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The Bessemer City Community Center is undergoing extensive renovations.  The facility will transition into a modern, more functional facility for all Bessemer City residents to enjoy!  Some of the renovations include:

  • New Office Space
  • Relocation of Restrooms- New Addition on the Western-Facing Side of the Building (Access from Park Area)
  • Open Floor Plan
  • New Landscaping
  • Refinished Parking Lot
  • Modern Features and Decor

The project is expected to be completed in 2016.  Check this page and the Bessemer City Facebook Page for updates!  This project is being partially funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

N.C. 161 and Crowders Mountain Road. Community Center hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Features: Swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic shelter, playground and community center.

To rent the Community Building call 704-729-6465 or visit the Kiser Senior Center located at 123 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Swimming Pool Rentals begin each year at 8:00am on April 1 of each year at the Bessemer City Community Building.

Across from City Hall, 132 W. Virginia Ave.
Features: A gazebo, picnic tables shaded by city’s Christmas tree and benches.
100 block of East Virginia Avenue
Features: Picnic benches.
Washington Avenue by old Central School facility
Features: Three ball fields — Little League field and two softball fields.
123 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Bessemer City
Features: Fitness room, laptop computers available. Programs and classes available for seniors 55 and older. 704-729-6465
Crowders Mountain-Bessemer City Road in Bessemer City
Size: 35 Acre Park.
Ball Fields:
Baseball Field – (1 lighted)
Softball Fields – (1 lighted)
Little League Fields – (2 lighted)
Soccer / Football Field – (1 lighted).
Picnic Facilities:
Two (2) covered shelters.
Other Facilities:
Walking / Jogging Track – (lighted)
Play Equipment
Restrooms.
To reserve a picnic shelter or ball field, call the Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department at 704-922-2160. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis.
South Skyland Drive
Features: Basketball courts, picnic tables, grills and playground.
Crowders Mountain State Park
522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 853-5375

Hiking, rock climbing, camping, picnics, education and events, fishing. For more information, click hereto visit the Crowders Mountain State Park website.

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