Dawson County Parks and Recreation

445 Martin Road
P.O. Box 808
Dawsonville, GA 30534


(706) 344-3646
(706) 344-3648
Fax:  (706) 344-3647

Contact by email

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All information is subject to change. Please contact the main office at 706-344-3646 or by email for updates.

Mission Statement  
Staff Directory  
Park Board  

Non-Resident Fees and Weight Room Changes, effective May 1, 2013

Our Mission

Dawson County Parks & Recreation's primary mission is to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for which people of all ages can grow, benefit, and enjoy the quality of life through diverse recreational and leisure opportunities.

Parks & Recreation Overview

The Parks & Recreation Division offers a variety of facilities for those who like to take advantage of the passive recreational activities. Amongst our locations, you will find indoor facilities, used for birthday parties and reunions, as well as, playgrounds and a swimming pool.

The overall growth of Dawson County can be seen in the growing numbers of participants in each of the athletic programs offered. From youth soccer to adult co-ed softball, the list of athletic programs offered grows each year.

The opening of the Rec. Center in 2005 has resulted in the implementation of many new programs, such as Cardio Kickboxing for adults and Baton & Dance classes for children.

Online registration is now available for most all of the Athletic programs and many of the classes offered by the Parks & Recreation Department. The growth in the department is leading us into the direction of many online services involving schedules, registration, and team standings.

Beginning in 2008, the Parks & Recreation Department developed an information guide, which serves as a directory of the many activities, programs, and services offered by the Parks & Recreation Department. The information is split into two separate activity guides: Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall. The Winter/Spring Guide becomes available for distribution in January and will contain information for activities and events scheduled for January-May. The Summer/Fall Guide becomes available for distribution in May and will contain information for activities and events scheduled for June-December.  Beginning in 2012, the activity guide will be available online as Online Flip-Book.  The flip-book will have the capability of being edited with updated information periodically throughout the year to provide you with the most recent information.  Copies are also available at Veterans Memorial Park and Rock Creek while supplies last.   

The 2014 Winter/Spring Online Flip-Book is here!  Click image below to view the current activity guide!




Staff Directory

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General Inquiries Ext. 221
Lisa Henson, Director Ext. 222         
Zak Moore, Athletic Coordinator Ext. 230   
Buffie Hamil, Programs & Facilities Coordinator Ext. 224
Ronda Watson, Business Relations Specialist Ext. 225
Kris Rowan, Customer Relations Specialist Ext. 221
Mark Edwards, Athletic Assistant  
Greg Lawrence, Athletic Assistant Ext. 300
Tom Whalen, Athletic Assistant  
Daniel Flake, Maintenance  
Ronnie Cronan, Mainetnance  
Billy Mahaffey, Maintenance  
Felecia Padgett, Customer Relations Assistant  
Gaye Palmer, Customer Relations Assistant  
Karen Wilson, Customer Relations Assistant  

Park Board

Chad Cofield
Tony Kellar
Warren King
Heather Tierney
Spencer Wright
Board meets the second Thursday of each month:  5:00PM at Rock Creek


Customer Satisfaction Survey

In an effort to improve customer service, we would like to ask that you take a few minutes to complete the following survey as it relates to your recent experiences with the Parks & Recreation Department in Dawson County.  Click here to take the Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Documents & Policies


Parks & Recreation Calendar

View the Parks & Recreation calendar

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