Recreation and Parks | Special Events

Road Races


5k Run & Walk- Start your year off on the right foot!  The JCRPD offers this annual road race on New Year's Day. Registration begins in November.

Greening Up the Mountains 5k Race - This event is offered in conjunction with the annual Spring festival, Greening Up the Mountains.  The race is held on the fourth Saturday in April.

2015 RACE RESULTS: 2015 Greening Up the Mountains 5k - results

Easter Events

{module_literature,i,230711}Easter Egg Hunt:The youth of Jackson County gather for a fun filled day of hunting Easter eggs and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. Eggs are scattered throughout the fields at The Recreation Center in Cullowhee so that all kids can have plenty of room to run and enjoy the Easter festivities.

Halloween - Pumpkin Patch Trail

This fun, family Halloween event is held the last Friday before Halloween at the Recreation Park in Cullowhee, from 5-7pm. Children can enjoy trick-or-treating around the trail.

  • Christmas in the Park

The Jackson County Recreation & Parks Center will be holding Christmas in the Park. This will be held on Friday, December 18th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Recreation Center in Cullowhee. Come enjoy light scenes, decorations in the park, visit with Santa and bring your Christmas list. A fire pit will be available for marshmallow roasting. Hot chocolate, marshmallows, and coffee will be for sale for $1.00. For more information please contact the Recreation Center at 293-3053.

Breakfast with Santa

Come enjoy a hot breakfast and a visit with Santa. The Jackson County Parks & Recreation Center and the Jackson County Senior Center have planned Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 5th from 8:30am to 10:30am at the Jackson County Senior Center. A hot breakfast will be served free for all children ages 10 and under and $5.00 for all others. For more information please contact Dora Caldwell at the Recreation Center at 293-3053 or Lindsi Cauley at the Senior Center at 586-4944. 

Movie Nights

Concerts on Creek

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