Around Wadesboro ... Parks and Recreation: City Parks and More
Wadesboro City Park
At Wadesboro City Park, there are two picnic shelters, a playground, restrooms and 0.8 mile walking trail.
Wadesboro City Park is located at 1000 Gatewood Street, off Morven Road at the corner of Center Street and Gatewood Street (see map below).
Wadesboro City Park Regulations:
1. Daily Hours of Operation:
April 1 - Oct. 31: 5 am - 10 pm
Nov. 1 - March 31: 6 am - 8 pm
2. No driving on grassed areas.
3. No alcohol allowed.
4. All pets must be on a leash and under control of owner/responsible party. (Pet activities can be arranged by contacting Town Hall).
5. No loud music/sound emitting devices allowed.
6. The Park will be closed to all activities for periodic maintenance.
Land for Park Donated by Little Family:
The land for the Wadesboro City Park was generously donated by the Charles Little and Henry Little families.
Location: From downtown, go south on Morven Rd. and turn right on Gatewood St. The entrance to the park is at the corner of Center and Gatewood streets. Exact address: 1000 Gatewood Street, Wadesboro.
Wadesboro City Park Rental Details and Guidelines
Two picnic shelters are available for rent. Shelter #1 or Shelter #2 (with 4 picnic tables). There is a sink available at Shelter #1. Charcoal grills are available.
To reserve a picnic shelter, you must come in to Town Hall and fill out the application form. You cannot reserve over the phone. A 4 hour rental is $25 plus a $25 deposit. The deposit will be returned if the area is properly cleaned. You must return to Town Hall with your receipt and ID to receive your deposit.
Town Hall office: 704-694-5171
Wadesboro's City Pond is a 190 acre municipal lake with a picnic shelter, bank fishing and boat rentals. There's also a playground for children 2-5 years of age. The picnic shelter at City Pond is a screened-in facility that seats about 20 people.
Location: This facility is located approx. 3 miles south of downtown Wadesboro off NC Hwy 742 South. Turn right on City Pond Road (Anson Memorial Park will be on your left) and proceed approx. 1/4 mile to the lake.
Seasonal Dates of Operation: Last week of March through 3rd week of October
Hours of Operation:
Friday 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm (or sunset, whichever is earlier)
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm (or sunset, whichever is earlier)
Sunday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm (or sunset, whichever is earlier)
EXCEPTION: July 4th 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fishing Rates and Boat Rentals:
Fishing off the bank is $1.25
Fishing from boat $4.00 for one person
Additional $2.00 for each extra person in boat.
Information: For information on fishing regulations at City Pond, call 704-694-4243.3
City Pond Rental Details and Guidelines
A screened picnic shelter with 4 picnic tables is available for rent. Charcoal grills are available.
To reserve the picnic shelter, you must come in to Town Hall and fill out the application form. You cannot reserve over the phone. A 4 hour rental is $25 plus a $25 deposit. The deposit will be returned if the area is properly cleaned. You must return to Town Hall with your receipt and ID to receive your deposit.
Boat rentals are $4 for one person. Each additional person in boat is $2.00.
Finding City Pond: Approx. 3 miles south of downtown Wadesboro on Hwy 742 South, turn right (west) on City Pond Road (Anson Memorial Park will be on your left). Proceed approx. 1/4 mile to the lake.
Other Recreational Facilities Within Anson County
Little Park is a county-maintained recreational facility offering ballfields, soccer fields, tennis courts, playground, picnic shelters, swimming pool, walking trail and 2 acre pond. 845 Airport Road, Wadesboro, NC. More info at Anson County Parks and Recreation, 704-694-5868.
Anson County Athletic and Youth Programs
Check Anson County Parks and Recreation for more details.
Ray Shelton Ballfield
This ballfield located within town limits has a lighted softball field. Free parking. Use of this facility is managed by the Anson County Board of Education. Please call 704-694-4417 for information about the use of this facility on S. Rutherford Street, Wadesboro, NC.
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is a federal nature preserve with fishing, hiking, bird-watching and 0.5 mile wildlife/nature drive through the heart of the Refuge. With almost 8,500 acres, the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is about ten minutes north of town on Hwy 52 North. 704-694-4424 or www.fws.gov/peedee/.
Twin Valley Country Club
Twin Valley Country Club offers an 18-hole golf course, open to the public, that was designed by Donald Ross/Gary Player and opened in 1935. Open year round with a pro shop, food, carts, bar, driving range, chipping green, putting green and locker rooms with showers. Golf lessons are available. 2305 Country Club Drive, Wadesboro. Phone 704-694-2336. (Some club amenities require a Country Club membership.)