Mount Holly Parks & Recreation operates and maintains six (6) city parks and two (2) facilities.
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Catawba Heights Neighborhood Park
101 Beatty Road, Mount Holly
This park features a playground, green space, and picnic tables.
Mountain Island Park at Mount Holly
400 Mountain Island Road, Mount Holly
This park located right below the dam is home to a 1.6-mile natural surface walking trail. The park also has almost 2 miles of mountain bike trails. Mountain Island Park at Mount Holly also includes an accessible fishing pier, a natural canoe/kayak launch area, playground, and group primitive campsites.
NOTICE: Tailrace Access Area and Mountain Island Park at Mount Holly will be closed to the public beginning Sept. 7, 2022, and reopening in early 2026. Alternative access to the park’s trail system is being evaluated with details available in early 2023.
River Street Park
300 North River Street, Mount Holly
This tree-lined park includes a ballfield, 9 hole disc golf course, 3 picnic shelters, fishing pier, natural canoe/kayak launch area, playground, basketball court, sand volleyball court, and walking trail.
165 Broome Street, Mount Holly
Tuckaseege Park, lovingly referred to as "Tuck Park" by locals, is home to 3 baseball fields, 1 multi-purpose field, playground, 4 picnic shelters, dog park, skate park, educational rain garden, little free library, and walking trail that is part of the greenway.
Tuckaseege Community Center
105 Sports Lane, Mount Holly
The Tuckaseege Community Center is a 10,000 square foot facility that includes a fitness center, multi-purpose court, and kitchen area. Programs that take place here include the Sole Patrol, basketball, indoor soccer, pickleball, and volleyball. The Tuckaseege Community Center can also be rented out for private special events.
Tuckaseege Park Pollinator Garden
Located in the heart of Tuckaseege Park, this garden features a variety of flora and a beautiful sculpture created by local artist Emily Andress of Awaken Gallery. Visit our page dedicated to this beautiful space by clicking here.
127 East Glendale Avenue, Mount Holly
Veterans Park is home to a veterans’ memorial, playground, green space, and a picnic shelter.
511 Woodlawn Avenue, Mount Holly
Woodlawn Park features a playground, 2 basketball courts, and green space.
123 South Hawthorne Street, Mount Holly
The Old Gym is a Gaston County Schools owned facility, that is leased and maintained by the City of Mount Holly. The facility has a game room area, wooden basketball court, and office area. Both volleyball and basketball can be played at the Old Gym. Access the Old Gym Waiver here.
Our Park Plan
Parks and active recreation amenities are vital components to the health and overall happiness of a community. Studies have consistently shown that quality parks and recreation systems improve the quality of life for their residents and provide equitable growth opportunities and economic returns for municipalities. Parks, greenways, and the natural spaces surrounding them provide opportunities for exercise and play, create connections throughout the community, and strengthen the culture of the area. In Mount Holly, parks and the natural environment have been made a priority. This is signified by the City slogan, "connecting community and nature."
The original Parks and Recreation Master Plan was developed in 2001 as part of the Land Development Plan. An update was completed in 2010. This plan is the next iteration, providing parks and recreation goals and guidelines as Mount Holly continues to grow.
Read our current plan here.