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Where do I find schedules of athletic programs, team schedules, etc.?

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. Schedule information may also be posted on the Parks and Recreation Department page and social media pages.

Do I need a permit or application to use the tennis courts, picnic shelters, etc.?

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

What are the hours of operation for the Community Center?

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

How do I register for Parks and Recreation classes and programs?

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.

You may also visit the Parks and Recreation Department Page here.

How do I rent out the Recreation facilities (Community Center/Pool)?

To rent the Community Building or Swimming Pool call 704-629-5111 or visit the Allan Farris Community Center. Applicants must complete an application, pay a deposit, and fulfill any additional requirements as outlined in the application.



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
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

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.

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