Duncan Recreation Center (Public Pool)
490 Trojan Avenue
Hours of operation:
12:00PM -5:00pm Monday – Saturday (weather permitting)
If you are looking to beat the heat this summer, come to Duncan Recreation Center. It consists of a large pool 75’ by 45’ ranging from 8 feet to 3 feet deep and a smaller wading pool that is only 1’ deep. Duncan Recreation Center is Alleghany County’s only public outdoor swimming pool. Duncan Recreation Center was built in 1969 and renovated in 2007. The swimming pool facilities include:
- Concession area
- Foosball game table
- Showers and lockers
- Duncan Recreation Center does not have a diving board but does allow approved pool toys.
- Pool parties are available
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Swimming lessons are offered; contact the pool for more information @ 336-372-8167
Trojan Ave. between Duncan Recreation Center and Lions Club Pavilion
Alleghany County has five courts located at the public facility. This facility is a first come-first serve basis when not in use by County or School programs. Lights are available. Please contact Alleghany Recreation @ 336-372-2942 for more information.
Trojan Ave. entrance is located before Sam Brown Park on the road just after the Tennis Courts. Davis Field is the only baseball/softball facility owned and maintained by Alleghany County. It serves as the home field for the middle school baseball team and Tar Heel League baseball. Located at the field are bathrooms, concession stand, score box and scoreboard. This facility is heavily used from April to October. If you would like to use this facility please contact Alleghany Recreation @ 336-372-2942 for field availability.
Sam Brown Park
598 Trojan Ave.
Sam Brown Park is located above Alleghany High School at the end of Trojan Avenue past the entrance to Davis Field.
Sam Brown Park is the home place for the Sparta Lion’s Club. The park offers many different recreational opportunities including pavilion shelter, charcoal grills, playground equipment, outdoor basketball, hiking, and mountain biking. No horses or motorized vehicles are allowed outside of the parking area.
The pavilion and basement can be rented for public or private events from the Board of Education @ (336)372-4345 for a fee. The basement has a full kitchen with seating for approximately 100 people.
Playground equipment is in good condition including two jungle gyms, swings, merry-go-round, see-saws, and a full court basketball court. You can park in either the parking area adjacent to the building or in the parking area at Davis Field if gate to park is closed.
The trail system starts behind the pavilion area and continues up to the top of Sam Brown Mountain. The trail also connects the park to the Blueridge Development Center and Alleghany High School. This trail system is completed.
Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Memorial Park is located between Veterans Memorial Highway (Sparta Bypass) and Duncan Street. Access to the park is from Duncan Street.
Veterans Memorial Park consists mainly of an open space multi-use area across Bledsoe Creek. Other features at the park are: 75 space parking area, picnic shelter with attached bathrooms and concession area, concrete bridge, elevated walking path ¼ mile in length, fishing access, and a level open space area approximately 3 acres. This park is open to the public when not in use by programmed activities through the Recreation Department. To reserve the park facilities please contact the Alleghany County Recreation Director, Jim Brown @ (336)372-2942.