Columbia County and City Parks and Recreation Facilities - Visit Blanchard Woods Park, Columbia County Amphitheater, Historic Canal Buildings, Memorial Gardens, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Lonnie Morris Sr. Park, Reed Creek Wetlands Park and Interpretive Center and more.
Blanchard Park - Amenities: 25 Acres. 1 small 200 ft. field - youth baseball or softball, 2 large 300 ft. fields - combination, 2 tennis courts, small soccer field, 2 batting cages, 3/4 mile walking track and restroom building. Phone: 706-863-7523 - Address: 4541 Dewey Drive, Martinez, Georgia 30907 - Directions: From I-20, take Belair Road for approximately 2 miles to Dewey Drive, which will be on the left side of Belair Road. (Green sign with Blanchard Park posted on Belair). Turn left, go through 4 way stop, and continue on Dewey Drive until seeing entrance to Blanchard Park on the right.
Blanchard Woods Park - Amenities: 4 regulation soccer fields, an additional stadium soccer field, and a certified cross country course for high school and college competition. The facility has been designed to host state, regional and national competitions. The stadium field is one of the premiere soccer fields in the state. This tournament exclusive field has high quality turf, with under ground drainage and collegiate lighting system. The Blanchard Woods Cross Country Course is a beautiful 3.1 mile (5k) course consisting of beautiful woods, along a picturesque creek, through a large meadow and two separate hills and will be one of the top in the southeast. This course will challenge any cross country runner, whether male or female, high school or college, according to both high school and former college coaches. Blanchard Woods Cross Country Course serves as the home track for Augusta State University cross country team. Phone: 706-863-7523 - Address: 4600 Blanchard Woods Drive, Evans, Georgia 30809
Columbia County Amphitheater - Amenities: An outdoor performance stage that overlooks a small pond and 1/3 mile walking track. The perfect site for any type of event. Tiered seating can accommodate up to 750 in folding chairs with an overflow area for another 300. Anything from an Easter Sunrise Service to a battle of the bands is perfectly suited for this venue.
The Amphitheater Picnic Pavilion is the most recent addition to the rental facilities offered by Columbia County. Perfect for a toddler aged birthday party, this 20'x40' covered paviion has four picnic tables available and is near an air conditioned restroom. Situated between two playgrounds and a zero depth water feature, this site offers hours of fun in the sun for the little ones. This area is first come first serve unless you wish to have exclusive access. For a private party, contact the Sales Office for rental rates and availability. Phone: 706-868-3349 - Address: 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans, Ga 30809
Evans Town Center Field - Phone: 706-863-7523 - Address: 7016 Evans Town Center Boulevard, Evans, Georgia
Eubank Blanchard Community Center - Amenities: Playground, 1/4 mile dirt walking track,
volleyball court and softball field. Eubank Blanchard Center is a stand alone center located in the Phinizy Community near Appling, Georgia. This facility offers a commercial kitchen with ice machine, 6 burner range, refrigerator and freezer as well as lots of counter space. The Eubank Blanchard Center is available for an amazingly low hourly rate of $30 or a daily rate of $250. The client is responsible for setting up their own tables and chairs and replacing them in the closet at the end of the event. Basic sweeping and mopping are only necessary in the kitchen as well as removing all trash from the building. The communtiy room offers you the feel of being in a ski lodge atmosphere because of the exposed cathedral ceiling and gas log fireplace. It is the perfect place for anyone planning an event with a guest count of 50-75. Phone: 706-541 3909 - Address: 6868 Cobbham Road, Appling, Georgia 30802 - Located at the intersection of Hwy 150 and Ray Owens Rd. (Old Hwy 47) in Phinizy Community approximately 5 miles out of Appling.
Grovetown Park - Amenities: Fields. Phone: 706-863-7523 - Address: 1040 Newmantown Road, Grovetown, Georgia 30813 - Directions: Take I-20 to Exit 190. After exiting, turn left and go to the stop light in Grovetown (76 station on corner). Go thru light, take 1st road on right (Old Wrightsboro Road) and follow it to the end. Turn right onto Robinson Ave., go to 1st road on left (Newmantown Rd.). Take Newmantown Road approximately 2 miles and fields are on the right.
Harlem City Park - Amenities: 13.5 Acres. 1 small 150 ft. field - T-ball, small 200 ft. field - youth baseball or softball, 2 large 300 ft. fields - combination, batting cage, tennis court, 2 playgrounds with picnic areas, and restroom facility. Phone: 706-863-7523 - Address: 385 Church Street, Harlem, Georgia 30814 - Take I-20 from Augusta to Exit 183. After exiting, turn left on Georgia 47/US 221 and go into Harlem to the stop light. Turn right at the light, go approximately two blocks and turn left on Hatcher Street. Take the next road on right (Church Street), which leads straight into the park.
Historic Canal Buildings - Amenities: Situated along the banks of the Augusta Canal and they date back as early as the 1880's. Recently renovated, all three buildings can be used individually or as a package. The Dance Pavilion overlooks the Dining Hall and barbecue pit as well as the beautiful Canal. The Dance Pavilion is a perfect setting for that outdoor wedding or birthday party for 50-100 people. The Dining Hall is a screened facility with 8-9' picnic tables and a small prep area with running water. The Barbecue Pit is adjacent to the Dining Hall and it offers you a window into history and the old "Pig Pickins". Perfect for Family Reunions or Employee Appreciation days, the historical feel relaxes and soothes the weary. Call to rent facilities. Phone:706-868-3349 - Address: 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez, Georgia 30907
Lonnie Morris, Sr. Park - Amenities: 6.32 Acres. 1 small 200 ft. field - youth baseball or softball, large 300 ft. field- baseball-softball, tennis court-basketball court, batting cage, 1 playground with picnic area and restroom facility. Phone: 706-863-7523 - Address: 1951 Appling Harlem Hwy, Appling, Georgia 30802 - Directions: Take I-20 from Augusta to Exit 183. After exiting, turn right on GA 24/US 221 and drive to Appling. Go through Appling, turn right after passing the Board of Education buildings, and go approximately 1/4 mile. Fields are on the right.
Memorial Gardens - Amenities: A passive recreation area that shares its site with the
Columbia County Amphitheater. It is located directly adjacent to the Evans Government
Complex off of Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans, Georgia. Any use of the lawn must be
coordinated with the sales office at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Phone: 706-868-3349 - Address: 7022 Evans Town Center Boulevard, Evans, Georgia 30809
Mistletoe State Park- Amenities: 1972 acres. 96 tent, RV and trailer campsites, pioneer campground, 4 walk-in campsites, camper cabin, 10 cottages (some are dog friendly), back country campground, 4 picnic shelters, group shelter that sleeps 150 people, Located on 72,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake, boat ramps, fishing for bass fish, accessible dock, swimming beach, seasonal canoe and fishing boat rentals, wildlife observation area, 12 miles of backpacking and bicycle trails and 3.5 miles of hiking and bicycle and trails. Phone - 706-541-0321 - Address: 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling, Georgia 30802
Patriots Park - Amenities: 100 Acres. 4 small 200 ft. fields - youth baseball, large 300 ft. field - baseball, regulation 390 ft. field - baseball, 2 softball 300 ft fields, 2 softball 320 ft.fields, softball 200 ft. field - youth softball, 5 soccer fields, 9 tennis courts, 3 picnic areas, gymnasium with 2 basketball courts & 4 racquetball courts, 4 batting cages, 3 playground areas, 1/4 mile walking track, 18 hole disc golf course, 3 restrooms, 3 concessions, 3 scoring tower facilities and
Conference room. Phone: 706-863-7523 - Address: 6445 Columbia Road, Grovetown, Georgia 30813 - Directions: Exit 183 from Atlanta. Turn left on GA47/US 221, go approximately 2.5 miles to Columbia Road (76 Station on corner). Turn right on Columbia Road, go approximately 5 miles. Entrance and fields will be on left side. Softball complex - prior to entrance to Patriots Park, turn left on William Few Parkway. Go about 2 miles and entrance to fields will be on the right.
Reed Creek Wetlands Park and Interpretive Center - Trails are open sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. A map is posted on the front door of the education building. Phone: 706-210-4027 - Address:3820 Park Lane Martinez, Georgia 30907 Address: Take I-20 to Exit 200 (Riverwatch Parkway). Continue West on River Watch Parkway (SR 104) to Fury's Ferry Road (SR 28), the second signalized intersection heading west on River Watch. Turn right onto Fury's Ferry Road heading north. Turn left onto Park Lane (3rd signal on Fury's Ferry Road, across from Iverness Way). Park site is on the left, approximately 1,500 feet.
Riverside Park & Recreation Complex - Amenities: 55 Acres. 2 small 200 ft. fields - youth baseball and softball, 3 tennis courts, 2 playgrounds, boat ramp with dock-fishing pier, 3 restroom facilities, 2 225 ft. fields - youth baseball and softball, 3 300 ft. fields - youth baseball-softball, 3 batting cage, 2 shelters and T Ball field. Phone: 706-863-7523 - Address: 4431 Hardy-McManus Road, Evans, Georgia 30809 - Directions: From Martinez/Evans, take Washington Road toward Washington, Georgia for approximately 4.5 miles. Turn right on Hardy McManus Road. Go approximately 4 miles, cross railroad tracks, and take a left turn at Riverside Elementary School. Fields are located to the rear of the school.
Savannah Rapids Pavilion - Amenities: 33 Acres. Playground, stage area, picnic area, pavilion, barbecue area and restrooms.
Savannah Rapids Pavilion is a self-supporting multi-purpose community/conference center. The pavilion offers a variety of rooms ranging in size from a 12-person conference room to a banquet room capable of accommodating 500. Savannah Rapids Pavilion is situated on an 80 - foot bluff overlooking the beautiful Savannah River and the Historic Augusta Canal. The facility offers a commercial kitchen on the main level and a limited kitchen on the lower level. Moveable partition walls permit the facility to accommodate small or large functions such as family reunions, weddings and receptions, conferences, seminars, trade shows, training sessions and organization meetings. Phone: 706-868-3349 - Address: 3300 Evans-to-Locks Road, Evans, Georgia 30907 - Located 4 miles from Interstate 20. Exit I-20 at Riverwatch Parkway, turn right and proceed approximately 1 mile to the traffic light at Stevens Creek Rd. Turn right and travel 2 miles. Turn right onto Evans to Lock Rd. It is located at the end of the road.
Wildwood Park - Amenities: 975 Acres. Wildwood Park is open year round for camping and family outings. 61 Campsites, 2-12 miles of horse riding trails, 8 boat ramps (6-mega Ramp System), Beach Area, PIcnic Area, 4 Covered Pavilions, and future home of National Disc Golf Headquarters & Hall of Fame. Phone: 706-863-7523 - Address: 6212 Holloway Road, Appling, Georgia 30802 - Located on Clarks Hill Lake. From I-20 exit 183 onto GA 47/US 221. Go approximately 3 miles into Appling, Hwy 221 will bear to right, follow to intersection at Pollard's Corner, Approximately 5 miles. Turn left onto Washington Rd. (SR #47), go approximately 3 miles. Park entrance will be on right at Holloway Rd.
Parks Admission Fees (except Mistletoe State Park):
Car $2, Boat-Jet Ski $3, Horse $5 each and Camping $18 per day