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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Matheson Park


This seven-acre family park is complete with swings and play equipment for the children, cookout facilities & sheltered eating areas, restrooms, volleyball area and 2,000 foot walking trail. Bring your picnic lunch and relax under one of the many shade trees that line the banks of the small creek that meanders through Matheson Park.