Located at 312 Massel Avenue (GPS - 35.740221,-81.55977), the Valdese Recreation Department offers a wide range of facilities and activities to the citizens of Valdese and the surrounding area. The department sponsors a number of special classes and activities for youth and adults. The recreation department oversees five facilities: Valdese Community Center, McGalliard Falls Park, Children's Park, Fletcher Ballpark, and Tiger Gym.

The Department is based in the Valdese Community Center, which also houses bowling lanes, a dedicated party room, snack bar and grill, fitness center, locker rooms, gymnasium, and staff offices. WIFI is available throughout the facility.  Also located on the grounds are two lighted tennis courts, and a year-round swimming pool (enclosed from mid-September through early May.)

Tiger Gym, behind the Old Rock School, is used for basketball and Futsal (Indoor Soccer).  Also located at the gym complex is a lighted walking track and football field used by the Recreation Department teams.

The Valdese Community Center Gymnasium and the Tiger Gym facility are also available for rent on a limited basis for parties, youth activities, and sporting events. Please check with the Recreation Department for available times and view or download the reservation form by selecting the link below.

**Here is an update for our members and guests for the fitness room at Valdese Parks & Recreation Department.  The painting was completed over the weekend and work began this morning (Monday, November 28, 2016) on tearing out the old flooring.  The floor company tells us that we will definitely be opened by Monday, December 5, 2016, but there is a good chance we will be opened up by this coming weekend.  We will post an update if that works out.  Please call before making a trip, if you are not sure we are back in service.  Regardless of the type of membership that you have, you are welcomed to use the pool while the fitness center is closed.  We apologize for the long delay, and for not posting regular updates on the progress.  We believe this will be a nice update for the fitness center and look forward to serving you all again soon. Thank you for your patience.**


Fitness Calendar- June 2017

Get Fit, Get Wet Fitness Class

Valdese Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Recreation Plan

2017 Athletic Program Schedule

Open Gymnasium Schedule

Facility Reservation Form

Silver Sneakers Information

Senior Whitewater Rafting Trip



Monday - Friday RECREATION OFFICE       8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday    FACILITY                 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday     FACILITY                8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday FITNESS CENTER         1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday POOL  (Summer Schedule only)    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Director Doug Knight
Administrative Assistant Renee Gravel
Athletic Supervisor Joey Lindsay
Athletic Supervisor Ryan Clanton
Aquatic & Fitness Supervisor Bret Watson
Aquatic & Fitness Center  (828) 879-2144
Community Center (828) 879-2132
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