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Albemarle Parks and Recreation has strived since 1963 to provide facilities and programs that improve the quality of life for everyone. We invite you to experience and enjoy the options available through our department!

Our mission is to enhance the lives of citizens by providing recreation facilities and programs that encourage fun, fellowship, and wellness while providing opportunities for personal growth, economic development and community interaction.

 THE RELAY - Albemarle Parks & Recreation Newsletter

Lisa Kiser - Director

Phone: 704-984-9564
Fax: 704-984-9560

The City of Albemarle continues to monitor the rapidly evolving events related to Coronavirus COVID-19.  Following recommendations from the North Carolina Governor’s Office, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), and North Carolina Department of Public Health (NCDPH), and the recent action from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and Stanly County Schools (SCS), the City of Albemarle Parks & Recreation Department will suspend all programs and events of 100 or more people, athletic league activities, and facility rentals at Niven Center and Waddell Center effective Friday, March 13, 2020 through Monday, April 6, 2020. This may change as the response to Coronavirus evolves.


Programs effected by these suspensions:

  • Mini Medley Relay – March 21

  • Dixie Youth League Baseball - suspended through May 1

  • Adult Softball League - cancelled

  • Pickleball League - suspended through May 1

  • Kite Building Workshop and Golden Shoe Event - cancelled

  • Bryan Saint Magic Show - postponed until June 19

  • Easter Egg Hunt - cancelled

  • Senior Games - postponed until late May


Facilities effected by closures:

  • Waddell Center – 621 Wall St.

  • Niven Center - 1816 E. Main St.

  • Albemarle Neighborhood Theater - 219 E. North St.

  • Playgrounds & Picnic Shelters at all Parks are closed.