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Marion Diehl Recreation Center

2219 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
South Park District

The Marion Diehl Recreation Center opened its doors to the citizens of Charlotte in 1980.  It is named in honor of Mr. F. Marion Diehl who served as the Director of Charlotte Parks and recreation Department for many years.  The center provides year round recreational programs for persons with or without disabilities.

 This center is situated on 82 acres of land and includes a multi-purpose room, kitchen area, 1/4 mile paved walking trail, outdoor playground, and a full size gymnasium.  It also features a 25-meter by 6-lane warm pool, beach entry to a 2.5 foot wading pool and rooms.  We offer a variety of programs and classes including specialized instruction for adults and children with physical disabilities! 

For programming information visit Eparks

Hours of Operation 

Monday - Thursday - 7am - 9pm
Friday - 7am - 8pm
Saturday - 8am - 4pm
Sunday - 1pm - 5pm

Pool closes 30 minutes before facility

Open swim times

M/W/F - 9:30am - 2pm
T/TH - 7am - 9am​, 11am - 1pm, 
Sat - 1pm - 3:30pm
Sun - 1pm 4:30pm
*Please call Marion Diehl for lap swim times.  Schedule subject to change.  Current schedule​

Open Swim Rates
Resident Youth - $2                  Nonresident Youth - $3
Resident Senior - $3                Nonresident Senior - $4
Resident Adult - $4                  Nonresident Adult - $5


Facility Manager I:  Kimberly Herrera
Therapeutic Division Manager:  Karla Gray
Recreation Supervisor/Aquatics:  Pat Daly
Recreation Specialist:   Whitney Bennington
Administrative Support:    Priscilla McDaniels

Whats Going on At Marion Diehl Recreation Center

Youth Athletics:
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation offers a wide variety of athletic programs to youth participants throughout the year. All youth athletics programs are Recreation Center based and take place at various parks and recreation centers throughout Mecklenburg County. For more information on Youth Athletics and information on how to register please visit the Youth Athletics Page.

Martial Arts: Tora Ha Kempo:
Classes for children (4+) and classes for adults. Learn martial arts in a fun but disciplined environment. Wednesdays at 6pm. Cost is $5 per class. Contact Kevin Hinson for availability and information at 704-533-2994. 
Senior/Adult Badminton:
Fun active and social program for all levels. Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm, Saturdays 12pm-3:30pm.  Cost is $2/day for Adults ages 18 - 54, and $1/day  for Adults 55 and older. For more information, contact Marion Diehl Recreation Center at 980-314-1300.  
Adult Volleyball:
Fun active and social program for all levels. Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm.  Cost is $2/day for Adults ages 18 - 54, and $1/day  for Adults 55 and older. For more information, contact Marion Diehl Recreation Center at 980-314-1300.  

Open Gym Basketball​:
Sundays - 1pm - 3pm - Official Score Keeper.   Games will run 10 minutes.  Open to all ages and genders.  Winner stay & plays.


* Recreation Holiday Hours Only

​Holiday​Date/Day​Hours of Operation
​MLK Day​Monday, Jan 18, 2016​9:00am - 5:00pm
​Good Friday​Friday, Mar 25, 20168:00am - 4:00pm
​Easter​Sunday Mar 27, 2016​CLOSED​
​Memorial Day​Mon, May 30, 20168:00am - 4:00pm
​Independence Day​Mon, July 4, 20168:00am - 4:00pm
​Labor Day​Mon, Sep 5, 2016​8:00am - 4:00pm
​Halloween​Mon, Oct 31, 2016​8:00am - 4:00pm
​Veterans Day​Fri, Nov 11, 2016​8:00am - 4:00pm
​Day Before Thanksgiving​Wed, Nov 23, 2016​8:00am - 4:00pm
​Thanksgiving DayThur, Nov 24, 2016​CLOSED​
​Day After ThanksgivingFri, Nov 25, 2016​CLOSED​
​Christmas Eve​Sat, Dec 24, 2016CLOSED​
​Christmas Day​Sun, Dec 25, 2016​CLOSED​
​Day After ChristmasMon, Dec 26, 2016​8:00am - 4:00pm​​
​County Holiday​Tue, Dec 27, 2016​8:00am - 4:00pm
​New Year's Eve​Sat, Dec 31, 2016​8:00am - 4:00pm​
​New Year's Day​Mon, Jan 1, 2017​CLOSED​





Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216


Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.