Southern Pines Recreation and Parks
482 E. Connecticut Ave.
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Tel: (910) 692-2463
Southern Pines has a large Recreation and Parks Department. Many recreational and athletic services, special events and programs are available for toddlers, youth, adults and senior citizens.
For children, there are numerous camps (summer, mini, year-round student intersession, spring and winter break, pottery, swim and cheerleading); after school programs; fall cheerleading; and babysitting training. Athletic programs include baseball, dodge ball, softball, t-ball, tennis leagues and lessons, golf lessons, basketball and open gym time for youth and adults.
Programs are available to both residents and non-residents (for a higher fee when applicable). Non-residents are able to buy a family “resident pass” that allows them to pay resident rates for one year. Parks and Recreation Departments in Moore County exercise an indigent youth policy. This policy states that no resident child will be denied participation in any program due to financial hardship.
Southern Pines boasts eight playgrounds (detailed in the “Parks and Playgrounds Guide”), of which Downtown Park is the largest and a long-standing favorite with the locals. Known as the “Sandy Park” due to its construction on sand instead of mulch, this park offers something for children of all ages – from infant swings to a gigantic climbing and sliding structure for bigger kids. After playtime, head to the large covered picnic area for lunch before heading home for some rest. And don’t forget to dump the sand from the kids’ shoes before heading inside!