Located at 312 Massel Avenue (GPS - 35.740221,-81.55977), the Valdese Recreation Department offers a wide range of facilities and activities to the citizens of Valdese and the surrounding area. The department sponsors a number of special classes and activities for youth and adults. The recreation department oversees five facilities: Valdese Community Center, McGalliard Falls Park, Children's Park, Fletcher Ballpark, and Tiger Gym.
The Department is based in the Valdese Community Center, which also houses bowling lanes, a game room, snack bar and grill, fitness center, locker rooms, gymnasium, and staff offices. Also located on the grounds are two lighted tennis courts, and a year-round swimming pool (enclosed from mid-September through early May.)
Tiger Gym, behind the Old Rock School, is used for basketball and Futsal (Indoor Soccer). Also located at the gym complex is a lighted walking track and football field used by the Recreation Department teams.
The Valdese Community Center Gymnasium and the Tiger Gym facility are also available for rent on a limited basis for parties, youth activities, and sporting events. Please check with the Recreation Department for available times and view or download the reservation form by selecting the link below.