Highway 161 at Crowders Mountain Rd (220 S. 14th Street)
(704) 629-2331

The pool has lifeguards, a water slide, drinks, snacks, and fun for all!  Visit the Swimming Pool page for additional details.

The Swimming Pool is available to rent for private parties. To inquire call 704-729-6465 for details.

As Bessemer City is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for citizens, youth, and the visiting public, we thank you for not smoking or using tobacco products while visiting our City Pool.

Enjoy over 17 acres of greenspace, recreation, and relaxation 2 blocks from downtown.  Bessemer City Park is home to mutiple recreational features including tennis, pickleball, a walking trail (part of the Carolina Thread Trail System), picnic shelter, and playground for kids.

Bessemer City Park is also home to the Bessemer City Swimming Pool and Allan Farris Community Center.

Named after the late Allan Watson Farris, former City Council Member, Mayor, and City Manager, the Allan Farris Community Center has been a cornerstone of community fellowship and engagement since it was first constructed in the 1970s.  In 2013, the City received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to renovate the space and add additional restrooms.  

The AFCC can be rented for parties, reunions, receptions, etc. Please visit the Allan Farris Community Center page Here for details.

Name for the late Dr. Glenn Kiser, the Kiser Senior Center’s missions is

The Kiser Senior Center’s primary mission is to be a focal point in the community with services that support senior adults and promote the health, emotional, social, and intellectual well-being of senior adults living in the community. Through planned programs and activities, participants are offered enriching opportunities in a safe, fulfilling environment for seniors.

For more information about the Kiser Senior Center, click Here.

“Enter as strangers, leave as friends.”

Indian Springs Park is a neighborhood recreational area located off of South Skyland Avenue.  The park includes basketball courts and a playground area.  This park is walkable to area neighborhoods and Bessemer City Middle School. 

Washington Park [Kevin Millwood Park] is a neighborhood park locate off of West Washington Avenue beside of the old Central School.  The park includes three (3) baseball fields, an outdoor basketball court, and an indoor basketball court (the “Rock Gym”; constructed during the 1930s as a WPA project and on the National Register of Historic Places).

This 33 acre park has vast areas of green space along with four (4) baseball fields, a playground, walking area, and picnic shelters.  The park is located beside of Bessemer City Middle School and is walkable from area neighborhoods.  This park is owned and operated by Gaston County.

Home to concerts, events, and entertainment, Centennial Park serves as the epicenter of community engagement located in downtown. Centennial Park was originally established in 1993 as with the City’s 100 year Centennial celebration.  IN 2015, the park was expanded with a hand shelter, greenspace, and public art making it a place to host a variety of events and gathers.  For more information on Centennial Park, click here.

Downtown Park includes greenspace on the north and south sides of the Norfolk Southern right-of-way.  The park includes greenspace, shaded seating areas, and a gazebo.  Downtown Park is a great place to relax after visiting downtown shops or for eating takeout from your favorite local restaurant.  

A quick 10 minute drive from Bessemer City, lies North Carolina’s most visited State Park.  Crowders Mountain State Park includes multiple recreation areas including hiking, fishing, boating, primitive tent camping, rock climbing, and picnic shelters for outdoor gatherings. 

Spend a day at the park and take in breath-taking views of Uptown Charlotte, Gaston County, South Mountains State Park, and even Bessemer City from certain points.  

Crowders Mountain serves as an iconic recreational area in the Charlotte area.  After spending a day at Crowders, visit a local shop or restaurant in Bessemer City. 

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