Facilities and Parks

Dawson County Parks & Recreation manages four parks:  Veterans Memorial Park, Rock Creek Sports Complex, War Hill Park, and River Park.  The main office for all parks is located at the Rock Creek Rec. Center.

2014 Holiday Hours

 

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

All information is subject to change.  Please contact the main office for updates.

Veterans Memorial Park  
Rock Creek Sports Complex  
War Hill Park  
River Park  

 

Veterans Memorial Park

186 Recreation Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 344-3600/3601
E-Mail Dawson County Parks & Recreation
Park Hours:  Monday-Sunday 7:00AM-9:00PM
Lloyd Crane Rec. Center Hours:  Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM

Dawson County Park was renamed “Veterans Memorial Park” in Spring 2007. Veterans is located on Hwy 9 North and is home to the football field, swimming pool, and the new walking trail.  Veterans also consists of baseball/softball/t-ball fields, tennis courts, gymnasium, an outdoor basketball court, and outdoor covered pavilions (see Facilities Information for details).

Veterans Memorial Park Map

Season Pool Passes for public swim are available for purchase at the main office at Rock Creek Sports Complex during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM) or online 24 hours/day beginning the first weekday in May.  Individual passes are available for purchase for $30 per person.  Family passes are available for purchase for $100 per family (for up to 5 members of the same household).  Passholders purchasing online must print receipt and submit it to lifeguard collecting admission at the pool gate.  Lifeguard will then issue passholder his/her season pass(es).  Online receipt is not a valid season pass.  Effective May 1, 2013, a $20 non-resident fee will apply to all non-resident season passes.  This  fee will apply to all non-Dawson County residents acquiring a season pass and will keep consistent with the non-resident fees already in place for youth sports and travel team policies.  Please contact us at 706-344-3646 if you have any questions or concerns.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter.   Pool Pass Policy available for view/print.

Directions:

From downtown Dawsonville, follow Hwy 9 North for about 2 miles.  Veterans is located on Recreation Road on your left.

From GA 400, follow Hwy 53 West into downtown Dawsonville until it intersects with Hwy 9 North -- Turn right on Hwy 9 -- Veterans is located about a 1.5 miles on the left on Recreation Rd.

 

Rock Creek Sports Complex

445 Martin Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 344-3646/3648
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Park Hours:  Monday-Sunday 7:00AM-9:00PM
Rec. Center Hours:  Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM / Sunday 1:00-9:00PM

Rock Creek Sports Complex is located on Hwy 9 South and is home of the soccer fields and main administrative offices.  Rock Creek also consists of baseball/softball/t-ball fields, tennis courts, gymnasiums, indoor meeting rooms, paved walking trail, outdoor basketball courts, and outdoor covered pavilions (see Facilities Information for details).

Rock Creek Sports Complex Map

Weight Room Memberships are available for purchase at the main office at Rock Creek Sports Complex during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM).  Membership are available for purchase for $25 per person for a 3-month membership (for up to 5 members of the same household).  Effective May 1, 2013, a $20 non-resident fee will apply to all non-resident season passes.  This  fee will apply to all non-Dawson County residents acquiring a season pass and will keep consistent with the non-resident fees already in place for youth sports and travel team policies.  Please contact us at 706-344-3646 if you have any questions or concerns.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter.  Click here for more information on the Weight Room.

Directions:
From downtown Dawsonville, take Hwy 9 South toward Cumming -- Follow Hwy 9 for about 4 miles -- RC is located where Bannister Road and Martin Road intersect -- Turn right onto either road (Martin Road will be the first entrance; Bannister Road will be the second entrance).

From GA 400, follow Dawson Forest Road (turn right if you are coming south on 400; turn left if you are coming north on 400) -- Follow Dawson Forest Road until it intersects with Hwy 9 North -- Turn right and follow Hwy 9 for about 1.5 miles -- Turn left onto either Bannister Road or Martin Road.

 

War Hill Park

4081 War Hill Park Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 344-3646/3648
E-Mail Dawson County Parks & Recreation
Park Hours:  Monday-Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM 

War Hill Park is located on War Hill Park Road, off of Hwy 53 East. 

War Hill Park Map

Dawson County Parks & Recreation no longer accept checks for payment at War Hill Park.  Cash only, please.

War Hill Park consists of 14 Primitive Campsites (each campsite has it's own fire pit, charcoal grill, and lantern hook), Day-use areas (picnic tables, swings, grills, benches), bath house (restrooms and showers), boat ramps (4 on site and available based on lake water levels).

Campsites are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and are not available for call ahead reservations.  In order to reserve a campsite, please complete the required information at the host campsite at War Hill Park, insert your payment of $16 per campsite per night (cash only) in the gold envelope provided at the honor box, drop your envelope into the honor box, and occupy your campsite.  The camping area of War Hill Park will be open March 28-October 31, 2014.

Day-Use Areas are available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis and are not available for rent.  In order to use the day use areas, please complete the required information at the host campsite at War Hill Park, insert your payment of $3 per day (cash only) in the white envelope provided at the honor box, and drop the envelope into the honor box.  The day-use areas of War Hill Park are open year-round.

Boat Ramps are available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis and are not available for rent.  In order to use the day use areas, please complete the required information at the host campsite at War Hill Park, insert your payment of $3 per day (cash only) in the white envelope provided at the honor box, and drop the envelope into the honor box.  The Boat Ramps at War Hill Park are open year-round.

Annual passes for Boat Ramp and Day-Use areas are available for purchase at the main office at Rock Creek Sports Complex during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM).  Passes are sold invidually at the rate of $30 per year.  Effective May 1, 2013, a $20 non-resident fee will apply to all non-resident season passes.  This  fee will apply to all non-Dawson County residents acquiring a War Hill Park annual pass and will keep consistent with the non-resident fees already in place for youth sports and travel team policies.  Please contact us at 706-344-3646 if you have any questions or concerns.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Directions: 
From GA 400, follow Dawson Forest Road (turn left if you are coming south on 400; turn right if you are coming north on 400) --  Follow Dawson Forest Road until it intersects with Hwy 53 East  --  Turn right and follow Hwy 53 until you reach the traffic light of War Hill Park Road (on the left) and Blue Ridge Overlook (on the right)  --  Turn left onto War Hill Park road and follow it until you reach War Hill Park  --  Host campsite is on the right once you enter the park.

 

River Park

Hwy 9 South, Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 344-3646/3648
E-Mail Dawson County Parks & Recreation
Park Hours:  Monday-Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM

River Park is located on Hwy 9 South, between Bannister Road and Riverview Middle School.

River Park Map

Facilities Information

Entry into the Etowah River at the River Park Canoe Launch is free; however, a $3 fee is required at the Kelly Bridge take-out.

Directions:
From downtown Dawsonville, take Hwy 9 South toward Cumming -- Follow Hwy 9 for about 4 miles -- River Park is located immediately past Bannister Road on the right, before you reach Riverview Middle School.

From GA 400, follow Dawson Forest Road (turn right if you are coming south on 400; turn left if you are coming north on 400) -- Follow Dawson Forest Road until it intersects with Hwy 9 North -- Turn right and follow Hwy 9 for about 1 mile -- River Park is located immediately past Riverview Middle School, before you reach Bannister Road.

River Park Brochure
Full-color copies of the brochure are available at the information display case at River Park and at the main office at Rock Creek Sports Complex.

Facility Rentals

Large pavilion at Rock Creek Sports Complex

Facilities may be used on a first-come first serve basis, unless previously reserved.  Please contact the main office at Rock Creek to receive information on availability of facilities before planning your event.  

Effective May 1, 2013, a $20 non-resident fee will apply to all non-resident facility rentals.  This $20 non-resident fee will apply to all non-Dawson County residents renting a facility at any of the four parks managed by Dawson County Parks & Recreation.  Rentals include pool parties, pavilions, playing fields, indoor meeting rooms, track/walking trail, tennis courts, and basketball courts (indoor and outdoor).  This fee will keep consistent with the non-resident fees already in place for youth sports and travel team policies.  Please contact us at 706-344-3646 if you have any questions or concerns.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Facilities Information
Review information on facilities at all parks.

Facility Rental Form
Facility rentals are not confirmed until completed Facility Use Form and payment in full are submitted to administration during regular office hours (Mon-Fri 9:00AM-5:00PM).  Park staff will set up tables and chairs prior to your reserved time only if requested lay-out is sumitted to administration at least 1 week prior to event date. 

 

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