemer City
  • seeking and developing innovative partnerships with other recreation providers, local schools, and civic organizations that enhance the quality of life for all Gaston County
  • encouraging and supporting volunteerism within the surrounding Community

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Bessemer City Parks and Recreation Department is to provide quality recreational facilities, parks, programs and events, which are safe, diverse, affordable and enriching to the community through our commitment to public service.

Frequently Asked QuestionsStaff/Contacts:

Parks and Recreation

Our team schedules are handed out to each participant before the start of each season. You may call the Parks and Recreation Department at 704-629-5111 for schedule information.

No. Tennis courts and picnic shelters are on a first come first serve basis.

Community Building and Recreation Office Hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.

To register for classes and programs call the Parks and Recreation Office at 704-629-5111.

For Senior Activities and/or classes call 704.729.6465

To rent the Community Building call 704-729-6465 or visit the Kiser Senior Center located at 123 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Bessemer City, NC.

Swimming Pool Rentals begin each year at 8:00am on April 1 of each year at the Bessemer City Community Building.

Jo-D Franklin

Parks & Recreation Director City of Bessemer CityParks and Recreation Department
220 South 14th Street Bessemer City , North Carolina 28016 704-833-0385

Mark Nichols

Senior Recreation Specialist (Athletics)
704-833-0367
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Adora Alford

Events and Senior Coordinator
123 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Bessemer City, NC 28016 , 704-729-6465