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Marion Diehl Recreation Center

2219 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
South Park District
980-314-1300 (NEW NUMBER)

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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 Information About Therapeutic Division Programs, click here >>>>>>>>>>>
Therapeutic Division Manager - Karla Gray
For Information About Aquatics Division Swimming Program, click here >>>>>>> 
Program Manager Aquatics - Pat Daly

For more programming information visit Eparks

* Recreation Holiday Hours Only



​Holiday ​Date/Day ​Hours of Operation
​MLK Day ​Monday, Jan 19, 2015 ​9:00am - 5:00pm
​Good Friday ​Friday, Apr 3, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm
​Easter ​Sunday Apr 5, 2015 ​CLOSED​
​Memorial Day ​Mon, May 25, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm
​Independence Day ​Sat, July 4, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm
​Labor Day ​Mon, Sep 7, 2015 ​8:00am - 4:00pm
​Thanksgiving Day Thur, Nov 26, 2015 ​CLOSED​
​Day After Thanksgiving Fri, Nov 27, 2015 ​CLOSED​
​Christmas Eve ​Thur, Dec 24, 2015 ​9:00am - 5:00pm​
​Christmas Day ​Fri, Dec 25, 2015 ​CLOSED​
​Day After Christmas Sat, Dec 26, 2015 ​CLOSED​
​New Year's Eve ​Thur, Dec 31, 2015 ​8:00am - 4:00pm​
​New Year's Day ​Fri, Jan 1, 2016 ​CLOSED​




Facility Manager I:           Malcolm Sanders
Recreation Specialist:      Whitney Bennington
Administrative Support:     Rozetta Spears

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. Wednesdays 5pm - 7pm, Saturdays 12pm-2pm.  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 704-432-0237.  
Senior Volleyball:
Fun active and social program for all levels. Mondays 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  Cost is $2 per visit.  For more information, contact Marion Diehl Recreation Center at 704-432-0237.
4-H Homeschool/P.E.:
Students will use 4-H curriculum and complete a variety of activities in areas of plants, animals, foods, citizenship, communications, leadership and more.   For more information, contact Whitney Bennington.



Office Location:

Park and Recreation 5841 Brookshire Blvd Charlotte, NC 28216

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


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