Phillips Center & Park

Phillips Center 1 2The Phillips Community Center hosts a variety of classes, activities and programs throughout the year.  Those programs include, but are not limited to:
  • Youth athletics
  • Adult athletics
  • Dances
  • Summer camps
  • Specialized athletic training
  • Special events
This neighborhood community center is located on 36-acres in the southern sector of the City. Erected in 1966, this Community Center was named for former Mayor Vic Phillips who was instrumental in promoting recreation for the citizens of Gastonia. The building houses a full-size gymnasium, game room, kitchen and staff office. The outdoor amenities include a lighted multipurpose athletic field, three small practice fields, a walking track, four lighted tennis courts, two lighted sand volleyball courts, two Bocce courts, playground, and a large picnic shelter.
Drills and Skills Basketball is being offered five days per week in a small group setting. 
Park areas are open Dawn - Dusk, daily. 
Lighted outdoor facilities operate independently when scheduled.
Picnic shelters, ball fields and community centers may be rented by families, churches, companies or other groups for a variety of social and business functions.
Contact Information:
Phillips Center
Recreation Center Supervisor - Carleena Costner
Assistant Recreation Center Supervisor - Mariah Crooks
2031 Echo Lane, Gastonia, NC 28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6851 (office)
704.842.5104 (fax)


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.


✆ 704-866-6714

⟟ 181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052