Recreation AcresThe City of King operates an active recreation park known as Recreation Acres. It is located at the intersection of West Dalton Road and White Road, and contains a two story community building which may be rented for civic and social activities by calling 983-4832. A deposit is required for all rentals which is returned if the facility is left clean and undamaged, and the key is returned. A picnic shelter with grills is also available for reservation.
Six lighted ball fields are host to a number of baseball and softball leagues for youth and adults. While the city owns and operates these fields, the leagues are organized and run independently by dedicated community volunteers. A very popular youth football league is hosted at Recreation Acres as well. Recently, the soccer field was treated to new grading and turf. This field is host to some of the youth soccer schedule.
In addition to the organized leagues, Recreation Acres has a very popular lighted walking trail, "par course" training area, and a children's play area.
Opened in the fall of 2001, Central Park is an ambitious 25-acre passive park in the heart of the City of King. This beautiful, natural, wooded area contains a pond and is adjacent to King Elementary School. The park includes a beautiful outdoor amphitheater, a historic log cabin ca. 1756, numerous walking trails that wind their way around the amphitheater, and pond complete with decks and park benches along the way. Fishing is allowed at the pond on a “catch and release” basis. The park has 2 picnic shelters that can be rented along with the amphitheater. Contact Gina Calloway at 983-4832 for fees and availability.
Central Park is home to the annual KingFest celebration in October and Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in December. Many other activities occur here--- just check the city’s calendar of events.
Central park is a peaceful place to bring your family for quiet picnics and other gatherings. Because Central Park is designed to be a passive, natural park, skateboards and bicycles are not permitted. Dogs are allowed on leashes.Veteran's Memorial
One of our proudest attractions is the Veteran’s Memorial that opened in 2004. The memorial is dedicated to all veterans who have served in any of the 5 branches of the armed services from World War I to the present. The memorial was constructed in the shape of a pentagon honoring the five branches – Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and the Coast Guard. Area citizens participated in the process by donating memorial pavers that would be placed at the memorial in remembrance of the veteran. The memorial was constructed to house approximately 1800 veteran’s pavers. Pavers still remain for purchase at City Hall. The interior of the memorial was constructed with an American Star that came to symbolize American troops covered by a pool of water. At the middle of the pool area a black-granite 5 sided wall stands that has inscribed on it the names of local veterans who were killed in action. The black-granite is washed by an upper pool that symbolizes the many tears shed for the veterans who gave their all. On top of the fountain walls fly 10 flags commemorating the 5 branches of the military, the NC State flag, POW Flag, City of King flag, American Legion flag, and, in the center of them, the American flag.
Our theme for the Veteran’s Memorial is -
“All gave some...and some gave all”