Facility Reservations

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You can send the Special Events Application to the Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department in person or by email.

Picnic Shelters

Covered picnic shelters are located in Dallas Park (four), North Belmont Park (three), Tryon Park (two), and Bessemer City Park (two). Reservations are taken for the eleven covered picnic shelters on a first come first serve basis. You may reserve large shelters, 40 inches by 40 inches, or small shelters, 20 inches by 20 inches. To reserve a shelter or for more information call the Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department.

Tournament Ballfield Usage

If you have any questions and to make a reservation, please email Gil Aguirre.

Ballfield Usage

Applications may be mailed to the address on the facility usage form or emailed to Gil Aguirre. You can download the form from the county website or contact the recreation department. Applications received after December 30 will not be guaranteed any time on Gaston County fields. Staff will review all applications and send field confirmations. If you have an outstanding balance due your application will be held until the balance is paid in full.

Fields are available at the following parks

  • George Poston Park soccer and baseball/softball
  • Dallas Park  baseball/softball
  • Bessemer City Park baseball/softball and soccer
  • North Belmont Park baseball/softball and soccer
  • Tryon Park  baseball/softball and soccer
  • Pearl Henderson Park baseball/softball and soccer
  • Beam Elementary soccer
  • Bess Elementary baseball/softball and soccer
  • Catawba Heights baseball/softball
  • Chapel Grove Elementary baseball/softball and soccer
  • New Hope Elementary baseball/softball and soccer
  • Pinewood Elementary soccer
  • Robinson Elementary baseball/soccer and soccer

We receive athletic field requests from many different organizations and teams. Please keep this in mind when requesting time for your organization. A good rule of thumb is to limit requests to two practice times per team per week, especially for heavily used fields.

Thanks for your interest in Gaston County Parks and Recreation facilities. If you have any questions please contact Gil Aguirre.

Equestrian Facilities

The equestrian facilities located in the Dallas park can be reserved by calling the Recreation Department. In County, Fees include a per day charge for use of the arena, a per night fee for use of lights, a fee per stall, per day, or partial day, a fee per day for RV Hookups, and a cleanup fee. For more information call the Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department

Camp Sertoma

Contact the Parks and Recreation Department.

Lewis Brooks Airfield

Contact the Parks and Recreation Department.