The Hickory Parks and Recreation Department seasonally changes the hours of operation for all City owned parks. Effective Thursday (September 1) the new park hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This coincides with all parks closing a half hour after sundown. Please plan your outings accordingly.
About 15 minutes before the parks close, staff will make announcements of the closing. At the closing time, the park gates will be closed and locked. If someone’s vehicle remains in the park after closing, the only way to leave the park is to contact the Hickory Police Department at (828) 328-5551 to come and unlock the gate. The Parks and Recreation Department’s goal is to have everyone leaving the parks at the designated times that are seasonally set and posted at the parks and on the City’s website (www.HickoryNC.gov). Please plan your outings accordingly.
This applies to the following parks:
Civitan Park 460 17th Avenue, NE
Cliff Teague Park 1125 2nd Street, SE
Glenn C. Hilton, Jr. Memorial Park 2000 6th Street, NW
Henry Fork River Regional Recreation Park 5655 Sweet Bay Lane
Hickory Optimist Park 751 2nd Street Drive, NW
Jaycee Park 1515 12th Street Drive, NW
Geitner – Rotary Park 2035 12th Street Drive, NW
Kiwanis Park 805 6th Street, SE
Southside Heights Park 1400 2nd Street, SW
Stanford Park 1451 8TH Street Drive, NE
Taft Broome Park 735 3rd Street, SW
West Hickory Park 830 16th Street, SW
Winkler Park 2500 Clement Blvd, NW