Hester Park Shelters

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Hester ParkNamed in honor of Oka T. Hester, former director of the Parks & Recreation Department, Hester Park provides leisure recreation for people of all ages. The park features three soccer / football fields programmed by the Parks & Recreation Department, as well as eight lighted laykold tennis courts.

Area fishermen can enjoy a well-stocked lake, offered free to Guilford County residents age 12 and under and $2 for all other anglers (NC fishing laws apply). The fitness trail (1.3 miles) will challenge both the beginner and expert athlete with an extensive program of exercise and jogging. Trotter Center also offers a variety of programs, as well as sports camps.

Park Amenities

  • Seven picnic shelters with grills, two playgrounds
  • Stocked fishing lake with four fishing piers ($2 per person over 12 years of age) 
  • Walking trails (1.3 miles)
  • Four horseshoe pits
  • Two sand volleyball courts Tennis leagues and instruction available
Picnic Shelter Information
  • To get the shelter of your choice, we strongly recommend you reserve it. A reservation ensures your group will have the shelter of its choice on the day that you choose. We accept cash, checks, Master Card, Visa and Discover. 
  • Guilford County school groups receive a discount and must call the office at 336-373-5888 to make a reservation. 
  • Online Reservations.
  • Or call 336-373-5888 to speak to a staff member to make your reservation. 
  • Please review all rules and regulations prior to making a reservation . Refunds are not allowed.
  • Shelter Location Map
  • Shelter Rental Rates 
Hester Park Shelter 1
Shelter #1
Seating Capacity: 200
Number of Grills: 2 - 1 large, 1 small
Electricity available
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Hester Park Shelter 2 Shelter #2
Seating Capacity: 35 
Number of Grills: 1 large
Electricity available
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Hester Park Shelter 3 Shelter #3
Seating Capacity: 35
Number of Grills: 1 small
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Hester Park Shelter 4 Shelter #4
Seating Capacity: 75 
Number of Grills: 2 - 1 large, 1 small
Electricity available
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Hester Park Shelter 5 Shelter #5 
Seating Capacity: 35
Number of Grills: 1 small
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Hester Park Shelter 6 Shelter #6
Seating Capacity: 35 
Number of Grills: 1 small
Electricity Available
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Hester Park Shelter 7 Shelter #7
Seating Capacity: 70
Number of Grills: 2 - 1 large, 1 small
Electricity Available
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Oka T. Hester Park
3615 Deutzia St., Greensboro, NC 27407
  • Park Office: 336-373-2937
  • Trotter Center: 336-373-2927
  • Shelter Reservations: 336-373-5888
  • Fax Number: 336-373-2060