Dawson County Parks and Recreation

Parks & Recreation photo Matt Payne, Director

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


(706) 344-3646 phone
(706) 344-3648 phone
(706) 344-3647 fax

Contact by email

Office Hours:

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




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Mission   Overview   Staff Directory  Park Board  Documents  

2019 Holidays/Closings  


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 Department offers a variety of facilities and activities for all ages. We manage four parks, where you will find indoor facilities, such as meeting rooms and basketball courts, as well as a multitude of outdoor facilities, including playgrounds, a swimming pool, a splash pad, ball fields, tennis courts, and more!

We strive to improve our department for the betterment of the community we serve.

In efforts to provide the community with a quick reference guide for our programs, we developed an information guide, which 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 May-December.  The activity guide is available online as Online Flip-Book and high quality printed copies are available at Veterans Memorial Park and Rock Creek, while supplies last.   

The 2019 Summer/Fall Online Flip-Book is here!  Click image below to view the current activity guide!


Staff Directory

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General Inquiries Ext. 44603
Matt Payne, Director Ext. 44606         
Caleb Randolph, Sports Program Manager Ext. 44604   
Buffie Hamil, Recreation Programs Manager Ext. 44605
Ronda Watson, Accounting Tech Ext. 44609
Kris Rowan, Administrative Assistant Ext. 44603
Joseph Conowal, Athletic Assistant  
Beau Cooper, Athletic Assistant  
Parker Kincaid, Athletic Assistant  
Jeffrey Bowman, Maintenance  
Ronnie Cronan, Mainetnance  
Daniel Flake, Maintenance  
Greg Lawrence, Maintenance  
James Rodriguez, Maintenance  
Brett Whalen, Maintenance  
Tom Whalen, Maintenance  
Felecia Padgett, Support Staff  
Jennifer Jackson, War Hill Park Host   

Park Board

Chad Cofield
Chris Conowal
Tony Kellar
Heather Tierney
Spencer Wright

Board meets the second Monday of each odd-numbered month:  5:30PM at Rock Creek


Documents & Policies


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