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Pineville Parks & Recreation

In the warmer, longer, lazier days of summer, the living may not be easy, but your life probably feels less chaotic. Even adults tend to adopt a "school's out" attitude in the summer. That's why this is a perfect time to improve your health in a fashion so seasonally laid back you'll barely notice the effort.  Get outside to exercise! Pick one outdoor activity -- going on a hike, taking a nature walk, playing games such as tag with your kids, cycling, roller blading, or swimming. And remember, the family that plays together not only gets fit together -- it's also a great way to create bonding time and have a healthy and happy summer!

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.


Eat fresh. One of the best things about summer is access to fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables. Many of summer’s fruits and vegetables are brimming with health benefits. Use this time to focus on eating your colors -- Fresh corn has natural antioxidants and benefits for your eyes, tomatoes contain lycopene and may protect your skin from sunburn, watermelon keeps you hydrated, and raspberries are a great source of fiber—some of it soluble in the form of pectin, which helps lower cholesterol.


Attention Pineville Residents:  If you live within the city limits of Pineville and pay your taxes to Pineville, then you may use the Belle Johnston Community Center for FREE (fitness equipment, track, basketball court, and racquetball court).  But first you need to get your resident card made.  We will need proof of residency in the form of a photo ID with current address and a recent bill (ex. gas, electric, telephone.)

NEW HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday the Center opens at 6:00AM !!!

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.


CARDIO Funk with Lem Houston!

Where: Belle Johnston Community Center Gym

When: Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $5 drop - in

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!

Silver Sneakers

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

Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit 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

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

Place: Lake Park (stage)

1000 Johnston drive, Pineville

Day and Time: Every Sunday (7am-8am)

Price: $5 drop in

Contact: Lakshmi Kumar (704) 307 - 3133 and


Pineville's Outdoor Bootcamp

Location: Lake Park Medium Shelter (1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville 28134)

Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Times: 5:30am - 6:30am

Start: June 25th

First Class Free

12 Sessions - $99 (must be used within 2 months)

(cancellation notice must be given12 hours in advance in order to not get charged for missed class)

Contact Audrey Patton,CPT at 904-982-0383 or


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.

Last day will be June 6th.  We will pick back up August. 29th.


Champions In Motion (980-237-4738) or

Location: Belle Johnston Community Center (1000 Johnston Drive)     

Registration & First Class:  Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 - Registration is 15 minutes before class time. Registration still open.
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 12th – January 30th
Class Duration: 18 weeks (cancellations: Nov. 21 and Dec. 26)

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


Location: Belle Johnston Community Center (1000 Johnston Drive)

Registration & First Class: Thursday, September 13th, 2018 - 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 13th – January 21st
Class Duration:  18 weeks (cancellations: Nov. 21 and Dec. 26)                                                                                                            Cost: $10 Registration Fee and $7 per class (paid weekly)



We will have a FREE/Make-up class on Thursday August 30th for anyone interested in learning fencing.  For more information, please contact Marcus at (704) 207-4321 or visit:

Mid-South Fencers Charlotte Metro teaches Olympic –style fencing in a fun, exciting, and supportive atmosphere specialized in saber. Equiptment is included in the class cost. Open fencing will be included afterwards. Classes will be held in the Belle Johnston Community Center Gym.

Dates:  Thursdays –  Sept. 6th – Nov. 1st  (no class on Oct. 18th)

Time:  6:15pm – 7:45pm

Ages:  7 - Adult

Cost:  8 weeks - $160.00/ $50.00 discount for a second family member or spouse

Pineville Residents get a 10% discount (with proof of residency)

Classes are taught and led by Mark Lattimore and Marcus Crow.  Mark Lattimore grew up in Charlotte and was a NCAA runner–up and two-time All American saber fencer at UNC Chapel Hill. Marcus Crow was a four year varsity fencer at UNC Chapel Hill and a two-time NCAA Championship participant. Both instructors are former assistant coaches with the UNC varsity fencing team. 



Do you have a special interest that you would like to share with others in a class?

Do you know someone who can share an interesting subject or craft?

Contact Heather Creech our Recreation Program Coordinator at 704-889-2400.


Essential Oils for Summer

Essential Oils are a wonderful way to manage your health and keep you youthful! Come join us for a fun, informative, discussion to learn all about essential oils and how to choose and use them safely. 

Essential oils can help with MANY things, here are a few:

Feel free to invite friends & family/ Register at:

* Enjoy Essential Oil infused beverages and samples

Free Class on Wednesday Aug. 22nd at 6:30pm (Back to School Session)

At the Belle Johnston Community Center (1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville NC 28134)



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

Last day for Monday/Fridays will be June 15th.  Will pick back up in late August.  Look for Saturdays in Summer. 

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 


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

Pineville Players next exciting production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis Adapted and directed by Eva Montes.

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2018

Location: The Hut: 413 Johnston Dr. Pineville, NC 28134

Saturday, September 15th & 22nd at 11:00am & 7:30pm. 
Sunday, September 16th and 23rd at 2:30pm
Friday September 21st at 7:30pm

Tickets: $15 per ticket / Groups of 12+ with advance purchase $13 per ticket

You can purchase tickets through the Belle Johnston Community Center by calling 704-889-2400 (Mon. – Fri.  8:30am – 4:30pm) or purchase online at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Stage manager, backstage crew, marketers, and carpenter/construction crew to help build a platform, and all talents you may have!

For more info please visit our website at and/or like us on Facebook at Pineville Players.

DONATIONS for desperately needed stage equipment can be made through our website at and/or through Go Fund Me at:


Adult Painting Classes 

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 will be 10 for each class.

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

Please stop by the community center to pay and register for this class. 704-889-2400

September 18th (1:00pm - 3:30pm)

Please register by September 11th 

October 16th (1:00pm - 3:30pm)

Please register by October 9th


Plug Into your Imagination! And explore new mediums such as video game art, rice painting, and newspaper watercolor! Without leaving the country our imagination will plug us to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and India. We will visit a lollipop garden; we will play on a watercolor piano; we will celebrate the Festival of Lights and more.

Doodlers (1st – 5th grade) 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Session 1 – Mondays, September 10th – Oct. 1st (4 weeks)

Session 2 –Mondays, Oct. 8th – Oct. 29th (4 weeks)


Class fee:  $40 per session (Residents will receive a 10% discount on class fee)

Materials Fee:  $10 per session

For more information contact: Michelle de Beus at 704.684.4799 or





Field Trips


Southern Women's Show

Shop, sample and share the fun at Charlotte's favorite event for women - the Southern Women's Show.   Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more.  Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests. Bring your mom, sister, and best friend and spend the day doing everything you love!

Join us Friday, Aug. 24th 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.


Old Salem Museum & Gardens

Experience early American history in the unique Moravian settlement of Salem. Original structures, gardens, tours, artifacts, hands-on workshops, fun family events and shopping.

The Historic Town of Salem and The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, along with award-winning heirloom Gardens, invite today’s visitors to experience the complete story of those who lived and worked in the early south.

Note:  There is a lot of walking involved on this field trip.

When: Thursday Sept. 20th – leave the center at 8:30am and return around 4:00pm

Cost:  $27.00

Please come by the center to pay and reserve your seat on the van. Limited seating available.