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Southside Recreation Center & Park


  1. Basketball Court(s)
  2. Fitness Center
  3. Gymnasium
  4. Large/Small Activity Rooms
  5. Multi-Sport Court
  6. Paved Walking Trail
  7. Picnic Shelters
  8. Playground
  9. Splash Pad

Facility Hours

Open for programs with preregistration only, closed to walk in guests.


For a list of our programs click here, or view the calendar below. Please call Southside Recreation Center for more information.

Fitness Center

Ages 18+. Due to Phase 3.0 guidelines provided by the State of NC, only three people will be allowed at a time. Patrons must register online for one hour workout sessions, complete a health screening when entering the building and sign a waiver before entering the Fitness Center.

Fitness equipment includes:
  • Elliptical machine
  • Treadmill
  • Stationary bike
  • Fitness rope, kettlebells, weights
  • Bench press
  • Lockers, showers
Available session times are Monday-Friday: 9 - 10 a.m., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., 12 - 1 p.m., 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., 3 - 4 p.m., 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Cleaning and sanitizing will take place between each session.

Registration is available online with the following links:

​Personal Training Packages

High Point Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer new personal training packages for individuals and groups through a partnership with Coach Nick Obayuwana's VIPA Corporation, a sports-based youth development organization.  Coach Nick is certified through the International Sports Sciences Association.

Three individual training packages and two group workout packages are offered with varying numbers of sessions and costs; each includes a free consultation. Individual training will take place at the newly-refurbished Southside Fitness Center; group workouts will be held at Morehead Recreation Center.

For more information, please call 336.883.3504 or 336.883.3480.

Packages are available from February 8 - June 30, 2021. Please call for available days, times and locations.

Southside Recreation Center Morehead Recreation Center
1 session - $30.00 3 sessions - $70.00
3 sessions - $80.00 10 sessions - $150.00
10 sessions - $200.00

Southwest Heritage Greenway

This .44 mile paved trail runs between Vail Avenue and Grimes Avenue with parking located at the Southside Recreation Center (401 Taylor Avenue). From Taylor Avenue to Grimes Avenue, enjoy the Botanical Woodland Teaching Garden, a helix shaped walkway that combines art with nature.  


Southside Recreation Center is the home of many organizations in our area.


The center is available for rentals for reunions, wedding receptions, graduation parties or any type of family gathering you may have when not in use for regular operational programs and activities. See our Rentals page or call for more information.


The Splashpad opens Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day at 8 p.m. annually. Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Multi-Sport Court

High Point Parks & Recreation, the United Way of Greater High Point, and High Point LEAP were awarded a KaBOOM! grant for one court, funded by the Newell Brands Charitable Foundation. The planning process involved additional community partners who recruited volunteers, handled logistics and raised additional funding to complete the second court and several additional projects. Youth from the Southside area chose what sports they would like the court to including during a Design Day held a few months before the court was installed.

More than 75 volunteers from across High Point worked together to transform two older basketball courts into a flexible 10,000 square foot KaBoom! Multi-Sport Court, upon which our community's children can play soccer, basketball, hockey, pickleball, futsal and more.


If you have questions, concerns, or other feedback for us, please complete and submit our online form.

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