The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Gateway Park


Gateway Park is a linear park located along 1st Street West and was dedicated in May of 2003. The park extends from the entrance of the Canova Shopping Center to Downtown Conover. This linear park provides a valuable pedestrian/bicycle link into downtown.