Recreation Department

About MM Rec
Farris Park
Senior Center
Special Events


Located just 2 1/2 miles north of Mayodan, Farris Memorial Park spans more than 269 acres. The land was donated in 1976 by Mamie and Auburn Farris in memory of their two sons, Jim and Jack Farris. Now owned by the Town of Mayodan, the park is managed by the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department.

The chart below lists the various amenities at the park. Special programs also are planned each year.

The Picnic Shelter Rental Request form is available in PDF format on our forms page.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Concerts in the Park

Miniature Golf League

Annual Fishing Derby

Mayodan Antique Extravaganza







Amenities Details


Amphitheater Outdoor stage with bench seats

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


$10 per each additional hour

Basketball Court 2 goals

no charge

Outdoor Chapel North Side, near Shelter 2 $20 per half-day*
Concession Stand Sodas, nachos, candy, hot dogs, snow cones and more!


Driving Range Off-season: Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, 12PM - Dark

$3 for small
$5 for large

Fishing See Guidelines Below

$4 per day - Adult

$2 per day - Seniors 55+ or Kids 12 and under

$25 per year - Annual Permit

Fishing Piers (2) One is handicapped accessible  
Free-Standing Grills and Picnic Tables Located throughout the park

no charge

Hiking Trail One-Mile natural trail winds through woods and around lake


Horseshoe Pits (2) Handicap Accessible

no charge

Lake 12-Acre Lake


Lighted Softball Fields (2)  


Miniature Golf  

$3.00 - 18 Holes

Outdoor Chapel  



$3.00 per person per 1/2 Hour
Minimum age of 4

Picnic Shelters
     Shelter 1

Location - Main Entrance

Capacity - 250

Large Grill, electricity, Water


$40 per half-day

$60 all day

     Shelter 2

Location - North Side

Capacity - 100

Large grill, electricity, water

$30 per half-day

$40 all day

     Shelter 3

Location - North Side

Capacity - 40

Small grill, electricity

$20 per half-day

$25 all day

     Shelter 4

Location - Past Miniature Golf

Capacity - 75

Large grill, electricity, Water

$35 per half-day

$50 all day



Pond 2 acre


Remote Control Airplane Landing Strip  


Restroom Facilities (2) Located on each side of park


Skate Park CLOSED


Softball Fields  

$10 per hour - Practice

$20 per field - Drag & Line

$25 per hour - Lights

Soccer Fields (2 Adults, 1 Youth)  

$10 per hour practice

$35 per field Line & Cut


Tennis Courts (2) CLOSED


Tournament Rentals Soccer & Softball Fields

Call Rec. for Fees

*Rental Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 4 - 9 p.m. (1/2 day); 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (full day)

Reservations are taken at the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department only.

A rental agreement form must be completed.

Payment is required with reservation. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.


Fishing Regulations

  • Anyone 16 years or older must have a NC Fishing License regardless of bait type.

  • Fishing is allowed from the bank only.

  • No swimming or wading in the lake.

  • All fish must be checked out by staff.

  • No alcoholic beverages allowed.

  • Waters are under the rules and regulations set by the Mayodan Town Council

  • Rules and regulations are enforced by the Mayodan Police Department and the North Carolina Wildlife Commission.


Size Requirements

                    Size                        Catch Limit

Bass       14 inch minimum              8

Catfish    12 inch minimum            10

Brim        Unlimited                      Unlimited

Perch       Unlimited                      Unlimited




In order to use the Skatepark Facility at Farris Memorial Park, you must follow these steps:

  • Fill out the registration form at the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center

  • Complete Hold Harmless Agreement and have it notorized at Madison or Mayodan Town Hall or Mayodan Police Dept.

  • Buy a Pass from the Madison-Mayodan Rec. Center
    Seasonal: $25.00 April-October
    Monthly: $10.00
    Daily: $2.00

  • Read Rules and Regulations Sheet

  • Start skating!


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