Andy Gilley

Andy Gilley, Hendersonville Parks and Recreation Director. 

Hendersonville Parks and Recreation Director Andy Gilley stated in his updated press release on May 22 that new baseball and softball combined Summer/Fall Leagues could begin June 1 in conjunction with the Hendersonville Civitan Club. 

Practices would begin mid-July and games would be held from August through October for ages 4-12. Further information for ages 13 and up will be forthcoming. There will also be opportunities for travel teams to register for practice times, added Gilley. Please visit hendersonvillecivitan.com or hendersonvilleparks.org for more information. 

Registration for Summer Tennis has begun, please visiting hendersonvilleparks.org for more information. 

Summer Kids Club Camp Care Package Program will being in June for participants from last year.

Senior Men’s Softball is still on track to being in mid-July as long as health restrictions allow. 

Baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse fields are open for general use in groups of no more than 10 which includes both players and coaches, unless closed via the Parks Rain Out App or the fields are locked. Players should keep equipment outside of the dugouts. This will be revisited May 29. 

All soccer goals have been removed from the fields due to incidents of 10 or more playing pick up games. This will be revisited May 29.

Veterans Park is closed which includes all athletic fields, skate park, Mary’s Magical Place and In-Line Hockey rinks. This will be revisited May 29. The plan is to open both the skate park and In-Line Hockey rink June 1. 

All playgrounds, play structures, restrooms and shelters are closed until further notice. Several restrooms will be re-opened on June 1 as the Parks staff gets back to normal operations. 

Shelter reservations are available online at hendersonvilleparks.org for the starting date of June 1 with the exception of shelter 8 at Sanders Ferry Park. For information on shelter 8 please email parkstemp@hville.org. 

Tennis courts are open and you may make court reservations emailing mptennisinfo@gmail.com. 

Dog Park, Sanders Ferry Park, Mallard Point Boat Ramps, Country Hills Golf Course and the Greenways in all parks remain open. 

If any league that you or your child has signed up to participate in that has been canceled please contact the league director for information regarding refunds and credits as needed. 

“We will continue to make updates each week or even more frequently when appropriate,” Gilley said. “Our department is continuing to follow Governor Lee’s Recovery Strategies, while also seeking guidance from the National Recreation and Parks Association and other park related agencies. We are in daily discussions and on multiple calls each days with agencies across the state and the nation and we feel comfortable that the decisions we are making are in line and appropriate. Thank you all for your patience as we work through these times. We will all get through this together.” 

You may visit the Parks Facebook and Instagram page at HvilleParks for more updates. 

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