Parks & Recreation | Jackson County | North Carolina

Greening Up the Mountains 5K

  • This 5K is held on the fourth Saturday in April, in conjunction with the annual spring festival, Greening Up the Mountains. This is a flat, fun, and family friendly event. Registration begins in early February. Registration fee is $15.00 pre-registered, and $20.00 on race day. Registration - Click Here

Easter Egg Hunt

  • This is an Easter themed event open to ages ten and under. It is held the Saturday before Easter weekend. Come early for pictures with the bunny before the egg hunt begins. Prizes are awarded for finders of the “golden egg”, but treats are inside all the other eggs. This event is free. 

Carpenter Classic Golf Tournament

  • Annual golf tournament held at Trillium Links and Lake Club. Held the first Monday in October. All proceeds go towards helping Smoky Mountain Senior Games and also the Jackson County Special Olympics. For more information or to register please contact either one of our Recreation Centers.  

Kids Learn to Fish Day

  • Fish Day is held the first Saturday in June. Open to ages seven through thirteen. North Carolina Sportsman’s Association, as well as the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, offer a casting and BIG fish contest with the opportunity for children to catch their very own trout from Cullowhee Creek. Registration is taken the month of May. This is a free event. 

Run in 5K Run, Walk, & Fun Run

  • After much thought, deliberation and out of abundance of caution the Run in 2021 5k has changed gears and will be a VIRTUAL 5K RUN this year. The health and safety of our community, families and runners must be our first priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but we look forward to hosting our Run in 2021 VIRTUAL 5k on Jan 1st ,2021.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Registration is open until 12:00pn (noon)  on January 3rd. The virtual race begins at 6am on Friday, January 1st. You can run or walk your 5k (3.1 miles) on a treadmill or outdoors.

Disc Golf Tournament

  • Multiple tournaments will be hosted throughout the calendar year at the Cullowhee Recreation Center. Registration fee for singles is $5.00, and doubles is $10.00. All ages and skills levels are welcome. Disc Golf Tournament Flyer

Pumpkin Patch

  • This is a Halloween themed special event. It will be held Thursday, October 31st from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva. It will be held in conjunciton with Treat Street. This free event is open to all youth under the age of 10. Various community groups will have booths and will pass out candy and treats to participants. No registration is taken for this program.

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