Recreation Centers

Facilities & Functions

Parks & Recreation Services operates five facilities to provide all Mooresville residents the opportunity to enjoy quality events, leagues, and programs. In addition, the department offers 15 parks which include 15 tennis courts, three outdoor basketball courts, 13 lighted ball fields, six lighted soccer fields (two turf / four grass) and three gymnasiums for volleyball, badminton, and basketball. We also offer a wide variety of classes for youth and adults in athletics, creative arts, and fitness.

Selma Burke Community Center

Selma Burke Community Center is previously known as Agape Community Center. Selma Burke was born and raised here in Mooresville. She has forever woven through her craft of sculpture a piece of Piedmont North Carolina into the Fabric of America. The next time you see Roosevelt on a dime, think of Dr. Selma Burke, and think of Mooresville. The portrait and original bust of Dr. McLelland, by her, can be found in the Mooresville Public Library.

Talbert Recreation Center

Talbert Recreation Center is located in the Talbert Pointe Executive Park. This 26,000 square foot facility provides opportunities for athletic programs, fitness, and activity classes. This facility, which opened in 2012, is the third facility operated by the Town of Mooresville. This facility hosts several regional and local basketball, volleyball, and wrestling tournaments and camps throughout the year.

War Memorial Center

War Memorial Center was the vision of several local civic clubs after World War II. They established a Civic Planning Council whose main purpose was to secure land and build a center as a memorial to World War I and II veterans. They held fundraising campaigns to help make the 15 ½ acre community center area (which includes the War Memorial Building, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a nature area, and Liberty Park) a reality. The War Memorial Building was to be the prominent feature.

War Memorial Pool

The War Memorial Center outdoor pool operates from Memorial Day weekend until early August. Hours will be limited until the end of the school year. Due to pool staff being comprised of college students who must return to campus in early August the pool must close before the end of summer. The pool is not open to the public during swim lessons or private rentals.

Winnie Hooper Center

Winnie Hooper Center was previously known as the West End Recreation Center, but later named for its first Director, Mrs. Winnie L. Hooper. The facility was built in 1965, as part of the Mooresville Housing Authority to provide programs and activities to the neighborhood. In February 2010, the Winnie L. Hooper Center held a celebration in honor of Mrs. Winnie L. Hooper. Mrs. Hooper was a woman always committed to empowering youth to serve their community. Mrs. Hooper was also a champion for senior programs and a devoted public servant.