Parks & Recreation

Forest City Parks and Recreation Department

217 Clay Street
Forest City, NC
Phone: 828.248.5220
Fax: 828.248.3442

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4:30pm

Mission Statement

The Parks and Recreation Department's goal is to actively encourage, provide, promote and protect quality leisure, recreation and cultural opportunities, facilities and environments that are essential for the enhancement of the lives of our citizens.


Jody Wright

Parks and Recreation Director

Myra F. King

Administrative Specialist & Senior Program Coordinator

Recreation Plan

The main purpose of this document is to provide the Town of Forest City with an actionable plan to guide its actions and decisions regarding:

  • Future parks and recreation programs and facilities
  • Renovation of existing parks and/or facilities
  • Cooperative efforts in providing recreation needs
  • Possible land acquisitions
  • Providing assistance in obtaining grants

The Forest City Comprehensive Recreation Plan is organized into four sections:

  • Review of physical, demographic and historical characteristics
  • Inventory and analysis of existing recreation facilities
  • Community survey and needs assessment
  • Recommendations and implementation

Recreation Plan