Gaston United


Martha Rivers
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1515 Neal Hawkins Road
Gastonia, NC 28056
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Martha Rivers Youth Sports Complex

The park features four, lighted soccer fields; three, lighted youth baseball fields; one lighted youth softball
field, two batting cages, and a scorers’ tower with a concessions stand and restrooms. There is one small play
area within the baseball complex area. Paved walking trails loop around the outer edge of the baseball fields,
playground and soccer fields with several adjoining crossovers to vary distance and geography. There are two
large picnic shelters, a sand volleyball court, two horseshoe courts, and a restroom building.

The highlight for most children who visit the park is the result of Operation
Playground – a one-acre playground designed by children, and built by hundreds of community
volunteers who were organized by a group of dedicated citizens using thousands of private fund
donations. The largely wooden structure, simply referred to as “the castle” consists of multiple levels
and includes such features as a fort, a ship, a race car, swings, slides, a sand pit in which to dig
“dinosaur” bones, places to hide, things to climb, places to explore and more, all interconnected by a
series of ramps and catwalks above a safe, rubberized surface.

Hours of Operation: Dawn - Dusk, daily. Lighted outdoor fields operate independently when scheduled.
The Administrative Office schedules picnic shelter reservations for Martha Rivers Park with daily sessions of 10AM-2PM and 3PM-7PM.

The Athletics Office schedules all field use at Martha Rivers Park.
Contact Information:
Administrative Office
109 W. Second Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.869.1018 (office)
704.866.6839 (office)
704.842.5104 (fax)
Physical Address:
1515 Neal Hawkins Rd 



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