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Wilkes Community Resources: Parks and Recreational Resources

Adaptive Baseball for the Exceptional (ABLE) Recreation

ABLE Recreation serves children and adults of all ages with any kind of special circumstance and their families. We are a Boone, NC based organization and welcome families from all over the High Country. Our goal is to offer activities that the entire family can enjoy together.


Lowe’s Park at River’s Edge

This park includes sports fields, walking trails, skate park, picnic areas, etc.

1803 Industrial Dr.


Wilkesboro, NC 28697



Wilkes Family YMCA

Offers fitness facilities, exercise programs, group fitness classes, and more. Also offers after school care and summer camps.

1801 YMCA Boulevard

Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Yadkin River Greenway

This Greenway is a natural area between urban communities where wildlife, vegetation, and streams are preserved and enjoyed. Greenways also provide transportation, recreation, and exercise opportunities for the community.

717 Main Street


North Wilkesboro, NC 28659



Cub Creek Public Park

Park with biking and walking trails, along with baseball and tennis areas, and a playground.

206 S. Bridge Street


Wilkesboro, NC 28697



North Carolina Cooperative Extension Center - Wilkes County

Offers forestry management services and agricultural production information. Offers nutrition information workshops and food safety education. Also offers youth programs such as 4-H activities, clubs, and camps.

416 Executive Drive

Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Wilkes County Recreation Department

Offers many programs including baseball and softball leagues in Wilkes County. Provides girls and boys instruction and games for ages 5 & up.

1803 Industrial Drive

Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Elkin Municipal Park

25-acre park with tennis courts, a walking track, playground, picnic area, outdoor swimming pool, etc. The recreation center has an indoor basketball court and fitness rooms.

399 Highway 268 West

Elkin, NC 28621


North Wilkesboro Parks and Recreation

Smoot Park has swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball court, and volleyball court. Open to public. Rental spaces available.

PO Box 218

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


336-667- 0339

W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir

The 1,475-acre reservoir offers excellent boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming opportunities. Miles of hiking trails surround the lake, including the 6 mile Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVT), which has a trailhead at the Bandits Roost campground. An additional 40 miles of mountain biking trails can be found at the Warrior Creek Campground, Dark Mountain Park and Visitor Assistance Center areas.

499 Reservoir Road


Wilkesboro, NC 28697