Hester Park 1Features and Amenities:

  • Hester Park offers fishermen a 5.7 acre lake equipped with four fishing piers; one designed for physically challenged visitors
  • Hester park is the home to a 1.3 mile fitness and exercise trail equipped with 13 fitness stations designed to provide a challenging workout for all skill levels
  • Gazebo (available for wedding rentals)
  • Five horseshoe pits are spread throughout the park available for public use
  • Seven picnic shelters
  • Drop-in picnic sites are located throughout the park offering grills and picnic tables to our guests on a first-come basis
  • Playgrounds (two)
  • Hester Park houses three programmed athletic fields available for rental; please call 336-412-5799 for more information about field reservations 
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Tennis courts (11 courts)

What's Happening at Oka T. Hester Park:

  • Loan-a-Rod Program
  • Fishing clinics (call park office at 336-373-2937 for more information)
  • Hester Park is part of the NC Community Fishing Program. As a participant of this program, catchable-sized channel catfish are stocked in the ponds April through September. The Community Fishing Program allows for catching and keeping up to six catfish per day.

Please note: While visiting the park, we request that you do not feed the waterfowl.