Duncan Recreation Center (Public Pool)
If you are looking to beat the heat, come to Duncan Recreation Center. It consists of a large pool of ~ 75 ft. by ~ 45ft. ranging from 8 feet to 3 feet deep and a smaller wading pool that is only one foot 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:
Sam Brown Park
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 Challenge Course located between the Wilkes Community College/Blue Ridge Business Development Center and Alleghany High School. This trail system is currently under construction and trails may be closed for maintenance or construction. This project is a work in progress and as funding becomes available, more trails will be added and improvements will be made to current trails.
Veterans Memorial Park – Under Construction
Alleghany County is currently in the process of planning for this park. In August of 2010 Alleghany County was awarded a Parks & Recreation Trust Fund dollar-for-dollar matching grant of $172,000 and has three years to complete the project. Veterans Memorial Park will consist mainly of an open space multi-use area across Bledsoe Creek. Other planned features at the park will be: 75 space parking area, picnic shelter with attached bathrooms and concession area, concrete bridge, elevated walking path 1/4 mile in length, fishing access, and a level open space area approximately 3 acres. This park will be open to the public when not in use by programmed activities through the Recreation Department. To reserve the park facilities please contact the Director at the Recreation Department @ (336) 372-2942. Please check back for further updates on park construction.