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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Join us on Saturday, October 27th for our Halloween Festival! Come and see what earned this event a spot in Trips to Discover's "8 of the Best Halloween Events in North Carolina." Check out the article and read more about the event HERE! 

Halloween Festival


 Registration is now OPEN for our Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 24th at   2:00 PM. Registration is FREE.  Please visit our FORMS page to fill out a registration.

Christmas Parade Registration


  • Tennis Lessons




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.

Click here for more information about our Landscaping




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.