Sports & Recreation
If the three bears visited Thomasville for recreation, this would be the city they would call: JUST RIGHT! The Chair City is small enough to have blue ways and greenways as well as country roads with low vehicular traffic counts making it popular for various recreational pursuits; yet with a population of nearly 30,000 and other large cities and interstates close by, Thomasville is sizeable enough to host big time college baseball games as well as having numerous fields, gymnasiums and parks for other spectator sports. So whether it is cycling, boating, fishing, team sports or some other recreational pursuit that you crave, Thomasville will have something that is JUST RIGHT for you!
HiToms: The High Point-Thomasville HiToms are a baseball team in the Coastal Plain League which is a collegiate summer baseball league. The HiToms play home games at Historic Finch Field which was built in Thomasville in 1935. Many of the HiToms and visiting players that played at Finch Field when it hosted professional minor league games went on to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Many of the more recent HiToms college players have gone on to play in Major League Baseball. The HiToms currently play in the West Division of the CPL, and are three-time Coastal Plain League Petitt Cup Champions.
Travel Baseball and College Baseball: Because of Thomasville’s central location, mild weather and Historic Finch Field, the area regularly plays host to early season college tournaments, college conference championships and NCAA regional championship games. The numerous youth baseball and softball fields also leads to the Chair City hosting travel tournaments from February through November.
Winding Creek Golf Course: Winding Creek Golf Course is Thomasville’s municipal course open to the public and set on the highest point in Davidson County. It offers breathtaking views of the rolling hills, Hank’s Branch Creek, lakes and hardwood forests. Its layout plays from 5,400 to 6,700 yards and poses a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. The course includes a full driving range with a practice putting green. It has a restaurant and grill which has an outdoor patio and a great view of the course. Winding Creek is staffed by PGA available for private and group instruction. The staff also maintains a fully stocked pro shop which carries name brand golf equipment and apparel. Tee times are recommended and are given 7 days in advance in person or by calling the Golf Shop.
458 Pine Woods Church Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Thomasville Senior Center Fitness Room–211 West Colonial Drive. The fitness room has a variety of fitness equipment and is a great opportunity for seniors to get and stay in shape. A pre-use orientation is required for persons prior to using equipment. Orientations are held each week, and can be scheduled by calling 336-474-2754. The fitness room is open to Adults 55+, Mon-Fri, from 8am–4:30pm, No Charge.
Thomasville Senior Center Hall Walking–211 West Colonial Drive. The Center’s hallways are an excellent place to walk. With handrails and centralized rest areas, walking enthusiasts take to the halls daily. Chart your miles on the bulletin board and win incentive gifts. Free log books. Open to adults 55+, Mon-Fri, 8am–4:30pm. Location: 1st floor hallway, No Charge.
Parks, Greenways and Roadways: Thomasville has numerous options for walking, running, cycling and recreating. There are paved walking routes uptown of various distances as well as paved greenways in other parts of Thomasville. Cycling is also popular as there are dirt trails for mountain biking and many miles of paved scenic roadways with low traffic counts for road bikes. There are also a variety of parks with things from swings and slides to tennis courts, skate parks and much more. Many of these parks are scenic and reveal the beauty Thomasville has to offer.
Central Recreation Center– 205 East Main St. Wedding Receptions, Family Reunions, etc. Accommodates up to 100.
Reginald Strickland Center–800 Kahler St. Wedding Receptions, Family Reunions, meetings, etc. Can accommodate 50 people.
Ball Park Road Center-7003 Ball Park Road. Wedding Receptions, Family Reunions, etc. Can accommodate up to 150.
Lions Club 30 Stadium Drive. The club has provided numerous eye exams and glasses, provided hearing aids, and screened school children for visual acuity and supported youth sports for over 50 years. Chartered October 3, 1938
Myers Park 401 Mason Way.
Amenities: Batting Cage, Bullpen, Dugouts, Concession Stand, Restrooms, Clubhouse/Locker Room
Equipment: Field Screens, Soft Toss Net, Infield Tarp, Drags, Tractor
Field Open: Year Round
Hughes/Davidson Community Park
Facilities are plentiful and adequate for basketball, baseball, softball and skateboarding. Hughes Park hosts youth tournaments year round. Thomasville’s central location in the state and close proximity to interstates 85 and 40 make the Chair City an ideal place to hold AAU, USSSA and similar type sports tournaments.
Doak Skate Park
Through many committee meetings, public meetings, City Council meetings, and fundraisers and donations (including a grant from Professional skater Tony Hawk’s Foundation), and with the help of youth skate boarders, the skate park was built on a former tennis court at one of Thomasville’s most popular parks, Doak Park.
The park includes a 3′ mini ramp, 3′ quarter pipe, two 5′ quarter pipes, a pyramid with a 10′ rail, 16″ tall flat bar rail, and a 12′ kink rail that declines from 28″ to 10″.
301 West Main Street
Thomasville, NC 27360
Call (336) 475-4280 for information on field usage for tourneys.
Lakes & Parks
Yadkin River Keeper: Only 1% of the earth’s water is available fresh water. The Yadkin River is the principal hydrological artery of the central Carolina region. The river is threatened by industrial pollution and poor management. Yadkin Riverkeeper promotes, protects, and advocates for the river and the communities that depend on it.
Lake Thom-A-Lex Park: The Park has a large playground along with four picnic shelters that can be reserved weekdays and weekends for all types of events. Each shelter has a maximum capacity of 30 people. Shelters can be rented year round. The bait Shop is open from April 1 to September 30 where fishing supplies can be purchased as well as drinks, snacks and picnic supplies. There are multiple piers for fishing, but no swimming, pleasure boating, water skiing, or jet skiing is allowed.
High Rock Lake: High Rock Lake is a reservoir lake located just a few miles from Thomasville. High Rock has been considered one of the best fishing lakes of North Carolina for a long time. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing is allowed at High Rock and there are several public ramps that can be accessed at no charge, and private ramps that can be accessed for a small fee.
Oak Hollow Lake Park: The 800-acre Oak Hollow Lake is an integral part of the 1,500-acre Oak Hollow Park complex. Oak Hollow Lake was built as a primary water supply for the City of High Point. The lake opened in 1972 for recreation use by the public.
Badin Lake: Badin Lake is one of a series of lakes created by the damming of the Yadkin Pee-Dee River in the Uwharrie Lakes Region of the United States. The Badin Lake Dam was built in 1917 to support a local aluminum smelting plant.
High Point City Lake Park: The Piedmont’s finest family park since 1935, High Point City Lake Park is located at 602 W. Main Street in Jamestown. The park features 2 playgrounds, a Merry-go-round, excursion boat, miniature golf course, swimming pool, waterslide, gym, amphitheater, field stage, 10 picnic shelters, individual tables, grills, concession/restroom/ticket booth building, Historical buildings, maintenance complex, a Marina and Camp Ann.
*These lakes combine to offer tons of water opportunities like skiing, fishing, picnicking, paddleboating, etc.
*For information on fishing and hunting licenses contact NC Wildlife.