Interim LogoRecreation Department              
105 N Peak St  
PO Box 308
Columbus NC 28722               

8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri             
(828) 894-8199
(828) 894-2646 (pool)

Day Camp Hiring Information

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Jerry Stensland, Recreation Director


Zach High, Assistant Recreation Director

Laura Baird, Program Coordinator; Day Camp Co-Director

Lisa Brown, Day Camp Co-Director


We have a small wish list for the Recreation Department, if anyone would like to donate:

~child-size gardening supplies
~seeds and plants
~Play-Doh or clay
~intact board games
~outside group game equipment

~children's DVD's (no higher rating than PG, please)
~crafting supplies

PLEASE make sure all the pieces are included in whatever items you donate.

Any questions, please email Thank you for your continued support!

Our  Mission

To provide and maintain optimum recreational opportunities for the citizens of Polk County through its parks, facilities and programs. Facilities include Stearns Gym, Gibson Park and pool in Columbus, Searcy Park and Recreation Complex in Mill Spring.



Summer Day Camp
Summer Day Camp Gardening Trip, 2015