Kiwanis Family Park

The City of Sanford's municipal parks will reopen under North Carolina Executive Order No. 163 beginning Friday, Sept. 4 at 5:00 p.m. No reopening date has been set for the Kiwanis Family Park Splash Pad.
In 2018, Lee County Government gave the City of Sanford the front area of Kiwanis Family Park to redevelop.

In September 2019, the City unveiled a brand new inclusive playground, Sanford's first splash pad, a half-mile walking trail, two new shelters, and a new bathroom facility.

Inclusive Playground

Kiwanis Family Park's new inclusive playground offers several play features that are accessible to people of all abilities.

The park is adjacent to a new, paved half-mile walking trail.

Splash Pad

The City of Sanford's only splash pad is located at Kiwanis Family Park. The splash pad is free to use.

There are benches and picnic tables in the splash pad area. There is also a grassy, shaded area where visitors can sit on their own blankets, towels, or portable chairs.

At this time, the splash pad is not available for private rental.

Hours of Operation

The park is open from sunrise to sunset year-round. Bathroom facilities are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Due to the ongoing effort to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the playground and splash pad are closed to the public.

The paved walking trail and the Kiwanis Family Park gravel trails are open.

Kiwanis Family Park Walking Trails and Existing Facilities

The City of Sanford is only responsible for the areas of Kiwanis Family Park mentioned above, which are the new main parking lot, the splash pad, the playground, the paved half-mile walking trail, and the two new picnic shelters.

The gravel walking trails, existing Kiwanis Club picnic shelter, uncovered picnic tables, gazebo, and side parking lot remain under the ownership and management of Lee County Parks and Recreation

Reservations for the Kiwanis Club picnic shelter must be made through their registration system. Reserving their shelter does not also reserve the City's newly constructed shelter.