This year we will start off with a big project on our list, a new Recreation Center! Before we can think of opening the doors we have to start at square one: gathering public input. As a Recreation Department we strive to provide quality experiences for our citizens, and we would love to provide a building with amenities you need and want.


Construction Updates

Latest Status as of March 2024:

The building is 55% complete! We are still waiting on the weather to cooperate, so we can grade the site for the parking lot. The HVAC systems were installed last month, the interior framing downstairs is completed and dry wall is being installed. The upstairs flooring has been poured and cured. They are in the process of framing the offices and walkway.


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October 2023:


Kernersville Recreation & Event Center Groundbreaking

This has been a long time coming – its been over 40 years waiting for our own recreation center! We are so excited to commence the construction of our new building with our Groundbreaking on Saturday June 10th 2023. The plans were on display showing the three (3) court gym, stage, Multi-Purpose room, two flex programming rooms, indoor track and our administrative offices.

PDF Version of Construction Plans


Board of Alderman Approved Plan

At the Tuesday October 5th 2021 Board of Alderman meeting, one of the two floor plans presented were approved! The plan that was approved was the two-story building.

Here is the Youtube link to the discussion and vote of the plan.

PDF of Approved Recreation Center Plan.

Construction will begin Spring 2022.


Final Site Conceptual Design

This rendering is as closes to what the real project will look like. Take a look at was presented!

Final Recreation Center Plan

Drop-In Input Session

Our next big draw to the public will be on Thursday January 23rd 2:00pm-7:00pm at Fire Station 42 off NC-66.

Kiosk Input

To gather as much input as possible we will have an interactive station as well, where you are able to vote on amenities that have been continuously brought up throughout the various sessions. This is to capture as much input as possible, we encourage you to visit the recreation center when you have time, the station only takes 3-5 minutes to complete. It will be here from January 21-February 8, 9:00am-8:00pm. The Recreation Center is located at 125 East Bodenhamer St.

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Initial Input Sessions

Apart from hosting general meetings, we like to collect data from entities with similar focus and/or goals in collective group meetings.  We have identified six themes for these focus groups: Citizen Advisory, Civic/Nonprofit, Community Service, Athletics, Instructors & Participants (these focus group sessions were hosted between January 15-January 16) and Elected Official & Staff (hosted on February 10). These groups were instructed to answer questions that prompted them to think of amenities and situations to clarify what they would utilize most in a new Recreation Center.

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