Recreation Opportunities in Winston-Salem

Living in Winston-Salem

Whether you are looking to spend a relaxing evening out at an award-winning restaurant, go hiking on a trail with breath-taking views, or take in a local sporting event, Winston-Salem has something to offer for everyone.  Recreation opportunities in Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas include:

Parks and Outdoor Spaces

Bailey Park
Bailey Park, an urban green space, is located in downtown Winston-Salem in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The park features a covered stage, food truck courts and a large, grassy lawn area. Bailey Park also offers a variety of free community programs.

Tanglewood Park
The county's largest recreational area is Tanglewood Park, with two 18-hole championship golf courses, tennis courts, and places for horseback riding, camping, boating and fishing.

Salem Lake Park
Salem Lake Park offers a 365-acre lake with pier and boat fishing, and a 6.9-mile trail that offers a scenic view of the lake at all times.

Reynolda Gardens
The 129 acres that comprise Reynolda Gardens were once at the center of Reynolda, the early twentieth century estate of R. J. Reynolds. The gardens and grounds are open free of charge during daylight hours year-round.

Museums and Zoos

Kaleidum is an interactive, hands-on science center and museum for all ages. The facility includes 25,000 square feet of exhibits, a planetarium, an auditorium, picnic areas and nature trails.

NC Zoo
Located just south of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo is seated on a 2,200-acre tract of land in the Uwharrie Mountains. Approximately 500 acres of this property have been developed into one of the largest "natural habitat" zoos in the United States.

Sporting Opportunities

Winston-Salem Dash
Winston-Salem's minor league baseball is a Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The team plays home games at BB&T Ballpark and give you an opportunity to see future MLB all-stars in the making.

Golf Digest named the Piedmont Triad (encompassing Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point) America’s “Best Big City for Golf.” The area was noted for its mild climate and abundance of quality golf courses by well-known designers. The Piedmont Triad has 262 playable days a year.