Parks & Recreation
201 N. Washington Avenue
Senior Center Updates -- July 2015
Until the new Senior Center is completed, we will be including updates on how the project is progressing. Please check by and see what is happening with this project.
The Reidsville Parks & Recreation Department, headed by Assistant City Manager Tom Wiggins, offers a wide array of athletics and programs for the citizens of Reidsville, as well as visitors to the City and its recreational facilities. The Recreation Department includes a gymnasium, which is open for use from 3-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and 5-7 p.m. Sundays. The gym is closed on Fridays. During basketball season, the hours are from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The building houses on its lower level the City-owned Fitness Center (6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.), the Administrative Office (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for registration hours), and the Senior Center. For Senior Center program information, call 336-349-1088.
The Parks & Recreation Department is busy throughout the year with football, baseball, softball and basketball. Most of the sports programs can be accessed online and games are played at area athletic fields. Cheerleading is also available. Lake Reidsville hosts soccer games for the Reidsville YMCA and the City partners with the Y to provide swimming opportunities at the Reidsville Community Pool, 504 S. Main Street.
The City of Reidsville is also very proud of its facilities. A network of neighborhood parks can be found throughout the City featuring playground equipment. Several of the parks also include ball fields, horseshoe pits, basketball, volleyball or tennis courts. Lake Reidsville and Lake Hunt offering fishing and boating to visitors, along with other amenities. Reidsville has a strong senior citizens' program, evidenced by its Senior Citizen Center. The Center provides seniors with a meeting place as well as a site for informational seminars. The Council on Aging has a Nutrition Site at the Center as well. A variety of classes and trips are also made available to those participating at the Center. The Fitness Center, located on the lower level of 201 N. Washington Ave., includes weights, virtual bikes, treadmills, ellipticals and more. Hours are 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Greenways & Trails
More of a walker than a team sport player? Reidsville's Jaycee Park Trail is a 1.1-mile path connecting Reidsville Middle School and Reidsville High School on South Park Drive with the Jaycee Park recreation area. The Jaycee Trail Extension connects the Jaycee Ball Park recreation area to the lower Jaycee Park on South Scales Street. The entire trail is 1.3 miles long. (Map of Jaycee Park Trail). The Sherwood Trail is also complete. (Map of Sherwood Trail). Lake Reidsville also offers a nearly mile-long hiking and biking trail. This trail, located across the street from the main park entrance, gives bike enthusiasts a good workout, and hikers a change of venue from other City greenways. (Map of the Hiking/Biking Trail). This trail is also phase one of the Lake Reidsville trails system with more to come.
In 2004, the City of Reidsville opened a Teen Center for local youth ages 10-16. Homework assistance, special programs and recreational opportunities are available at the Center located on Sprinkle Street. Membership is free, but enrollment is required.
Other Recreational Opportunities
In addition to the recreational opportunities available within Reidsville, Rockingham County offers camping river access areas and area golf courses. Check out www.ncnorthstar.com for more information.