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Optimist Park

Last updated Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:14 am
Park Sign
  • Year 1973 | Acres 30.7 | Landmarks Located behind Sanderson High School in the Northclift Subdivision
  • Trail connects out to Shelley Lake Greenway Trail

Community Center

Center Programs

Center Programs

  • Variety of classes and programs for all ages including youth athletics (baseball, basketball and volleyball), camps, afterschool program, pre-school sports and art classes, badminton, pickle ball, and group fitness.

  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Warming Kitchen

Center Facilities

  • Air conditioned Gymnasium - 69' x 96', Capacity: 300, $60/hour
  • Classroom - 42' x 19', Capacity: 45, $35/hour
  • Warming Kitchen - 14' x 18', $20/hour (optional rental with classroom)

Pool

  • 919-870-2882
  • Director Jimmie Overton | Assistant Director Ted Barnett
Pool

Nature Amphitheater


Nature Amphitheater
  • First come, first serve basis
  • Capacity: 25
  • No electricity
  • Located behind the community center, near the walking paths

Courts (1)

Courts are typically available first come, first serve. View other court locations
Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

  • 8 courts
  • Push Button Lighting from Dusk to 10pm (year round)
  • Has backboards

Fields (3)

All field rentals are handled though our Athletics Division. To find out more, please email or call 919-996-6836. View other field locations
Youth Baseball Field #1

Youth Baseball Field #1

  • Distance: 183ft
  • Lighting: Yes

Youth Baseball Field #2

Youth Baseball Field #2

  • Distance: 292ft
  • Lighting: Yes

Older Youth & Adult Field #3

Older Youth & Adult Field #3

  • Lighting: Yes

Playgrounds

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  • Playground
  • Play structure
  • Swings
  • Spring car

Ages 5-12

  • Sand surface

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