The Park Watch program is a partnership between the Gastonia Parks and Recreation Department, the Gastonia Police Department and City residents to reduce crime, vandalism and illegal activities in our parks and recreation facilities. Modeled after the Community Watch program, Park Watch provides citizens guidelines to follow when reporting suspicious activities,helping us to keep our parks safe year-round.
What can you do?
While visiting our parks, citizens are asked to be on the alert for unlawful fires, vandalism (graffiti), safety hazards, suspicious persons/activities, or other violations of Gastonia Parks and Recreation rules and regulations.
1. Submit a completed Application Form and Background Check Release Form. Forms may be obtained online (link below), or in person from any staffed facilities of the Gastonia Parks and Recreation Department.
2. Once approved, attend a one-hour, mandatory training class.
Classes will be conducted at the Gastonia Police Department Community Room during the Spring and Fall, and by special request for groups of ten or more.
Background Check Release Form
Park Watch Brochure
109 W. Second Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)