Polk County Rec and Maint New logo
105 N Peak St
PO Box 308
Columbus NC 28722
8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday

(828) 894-8199
(828) 894-2646 (pool)

The Polk County Parks and Recreation Department has collaborated with the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg to run our sports programming (youth and adult sports, aquatics, and summer day camp). For more information or to register for these programs, please visit the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg's website.

Click HERE for the Gym Schedule: Call ahead to check availability during Open Gym Times

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General General e-mail

Mickey Edwards - Mickey Edwards - Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Director

Laura Baird - Laura Baird - Recreation Coordinator

Jason Jolley - Jason Jolley - Parks Coordinator

Lourdes Gutierrez - Lourdes Gutierrez - Recreation Assistant

Letoya McBride - Letoya McBride - YMCA Youth and Family Programs Director


We have a small wish list for the Recreation Department, if anyone would like to donate:
~outside group game equipment
~fidget spinners

~crafting supplies
~exercise equipment

~field guides
~outdoor education equipment: magnifying glasses, etc.

Any questions, send us an email. Thank you for your continued support!

Our  Mission

To provide and maintain optimum recreational opportunities for all of the citizens of Polk County through its parks, facilities and programs. Facilities include Stearns Gym, Gibson Park and pool in Columbus, Searcy Park and Recreation Complex in Mill Spring.


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