Parks and Recreation

  • Park hours are from dawn to dusk.
  • Swimming is allowed at your own risk in designated areas from May 1 until the first weekend in October (that is, when the water is tested for bacterial levels). Swimming hours are from 6 a.m. to sunset
  • If the “no swimming” sign is up, bacteria levels in the lake are unsafe; do not swim.
  • Please keep pets on leashes at all times. Pets are not allowed in the lake. Please clean up after your pet to keep the parks safe and healthy for other users. The police do enforce these rules all over the city, not just in the parks.
  • Please don’t feed the geese and ducks! Bread is bad for them; they have plenty of grass available, and they shouldn’t be encouraged to depend on humans for food.
  • Sorry, due to restocking the lake, no fishing until further notice. Fishing is allowed in the lake if you have a park card and a Georgia fishing license. Please do not leave fishing cord and hooks around – they can injure children and animals.
  • Non-motorized boating is allowed.
  • The City’s public buildings (Beach House, Gazebo, Clubhouse, and Courthouse) are available for rental. Call City Hall for more information (404-292-4250).