Phone Number: (704) 824-4231 Address: 8 Julian Street
Welcome to the Cramerton Parks and Recreation web page. Hopefully you will be able to find everything you are looking for on our site, but if you need further assistance don’t hesitate to call us at 704-824-4231.
Our department offers a wide range of activities and programs from age 3 to seniors. We sponsor athletic leagues for youths in baseball, girls softball and volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Adult athletic leagues in co-ed softball, men’s softball, basketball, and volleyball are also offered. Programs like dancing, fencing, karate, Zumba, dance out, and boot camps are offered throughout the year.
The department is responsible for booking and reserving all shelters, parks and facilities for rentals and does this on a first come first served basis. Staff is responsible for special events throughout the year and you can view these in the right hand column on this page.
Current projects in progress include the 2nd phase of Goat Island and revitalization of Central Park. Due to construction, the island will be closed until spring 2015. Project includes a new pedestrian bridge that will connect the island to the Town Center side next to the fire department, Dog Park, outdoor permanent corn hole and table tennis boards, 2-5 year old playground, loop walking trail, and fit pavilion. Central Park will undergo a facelift in 2015-16 with improvements to landscaping, parking, adding some equipment, and general cleanup to area.
CaroMont Health graciously donated the $50,000 to construct the Fit Pavilion. Gaston County ranks near the bottom in the State when it comes to fighting obesity problems within our youth, adults, and seniors. The county along with strong backing and support from CaroMont wants to improve the fight against obesity and improve our scores within the county. The Town of Cramerton has been very active in the past 15 years building walking trails, greenways, improving sidewalks, and adding indoor and outdoor fitness equipment. Cramerton’s commitment to improving physical activity, healthier eating and smoking cessation was highlighted in 2006 by the State and Active Living as one of the first 8 communities in the State to receive the Fit community Designee. The town kept this designee from 2006-2012. 2012 was the last year that designations were awarded.
We have been very fortunate to receive many local, state, and federal grants over the last 15 years that have helped with construction of parks, updating existing facilities and improving our greenway system. If you would like to read more about grants received and what they were used for go to the right hand column on this page and click grants.
Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of life for all citizens through the development of recreation facilities, services and programs that promote a lifestyle of wellness, physical activities, and special events for all ages.
Goat Island Park Phase II Update Presentation 12-19-2013