Parks & Recreation
The City of Cherryville maintains seven municipal parks, two municipal mini parks, one community center, one municipal auditorium, a skate park, and the Cherryville Historical Museum.
Municipal Recreation Facilities
Robert H. Ballard Park
101 S. Rudisill Avenue
Located on Guffey Street, includes two lighted Little League baseball fields, two lighted youth softball fields, a municipal pool, a children's playground, an outdoor basketball court, horseshoe pits, a walking track, and a picnic shelter. This park was expanded in 2007.
Ben Black Park
1009 Ranbar Street
Located on Ranbar Street, includes a lighted tennis court, a basketball court, a children's playground, and a picnic area.
800 E. Academy Street
Located on Kenwood Avenue, includes a lighted basketball court, a children's playground, and a picnic area.
Bill Edwards Park
103 E. Old Post Road
Located on East Old Post Road, includes a lighted full court basketball court, a children's playground, and a picnic shelter.
1109 W. Carroll Street Ext.
Located on Westgate Drive, includes two lighted tennis courts, a lighted full court basketball court, a children's playground, and a picnic shelter.
Aaron Moss Park
604 N. Pink Street
Located on Park Drive, includes one lighted Little League baseball field, one lighted baseball/softball field, three lighted tennis courts, and a picnic area.
J. Ralph Beam, Jr. Heritage Park
102 S. Jacob Street
Located on South Jacob Street, contains five original buildings from the early years of Cherryville, including the first City Hall, an old jailhouse, a one-room schoolhouse, a smoke house, and an early warehouse for federally licensed bonded liquor.
219 E. Main Street
Located on East Main Street, provides a nice gazebo and picnic area in the center of the City's downtown area. This park provides the setting for the City's annual July Fourth celebration, as well as performances by various musicians and choral groups throughout the year.
119 W. First Street
Located on North Mulberry Street, provides a nice shaded sitting and picnic area on the western edge of the City's central business district. This park boasts a wide variety of flowers and shrubs in a compact environment.
Andy Hovis Community Skate Park
202 E. First Street
Located on East First Street, provides a secure, smooth surface for skating and skateboarding with various ramps and rails for users of the park.
Cherryville Community Building
106 S. Jacob Street
Located on South Jacob Street. The facility provides meeting space for civic and church groups, private parties, and special events.
Cherryville Municipal Auditorium
301 W. Academy Street
Located on West Academy Street, provides a formal auditorium for special events such as beauty pageants, talent shows, candidate debates, and special events. The Cherryville Little Theatre group presents theatrical productions in the auditorium throughout the year.
Cherryville Historical Museum
109 E. Main Street
Located on East Main Street, features historical displays and artifacts from Cherryville's past. The museum is operated by the Cherryville Historical Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Cherryville area.
The City of Cherryville maintains a joint use agreement with the Gaston County Public School System, which makes available certain school properties for municipal use. These facilities include Rudisill Stadium on East Church Street, Starnes Auditorium on East First Street, Blackwelder Gymnasium on North Chavis Drive, and the Cherryville High School Practice Gymnasiums on Ridge Avenue.
Recreation programs in Cherryville are provided under contract with the Cherryville YMCA, Cherryville Little League, Cherryville Pop Warner Association, and Cherryville Dixie Youth Softball. A full range of athletic and non-athletic programs are available for all ages. For more information about recreational offerings in Cherryville, contact the City of Cherryville at (704) 435-1700.