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Kernersville is reminiscent of “The Little Engine That Could.” We enjoy living in a small town atmosphere, but we have large city resources, especially in the area of recreation.

The town’s recreation department manages nine parks and a recreation center on Bodenhamer Street. The parks have been enhanced over the years. The 4th of July Park, for example, has the usual picnic shelters, walking trails, and lighted tennis and basketball courts. However, it also features a dog park and skate park. Declan’s Playground, located at Harmon Park, is one of two memorial children’s playgrounds in our park system. New to the park system is Mountain Bike Park, which provides trails for varying levels of recreational mountain biking.

The Parks and Recreation Department partners with community organizations for organized sports leagues and tournaments. The 1,100-player Kernersville Soccer Association plays home games at Ivey M. Redmon Athletic Complex. KSA offers teams for all skill levels of youth soccer and even an adult soccer league. The Kernersville Cannon’s lacrosse program partnered with the town and school district to develop lighted fields at the Bagley Lacrosse and Sports Complex, located adjacent to Cash Elementary School. The Kernersville Bike Club partnered with the town to create the Mountain Bike Park. The town has partnered with Kernersville Little League for lighted fields at the Swaim Baseball Complex, allowing the town to attract bigger baseball tournaments.

The town also partnered with the Kernersville Family YMCA to create and maintain aquatic facilities that include an outdoor pool with water slides, an outdoor water park, and the eight lane indoor Kernersville Community Pool. As a result of that partnership, town residents also have access to other YMCA facilities at a reduced cost.

The Kernersville Family YMCA has the most extensive sports facility in the community with two gymnasiums, four pools, an aerobics studio, a state-of-the art fitness center, free weight room, racquetball courts, and other facilities. Financial assistance is available to those who cannot otherwise afford to participate. First Christian Church’s Family Life Center also includes extensive aquatic, fitness, and sports facilities. Triad Baptist Church is in the process of developing additional outdoor athletic fields to complement their indoor facilities. Plus, The Fitness Center of Kernersville has new racquetball courts, an outdoor pool and a sand volleyball court.

Triad Park, located on the border of Forsyth and Guilford counties, features sand volleyball courts, a ropes course, and miles of hiking trails. Triad Park is home to the extensive Carolina Field of Honor and construction is now underway for an amphitheater in the park.

The Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex has attracted collegiate and high school cross-country state meets. Both the ACC and NCHSSA state meets are held here. It also includes extensive baseball and softball fields for tournament and local league play.

Nonprofit sports leagues are available in town for basketball, soccer, swimming, lacrosse, football, softball, t-ball, and other sports. High quality cheerleading, dance, martial arts, and gymnastic studios are also located in town.

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