recreation and parks department


It is the mission of the Spring Lake Recreation & Parks Department to address quality of life issues through successful implementation of planned leisure activities for children, adults and senior adults and through well planned, constructed and maintained recreation facilities and park system.

TAKE THE SURVEY:We are in the process of completing a Comprehensive Plan for Park Facilities. We need your help! Please take a couple of minutes and complete this survey so we may get a better understanding of what you think and your feedback. We have great parks and with your feedback, we can only get better!



The Spring Lake Multipurpose Community Center, located at 245 Ruth Street, is a state of the art facility that offers something for all ages. Adjacent to the Community Center is the Spring Lake Path to Fitness (The Walking Trail.) It is a safe and scenic way to get fit!


The Spring Lake Park System offers something for everyone of every age.  Park facilities include Mendoza Park, Wilson Avenue Park, Odell Road Park and Ruth Street Park.  From playground equipment to basketball courts to picnic tables to baseball fields, the Parks in Spring Lake are not only well maintained, they offer outdoor fun for all


The Recreation and Parks Department sponsors an array of sports for youth of all ages.  The program is very successful.  Each year, it grows.  Residents and non-residents can participate in the various sports the program hosts.  In order to be successful; however, there are certain expectations and conduct required of players, coaches, fans, volunteers and spectators.


The 2014 Spring Fling Festival has come and gone.  What an AWESOME event it was!  A special thank you to our corporate sponsors!  A shout out to all our vendors and a special thank you to everyone who attended. Plans are already in the works for next year's event which promises to be even better than this years!  Check out images from the 13th Annual Spring Fling Festival and make plans now to attend next years event!

2014 Spring Fling Festival

2014 Opening Day of Baseball


The Recreation and Parks Department offers more than just traditional sports programs.  In fact, the Department prides itself on the programs and services it offers the community.  Whether you want to "shake" it up a bit, "tap" to beat of a traditional drummer or learn a skill that just may save a life, the recreation and Parks Department has something for you. They are continuously seeking out new programs to enhance the the opportunities for the community.

                                                                                               Check out this month's calendar of events


For information pertaining to the Boys & Girls Club, please contact them at (910) 703 - 8925


The Recreation and Parks Director, Gail Elder White, is responsible for overseeing the entire Recreation and Parks Department for the Town which includes but is not limited to the Community Center, the Senior Center, the network of Town park facilities, all recreational activities, the sports coordinated by the Town, inter-local agreements entered into by the Recreation Department, programs run out of the Recreation Department and related facilities, fitness room, budgeting and more. She is also responsible for coordinating Town events and special gatherings.

  • Recreation and Parks Director: Gail Elder Whire
  • Assistant Recreation and Parks Director: JC Combs
  • Program Coordinator: Nelson Pate
  • Senior Enrichment Center Coordinator: Doris Snider

The Recreation and Parks Department can be contacted by phone, fax, mail or e-mail.
245 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390
phone: (910) 436-0011
fax: (910) 436 - 2667

Spring Lake Town Directory