Parks and Recreation and Landscaping

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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

Pool Phone: 828-398-0001

Fax: (828) 295-5223

Director: Mrs. Jennifer Gore Brown


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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

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...



2019 Kinder Basketball Registration

Posted: 1/14/2019

 Registration for Kinder Basketball begins on 1/14/2019 for Blowing Rock taxpayers.  Open registration will begin on 1/21/2019.  You may register using our new RecDesk Community Portal by visiting this site:


2019 Sweetheart Soiree Valentine's Dance

Posted: 1/10/2019

Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation is partnering with numerous local businesses to bring you the 3rd Annual Sweetheart Soiree Valentine's Dance on Saturday, February 16th from 3pm-6pm at the American Legion in Blowing Rock. This free event will feature an afternoon of music, food, and fun! All members of the community are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to 828-295-5222 or register with our RecDesk Community Portal at

 Sweetheart Soiree 2019


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

American Legion Renovation Complete

ALA ribbon cutting ceremony was held on June 8, 2015 . The Town would like to acknowledge community support from the following: The American Legion Post 256, Greene Construction, Inc, David Patrick Moses Architect, Inc, McGill Associates, State of NC Parks & Recreation Trust Fund, Blowing Rock Alcohol Beverage Control Board, Blowing Rock Historical Society, Albert Yount, Citizens of Blowing Rock, Current and Former Council Members, and Blowing Rock Public Works. This facility is now open to the public. smplayIf you have any questions or would like to rent the building, please contact Jennifer Brown, Parks & Recreation Director, at (828) 295-5222 or

Rental Information


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.


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.




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.