Parks and Recreation

The Town of Granite Quarry manages three parks: Centennial Park, Granite Civic Park and Granite Lake Park. Information about each park is included on this page below.

Facility reservations

To reserve one of the shelters, gazebos or the Granite Quarry Legion Building, call or visit Town Hall. Shelter reservation times are set hours of 8am-12pm, 12pm-4pm & 4pm-8pm.


To purchase a memorial paver to be placed at the Granite Lake Park flag pole, CLICK HERE.


Centennial ParkCentennial Park

301 East Bank Street

Nestled in the heart of Granite Quarry an oasis of nature awaits you. The Centennial Park's heavily wooded walking paths lie along side of a stream and extends from Bank Street northward, connecting to Granite Lake Park.

On the Bank street side of the park, a cool, shaded gazebo allows for a comfortable rest. The gazebo also makes for a convenient covered dining area after grilling out on the nearby charcoal grill. Two large granite slab tables provide plenty of serving and eating areas.

This park offers a little bonus for you if you're wanting the pleasure of a seemingly deep-woods outdoor dining experience without having to take a long walk. If you park at the convenient parking spaces provided on Brown Street, which parallels the park on the south, then take several steps down a gentle slope into the heart of the park, you'll find a picnic area complete with table and charcoal grill. It makes a great lunch get-a-way; one moment you're in town, the next moment you're surrounded by nature.

While strolling along the several paths you'll notice the sounds of birds and crickets as they replace the thoughts you brought. Conveniently placed rest benches allow you to pause and enjoy a moment amongst towering poplar and tall oaks. Come spend some quiet time at Centennial Park. You'll be glad you did.

Park Hours Open Dawn to Dusk  


2 Tables, 1 Grill
Open picnic area with 1 Table, 1 Grill
Wooded walking paths

Reserve Gazebo


Granite Civic ParkGranite Civic Park

202 West Peeler Street

The existing Granite Civic Park, established in 1950, is a 5.25 acre recreation memorial to the people of Granite Quarry. The existence of this park exemplifies what a small community can do with hard work and dedication. The majority of land was donated by Mr. J. F. Crook to Granite Post Park, Inc. The property was purchased by Town Citizen donations and placed in the Town's name.

The sole purpose of Granite Civic Park has always been, and will continue to be, to provide the citizens of Granite Quarry a safe and enjoyable place to play and fellowship with friends and family.  A volunteer board called the Action for Community Teamwork Advisory Board worked hard to improve the quality of life in Granite Quarry. They focused on positive activities for youth, and crime and drug prevention. Through a joint effort between this group and the Town of Granite Quarry, grants were obtained to afford the newest improvements of Granite Civic Park.

Granite Civic Park has a rather large picnic shelter, which also provides an enclosed kitchen equipped with stove, sink, refrigerator and even a microwave. The shelter can accommodate rather large groups and has been utilized for many family reunions, school outings and even wedding receptions. Two rest rooms, one female and one male, are located in the large picnic shelter. To insure availability, this shelter must be reserved through the Town Hall.  A smaller shelter is located just a few feet from the large shelter and can accommodate small groups or just a family picnic.

A baseball field is just a few feet from both shelters and the playground is located where it is easy to watch small children at play. In addition to the playground area and baseball field, there are tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts.

Park Hours Open Dawn to Dusk
Tennis Counts and Ball Field Lighting will turn off at 9:00pm.

Main Shelter
8 Tables, Kitchen, 2 Grills, Bathrooms
Small Shelter - no reservation needed
2 Tables, 1 Grill

Reserve Shelter
  Open Picnic area with 1 Table, 2 Grills
Large Playground
3 Tennis Courts - 2 marked for Pickleball
Tennis Court
  Basketball Court
Baseball Field with Dugouts, backstop and stands
Paved walking paths
Baseball Field


Granite Lake ParkGranite Lake Park

500 North Salisbury Avenue (US Hwy 52)

Granite Lake Park opened in June 2007 and consists of paved walking trails, a shelter with bathrooms, a playground area, a lake covering an acre with two piers, fish, and the Granite Lake Ducks.

The park is located on North Salisbury Avenue (US Hwy 52) across from Kerns Street and is open from 6am until 10pm.

The park sits on the site of the former Granite Lake pool where many a youngster once swam. Although swimming is no longer permitted, the park has become a center piece for many a person to remember days gone by and pass those memories on to a younger generation.

After Granite Lake closed, there appeared to be a large void in the heart of the town and momentum soon gained speed to create a park. With the help of grants, tax money and donations to make it a reality, the park finally came alive. Donations from the Robertson Family Foundation, the Cannon Foundation, the Hurley family of Salisbury, F&M Bank, the Woodson Foundation, and Wal-Mart, helped gain the matching funds needed to complete the park.

Park ShelterA generous donation from A. D. and Jane Powell in the memory of their son, Justin funded the new Granite Lake fountain. The movable, floating fountain sprays 7 feet high and 28 feet across. It has four white lights, but the town also has red, blue and green lenses to change the colors for various seasons  and celebrations. Due to it's proximity to us Hwy 52, split rail fencing with attached chain link fencing partially encircles the playground and shelter areas thus providing a safer place for children to play.

The walking trails connect to the Centennial Park located off of Brown Street behind the F&M Bank Complex. 

If you would like to MEMORIALIZE OR HONOR A LOVED ONE at our flag pole, CLICK HERE.  Please call the Granite Quarry Town Hall if you would like more information.

Park Hours Open Dawn to Dusk  

Large Gazebo

Reserve Gazebo

Shelter with 6 Tables, 1 Grill
Open picnic area with 1 Table, 1 Grill
2 Open picnic tables 
Lake with 2 observation piers
Paved walking paths


Reserve Shelter



Legion Building

300 Legion Street

The Granite Quarry Legion Building was built by the Granite Park Post, Inc. The name later changed to Livengood-Peeler-Wood American Legion Post #448, Inc. in April of 1950.  For nearly 60 years, the building was home to Post #448. For more information about the history of the American Legion, CLICK HERE.

The Granite Quarry Legion Building was conveyed to the Town of Granite Quarry in November of 2009 by American Legion Post #448. As the members of Post #448 aged and membership declined, the post could no longer continue with the necessary upkeep of the building itself. The members wanted to make sure the residents of Granite Quarry could continue to use the building as they had in the past. An agreement was reached that Post #448 would continue to use the building until they were no longer active. Updates to the building in 2010 were funded by a partnership with the Granite Quarry Civitan Club who still meet in the building.

Granite Quarry Legion Building is conveniently located adjacent to the Granite Civic Park which makes this a great place for an indoor event with the convenience of a playground and ballfield just steps away. It is a great facility for family reunions, birthday parties, bridal or baby showers, club meetings, art, exercise classes or whatever your special gathering may be. To ensure availability, this facility must be reserved through the Town Hall.


Hours Reservations Only
Tour of facility by appointment
Amenities Large open banquet room:
  75 people seated Maximum Capacity
150 people not seated Maximum Capacity
12 - 6’ Tables, 3 - 8’ tables, 75 chairs
Full Kitchen
Paved parking lot

Reserve Facility