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This 41-acre park features a recreation center, two play structures, a climbing wall, 4 tennis courts, six pickleball courts, two picnic shelters with tables, grills, a four-acre scenic lake and the Patriots Flag Concourse and Memorial.


Address: 316 Lake Drive

City Park Renovations

  • Area of the lake is 4.25 acres.
  • Built in June 1936
  • The lake is now 9 feet deep next to the dam, with an average of 6.5 feet deep.
  • The lake receives water from approximately 300 acres of the surrounding area.
  • We dredged 8900 cubic yards of sludge from the lake.
  • We removed the island and installed a 96-foot pier with a 32 x 32-foot deck, to the middle of the lake with a new 30-foot flagpole in the center, for a focal point.
  • A second mini pier and bridge have been installed so citizens can use the new walks installed around the lake.
  • You have 3 walk options around City Park, City Lake and the Patriot’s Flag Concourse.
    • The sidewalk around City Park is 4,860 feet (.92 Miles).
    • The concrete and pit gravel walk around the City Lake is 2300 feet (.43 Miles).
    • The asphalt walk around the lawn at the Patriots Flag Concourse is 860 feet (.16 Miles).
  • The City Park Lake is currently stocked with Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout.
  • Fall 2021 we will stock the City Park Lake with Large Mouth Bass, Brim, Channel Catfish and Sterile Grass Carp.
  • New trash cans, including recycling cans, have been installed around the City Park Lake.
  • 11 New benches have been installed around the City Park Lake.

Drainage Field

This estimated drainage area drains to both the lake and the creek that feeds the lake with a 6” pipe, so not all of the estimated 300 acres are making it into the lake.

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Lake Plans

The original plan for the design of the lake in 1936.

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Park Hours

November – January 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
February – March 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
May – July 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
April, August – October 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Tennis and Pickle Ball Courts

  • New LED lighting has been installed at the Tennis and Pickle Ball Courts.
  • 4 Tennis Courts and 6 Permanent Pickle Ball Courts were resurfaced in 2021.

Patriot’s Flag Concourse

  • World War 1 and World 2 War Memorial Wall was installed in 2020. The wall was installed to remember the Rowan County soldiers who died during World War 1 and 2.
  • Vietnam War Memorial Wall was installed and dedicated in 2020. The wall was installed to remember the Rowan County soldiers who died during the Vietnam War.

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