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.

Waldensian Footrace Information & Race Stats

2013 Valdese Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Development Plan



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



Doug Knight
Recreation Director

Stephanie Haylock
Administrative Assistant

Jesse Bunton

Athletic Supervisor

Jonathan Carter
Athletic Supervisor

David Andersen
Aquatic & Fitness Supervisor

Aquatic & Fitness Center  (828) 879-2144
Community Center (828) 879-2132
Copyright © 2019 Town of Valdese. Developed by VanNoppen.