Visit Georgia's Jackson County and City Parks - Check out the East Jackson Park, Lamar Murphy Park, Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm, Thompson Mills Forest and more. Stay and Play in GA!
East Jackson Park is brand new for fall 2008, and has Baseball/softball fields and soccer/football fields. Currently finishing park's fencing, irrigation, building the concession/bathroom facilities, etc. Phone: 706-367-6350 - Address: 225 Lakeview Dr., Nicholson, GA 30565
Hurricane Shoals Park has 7 covered pavilions and a amphitheartre which can be rented. There are many open picnic tables and grills available. Two restroom facilities, two playgrounds and walking trails. Covered Bridge on the Jefferson side. Walking bridge overlooks North Oconee River. Phone: 706-367-6350 - Address: 416 Hurricane Shoals Park, Maysville, GA 30558 - Directions: Just off Ga. Hwy. 82 Spur in Maysville.
Lamar Murphy Park has three 300-foot lighted baseball/softball fields, two 200-foot lighted baseball/softball fields, 2 lighted football/soccer fields, 2 outdoor batting cages, 2 - concession stands, 3 covered pavilions with picnic tables, playground, walking trail, 2 parking lots Phone: 706-367-6350 - Address: 180 I.W. Davis Rd., Jefferson, GA 30549
Sell's Mill Park has a covered pavilion with several picnic tables, a playground, restrooms, walking trails and The Mill building. The pavilion and The Mill can be rented. Phone: 706-367-6350 - Address: 8783 Jackson Trail Rd., Hoschton, GA 30548 Directions: located just off Jackson Trail Rd and Highway 53 in Hoschton
Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm is an outdoor historical museum. Open to public (by appointment) and hosts regular, scheduled seminars and tours that showcase the Farm's historic buildings, including a cotton gin, blacksmith shop, fully-stocked commisary, wheat house, gristmill and restored schoolhouse. All of these historic, agricultural buildings lie in their original lcoation amid 150 acres of historic farmland originally established in 1800. Plan to visit during annual May "Mule Day". Phone: 706-367-2949 - Address: 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson, GA 30549 - Directions: I-85N, Exit 137 Jefferson,take 129 S bypass to Ethridge Rd. Exit right and go 2 miles to farm.
Thompson Mills Forest has a 330-acre State Arboretum of Georgia offers granite outcrop, two trails and features a 30 minute self-guided walk through a seven-acre garden. Open Mon-Fri from 8 am - 4:30 pm. Make appointment for Saturday and Sunday access. Phone: 706-654-2666 - Location: New Liberty Church Road, Braselton, GA 30517
Directions: I-85 N from Atlanta to Exit 49. Go W on GA Hwy 53 then L on New Liberty Church Rd.
West Jackson Park has four 200-foot lighting baseball/softball fields, One 100-foot t-ball field, 1 concession stand, 2 covered pavilions with picnic tables, playground, walking trail and 2 parking lots. Phone: 706-367-6350 - Address: 374 Cabin Dr., Hoschton, GA 30548