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Operating Parks

The Recreation and Parks Department operates and maintains 79 parks. Among them are:

  • 112 tennis courts
  • 25 basketball courts
  • 43 soccer fields
  • 47 playgrounds
  • 47 softball fields
  • 51 picnic shelters
  • Eight pools
  • Football field
  • Six volleyball courts

Hours & Rules

All parks are open from sunrise to sunset. Please obey all posted park rules. Dogs in parks must be leashed. No leash is required in the Dog Park located in Washington Park.


  • Starting June 24, 2019, avoid the fenced-off areas of Washington Park as a stormwater project gets underway. The park will remain open throughout the project
  • Restrooms at Shaffner Park Par Course are now open.
  • Salem Lake Creek Greenway construction updates are on the Recreation and Parks page.


To learn more about the different parks in the City of Winston-Salem, review the facility entry for each park.

You can also print out a list of all the city's parks that includes the features for each park.