• McGalliard Falls
  • Valdese Recreation Department
  • McGalliard Falls Park
  • Valdese Recreation Swimming


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 dedicated party room, snack bar and grill, fitness center, locker rooms, gymnasium, and staff offices. WIFI is available throughout the facility.  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.



Valdese Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Recreation Plan

2016 Athletic Program Schedule

Open Gymnasium Schedule

Facility Reservation Form

Silver Sneakers Information

Senior Whitewater Rafting Trip






Monday - Friday RECREATION OFFICE       8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday    FACILITY                 5:30 am - 9:30 pm 
Saturday     FACILITY                8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday FITNESS CENTER         1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday POOL  (Summer Schedule only)    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



DirectorDoug Knight
Administrative AssistantRenee Gravel
Athletic SupervisorJoey Lindsay
Athletic SupervisorRyan Clanton
Aquatic & Fitness SupervisorBret Watson
Aquatic & Fitness Center  (828) 879-2144
Community Center (828) 879-2132