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Facility Reservations

Picnic Shelters:
Covered picnic shelters are located in the Dallas Park (four), North Belmont Park (three), Tryon Park (two), and the Bessemer City Park (two). Reservations are taken for the eleven covered picnic shelters on a first come first serve basis. You may reserve large shelters (40' x 40')  or Small shelters (20' x 20').  To reserve a shelter or for more information call 704-922-2160.

Ball Fields:

As we end the fall sports season and get ready for the holidays, it’s time to begin scheduling fields for spring 2019.  Linked above you will find the Gaston County Parks and Recreation Facility Request Form and Facility Use Guidelines.  Please review the guidelines and complete a separate application for each facility requested.  Be sure to complete all information requested on the form.  The deadline for all applications is FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019.  Applications may be mailed or emailed to the address on the facility usage form or to  Applications received after January 4th will not be guaranteed any time on Gaston County fields.  Staff will review all applications and send field confirmations by January 23, 2019. 


Fields are available at the following parks:
George Poston Park – soccer (games only- fields are not available until 3/1/2018) and baseball/softball
Dallas Park – baseball/softball
Bessemer City Park – baseball/softball and soccer
North Belmont Park – baseball/softball and soccer
Tryon Park – baseball/softball and soccer
Pearl Henderson Park – baseball/softball and soccer
Beam Elementary – soccer
Bess Elementary – baseball/softball and soccer
Catawba Heights – baseball/softball
Chapel Grove Elementary – baseball/softball and soccer
New Hope Elementary – baseball/softball and soccer
Pinewood Elementary – soccer
Robinson Elementary – baseball/soccer and soccer


We receive athletic field requests from many different organizations and teams.  Please keep this in mind when requesting time for your organization.  A good rule of thumb is to limit requests to two (2) practice times per team per week – especially for heavily used fields. 

For more information,or to reserve a field, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 704-922-2160. See above fee schedule for facility pricing.

Tournament Request:

Thanks for your interest in hosting tournaments at Gaston County Parks.  Above you will find the Facility Request Form and Facility Use Guidelines. Complete all information requested on the form and attach additional pages as necessary for your requested dates in 2019.  The deadline for all 2019 applications is Monday, December 10.  Applications may be mailed or emailed to  Staff will review all applications and confirm dates as soon as possible.

As you request dates, be reminded that we give priority in scheduling to multiple day tournaments.  If you are requesting new dates, please make sure you provide all the information and documentation requested in the tournament guidelines. 


Equestrian Facilities:

2019 Horse Arena Schedule

The equestrian facilities located in the Dallas park can be reserved by calling the Recreation Department. In County Fees include a per day charge for use of the arena, a per night fee for use of lights, a fee per stall, per day, or partial day, a fee per day for RV Hookups, and a  clean up fee.  For more information call 704-922-2160.

Camp Sertoma
Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 704-922-2160 for details.

Lewis Brooks Airfield
Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 704-922-2160 for details.