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Spring into Summer event

May 07, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Spring into Summer event

Looking for activities, camps, entertainment, and educational opportunities for children over the summer? The City of Hickory and the Catawba County Partnership for Children will host Spring into Summer on Thursday, May 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Taft Broome Park. This summer kick-off event wi...

Stanford Park Skateboard Competition

Apr 30, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Stanford Park Skateboard Competition

In partnership with First in Flight Skateshop, the Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department is excited to announce the Stanford Park Skateboard Competition. The event will be held on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stanford Skate Park and will consist of a Best Run competit...

Grant awarded to install message center at Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground

Apr 22, 2021 | Parks , Communications , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Grant awarded to install message center at Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground

The City of Hickory recently partnered with the Catawba County Partnership for Children to submit a grant application to erect a message center at the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground at Kiwanis Park. On April 21, Catawba Collaborative awarded a $2,000 grant for the project. The new message ...

Emergency marker system installed for Lake Hickory Trails

Apr 13, 2021 | Parks , Fire , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Emergency marker system installed for Lake Hickory Trails

When reporting an emergency, the dispatcher will ask for the address or location of the emergency. But what if you are on a hiking or mountain bike trail and need to report an emergency? With over 8 miles of trails making up the Lake Hickory Trails system between Hickory City Park and Rotary-Gei...

Chalk Our Walk Contest

Apr 13, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Chalk Our Walk Contest

Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism is partnering with the Hickory Museum of Art to offer a two-day Chalk Our Walk contest. The Chalk Our Walk Challenge is a free sidewalk chalk art exhibition and contest being held at Stanford Park, located at 1451 8th Street Drive NE, on Friday, May ...

Hickory esports leagues

Mar 31, 2021 | Recreation & Sports Tourism

Hickory esports leagues

Registration is now underway for the City of Hickory’s first-ever esports leagues. Gamers ages 10 and up are invited to participate and compete head-to-head online in games like Fortnite, NBA 2K21, Rocket League, and more! How to join for free: 1. Download the FREE Mission Control app at https:/...

Hickory park hours extended for the season

Mar 29, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Hickory park hours extended for the season

Beginning April 1, City of Hickory parks will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. To maximize available daylight, the City of Hickory seasonally changes the hours of operation for all city-owned parks. Effective April 1 through September 30, park hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. October 1 through Ma...

City of Hickory closures for Good Friday

Mar 29, 2021 | Library , Patrick Beaver Memorial , Ridgeview , Public Services , Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

City of Hickory closures for Good Friday

The City of Hickory will close its offices on Friday, April 2, in observance of the Easter holiday. City of Hickory offices will re-open on Monday, April 5, at 8:30 a.m. Other city department closings and/or schedule changes: Public Services Department The Solid Waste Division and its serv...

2021 Unifour Senior Games

Mar 05, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

2021 Unifour Senior Games

Registration is now underway for the 2021 Unifour Senior Games at www.ncseniorgames.org. For over three decades, the City of Hickory has hosted the Unifour Senior Games, which brings together senior residents (ages 50 and better) of Catawba, Burke, Alexander, and Caldwell counties for arts progra...

Highland Recreation Center adds Saturday hours

Mar 02, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Highland Recreation Center adds Saturday hours

Beginning March 6, Highland Recreation Center will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the new Saturday hours, Highland Recreation Center is open Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Highland Recreation Center, located at 1451 8th...

 

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