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City Park Hours

The Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department seasonally changes the hours of operation for all City-owned parks.

Effective April 1 through September 30, City park hours will be from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  October 1 through March 31, park hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Please plan your outings accordingly.

April – September.......................7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

October – March.........................7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

At the closing time, park gates will be closed and locked. If someone’s vehicle remains in the park after closing, the only way to leave the park is to contact the Hickory Police Department at (828) 328-5551 to come and unlock the gate.  

Splash Pad Hours:

From mid-May through mid-September, the Charles D. Dixon Memorial Splash Pad at Kiwanis Park is open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Picnic Shelter Reservations:

Picnic shelters at Hickory parks are available on a first come, first served basis unless reserved through the Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Administrative Offices. To reserve a picnic shelter or park facility, please visit or call (828) 322-7046 for additional information.