The City of Cherryville maintains seven municipal parks, two municipal mini parks, one community center, one municipal auditorium, and the Cherryville Historical Museum.
Municipal Recreation Facilities
Robert H. Ballard Park,
Located on Guffey Street, includes one lighted Little League baseball field, one lighted youth softball field, a municipal pool, a children's playground, and a picnic area. This park is also the site of the planned 25,000 square foot Cherryville YMCA facility which when completed in 2006, will offer a wide range of recreation programs and new gymnasium and meeting space for use by City residents.
Ben Black Park
Located on Ranbar Street, includes a lighted tennis court, a basketball court, a children's playground, and a picnic area. This park is being totally renovated in 2004-2005.
Located on Kenwood Avenue, includes a lighted basketball court, a children's playground, and a picnic area. Improvements to this park, including a new picnic shelter, are scheduled in 2004-2005.
Bill Edwards Park
Located on East Old Post Road, includes a lighted full court basketball court, a children's playground, and a picnic shelter.
C.V. Thornburg, Jr. Park
Located on Westgate Drive, includes two lighted tennis courts, a lighted full court basketball court, a children's playground, and a picnic shelter.
Aaron Moss Park
Located on Park Drive, includes one lighted Senior Little League/JV baseball field, one lighted baseball/softball field, three lighted tennis courts, and a picnic area.
J. Ralph Beam, Jr. Heritage Park
Located on South Jacob Street, contains five original buildings from the early years of Cherryville, including the first City Hall, an old jailhouse, a one-room schoolhouse, a smoke house, and an early warehouse for federally licensed bonded liquor.
Located on East Main Street, provides a nice gazebo and picnic area in the center of the City's downtown area. This park provides the setting for the City's annual July Fourth celebration, as well as performances by various musicians and choral groups throughout the year.
Located on North Mulberry Street, provides a nice shaded sitting and picnic area on the western edge of the City's central business district. This park boasts a wide variety of flowers and shrubs in a compact environment.
Cherryville Community Building
Located on South Jacob Street, serves as the home of the Cherryville Recreation Department. The facility provides meeting space for civic and church groups, private parties, and special events. The Cherryville YMCA offers many programs for citizens of all ages at the facility ranging from aerobics to arts and crafts.
Cherryville Municipal Auditorium
Located on West Academy Street, provides a formal auditorium for special events such as beauty pageants, talent shows, candidate debates, and special events. The Cherryville Little Theatre group presents theatrical productions in the auditorium throughout the year.
Cherryville Historical Museum
Located on East Main Street, features historical displays and artifacts from Cherryville's past. The museum is operated by the Cherryville Historical Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Cherryville area.
The City of Cherryville maintains a joint use agreement with the Gaston County Public School System, which makes available certain school properties for municipal use. These facilities include Rudisill Stadium on East Church Street, Nixon Gymnasium on East First Street, Blackwelder Gymnasium on North Chavis Drive, and the Cherryville High School Practice Gymnasiums on Ridge Avenue.
Recreation programs in Cherryville are provided under contract with the Cherryville YMCA, Cherryville Little League, Cherryville Optimist Club, and Cherryville Dixie Youth Softball. A full range of athletic and non-athletic programs are available for all ages. For more information about recreational offerings in Cherryville, contact the Cherryville YMCA at (704) 435-9620 or (704) 435-1747.