Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation Department
197 Main Street
New Martinsville, WV 26155

For questions about any of our parks, rentals, facilities or events, please contact our office.



Monday-Friday8:00am to 4:30pm

Jodie Nippert
Parks & Recreation Director


Parks & Recreation Commission


Mission Statement:


The New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission is dedicated to promoting quality programs and facilities for all citizens of New Martinsville regardless of race, age, gender, disability or disadvantages. This is done with the respect and guidelines set by the New Martinsville City Council and the citizens of New Martinsville.

Our Parks

The City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department operates 8 city park facilities. Below is a list of our parks, click on any park to learn more.

Annual Events

Listed below are some of our events that are held each year.

  • Mother/Son Dance
  • Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Summer Camps
  • Arts in the Park 4th of July Celebration

Additional programs include:

  • Splash Bashes
  • Miniature Golf Events
  • Santa’s Calling
  • Sunday Soccer
  • Clothing/Household Collection/Give A Way
  • Boo @ Bruce
  • and Many Others!
Follow us on Face Book at N.M.Parks for the latest program and facility updates.

Shelter Rentals

Picnic shelters at Brooklyn, Bruce and Lewis Wetzel Parks may be rented for April through October starting the first working day in January. Rental fee various with size of shelter.

Lewis Wetzel Shelter

Located at Lewis Wetzel Park, Lewis Wetzel Shelter offers the perfect spot to host birthday parties, reunions, and more. With access to paddle boating, a swimming pool, baseball field, playground, basketball court and dog park, Lewis Wetzel Shelter is sure to be a fit for the whole family. The shelter has access to electric, water, and a charcoal grill. Call to reserve the shelter for your event!

Bruce Park Shelters

Four different sized shelters are located at Bruce Park. Pictures and amenities are listed.

Bruce Large Shelter

Capacity 275 people
Has electric, water and charcoal grill.

Bruce Medium Shelter

Capacity 120 people
Has electric, water and charcoal grill.

Bruce Regular Shelter

Capacity 30 people

Bruce Small Shelter

Capacity 12 people

Brooklyn Park Shelters

Brooklyn Large Shelter

Capacity 120
Has electricity, water and charcoal grill

Brooklyn Small Shelter

Capacity 60 people
Has electric

Lewis Wetzel Family Center

Lewis Wetzel Family Center
442 E. Benjamin Drive

This multi use facility is located in Lewis Wetzel Park, behind the Wetzel County Hospital. The kitchen is equipped with microwave, stove, ice machine and sinks. Capacity is 320 seated individuals.

Park Attractions

Lewis Wetzel Pool

Located in beautiful Lewis Wetzel Park, the Lewis Wetzel Pool is a great place for all ages to cool off. The zero depth entry offers accessibility for everyone. The lily pads are a challenging water walk and often lead to hilarious fun. The stars of the show are the two large water slides.

Bruce Park Mini Golf

Bruce Mini Golf, located at Bruce Park, provides a fun mini-golf experience for any age. With 18 holes, Bruce Mini-Golf is open May - October for $3 a golfer per round. Times and prices are subjected to change.

Lewis Wetzel Pond & Paddle Boats

Lewis Wetzel Pond, located at Lewis Wetzel Park, provides a wonderful location to fish and paddleboat. Paddleboat's are available from the end of May - September for $3 a boat. Times and price are subject to change upon season.