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Pineville Parks & Recreation



Fall is just around the corner and brings a season of cozy sweaters, curling up on the couch and tucking into some favorite comfort foods – but no one wants to gain “The Fall 15”. Lots of people consider a new year (January 1st) to be the perfect time to begin a new workout regime, learn a new skill, or simply start eating better – but we’ll let you in on a little secret: Autumn is an awesome time to rethink your goals and re-calibrate your fitness plan.

Pineville Parks and Recreation offers citizens endless opportunities to achieve your fitness and wellness goals at our indoor/outdoor walking tracks, playgrounds, gym, racquetball court, fitness classes, athletic fields, and more. For more information on our health and fitness opportunities check out our website:    or call 704-889-2400.

PPR Health Tip:  Drink at Least Eight Glasses of Water Every Day!! Our bodies are 50 to 60 percent water, and when we are dehydrated, our body and its organs and systems don't function at their optimal level. This limits your ability to exercise intensely and ultimately will affect your ability to burn body fat. Many scientists also suggest that headaches, minor aches and pains, low energy, sleeping problems, and injuries may be a result of dehydration. Eight glasses of water each day will replenish the fluids you lose throughout the day as a result of normal human perspiration. 


NEW HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday the Center will open at 6:00AM starting Sept. 1st!!!

Fitness Equipment & Indoor Walking Track 


MWF 6:00am – 9:45pm, Tues & Thurs 8:00am - 9:45pm, Sat. 8:00am-5:45pm, Sun. 1:00pm-5:45 pm

Open GymResidents may bring guests during open gym hours (check website or call community center).  The fee is $5.00 per guest.  Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests and will be disciplined according to previously established park guidelines.

Mondays will be for Pineville Residents ONLY (No Guests)


CARDIO Funk with Lem Houston!

Now offered at the Belle Johnston Community Center – GYM!

Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30

Saturdays – TBA – like Lem Houston on facebook to keep up with Saturday classes!

Cost: $5

When in Doubt, Shake it out!!!

Cardio Funk is a high energy Hip Hop dance fitness class that is mixed with a lot of Funk. What’s better than getting fit and having a great time? Cardio Funk will bring out the dancer in you with its easy to learn dance moves. Within minutes of dancing, you will feel yourself laughing and having tons of fun. This class is a great way to move your body in ways you have never done before. It’s more than a workout; it’s an experience of a lifetime. Cardio Funk is a cardiovascular fitness class that also tones and firms your muscles. It will target areas such as the lower body, upper body, and core. You will have such a great time dancing that you will not realize you are working out.  With this class, you will get easy to learn choreographed dances, a combination of fun music, and an enjoyable atmosphere. No dancing experience is required. My favorite slogan is “When in doubt, shake it out. If you don’t get it, make it up”. So if you love to dance and have fun, come join us for a Funky Good Time!


Charlotte Adventure Bootcamp

People of all fitness levels, sizes, and ages are getting great results with this Boot Camp! Maybe you are looking to tone up, trim down, lose weight, and build muscle or all of these!  If you are a beginner, an avid fitness enthusiast or tired of the same routine, Charlotte Adventure Boot Camp has the program for you!  To register and find out further information please visit

Location: Lake Park – 1000 Johnston Dr. Pineville

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 am M/W/F Women Only

Silver Sneakers

CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT THE HUT – 413 Johnston Drive, Pineville

Silver Sneakers members are free, non-members can pay $5/class. 

Contact Lorraine Haynes at 678-575-0152





9:15 – Balance/Strength

9:30 - Strength/Balance

9:15 – Balance/Strength

9:30 - Strength/Balance

10:10 - Stretch

10:20 - Cardio

10:10 - Stretch

10:20 - Cardio

11:00 - Zumba Gold

11:10 - Stretch

11:00 - Zumba Gold




    Yoga at the Hut

Days:  Mondays @ 5:30pm

Cost:  $5 drop in fee

Instructors;  Linda LaSalle


Ashtanga YOGA Class to control

 Mind

 Body

 soul     

Place: Pineville Lake Park (stage)

1000 Johnston drive, 


Day and Time: Every Sunday

7am - 8am 

Price: $5 drop in                       

Contact: Lakshmi Kumar at 

(704) 307 - 3133) or email

Come experience the power of yoga through asanas, breathing and meditation from RYT 200 hr. certified Yoga instructor with over a decade of experience in practice and teaching.

“Yoga is the journey, Of the self, Through the self, and To the self”

- The Bhagavad Gita 




Jack Hughes Park

513 Main Street, Pineville NC 28134

Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays @ 4:30am & 5:45am


Pineville Lake Park

1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville NC 28134

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 9:30am, 5:15pm & 6:30pm

Fridays @ 9:30am & 5:15pm


Please contact or 704-648-6324 for more details!


Youth Classes and Activities

Open Gym

 For Ages:  5 years old and under

 Meet new friends and join the fun at the Belle Johnston Community Center Gym. 

 We will provide plenty of things to play with and climb on, in, around and over.

 Wednesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm

 Come play with us, it’s free! This is a parent supervised activity.

We will pick back up on August 30th.


Champions In Motion (980-237-4738) or

Location: Belle Johnston Community Center (1000 Johnston Drive)     

Registration & First Class:  Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 - Registration is 15 minutes before class time.
Class Times:              Class: 5:30-6:15pm   new students

                              Class: 6:15-7:00pm   returning yellow and green belts

                        Class: 7:00-7:30pm   specialty class

                                    Class: 7:30-8:15pm   blue belts and up
Class Dates:  September 13th – January 31st
Class Duration: 19 weeks

Cost:  $10 Registration Fee and $7 per class (paid weekly)


Location: Belle Johnston Community Center (1000 Johnston Drive)

Registration & First Class: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 - Registration is 15 minutes before class time.
Class Times:              Class: 6:00-6:45 pm        ages 4-6

                        Class: 6:45-7:30 pm        ages 7-9

                        Class: 7:30-8:15 pm       ages 10-12

                        Class 8:15-9:00 pm        ages 13 & up

Class Dates: September 14th – February 1st
Class Duration: 19 weeks

Cost:  $10 Registration Fee and $7 per class (paid weekly)





Mid-South Fencers Charlotte Metro – Olympic-style fencing

Designed to introduce the fundamentals of fencing in a fun, exciting, and supportive atmosphere. The introduction
classes will be specialized in saber. Equipment is included in the class cost. Open fencing will be included afterwards. There is a 10%
discount for all residents of Pineville. 

Classes will be held in the Belle Johnston Community Center Gym.

Classes begin Thursday, June 5th with 3 straight classes and being off for 4th of July week vacation for July 6th and resuming with five straight Thursday classes ending on Thursday, August 10. The cost for the 8 week session is $175.00 with a $50.00 discount for a second family member and spouse joining the class.

Pineville residents will get 10% discount.







Pineville Parks and Recreation is offering FREE Open Gym Pickleball on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm!!!

NEW TIME: MONDAYS 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Ages 12 and Up! BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME!!! Instruction is available.

Equipment is provided but you may bring your own as well!!

Sign up to play at this website. Walk-ups are welcome too!!


Youth for Change - Determined Divas/Goodfellas 

 Nov. 17th and Dec.  15th & 29th

We are equipping today's Youth with the necessary tools to navigate the diverse challenges they face daily. Urban Youth are in crisis, we can no longer afford to treat non-traditional issues with traditional solutions. 

The program serves youth ages 11-16. During this program the youth play basketball and participate in life skill activities and are always treated to a hearty meal.

The program meets 2 times per month at the Belle Johnston Community Center on select Fridays from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. 

Program Wish list: Life Navigators- Adults who have overcome obstacles in their own life and are willing to share their story and time 2 times per month for a total of 6 hours per month.

Donations Needed

This group runs on sponsors and donations.  We feed the group each time they meet, so anything would help. If you would like to donate to this organization, please contact Beverly Jackson at 980-430-0750,  or make a donation at the community center.  Thanks so much!

$13,000 is needed for a trip to the Smithsonian African American Museum in DC July 8th - 10th.

Contact Beverly J. Jackson for more info or to help: 980-430-0750


Discover the Arts through 

Pineville Parks and Recreation


 Join Abrakadoodle – Remarkable Art Education and Travel the World We'll travel the world to find interesting, creative art forms. Our view of the world takes us to ancient Egypt to create an Egyptian mummy and to France to study the artistic style of Pierre Bonnard who creates a warm and tranquil view of the countryside looking out windows. Then we are off to the high seas to create waves and ocean waters in the style of Winslow Homer. We learn about a Portuguese artist's musical inspiration for her abstract art. We have some whimsical fun hearing a poem about a woman who swallowed a fly as we create flies and other 3-D art forms.

Session 1 – Mondays, January 8 – 29th and Session 2 – Mondays, Feb 5 – 26th

Doodlers (1st – 5th grade) 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Class fee:  $30 for session 1 (Residents will receive a 10% discount on class fee) Materials Fee:  $8 per session for the January Session (3 classes)

Class fee:  $40 for session 2 (Residents will receive a 10% discount on class fee) Materials Fee:  $10 per session for the February Session (4 classes)

For more information contact:

Michelle de Beus at 704.684.4799 or



Regular $15; Seniors & Students $13

Group of 10+ $12/each person with advance purchase.

LOCATION:  The Hut, 413 Johnston Drive, Pineville

Reserve your tickets NOW. We cannot guarantee seats will be available at the door.

Call the Belle Johnston Community Center 704-889-2400 (Mon-Fri) 8am to 5pm or come by the Belle Johnston Community Center, 1000 Johnston Dr. Pineville, NC 28134

NIGHT OF THE SHOW *RESERVED TICKETS: We do not mail out hard tickets. You will check in at the front door of the Hut.

*If paying at the door, we recommend arriving 30 minutes early to purchase tickets at the door.

The Pineville Players will be having open auditions.

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, September 24th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm and Monday, September 25th, from 6:45pm - 9:00pm. Cast Reading on Wednesday, September 27th from 7:00pm - 9:15pm.

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6:30pm - 9:15pm. Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:45pm - 9:15pm and some Sunday’s from 5:30-8:30 ** We may need extra rehearsals, so please be flexible.

*Only the character of Sandy is in every scene.  Everyone must attend two weeks before the play for run-throughs.

PERFORMANCES DATES: February 16,17,18,23, 24, 25, 2018


Bev & Stan: The Payback
BEV - the angry bride
STAN - the angry groom
JOHN - the Elvis minister
SANDY - the wedding chapel owner, not lucky in love, but believes in love.

Vanessa & Bryce: The Comeback
VANESSA - the bride, a fading actress
BRYCE - the groom, a fading actor, very “in-touch” with his feminine side

LOU-The minister, 70’s


Fiona & Marvin: The Real Thing

FIONA-the bride, ex-con from New York, (uses foul language)

MARVIN-the groom, a total gentleman, a church-going postal worker

FIST- scary, New York friend of Fiona’s (uses foul language)


Sandy & Ken: The Epilogue

All characters from previous scene will reappear in this scene except Stan.

KEN-makes a brief appearance

PRODUCER-makes a brief appearance

Please contact Eva Montes - Acting Coach/Director at 704-968-1515 or


Pottery Classes

CLAY/GLAZE Classes at the Belle Johnston Community Center this Fall/Winter

Adults 18 or older can join us in the craft room to make a seasonal themed clay project one week and then come back the next week to glaze!

Cost: $30 (per session) includes all materials/kiln firings/glazes!

No experience no worries - instructors walk you through step by step. Experienced? Come make your own ideas!

 Come join us on Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm 

Session 1:  Sep. 7 & 14 

Session 2:  Oct. 19 & 26

Session 3:  Nov. 16 & 30

Contact Rick at to sign up.


Held at the Belle Johnston Community Center this Fall! Students - 1st - 5th grades can join us in the craft room to make a seasonal themed clay project week one and then return the next week to glaze! Come join us from 3:15pm - 4:30pm. Cost per session: $25 includes all materials/kiln firings/glazes! No experience no worries - instructors walk you through step by step. To sign up or ask questions, please call or email Rick Crowley – 704-618-2222 

Sessions will be held on Mondays

Session 1 - October 16th & 23rd     Session 2 – November 6th & 13th

Session 3 - December 4th & 11th


Kids are invited to Pineville Parks and Recreation for FREE

Fall/Winter Holiday Themed Clay Workshops!

Wet Clay Creations fired in the kiln at the Belle Johnston Community Center!

These events are limited to the first 20 students (1st - 5th grade), per FREE workshop!

We supply everything needed but you have to register to attend - no walk ups are

accepted due to space restrictions! Please choose only one date per child/children.

Register at:

For more info please call 704-618-2222 or email at

Dates & Times:

Session 1:  Saturday Oct. 7th (4:00pm – 5:30pm)

Session 2:  Friday Dec. 8th (7:00pm – 8:30pm)





Masterpieces By You

Paint your own masterpiece with instructor Sharon Csiszer. All classes will be held in the craft room.  

The maximum number of participants -10

 Pricing:  Cost: $10.00 resident of Pineville/ $15.00 non-resident

August 29th (1:00pm - 3:30pm) Please register by August 22nd

September 19th (1:00pm - 3:30pm) Please register by September 12th

October 24th (1:00pm - 3:30pm) Please register by October 17th




This year’s Fall Yard Sale will be held at the Large Shelter.

Date/Time:  Sat. September 30th from 7:00am – 12:00pm

20 tables available – only one per household!

Cost:  $10.00

Please come by the community center to reserve and pay for your table.


Halloween Bash in the Park



Friday Night October 27th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm




Cost:  Wristbands $5.00 (Cash Only!)

There will also be food and snacks available for sale!


Hayride, Costume Contest, Games, Inflateable bounce house and slide, and Cupcake walk.

Costume Contest Age groups: 0-3, 4-7, 8-12; Trophies for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd




August Field Trip 


Join us Friday, Aug. 25th for our annual trip to the Southern Women’s Show. We will leave the Center at 8:30am, stop for breakfast and return around 3:00pm. Cost: $10.  Please come by the center to pay and reserve your seat. Limited seats available.


September Field Trip is full!

October Field Trip

Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden 

Since the early 1980s, Pearl Fryar has created fantastic topiary at his garden in Bishopville, South Carolina. Living sculptures, Pearl’s topiary are astounding feats of artistry and horticulture. Many of the plants in Pearl’s garden were rescued from the compost pile at local nurseries. With Pearl’s patience and skilled hands, these “throw aways” have thrived and have been transformed into wonderful abstract shapes. Pearl Fryar and his garden are now internationally recognized and have been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, television shows, and even a documentary, A Man Named Pearl. Today, the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden draws visitors from around the globe.

There is no entrance fee, but donations are encouraged.

We will leave the Belle Johnston Community Center at 8:00am on Thursday Oct. 12thWe will also be stopping at Pam’s Restaurant in Hartsville, SC for lunch.  We should return to the center by 3:00pm.

Please call the center to reserve your seat. 704-889-2400 Limited seats available.

Due to some allergies of other people in the vehicles, please refrain from wearing perfumes/colognes. Thank you!


Join us on Thursday Nov. 16th for our annual trip to the Southern Christmas Show.  We will leave at 8:30am and stop for breakfast.  We will return around 3:30pm.  Limited seating available – Come by the Belle Johnston Community Center to reserve your seat.  704-889-2400

Cost:  $10.00 ($9.00 for ticket/ $1.00 for parking)

Due to some allergies of other people in the vehicles, please refrain from wearing perfumes/colognes. Thank you!