Polk County Parks Logo 2018 - Copy105 N Peak St
PO Box 308
Columbus NC 28722
8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday

(828) 894-8199
(828) 894-2646 (pool, in-season only)

PARTF Application Summary

We have reopened our survey to gather input from a greater portion of the community:

Click here to visit our online registration portal!

Note: Please make sure your pop-ups are not blocked.
1) If your child has not participated in any Polk Rec program before, create an account for yourself, and then add family members to your family's account. If thye have, please call us for your username and password; your family already has an account set up.
2) Please do not create separate accounts for each family member. Once you have everyone on your account, you can register for our programs, pay with credit cards, and see our program calendar online!
3) Please call us if you have any questions, if you cannot remember your username or password, or if you need to add more than one child to your account.


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E-Mail: recreation@polknc.org

Laura Baird, Interim Director

E-Mail: lbaird@polknc.org

Letoya Twitty, Athletics Coordinator
E-Mail: ltwitty@polknc.org


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

~Play-Doh or clay
~intact board games
~outside group game equipment

~crafting supplies
~K'nex, Littlest Pet Shop, & Legos

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

Any questions, please lbaird@polknc.org. Thank you for your continued support!

Our  Mission

To provide and maintain optimum recreational opportunities for all of 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.



Checking out the garden
Inspecting the students' garden at Sunny View Elementary, 2019