Phone Number: (704) 824-4231
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.
Dear Community Friends,
Thank you for taking the time to visit our web page. On occasion you will find this site under construction due to adding new material and events. If you cannot find what you are looking for we do apologize and hope that you will call us at 704/824-4231 and let us help you.
Being new to the site, you might have a hard time finding some important documents, so we have made it easy for you. Look in the left hand column, scroll down until you see forms and downloads, click on it and then scroll down to the section Parks and Recreation. There you will find all the forms you will need.
Remember: if you are printing off an athletic registration form, you will also need to print a Code of Conduct and The Sport Information page to have the complete set to turn in.
2013 will be a very busy and productive year. We have several projects slated for completion by year’s end. There will be numerous special events held in 2013. I have listed them in the section department news.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity and thank everyone who has volunteered or participated in one of our programs or events. Without all of your help our programs would not have succeeded. Due to increasingly higher numbers in all athletic registrations we need all the volunteers we can get. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please give us a call.
Parks and Recreation Director
CAM CARPENTER – DIRECTOR
Cam Carpenter has 26 years of experience in local government parks and recreation services and has been the Director of the Town of Cramerton since 1993. Cam began his career with the City of Gastonia, NC. Cam graduated from Appalachian State University in 1992 with a B.S. in Education with concentration in Health and recreational studies. Cam has also completed the National Teachers Exam, National Playground Safety Inspector’s Certification, National Parks and Recreation Leisure Certification, NC Pesticide Certification, Trail Master’s Certification, and the Certified Swimming Pool and Spa Certification Course.
Cam is a member and Past Master of the Cramerton South Fork Masonic Lodge, member of the Cramerton Athletic Club and served as the Charter President of the Cramerton Optimist Club, member of Gaston 2020, a member of the National Parks and Recreation Association and the NC parks and Recreation Association, and a member of the Gaston County Fit and Nutrition Council.
Cam is from the Gaston/Gastonia area and is married to Shawn who is a account sales specialist with General Electric and has two children, Luke and Carley. They are members of Covenant United Methodist Church in Gastonia. Cam enjoys coaching and volunteering at sporting events, playing softball and golf, watching sports, camping, and spending time with his family. He has been part of some athletic program or activity, either as a player, coach, or parent since 1974.
CRISTY BUSLER – ATHLETIC / SPECIAL EVENTS SUPERVISOR
Cristy Busler has worked for the Town of Cramerton for 4 years and has been the Special Events Coordinator since 2012. Cristy graduated from Belmont Abbey in 2011 with a B.A. in Sports Management with a minor in Psychology.
Cristy’s major responsibilities include: coordinating and managing the town’s Farmers Market and special events, marketing and advertising the town’s events, coordinating the town’s employee wellness program, assisting with athletic registrations, and answering general questions about parks and recreation. Cristy previously served four years on the Cramerton Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is a member of the Gaston County Fitness and Nutrition Council. Cristy is also a volunteer for the Charlotte Sports Commission. Cristy is from Gaston County and she enjoys running, hiking, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.
STEPHEN CRAFT – GYM/MAINTENANCE
Stephen Craft has worked for the Town of Cramerton since 1997. He started out as a lifeguard. In 1999 he began his full time career as Gym/Park Maintenance Supervisor. Stephen graduated from South point High School in 1999.
Stephen’s major responsibilities include: maintenance of athletic fields, maintenance to all facilities and equipment, oversees community service workers, assists in special events, supervises pool staff, responsible for set up of farmer’s market, assists with athletic events and registrations, and assists director when he is absent.
Stephen is married to Amanda, and they have one son, Landon. Stephen enjoys spending time with family and friends and in his spare time he enjoys playing softball and fishing.
BE A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM
The Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for talented individuals to teach classes, volunteer at events, coach athletic teams, or share ideas with us. If you would like to see a particular class offered, need community service hours, want to teach a program, coach an athletic team, or would like more information on seasonal and part-time employment opportunities, call us.
Volunteer Coaches Application
Hours of Operation
Monday: 8am – 8pm
Tuesday: 8am – 8pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm
Thursday: 7am – 8pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
PICNIC SHELTERS AND MEETING ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FAMILY REUNION, BIRTHDAY PARTY, DANCES OR BUSINESS MEETING. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION.
*During the months of November-March the gym will be used for our basketball program. Gym will close at 5pm during this time.
FITNESS CENTER AND CARDIO ROOM
You cannot beat the price of a monthly membership for $10.00 for residents and $5.00 for those 50 and older. Annual memberships are available too. The fitness center offers everything you need such as machine weights, dumbbells, and free weights to give everyone a great workout opportunity. Our cardio room consists of four exercise bikes (two just replaced), three treadmills, and one elliptical machine.
Fitness Center Liability Waiver