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Something for everyone

Trails, parks, pools offer opportunities to relax


From competitive sports to a leisurely walk in the park and plenty of recreational choices in between, Fayetteville and Cumberland County offer something for everyone.

“It all depends on who you are and what you want,” says Michale Gibson, director of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department. “We have regional parks; we have neighborhood parks. We’re developing constant recreational opportunities as far as new parks. Our aquatics environment is growing by leaps and bounds throughout the county with splash pads and pools. We’re continually working on our greenways plan adding more trails.’

Recreation centers offer basketball and classes in sewing, dance, fitness, martial arts and more. Choose among dog parks, hiking trails, a nature center and aquatic features. And, of course, there are lots of team and individual sports for youths and adults at facilities throughout the county.

The county finished a master plan about a year ago, Gibson says. “Green space or access to green space is one of the main things that the citizens wanted, especially with this COVID environment. It’s the ability to enjoy outdoor life.”
The Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department can be reached at 910-433-1547 or fcpr.us.

The Hope Mills Parks and Recreation Department can be reached at 910-426-4109 or townofhopemills.com/177/Parks-Recreation.

The Spring Lake Parks and Recreation Department can be reached at 910-436-0011 or go to townofspringlake.com and click on “Departments.”

Following is a list of recreational facilities in Cumberland County.

Some programs have been postponed because of COVID-19 protocols. Check with the center for updated information.

Cliffdale Recreation Center
6404 Cliffdale Road
• Features: Open gym, senior aerobics, Zumba, senior line dancing, karate, cheerleading, tutoring, athletic fields, playground
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1127; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/cliffdale

College Lakes Recreation Center
4945 Rosehill Road
• Features: Fitness center, dance, Zumba, martial arts, open gym, late-night hoops, playground, outdoor basketball
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1564; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/college-lakes

Dorothy Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center
1600 Purdue Drive
• Features: Recreation and leisure programs for people with disabilities, yoga, Zumba, open gym, Tai Chi, cooking class, Special Olympics, track, playground
• Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
• Contact: 910-433-1000; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/dorothy-gilmore-therapeutic

Eastover-Central Recreation Center
3637 Pembroke Lane
• Features: Senior fitness, home-school gym, open gym, Zumba, athletic fields, playground
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1226; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/eastover-central

E.E. Miller Recreation Center
1347 Rim Road
• Features: Youth art class, fitness room, Girl Scouts, senior features, Zumba
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1220; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/e-e-miller

Geraldine B. Myers Recreation Center
1018 Rochester Drive
• Features: Reading program, majorette dance team, open gym, fitness room, computer lab, pickleball, cards, playground
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1570; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/g-b-myers

Hope Mills Recreation Center
5766 Rockfish Road, Hope Mills
• Features: Indoor basketball court, fitness room, multipurpose room
• Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday
• Contact: 910-426-4109; townofhopemills.com/483/Parks-Amenities

J.D. Pone Recreation Center at Gray’s Creek
2964 School Road
• Features: Family game night, preschool sports instruction, fitness room, Zumba, taekwondo, senior walking club, open gym, diabetic clinic, athletic fields
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1015; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/gray-s-creek

J.S. Spivey Recreation Center
500 Fisher St.
• Features: Computer lab, outdoor basketball, splash pad, game night, outdoor basketball, athletic fields, horseshoes, outdoor volleyball, playground
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1572; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/j-s-spivey

Kiwanis Recreation Center
352 Devers St.
• Features: Baseball/softball fields; fitness room; track; open gym; preschool soccer, basketball and baseball; karate; dance; martial arts; 40+ double Dutch; bridge; playground
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1568; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/kiwanis

Lake Rim Recreation Center
1455 Hoke Loop Road
• Features: Walking track, yoga, aquatics center, athletic fields, playground
• Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1175; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/lake-rim

Massey Hill Recreation Center
1612 Camden Road
• Features: Art classes, youth group, amputee group, table tennis club, open gym, fitness room, boccia ball, outdoor pickleball, cooking on a budget, horseshoes, playground
• Hours: 1-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1569; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/massey-hill

Pine Forest Recreation Center
6901 Ramsey St.
• Features: Youth open play, fitness room, dance class, cooking class, exercise class, kickboxing class, karate, tot time, athletic fields
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1196; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/pine-forest

Fayetteville Senior Center
739 Blue St.
• Features: Book club, aerobics and line dancing, cards and games, billiards, bingo, chair yoga, movies, computer lab, knitting club, tax preparation
• Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
• Contact: 910-433-1574; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/fayetteville-senior-center

Smith Recreation Center
1520 Slater Ave.
• Features: Fitness center, open gym, martial arts, self-defense class, sewing class, science lab, club meetings, workshops, pool
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1571; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/smith

Spring Lake Multipurpose Community Center
245 Ruth St., Spring Lake
• Features: Full-size basketball court, fitness room, multipurpose room, classrooms
• Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday
• Contact: 910-436-0011; townofspringlake.com and click on “departments” and “Parks and Recreation”

Stedman Recreation Center
175 Circle Drive, Stedman
• Features: Open gym, walking track, Zumba, taekwondo, playground, athletic fields
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1440; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/stedman

Stoney Point Recreation Center
7411 Rockfish Road
• Features: Open gym, walking track, kids cooking class, library, Indian culture class, tutoring, karate, dance, cheer, quilters guild, playground
• Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1435; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/stoney-point

Tokay Park and Senior Fitness Center
328 W. Hamilton St.
• Features: Exercise classes, chair volleyball, CPR certification class, health education seminars, health screenings, table tennis, fitness assessments, Mid-Carolina Senior Games, athletic fields, tennis courts.
• Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
• Contact: 910-433-1414; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/tokay-senior-fitness-center

Westover Recreation Center
267 Bonanza Drive
• Features: Open gym, neighborhood association meetings, Girls of Grace Foundation, cards, Cricut crafts group, building models, badminton, sewing guild, aerobics, outdoor basketball, athletic fields, playground, pool
• Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1088; fcpr.us/facilities/recreation-centers/westover


All-American Trail
Perimeter of Fort Bragg
• Features: 10- to 15-foot-wide unpaved pathway for hikers, runners and cyclists
• Contact: visitfayettevillenc.com/listing/all-american-trail/6737/

Arnette Park
2165 Wilmington Highway
• Features: Athletic fields, disc golf, horseshoes, playground, tennis courts, track, trails, outdoor volleyball
• Hours: 9 a.m.-dusk in summer; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in winter
• Contact: 910-433-1547; fcpr.us/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/86/2974

Arsenal Park
801 Arsenal Ave.
• Features: Civil War trail markers; ruins of the U.S. Arsenal that was destroyed in 1865 by Union troops commanded by Gen. William T. Sherman. Part of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex.
• Contact: 910-486-1330; museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov/arsenal-park

Cape Fear River Trail
511 Sherman Drive
• Features: 5.5-mile paved trail along the Cape Fear River between Jordan Soccer Complex and past Clark Park. Open to walkers, joggers, bicycles, rollerblades, other non-motorized transport, mountain bike trail. The trail is not a loop. Parking is available at Clark Park and Jordan Soccer Complex.
• Contact: fcpr.us/parks-trails/trails/cape-fear-river-trail

Cross Creek Linear Park
324 Ray Ave.
• Features: Connects historic sites and points of interest
• Contact: fcpr.us/parks-trails/parks/cross-creek-linear-park

Cross Creek Park
213 Green St.
• Features: Marquis de Lafayette statue, water fountain, track
• Contact: fcpr.us/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/188/3029

Cumberland Heights Memorial Park
1009 McKimmon Road
• Features: Green space

Douglas Byrd School Park
1616 Ireland Drive
• Features: Athletic fields, outdoor basketball court, gym, track, green space

Eastover Ballpark
2721 Ball Park Road
• Features: Pickleball courts, athletic fields, picnic shelter, playground, track

Ed Herring Park
6115 Lexington Drive, Hope Mills
• Features: Playground, picnic shelter

Ernest Freeman Town Park
192 Euclid St., Stedman
• Features: Playground, picnic shelter
• Contact: 910-323-1892

Festival Park
225 Ray Ave.
• Features: 14 acres downtown, main stage, paved promenade, walkways
• Contact: 910-433-1547; fcpr.us/parks-trails/parks/festival-park

Fire Station Park
101 N. Eastern Blvd.
• Features: Outdoor basketball court, green space, picnic shelter, playground

Freedom Memorial Park
101 Bragg Blvd.
• Features: Monument to Fayetteville’s servicemen and women who lost their lives in battle since World War I
• Contact: freedommemorialpark.org/

General Lee Park
General Lee and Goodview avenues
• Features: Green space, playground

Glen Reilly Park
948 Glen Reilly Drive
• Features: Athletic fields, green space, horseshoes, picnic shelter

Godwin Town Park
4924 Markham St., Godwin
• Features: Outdoor volleyball court, track, playground, picnic shelter, green space
• Contact: 910-980-1000

Grannis Park
300 W. Parks Drive
• Features: Green space

Greenwood Park
1924 McGougan Road
• Features: Athletic fields, playground, green space

Hall Park
6060 Hall Park Road
• Features: Athletic fields, picnic shelter

Honeycutt Park
352 Devers St.
• Features: Athletic field, gym, playground, trail, picnic shelter

Hope Mills Lake Park
3609 N. Main St., Hope Mills
• Hours: Dawn to dusk
• Features: Boat ramp, playground, gazebo, observing dock, swimming

Hope Mills Municipal Park
5766 Rockfish Road, Hope Mills
• Hours: Dawn to dusk
• Features: Athletic fields, veterans memorial, skate park, dog park, playground, tennis courts, basketball court, horseshoes, picnic shelters, walking trail

Hope Playground
503 McIver St.
• Features: Outdoor basketball court, horseshoes

J. Bayard Clark Park
631 Sherman Drive
• Features: Nature Center museum, walkable storybook, playground, trails, mountain bike trail
• Hours: Trail, 8 a.m.-dusk; center, March-October, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
• Contact: 910-433-1579; fcpr.us/parks-trails/parks/clark-park

J.O. Humpries Memorial Park
6207 Brooks St., Falcon
• Features: Track, playground, picnic shelter
• Contact: 910-980-1355

Jessie Brayboy Park
1007 Fontana St.
• Features: Playground

Lake Rim Park
2214 Tar Kiln Drive
• Features: Athletic fields, trails, horseshoes, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, aquatics center
• Hours: Winter, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; summer, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; office, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
• Contact: 910-433-1018; fcpr.us/parks-trails/parks/lake-rim-park

Linden Little River Park
5010 Loop Road, Linden
• Features: Outdoor basketball court, gym, horseshoes, picnic shelter, track
• Contact: 910-980-0119

Mable C. Smith Park
1367 Shadbush Lane
• Features: Outdoor basketball court, athletic fields, horseshoes, picnic shelter, playground, trails

Maiden Lane Park
200 Maiden Lane
• Features: Playground, historical interest

Martin Luther King Jr. Park
700 Blue St.
• Features: Green space

Mary McDonald Park
1530 Thelbert Drive
• Features: Playground

Massey Hill Park and Recreation Center
1612 Camden Road
• Features: Pickleball courts, horseshoes, playground, athletic fields
• Contact: 910-433-1569

Mazarick Park
1400 Belvedere Ave.
• Features: Tennis courts, athletic field, disc golf, playground, trails, fishing
• Hours: 8 a.m.-dusk
• Contact: 910-433-1575; fcpr.us/parks-trails/parks/mazarick-park

Mendoza Park
1774 Little River Road, Spring Lake
• Features: Athletic fields, picnic shelter, playground, trail

New Century International Complex
7455 Century Circle
• Features: Athletic fields, gym, track, picnic shelter

North Carolina Veterans Park
300 Bragg Blvd.
• Features: Flag Day exhibit, 3,500-square-foot visitors center, service ribbon wall, N.C. Soils Wall, story, garden
• Hours: Park, 8 a.m.-dusk; visitors center, March-October, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday; November-February, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Mondays, except on federal holidays.
• Contact: 910-433-1547 or 910-433-1224; fcpr.us/parks-trails/parks/north-carolina-veterans-park

North Street Park
201 Brinkley St.
• Features: Athletic field, playground

Pine Valley Park
1000 Norwood St.
• Features: Green space

Ruth Street Park
245 Ruth St., Spring Lake
• Features: Basketball courts, tennis courts, playground, picnic area

Rowan Park/Skate Park
725 W. Rowan St.
• Features: Skate park, pickleball courts, playground, picnic shelter

Roy G. Turner Park
4623 Blanton Road
• Features: Athletic field, picnic shelter, playground, track

Seabrook Park
708 Langdon St.
• Features: Outdoor basketball court, horseshoes, playground, pool, recreation center, athletic field, picnic shelter

Sherwood Park
4770 Friar Ave.
• Features: School park

Wade Community Park
4060 Church St., Wade
• Features: Athletic field, track, playground, picnic shelter
• Contact: 910-485-3502

Windsor Terrace Park
1001 Hillsboro St.
• Features: Playground, horseshoes

Woodland Park
2208 McBain Drive
• Features: Green space

Woodrow Park
1921 Wilson St.
• Features: Playground, picnic shelter


Carvers Creek State Park
2505 Long Valley Road, Spring Lake, and
995 McCloskey Road, Fayetteville
• Features: Trails, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, picnic tables
• Hours: March-May, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; June-August, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; September-October, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; November-February, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Park office open daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. except Christmas Day
• Contact: 910-436-4681; ncparks.gov/carvers-creek-state-park/home

533 Carver Falls Road
• Features: Eight zip lines, three suspension bridges, three spiral staircases
• Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Hours may vary seasonally. Reservation required for tours.
• Contact: 910-488-8787; zipquest.com


Open in Fayetteville May 1-Sept. 30. Free and open when weather permits.
• Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (3-7 p.m. when school is in session at Gray’s Creek, Massey Hill and Spivey recreation centers); 2-7 p.m. Sunday
• Contact: fcpr.us/facilities/aquatics/splash-pads

Eastover Community Park
2721 Ball Park Road

E. Melvin Honeycutt
4665 Lakewood Drive

Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center
1600 Purdue Drive

Gray’s Creek Park
5151 Celebration Drive

J.S. Spivey Recreation Center/Christina Smith Park
500 Fisher St.

Kiwanis Recreation Center
352 Devers St.

Lake Rim Recreation Center
1455 Hoke Loop Road

Linden Little River
5010 Loop Road

Massey Hill Recreation Center
Aquatic wheelchair checkout available
1612 Camden Road

Myers Recreation Center
1018 Rochester Drive

Spring Lake
245 Ruth St., Spring Lake
Hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday

Wade Community Park
4060 Church St.

Willie J. Burnette Park
4924 Markham St., Godwin

Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
• Contact: fcpr.us/facilities/aquatics/pools

Ronnie “Chase” Chalmers Pool
1520 Slater Ave.
• Features: Six-lane lap pool with depth of 4 to 5 feet, wading pool, water playground
• Contact: 910-433-1137

Keith A. Bates Sr. Pool
4945 Rosehill Road
• Features: Kiddie pool, six-lane lap pool, 24-foot-high enclosed water slide
• Contact: 910-433-1382

Lake Rim Aquatic Center
2265 Tar Kiln Drive
• Features: Wading pool, water playground area, six-lane lap pool, 18-foot-high water slide
• Contact: 910-433-1018

Westover Aquatic Center
266 Bonanza Drive
• Features: Eight-lane pool with depth of 4 to 6 feet, wading pool, 12-foot-high water slide
• Contact: 910-433-1383.

Open dawn to dusk daily. Dogs outside the enclosed area must be on a leash. A small enclosure is provided for dogs that weigh less than 25 pounds; a larger area is set aside for larger dogs. All dogs must be licensed and have current vaccinations. Tags must be securely attached to the dog’s collar. Owners must supervise dogs while at play.
• Contact: fcpr.us/parks-trails/parks/riverside-dog-park

555 N. Eastern Blvd.

Bailey Lake
6701 Bailey Lake Road

267 Bonanza Drive

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