Announcements & News

Elkin Recreation & Parks

399 HWY 268 West Elkin NC 28621
Welcome to our homepage. We are a full service recreation and parks department provided by the Town of Elkin. We offer a recreation center, outdoor pool, playgrounds, athletic fields and trails. For information on programs and rentals please click on the tabs of interest at the top of the page.
PARKS AND RECREATION CENTER UPDATE (Nov. 24, 2020): While at the Elkin Recreation Center all patrons must wear a face covering in accordance with the NC Governor's Executive Order dated November 23, 2020.
To view, click:  Executive Order 180
The Basketball Gym is currently closed for all sports use. Gym walking will be permitted. 
Mountain Bike Trail is OPEN
Access to the Mountain Bike Trails is along the Elkin and Allegheny walking trail. For the safety and enjoyment of all, please announce your pass while on the walking trail and ride slower for the safety of others!

Recreation Center Re-Opening Plan

Elkin Recreation Center

Please read the information below carefully, as we will have several restrictions and limitations during our initial opening.  
The Elkin Recreation Center will be operating under guidance provided by local, state, and federal guidelines on social distancing to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  We do not recommend the use of the recreation center if you are a "high risk" person in regards to COVID-19.
If you had a monthly pass prior to shut down, you will receive a credit from the date of re-opening less the days on your pass when we closed.  Annual pass holders will be credited the amount of days we have been closed.  
The recreation center will limit capacity to 18 patrons at a time.  To accommodate the greatest number of patrons possible, we will offer 1 hour 15 minute sessions that can be reserved throughout the day.  Each session will have a maximum of 18 people.  To reserve a session, you must call (336) 258-8917, option 1.  Monthly and Annual pass holders may book a session up to 3 days in advance.  Only Monthly and Annual pass holders may make a reservation.  Daily passes may be issued on a first come, first serve basis if a session does not fill up.  You may still purchase a monthly or annual pass.  
You may call for reservations at any time during normal operating hours. Reservations must be made with a staff person and not by leaving a message. 
We will hold your reservation for 15 minutes after its start time.  If you are not checked by that time, we reserve the right to give it to a walk in patron.  
Sessions and Hours 
Please call (336) 258-8917 option 1 to make a reservation
 Rules and Regulations
Face Coverings:  Face Coverings are MANDATORY in all hallways, restrooms, fitness rooms and common areas.  You must have a face covering on to enter the building.
Sanitation:  Patrons must clean equipment after each use.  Disinfectant spray and wipes will be provided in all equipment rooms.  Hand sanitizer will be available to all patrons.  
Locker Rooms and Water Fountains:  Locker rooms will be open but showers will not be available.  Water fountains will not be available.  Please plan your visit accordingly.  
Training:  No personal training will be permitted.  We will not be offering equipment training at this time.  
Age Requirements:   Only patrons 16 years of age or older are permitted in the cardio and/or weight rooms.  Patrons under 16 may use the basketball gym if they have a reservation, and a parent or guardian is present in the facility.  No dropping off of minors will be permitted.  
Basketball Gym:  The basketball gym will be open to patrons who have a reservation.  The goals are for shoot around only and no pick up games will be permitted.  You must bring your own ball.  There is a limit of 4 people per goal.  Currently closed for all sports use. Gym walkers are permitted.
Personal Health Responsibility:   If you have a fever and/or you are not feeling well, please do not enter or visit the Recreation Center until you are symptom free.  Recreation Staff reserves the right to ask anyone to leave that maybe displaying COVID like symptoms, or are not following the above rules. 
If we get sick, then the Recreation Center will have to shut down.  For your safety and the safety of our staff, please follow these new guidelines to ensure that we can keep the facility open.   
Parks and Trails 
*All Playgrounds are currently OPEN.  
*All outdoor gatherings of 50 or more people are prohibited.
*We are making outdoor shelter reservations at this time please email for rental information.

We encourage individuals to familiarize and practice CDC recommended best practices for preventing the potential spread of coronavirus.

·         Avoid contact with people who are sick

·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

·         Stay home when you are sick

·         Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available, sneeze into the crease of your elbow or sleeve.

·         Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray and wipe.

·         Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the restroom; before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

·        For further information, please go to the CDC website at > or the NC Department of Health and Human Services at