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Hillside Park

Features

  1. Baseball/Softball Field - Youth
  2. Basketball
  3. Field Lights
  4. Grill
  5. Picnic Shelters
  6. Picnic Tables
  7. Playground
  8. Restrooms
  9. Sprayground
  10. Swimming Pool
  11. Water Fountains
With so much to offer, Hillside Park has something for everyone! It has picnic shelters, a playground and baseball/softball fields. This park is also a short walk to the W.D. Hill Recreation Center

Hillside Park also includes an outdoor pool and sprayground that are open during the summer months!

History
The original Hillside Park High School was built in 1922 on the northern edge of land donated by John Sprunt Hill for the Hillside Park itself. It fronted on S. Roxboro Street but met the land from the center that fronted on Fayetteville Street. Around 1950, the need to expand the high school, and the lack of land to expand into at this site, prompted the School Board to switch Whitted Junior High School and Hillside Park High School (which became simply Hillside) with one another. This building then became Whitted Junior High School and it remained Whitted into the 1970s, at which point it was abandoned by the school system. In 2015, the City, County, and private developers began working to restore the beautiful old building as a residential site for senior housing.