Parks & Recreation

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trail closure

To all bikers, hikers, and trail runners the Brown Mill Mountain Bike Trails will be closed on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon for Fire Safety Training.

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covid-19 impact

The City of Concord will continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in consultation with state and local officials. As conditions change, adjustments will be made. Thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure that we're doing our part to protect the health and well-being of staff and park visitors. To learn more about the latest NCDHHS Executive Orders click here.

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Mission Statement

City of Concord Parks & Recreation exists to provide recreation services, parks and facilities that enrich the lives of all residents and promote the opportunity for a healthy lifestyle.

A message from our Director

Providing quality programming and services, and a safe, aesthetically pleasing greenway and park system is the commitment we make every day to the families and residents of Concord. We take great pride in providing services that enhance quality of life and we strive to make our community a great place to live. 

I hope you have the opportunity to get outdoors and walk the greenway, visit one of our parks, experience one of our special events, visit one of our community centers, and participate in a recreational class or program.

Concord Parks & Recreation takes great pride in the community support we receive and want you to know that we are continually working to earn your support. We welcome your comments, questions or concerns.

- Bob Dowless, Director
Parks and Recretation  

contact information

Questions or Comments? Inquire by email.

Phone: 704-920-5600

Fax: 704-792-1971

Academy Recreation Center
147 Academy Avenue NW
Concord, NC 28026

Mailing Address:
Parks & Recreation
P.O. Box 308 
Concord, NC 28025

Find Us:

Leisure Times

147 Academy Ave., NW
P.O. Box 308
Concord, NC 28026

Fax: 704-792-1971

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

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Facility Rental Form

Online Registration

Register HERE for activities.

Road Race Registration

Please note all processing fees are non-refundable.