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Visit our RecDesk Platform for Facility Rentals, Program Registrations, Pool Passes, etc.  Click the link below to get started.

 Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation RecDesk Community Site

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Contact Us:

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Address: 145 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Mailing Address: PO Box 47, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Phone: (828) 295-5222

Director: Mrs. Jennifer Gore Brown

E-mail: jbrown@tobr.us

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  NEWS

 

Free Pickleball Lessons

Lessons will be held every Tuesday in Memorial Park at 5:00PM.

Starting Date: Tuesday, June 4th

Ending Date: Tuesday, July 30th

 

Robbins Pool 2019 Season Information

Opens: May 25th, 2019

Closes: Labor Day

Address: 173 Lakeside Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Phone: 828-229-7525

To sign up for swim lessons and pool passes please visit our RecDesk Community Portal. https://blowingrockparks.recdesk.com/Community/Home

Pool Hours


2019 4th Of July Parade Registration

Posted: 4/22/2019

2019 4th Of July Parade Registration is open. 

To register please go to our RecDesk page here: 4th Of July Parade Registration

 

2019 Swim Lessons Registration

Posted: 3/18/2019

2019 Swim Lessons registration is open.

To register for Swim Lessons please go to our RecDesk page here: Swim Lesson Registration

2019 Summer Day Camp Registration

Posted: 2/28/2019

Reminder: 2019 Summer Day Camp registration begins TOMORROW for Blowing Rock taxpayers. That is Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 9:00 AM EST. Registration this year will go through our new online community portal (RecDesk). Camp spots go very quickly and we strongly suggest that you get a head start now before registration opens tomorrow. You will want to visit https://blowingrockparks.recdesk.com/Community/Home and set up an account if you have not already done so. You will need to create a profile under your "Household" for each child that you intend to enroll into camp. During registration tomorrow you will select the camp weeks that you want to register for, and they will be broken down by age group as well. You can select multiple weeks at a time by using the + button next to each week/age group that you want to sign up for. Our staff will also be available to assist and answer questions. You may call us at 828-295-5222.

Available weeks will be listed at https://blowingrockparks.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=5

Registration for non-taxpayers will begin Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 9 AM EST.

Junior Counselor registrations will also be on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 9 AM EST.

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RecDesk Community Portal Launch 

Posted: 1/14/2019

2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year at Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation! Over the coming months we will be rolling out some major changes that will streamline our department and improve the ease-of-use for all of you. These changes will be made in stages and Stage 1 is happening TODAY!

Today we would like to officially announce our partnership with RecDesk and launch our RecDesk Community Portal! RecDesk is a cloud-based recreation software that radically simplifies the process of registering for programs, signing up for memberships, reserving town facilities, and more. 

We are launching today with the ability to register for 2019 Kinder Basketball, purchase 2019 Robbins Pool Memberships, and reserve town facilities for your events. More registrations will be available later this year.

To set up your RecDesk profile please visit https://blowingrockparks.recdesk.com

This is just the beginning to our department improvements for 2019 and stay tuned for even more changes coming soon! Including a new website and other surprises...

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Mission

The mission of Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation is “to provide and enhance recreational and cultural opportunities for our residents and visitors.” 

Staffing and Schedules

The Recreation Department has six full-time positions: the Parks and Recreation Director,  Assistant Director, Facilities Coordinator, Parks Maintenance Technician, Landscape Specialist and a Landscape Assistant. In addition to the permanent positions, there are a substantial number of seasonal positions.

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This department is also responsible for the landscaping in Broyhill Park, Cannon Gardens, Memorial Park, and other Town-maintained planting areas. Visit our Landscaping page to learn more information about the plant species we use throughout the Town of Blowing Rock.

 

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A primary goal of this department is to develop, beautify, conserve, and maintain a system of parks which will assure quality leisure opportunities for all that reside and visit Blowing Rock.