Parks & Recreation
The Mission of the Avery County Parks and Recreation Department is to help improve the quality of life for our citizens by providing low or no cost leisure and fitness related services through safe and attractive facilities. It is the Department’s goal to offer diversified active and passive recreational programs that meet the needs and requests of our population.
The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for planning and implementing youth and adult sports and activities, recreational programs for senior citizens, as well as maintaining athletic facilities and public parks, and the public swimming pool complex.
Youth athletic programs include football, basketball, and cheerleading.
Athletic programs for adults include adult league softball.
We also have pickle ball on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am till 12:00pm. This is an open drop in league type event.
Athletic programs are open to those who reside in Avery County. Signup deadlines are established for each program. Details for registrations and forms are available through the County Recreation Office in Newland. Contact the Recreation Office directly for complete information on programs and registration deadlines.
The pool is open. Hours are Monday- Saturday 10:00AM- 4:30PM Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM
10-Visit pool pass $25.00
Season Pass $75.00
Swim leasons will begin Monday June 20th at 3:30PM. Depending on the number of students we may split them and have two groups which will determine when classes will end. Classes will meet each day till Friday July 1st. If you have any questions or need more information please contact Jeny Brewer at the Avery County pool 733-8268.
We will be having softball games every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday begining at 6:30 PM. Come out and enjoy watching the games.
We will be having a class on Pickle ball for beginners on Monday June 27th form 9:00am till 11:00 am at the old rock gym. Everyone is invited.
Tommy Burleson Basketball Camp will be from July 18th through July 22nd.
PO Box 883
Newland, NC 28657
Fax Number : (828)733-7014
The Parks and Recreation Office is located in the Rock Gym, 185 Shady Street, close to Newland Elementary in Newland.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Thursday Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00am – 8:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm 8:00am - 4:00pm
Robert Willis, Director
Teddy Bare, Athletics Supervisor
Seth Phillips, Programs Specialist