Optimist Park

Last updated Sep. 17, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Park Sign
  • Year 1973 | Acres 30.7 | Landmarks Located behind Sanderson High School in the Northclift Subdivision
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  • Trail connects out to Shelley Lake Greenway Trail

Community Center

Center Programs

Center Programs

  • Current Programs
  • Variety of classes and programs for all ages including youth athletics (baseball, basketball and volleyball), camps, afterschool program, pre-school sports and art classes, badminton, pickle ball, and group fitness.
  • Open Play Pickleball

  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom

Center Facilities

  • Rentals in our facility require $100 refundable damage deposit and $15 application fee.
  • Air conditioned Gymnasium - 69' x 96', Capacity: 300, $85/hour*
  • Classroom, Capacity: 45, $40/hr
  • Kitchen, $25/hr
  • Outside operating hours fee: Additional $20/hr
  • *No food allowed in gym


  • 919-996-2790
  • Director Jimmie Overton | Assistant Director Ted Barnett

Nature Amphitheater

Nature Amphitheater
  • First come, first serve basis
  • Capacity: 25
  • No electricity
  • Located behind the community center, near the walking paths

Courts (1)

Courts are typically available first come, first serve. View other court locations
Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

  • 8 courts
  • Push Button Lighting from Dusk to 10pm (year round)
  • Has backboards

Fields (3)

All field rentals are handled though our Athletics Division. To find out more, please email or call 919-996-6836. View other field locations
Youth Baseball Field #1

Youth Baseball Field #1

  • Distance: 183ft
  • Lighting: Yes

Youth Baseball Field #2

Youth Baseball Field #2

  • Distance: 292ft
  • Lighting: Yes

Older Youth & Adult Field #3

Older Youth & Adult Field #3

  • Lighting: Yes


View other playground locations
  • Playground New
  • Playground Optimist
  • Optimist Expression Swing
  • Optimist Playground

Ages 2-5 and 5-12

  • The playground is designed to be accessible and inclusive, including rubberized surface and certified playground mulch.
  • Ages 2-5 can enjoy the toddler "expression swings" and log tunnel. "Expression swings" allow the parent and child to face each other while swinging.
  • Ages 5-12 can enjoy the larger play structure, spinner, climbing boulder and nest swing.

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