Arts Join us for art programs and events in your community. Health & Fitness Offers a wide variety of equipment for your fitness needs. Cardiovascular, free weight, and weight machines to suit all walks of life. Open Gym Looking for a little exercise, socialization and fun? Parks and Recreation offers Open Gym for adults and children. Pickleball Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis Signature Events Throughout the year, City of Hickory Recreation hosts a variety of special events, festivals, and concerts. Youth Programs Our recreation programs help develop physical fitness, reduce stress and promote a positive use of leisure time.