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Southside Recreation Center & Park


  1. Basketball Court(s)
  2. Fitness Center
  3. Gymnasium
  4. Large/Small Activity Rooms
  5. Multi-Sport Court
  6. Paved Walking Trail
  7. Picnic Shelters
  8. Playground
  9. Splash Pad

Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


For a list of our programs click here, or view the calendar below. Please call Southside Recreation Center for more information.

Fitness Center

Ages 18+. Patrons must register for workout sessions and sign a waiver before entering the Fitness Center. Open during regular center operational hours. Fee is $2 per person, per visit or $60 for an annual membership.

Fitness equipment includes:

Bench pressRowing machine
Elliptical machineSmith machine
Fitness rope, kettlebells, weightsSpin bikes
Lockers, showersStationary bike
Recumbent bikeTreadmill

Southwest Heritage Greenway

This .44 mile paved trail runs between Vail Avenue and Grimes Avenue with parking located at the Southside Recreation Center (401 Taylor Avenue). From Taylor Avenue to Grimes Avenue, enjoy the Botanical Woodland Teaching Garden, a helix shaped walkway that combines art with nature.  


Southside Recreation Center is the home of many organizations in our area.


The center is available for rentals for reunions, wedding receptions, graduation parties or any type of family gathering you may have when not in use for regular operational programs and activities. See our Rentals page or call for more information.


The Splashpad opens Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day at 8 p.m. annually. Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Multi-Sport Court

High Point Parks & Recreation, the United Way of Greater High Point, and High Point LEAP were awarded a KaBOOM! grant for one court, funded by the Newell Brands Charitable Foundation. The planning process involved additional community partners who recruited volunteers, handled logistics and raised additional funding to complete the second court and several additional projects. Youth from the Southside area chose what sports they would like the court to including during a Design Day held a few months before the court was installed. More than 75 volunteers from across High Point worked together to transform two older basketball courts into a flexible 10,000 square foot KaBoom! Multi-Sport Court, upon which our community's children can play soccer, basketball, hockey, pickleball, futsal and more.


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