Yancey County Youth League COVID-19 Message

With disappointment, we announce that softball and baseball is cancelled for the Spring 2020 season. As most of you know, we have not made this decision lightly. We have debated all possible scenarios, as well as waited for instruction from our state and local leaders.

We are erring on the side of caution, as we would rather be safe than sorry. Until next time, practice hitting, throwing and fielding. We look forward to seeing you next season. We will be mailing refund checks in the coming week.

As always, stay safe & healthy. Check the Youth League Facebook page for updates on Fall activities.


Loren Deyton, Director of Parks & Recreation
Brandi Burleson, Board Member
Monica Robison, Board Member
Marc Tyner, Board Member


It is the goal of Yancey Parks and Recreation to provide quality programming to all the citizens of the community.

We believe programs should be enjoyable, fun, safe, fulfilling, and rewarding. Recreational opportunities should emphasize participation for enjoyment, self-understanding, self-discipline, team work, and sportsmanship. The primary purpose of programs is for youth and adults to reach their full potential through complete participation in recreational activities.

Yancey County Parks and Recreation strives to prepare youth for adulthood and the enhancement of overall quality of life for all Yancey County Citizens.


Yancey County Parks and Recreation offers recreational opportunities at the following facilities:

Old Burnsville Gym
School Circle, Burnsville

Due to Coronovirus concerns, the Old Burnsville Gym will be closed evenings and weekends

Gym Schedule:
Monday- Friday
8:30am- 10:00am Walkers & Exercise
10:00am-12:00pm Open Gym
12:00pm - 1:30pm Walkers & Exercise
1:30pm - 5:00pm Open Gym

Ray–Cort Recreation Park and Pool
314 Mitchell Branch Road, Burnsville

Kid Mountain Playground
School Circle, Burnsville

Patience Park and Pool
225 Patience Park Road, Burnsville

Toe River Campground
225 Patience Park Road, Burnsville

Comprehensive Recreation Grounds
258 Whittington Road, Burnsville

Lincoln Park Field
Lincoln Park Road, Burnsville

Cane River Field
Cane River School Road, Burnsville

Our Location

 Our offices are located in the Yancey County Courthouse on the Burnsville Town Square

Yancey County Government
110 Town Square
Burnsville, NC 28714