Parks and Recreation Department
The Granite Falls Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide state of the art facilities, programs, and activities for our citizens. Granite Falls Recreation Department facilities include the William B. Shuford Recreation Center on Pinewood Road, Lakeside Park on Lakeside Avenue, and Neighborhood Park on Chestnut Street. In recent years, the Town of Granite Falls has completed renovations and upgrades to the swimming pool, men's and women's fitness rooms, multi-purpose field #3, the tennis courts, and the gymnasium at the Shuford Recreation Center. The Town also added the Veterans Monument, permanent bag toss boards, an ADA compliant playground, and ADA compliant sidewalks at Shuford Recreation Center. Future Shuford Recreation projects include outdoor and additional indoor ADA compliant restrooms, additional ADA compliant sidewalks, outdoor senior activity centers, additional picnic areas, and renovations to the Civic Building. Renovations to Neighborhood Park are also planned.
Parks and Recreation programs and activities for children include arts and crafts, baton, playground, camps, tennis courts, swimming, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, tee-ball, volleyball and swim team. Adult programs and activities include fitness rooms, exercise classes, swimming, senior meals, senior cards, tennis courts, and walking track and trails.
The Shuford Recreation Center hosts the annual Veterans Day Ceremony and the annual North Carolina Special Olympics Polar Plunge.2018 Polar Plunge