Recreational opportunities are plentiful and expanding in Kernersville. Recent outdoor additions include the 3.6 mile Kernersville Mountain Bike trail on Smith-Edwards Road and Bagley Lacrosse fields, both of which provide for specialty sports. In recent years the cross country course at Ivey M. Redmon Athletic Complex has hosted high school state and ACC cross country meets.
The Ivey M. Redmon Athletic Complex spans 103 acres, only one-third of which is currently developed. It is home to the Kernersville Soccer Association, as well as the town’s own softball leagues. Neighborhood parks include the 4th of July Park, Harmon Park, Civitan Park, Old Kernersville Lake Park and Century Lake Park.
“We raised our family here! Our boys grew up playing every sport, right here in our hometown of Kernersville! They had the opportunity to work as referees learning life skills and making money!” —Kernersville parent
4th of July Park includes tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic shelters, an extensive skate park and the Vivian F. Bennett Dog Park. Both the 13.9 acre Old Kernersville Lake Park and 10-acre Century Lake Park feature fishing opportunities on spring-fed lakes. Declan’s Playground is the area’s largest playground, located at Harmon Park. The town also maintains a 12,000-square-foot recreation center.
Just outside the town limits is the extensive Triad Park, which is a shared effort of Forsyth and Guilford counties. Triad Park includes the veterans’ memorial Carolina Field of Honor, a massive amphitheater, hiking and bicycle trails and a variety of picnic shelters and other amenities.
The most extensive recreational facility in town is the 90,000-square-foot Kernersville Family YMCA. Y facilities include two double gymnasiums, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two indoor and two outdoor pools, athletic fields and indoor and outdoor tracks. The Kernersville Community Pool is located at the YMCA, but is a partnership of the Town of Kernersville and the YMCA. Its eight-lane indoor pool is utilized by all the local public and private high schools. The town has access to the outdoor splash park and water slide pool during the warm weather season. Although the YMCA is a membership facility, financial assistance is available.
The First Christian Church Family Life Center also provides a full range of fitness and recreation facilities.
There is a full array of specialty sports organizations for football, soccer, indoor soccer, dance, cheerleading, bowling and martial arts in the community. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for a complete list of organizations and businesses offering recreational programs. w