Pinehurst Parks and Recreation
395 Magnolia Rd.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Tel: (910) 295-2817
The Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for all ages, from organized athletic leagues to craft/art classes, exercise classes, special events and festivals. Programs are available to residents and nonresidents (for a higher fee). Twice a year, the department issues a guide that details programs and events for the next six months and can be viewed online.
Youth athletic programs include swimming lessons, tennis lessons and leagues, baseball camp, soccer camp and leagues, inline hockey league and swim teams. Pinehurst also hosts full- and half-day summer camps.
Pinehurst has two main park complexes: Cannon Park (including Camelot Playground) and Rassie Wicker Park (including the Arboretum). Cannon Park, off Hwy 211, is a longstanding favorite with families and includes the infamous Camelot medieval castle playground. The playground is designed for kids of all ages and includes infant and therapeutic swings. A separate playground located next to Camelot is designed for 5-8 year olds. The open spaces of the Cannon Park fields make for GREAT kite flying and just plain old running wild.
The Rassie Wicker Park complex is Pinehurst’s newest recreation endeavor. The complex includes government offices, a large playground (mostly for ages 4 and up but including infant swings – but NO shade), 2.3 miles of paved walking trails, an inline hockey rink, a soccer field, and restrooms. The complex also is home to the privately funded Arboretum project, which sits on 35 unspoiled acres and includes the Meadow, Pergola and Woodland Gardens adjacent to Village Hall and wooded trails lined with benches. Nearly 2,800 trees and seedlings, representing 100 specimens, have been planted. Future additions include an education pavilion, the Longleaf Pine Savannah, and the Point Pavilion.