Thomasville Recreation Is Fun for All Visitors

By Carson O'Shoney and Raven Petty on May 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm EST
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Thomasville, NC is often remembered for its "big chair", however there is more to see than furniture. Its location places it in proximity to other popular areas, and the city's rich history allows visitors to discover what makes North Carolina a tourism favorite.

Parks in Thomasville

The Doak Skatepark was partially funded by a grant from the foundation of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, and is free and open to the public. Different combinations of activities like volleyball, basketball, soccer and baseball, as well as playgrounds, ball fields, trails and picnic shelters can be found in other parks like Childers, Finch, Grimes, and Harrison and Veteran's Memorial parks. For a complete list of parks in the area, visit Thomasville's site.

Sports Fun in Thomasville

The biggest sports events in Davidson County are both cycling events. The Piedmont Triad Omnium is a collection of bike races, ranging from time trials to street sprints, that happen over four days in July annually. The event is staged to raise money and awareness for the National MS Society and other local Triad non-profits.

Golf is also popular in the region, and the county is home to some excellent courses such as Winding Creek Golf Club and Colonial Country Club. Winding Creek Golf Club is a par-72, 18-hole course with rates as little as $1 a hole. Colonial Country Club is a private club with a par-71 course complete with 75 bunkers. Members can play a game on the green, or swim or play a game of tennis.

For those who prefer team sports, the minor league baseball team, the Thomasville HiToms, play every summer in historic Finch Field. While they're not associated with Major League Baseball, they have produced a few MLB players and have enjoyed solid community support since their creation in 1999.

Water Recreation and Resorts

With a few recreational lakes and a main river running through the county, Davidson County has plenty of opportunities for many different water-related activities. Canoe enthusiasts will love the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Canoe Trail, which begins in Wilkesboro before running through Davidson County and stretches a total of 230 miles, all the way down to the South Carolina border. 

For skiing, fishing, picnicking and paddleboating, be sure to visit the lakes High Rock Lake, Badin, Thom-a-Lex, and Oak Hollow and High Point City Lake Park, all in surrounding areas of Thomasville.


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