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Jesse Helms Park

Jesse Helms Park

Jesse Helms Park offers a playground, walking trail, soccer complex, picnic shelter, and picnic sites.

1505 Summerlin Dairy Road
Wingate, NC 28174

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If soccer games are scheduled on a weekend, all facilities will be open during game times for public use.

Athletic Fields

The soccer complex has six full-size soccer fields that can be utilized for children and adult games upon request, as well as weekday practice sessions. Reservations are required for use and must be received at least 48 hours in advance. Fields are available for reservations between March 1 and November 1 each year. Email us to request a reservation.

Shelter Reservation

Shelter reservations are accepted Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and must be received at least 48 hours in advance. Email us to request a reservation.

  • Main Entrance at Jesse Helms Park

    Main Entrance

  • Playground at Jesse Helms Park


  • View of the Soccer Fields at Jesse Helms Park

    Soccer Fields

  • Restrooms at Jesse Helms Park

    Restroom Facilities

Master Plan Update

Parks and Recreation is currently updating the master plan for Jesse Helms Park to include new amenities and programming that will be developed, as well as opportunities at the Special Events Center, which is currently being constructed. We appreciate input from 685 Union County residents in a recent survey seeking community input. Click here to see the survey results summary and analysis.

Contact Information

Jesse Helms Park
Jim Chaffin, Parks and Recreation Director

Send an Email
Phone: 704-283-3885

About Jesse Helms Park

Jesse Helms Park serves Union County residents as well as surrounding areas.

Facilities available at Jesse Helms Park include

  • Covered picnic shelter with picnic tables and double grill (capacity of 75 people)
  • Four individual concrete picnic sites with a grill and picnic table
  • Playground
  • Paved walking track (approximately 2/5 mile)
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Six-section exercise stations