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Facility Reservations

pr_payonlinebutton 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.


Tournament Ballfield Usage

The Gaston County Parks & Recreation Dept. will hold a baseball/softball tournament spring 2020 scheduling meeting on Saturday December 14 at 12pm at the Gaston Co Senior Center located at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034.  At the meeting we will go over the tournament scheduling rules, parks rules, fee schedule, and take requests for the 2020 season.  If you have any questions and to RSVP please email Gil Aguirre at or call 704-922-2161.


Ballfield Usage

The Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department is taking applications for Spring 2020 ballfield usage  The deadline for all applications is Monday December 30, 2019.  Applications may be mailed to the address on the facility usage form or emailed to  You can download the form from the county website or contact the recreation dept.  Applications received after December 30 will not be guaranteed any time on Gaston County fields.  Staff will review all applications and send field confirmations by Friday January 17, 2020.  If you have an outstanding balance due your application will be held until the balance is paid in full. 

Fields are available at the following parks:
George Poston Park – soccer (games only- fields are not available until 3/1/2020) 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. 

Thanks for your interest in Gaston County Parks and Recreation facilities.  If you have any questions please email me at or call me at 704-922-2161.


Equestrian Facilities:

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.