Lineberger Park

Lineberger Park has been a community landmark for the citizens of Gastonia and Gaston County since the late 1920’s, providing both passive and active recreation opportunities for several generations.  As Gastonia’s first park, Lineberger Park was the beginning of public recreation in the area.  Located just seven blocks from downtown Gastonia, Lineberger Park began with a generous land gift from the Lineberger family, which was then matched by an equal property acquisition by the City.  Today it consists of 18.5 beautiful acres containing both mature trees and open lawn space.  Early work to the park was accomplished through the depression-era Works Progress Administration.  From 2005 to 2012, improvements have included a privately-funded project, plus three phases of construction to renovate aging facilities and provide new amenities to meet current needs.  Lineberger Park continues to be a favorite spot for family picnics and a place to bring children to play.
Lineberger Park fronts Garrison Boulevard and is accessed by the bordering streets of Chestnut to the east and Avon to the west.  The park is naturally bisected by Avon Creek.  On the eastern node there is ample parking for visitors in the linear lot along Chestnut Street.  There is a trailhead for the Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway with a paved extension which circles a prominent Gaston County Vietnam War Memorial midway through the park; restroom building with water fountains; one large shelter; two small shelters; a gazebo; and large playground.  The western node, as accessed via Avon Street, has adjacent parking to facilities, and is home to a miniature train amusement ride; a ticket booth/restroom building; an outdoor, lighted concrete basketball court with stadium seating; one large picnic shelter; two small picnic shelters; a sprayground; an outdoor pool with a slide, lazy river and other water features plus pool house with showers, dressing space, restrooms, and a concession area.  The park is also encompassed by a series of paved walking trails as an addition to the adjacent greenway.
Park Hours of Operation:  Dawn - Dusk, daily.  Lighted outdoor facilities operate independently when scheduled.

Swimming Pool Hours of Operation:  The swimming pool is open during summer months (Memorial Day through Labor Day).  Each session is $4/person. 

No Cash Accepted

Session 1 – 12:30-3:00           Cost: $4.00 per person (ages 1 and older)

Session 2 – 3:30-6:00             Cost: $4.00 per person (ages 1 and older)

Splash Pad Hours of Operation:  The splash pads (Lineberger and Erwin) are open from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Miniature Train Hours of Operation:
  • Fall: (September - October - November): Saturdays from Noon to 5:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Winter: (December - January - February): CLOSED
  • Spring: (March - April - May): Saturdays from Noon to 5:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Summer: (June - July - August): Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Noon to 6:00 PM; and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Holiday Hours by special announcement. We reserve the right to cancel operations due to inclement weather.
RATE: $1 per person/ride

Please contact our Administrative Office to schedule Picnic Shelter Reservations for Lineberger Park.

Contact Information:
Administrative Office
109 W. Second Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6839 (Admin Office)
704.842.5104 (fax)

Please contact our Division Manager of Recreation and Athletics to schedule Miniature Train rentals.
Contact Information:
109 W. Second Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.869.1018 (Special Facilities Office)
704.842.5104 (fax)
Division Manager of Recreation and Athletics - Skip Youngblood

Physical Address:
632 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054


Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


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