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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Highland Recreation Center


Highland Recreation Center offers recreational opportunities for all ages and interests. The facility features a Gymnasium with 2 full courts, Fitness Center, Aerobics Studio, Community Room and Game Room. Just outside in Stanford Park, there are 2 playgrounds, a picnic shelter and 3 Softball fields.