Creekside Park is a 95-acre municipal park which contains the
Archdale Parks and Recreation Center, Archdale Senior Center,
three lighted ball fields, four lighted tennis courts, three
T-ball fields, picnic shelters, two playgrounds, shuffleboard
courts and horseshoe pits. The park also provides over two miles
of walking trails through serene woodlands. A new 18-hole disc
golf course winds through the park and along Muddy Creek.
The Archdale Recreation Center is the central location for
all programs provided by Archdale Parks and Recreation
Department. It offers a variety of programs for all area
residents. On-going programs include children’s self defense,
after school program, summer day camp, youth baseball leagues in
fall and spring, girls volleyball leagues, youth basketball
leagues, and cheerleading. Adult programs include yoga/palates,
zumba, shag/line dance, women’s softball league and co-ed
volleyball league as well as hosting Weight Watchers Meetings.
Senior adults enjoy exercise classes, yoga/palates, zumba gold,
knitting/crocheting, day trips and senior line dance classes.
Several “Special Events” are held annually at Creekside
Park. These include a July Fourth Festival, Halloween Carnival,
Easter Egg Hunt, and GoFar 5K Run/Walk. As well as Creekside
Christmas, held every December in the park. Lovers, young and
old, can snuggle on a hay ride through the park which is lit by
luminaries. Youngsters can enjoy a marshmallow roast under the
stars while their parents browse the homemade crafts on display.
And of course, there’s always a visit from Jolly Ol’ St. Nick
himself. The event is planned annually by Archdale’s Parks and
The Christmas spirit also abounds
during the annual Archdale Christmas Parade. Lining the streets
with show cars and parade floats and a visit from Santa has been
a tradition of Archdale for more than 20 years. The parade,
sponsored by Community Outreach of Archdale-Trinity, awakens the
Christmas spirit of the community early in December as
participants wind through the center of town 'neath the
glimmering Christmas decorations.
Christmas could not be
complete without helping those in need. The SerCo Club's
Archdale-Trinity Cheer Fund collects donations for needy
families. In years past, this holiday tradition has collected
money, food, fuel and oil for those less fortunate. The
Sealy/Fox8 Holiday Concert, a festive annual event, collects
cans of food for The Salvation Army and Creekside Christmas
hosts a canned food drive for Community Outreach of
The Friends of Trinity developed a one
half acre site, in the heart of Trinity, into a community park.
This park features a gazebo with a kiosk in the middle
displaying historic photographs of the area. It also features
several park benches, an artifact from the old high school and
beautiful landscaping. Recently the group expanded the park with
a picnic shelter and grill for the communities use for family
The Carl and Linda Grubb Family YMCA opened
its doors in June 2010 and adds another option for community
recreation. The YMCA currently has leagues for the community in
youth and adult soccer, youth and adult softball, youth and
adult basketball, swim lessons, indoor soccer and flag football.
A summer camp and afterschool program is also offered for
Colonial Country Club boasts an
18-hole, par-71 golf course (designed by Gene Hamm), and offers
other country club amenities. The location of Archdale-Trinity
is a golfer’s dream, with various courses located nearby in
surrounding cities, including Holly Ridge Golf Links, complete
with newly renovated club house and restaurant.