Valdese Lakeside Park (VLP) is a 300 acre passive park which meanders the shoreline of Lake Rhodhiss. Bordering Valdese to the north, VLP, is just minutes from the vibrant downtown district which features a variety of restaurants, shops and attractions. In partnership with Friends of the Valdese Rec, a non-profit organization, which was instrumental in acquiring not only the land for VLP but also funding to develop the projects outlined in Phase One. Phase One of the park will feature the following amenities:

  • 7 Miles of Hiking & Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shoreline kayak launch
  • Shoreline fishing
  • 4,000 linear feet of greenway
  • Dog Park
  • Convenient Parking & Restroom Facilities

Use the interactive map to guide you! Follow this link: https://lakesidepark.valdese.info/


Learn more about Valdese Lakeside Park by visiting Friends of Valdese Rec online here

Download the 2022-2023 Friends of the Valdese Rec Annual Report HERE!

Also Check Out
118934814_4399641010110869_6462352308971194490_o.jpg

Valdese Family Splash Park

Splash through the summer heat at the Valdese Family Splash Park located adjacent to the Valdese Recreation Center. Amenities include splash pad, playground, picnic shelter, and multipurpose building. The picnic shelter & multipurpose building may be rented for public use.
DSC00278 smaller.jpg

Village Park Mural

Artist Clive Haynes’ thirty by ninety foot mural, painted on the side of a building depicts images of the Italian village where the Waldensians lived until they moved to North Carolina.