Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Parks & Recreation Links


Roger F. Snyder Greenway Project:

The Roger F. Snyder Greenway is a “work in progress” as Albemarle seeks to identify, acquire, and develop a network of walking trails that will eventually interconnect all city parks and downtown.   The first phase of the Snyder Greenway was completed and dedicated in June 2009, and includes a three-quarter mile multi-use path between West Main Street and Salisbury Avenue along Little Long Creek.   The greenway passes through Don Montgomery Park and connects to existing sidewalks at either street.

Construction on the second phase of the Snyder Greenway began in March 2010, and will add sidewalks along Salisbury Avenue connecting with a new section of trail to be built along an abandoned rail line between Salisbury Avenue and Glenn Street.    This will add another three-quarters of a mile to the greenway system.

Future greenway corridors are being identified as part of the Stanly County Comprehensive Recreation, Parks, and Trails plan, and will include connection and alignment with the regional Carolina Thread Trail.

Between the forks of South First and South Second Streets at Old Charlotte Road is the location of Hearne Park, a quiet shaded natural area next to a small creek. Hearne Park was once operated by Boy Scout Troop 82, which still has two buildings on the property. Currently there are no facilities or amenities at Hearne Park, although a number of “Memory Trees” have been placed there in honor and memory of various community members.

Located off West Park Street behind the Stanly Academy building (formerly West Albemarle Elementary School), AP&R maintains a recreation area that includes a grass multi-purpose field with backstop, a paved multi-purpose play area, and playground equipment.  

AP&R maintains and operates a small community playground just off East Cannon Avenue between Ridge Street and Moss Springs Road.    The playground features swings and traditional playground equipment.

The Department operates and maintains five parks and one soccer complex. The five parks are conveniently located throughout the City limit. The Albemarle Soccer Complex is located at Stanly Community College.

Please call our Parks and Recreation office for more information.

Picnic Shelter Reservation Policy:

Contact AP&R office for current policies and fee schedule. (704-984-9560)


 141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC  28001
This ten acre complex has 3 collegiate sized fields that are now open for sanctioned league play. Included at the complex is a concession stand/restroom building. For more information on the Albemarle Soccer Complex, contact AP&R at 704.984.9560.


Don montgomery memorial park
500 US 52 North
Albemarle, NC 28001
One of Albemarle’s own, Don Montgomery, was an All-State student athlete in three varsity sports at Albemarle High School. He went on to play football and baseball at North Carolina State University, where he was named All Atlantic Coast Conference and All-American. As a United States Army Captain, Montgomery was highly decorated for valor during the Vietnam War. Moreover, Montgomery settled in Albemarle and became a community leader, working particularly with the Little League and American Legion baseball. Now, Don Montgomery Memorial Park is the home playing field for Stanly County’s American Legion Baseball team. This 8-acre park has 2 picnic shelters, a baseball field, a playground, basketball court and restrooms. For more information, call the AP&R office at 704.984.9560.


  City Lake Park


City Lake Park

Trail Map


The second phase of construction for this 75 acre regional park with a 100 acre lake was completed in November 2006. The park currently includes three picnic shelters (one with year-round restrooms) available for rental, two floating boat docks, approximately one-half mile of paved walking trail and one mile of non-paved trails, and an amphitheatre that is available for rental for weddings and special events. Fishing in the park lake is permitted year-round (North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission laws on licensing and limits apply), and fishing tackle is available for check out at the Parks and Recreation office at Rock Creek Park .
  Park hours for City Lake Park vary by season, and are posted at the park’s entrance.
  For more information, contact AP&R at 704.984.9560.


400 Hwy 24-27 Bypass East
Albemarle, NC 28001
Roosevelt Ingram was a dedicated park employee for 21 years. Ingram served as the Maintenance Supervisor, making it his priority to create and maintain spectacular facilities for the community. To honor his memory, South Albemarle Park was renamed Roosevelt Ingram Memorial Park in 1991. This park has a playground, softball field and picnic area. For more information on the park, contact AP&R at 704.984.9560.




Rock Creek Park

Trail Map

HWY 52 South
Albemarle, NC 28001
Rock Creek Park is Albemarle ’s original public park. The park’s swimming pool was built as a Civilian Conservation Corps/Works Progress Administration project in the late 1930’s. Since then, the park has expanded to include a picnic area, three lighted tennis courts, a lighted athletic field, a mile-long walking/jogging trail, a rappelling tower and obstacle course used in the department’s ‘Challenge’ outdoor adventure program, as well as two competition-level bocce courts. The Albemarle Parks and Recreation administrative and maintenance operations are housed in Rock Creek Park as well. Call 704-984-9560 for information on any Rock Creek Park facilities.


chuck morehead memorial park


Chuck Morehead Memorial

Trail Map

211 Northeast Connector
Albemarle, NC 28001
In 1988 this 65 acre park was renamed from Northwoods Park to Chuck Morehead Memorial Park . Chuck Morehead, the former Director of the Albemarle Parks and Recreation, spent over two decades of his life building up Albemarle ’s parks into top notch facilities. Morehead spearheaded the development of this particular park in order to give families a place to recreate. Chuck Morehead Memorial Park has open athletic fields, a playground, swimming pool, 6 tennis courts, a basketball court, and picnic shelter. In 2006, Fox Chase Disc Golf Course was opened at Morehead Park . This championship-caliber facility was developed cooperatively by the Albemarle Parks and Recreation Department, the Albemarle Disc Golf Association, and Innova, Inc. Local sponsors have contributed hole sponsorships to assist in offsetting development costs. For information on shelter reservations, golf disc rentals, or any other Morehead Park facilities, call the AP&R office at 704.984.9560.
  Albemarle Disc Golf Association



E.E. Waddell Center
The E. E. Waddell Community Center is located at 621 Wall Street on the site of the former Kingville High School in South Albemarle . The Center provides a library, a small conference room, two large multi-purpose rooms, a gymnasium, a playground, and a multi-purpose athletic field with a quarter-mile walking trail. Rooms are available for rental for community meetings, family reunions, and banquets. The Center’s phone number is 704-984-9569. Center hours are 12 noon to 9 pm Monday through Thursday, 12 noon to 5 pm on Fridays, and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays.


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