Parks & Recreation
Program & Service Areas
The Parks and Recreation Department supports programs and services that contribute to healthy lifestyles for citizens. These include:
- Mission Statement and Recreation Board Members (PDF)
- Wellness and Special Programs
- Grounds Maintenance
- Parks / Facilities
- Parks and Facility Maintenance
- Pool Schedule 2019
- Proposed Phase 1 Premier Athletic Sports Complex
Annual Leisure Guide
Leisure Guide 2019 (PDF) (Downloading may take a few minutes)
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The City of Douglas and Douglas Coffee County Parks and Recreation (DCCPRD) are looking for volunteers to help keep our city parks clean. The "Adopt-A-Park" program has been in effect for several years. There are approximately 12 parks located in the city that are available for adoption.
The purpose of the program is to assist with upkeep of city parks for all who visit. Any individual or organization that chooses to participate with the program will make a commitment to maintain a park for a period of one year with the option to renew each year providing DCCPRD, nor, the volunteer cancels the agreement in writing. Responsibilities will include monitoring the park, maintaining plants, monitor trees for disease, limbs or hanging branches, edging sidewalks and keeping sidewalks clear of debris and weeds, regular litter pickup, keeping park signs clean and visible, and removing or reporting graffiti.
Georgia Recreation & Parks Association Changes Age Control Date for Some Youth Sports
Sports effected will be 2019 Baseball, Softball, Football/Cheer and Soccer
Douglas Coffee County Parks and Recreation Department has been notified by the Georgia Recreation & Parks Association (GRPA) that a new age control date for 2019 Baseball, Softball, Football/Cheerleading, and Soccer youth sports will be effective beginning with basketball registration which begins September 17, 2018.
GRPA is the governing body for most recreation level sports programs in Georgia and DCCPRD follows the guidelines set forth by the GRPA for Douglas-Coffee County Parks and Recreation sports programs. A recent rule change made by GRPA will establish a universal age control date of September 1 for all sports programs starting in 2019. This new date will be consistent with the age control date for school, and will allow for children in the same grade to be in the same age division in sports programs. It will also eliminate the current system of different age control dates for each sport, allowing a child to be in the same age division for each sport during the same year.
"Please understand that this change was made on the state level and we deeply regret that any children will be adversely affected by the implementation of this rule," says Stevie Young, Parks and Recreation Director. "However, we have to follow the rule that will be in effect for the basketball season. In the long run, this will be a good change and will simplify the age control date and make the ages for different programs more consistent."
Many baseball and softball players will be adversely affected. Any baseball player with a date of birth between May 1 (the current age control date) and September 1 (the 2019 age control date), will be one year older by this rule and will lose a year of eligibility. For example, a player that turns 13 years old on May 2, 2018, will be a 12 year old under the current May 1 age control date, but will turn 14 years old prior to the new age control date of September 1 in 2019 and will be a 14 year old, skipping his 13 year old season. It will be the same for softball players born between January 1 (the current age control date) and September 1 in 2019. Those players will also lose a year of eligibility under the new age control date. On a positive note, the new age control date will also make some children eligible to participate a year sooner than under the current age control dates.
For additional information, please contact the Recreation Department at (912) 384-5978 or email Stevie Young.
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