Located at 1060 Keith Drive, this 45 acre park is one of Perry’s premiere recreation facilities. Multiple activities take place within the facilities throughout the year including family oriented special events sponsored by the City. The park is home to an 18 hole Frisbee disc golf course, multiple soccer fields, baseball fields, playgrounds, outdoor basketball court, and picnic pavilion. There are plenty of opportunities for the outdoor nature enthusiasts as well. With 2 large fishing ponds and a surrounding walking trail, fishing is a favorite pastime for many local families. Largemouth bass, Crappie, Blue Gill, and Catfish are to be had by anglers. Bird watching, photography, and painting are also popular throughout the year for those looking for inspiration in the outdoors.
Located at 650 General Courtney Hodges Boulevard, Rotary Centennial Park is home to Perry’s beautiful nature trail network along Big Indian Creek. This tranquil green space park was created through a partnership with the local Perry Rotary Club and has hosted the city’s annual music festival for many years. Visitors will have access to paved walking trails that wonder through wetlands, botanical preserves, and along Big Indian Creek. The trail provides visitors with a quality nature experience and is accommodating to all users with any disabilities. New sections are already in planning and the system will continue to grow for years to come. Take a stroll, we promise you will not regret it!
Perry is solidifying its reputation as a “quality of life” community. Our City leaders are constantly looking for opportunities to provide our citizens with access to experience recreation and leisure activities wherever possible. Recognized as a “plan first City” our City Council has ensured this practice with incorporating neighborhood “pocket parks” wherever feasible in community development. These neighborhood parks average a half acre in size offering visitors the use of playground equipment and picnic areas. Perry’s older neighborhood parks will be receiving revitalization upgrades with new equipment and playground surfaces planned to begin in 2019 – 2020.
Our current list of neighborhood parks and locations are:
A.D. Redmond Park located at 1534 James Street
Johnny Noble Dixon Park located at 612 Plum Street
Oldfield Park located at 1300 State Avenue
Willie Teonate Williams Park located at 909 Jeanne Street
Woodland Park located at 618 Woodland Drive
Wooden Eagle Park 1 located at 04 Wooden Eagle Trail
Wooden Eagle Park 2 located at 301 Amherst Street
Located in Rozar Park, the James E. Worrall Community Center serves as the administration offices for the Leisure Services Division. This large facility has an indoor gymnasium, aerobics studio, large banquet hall with full service kitchen, and Senior Citizens Center. The banquet hall and gymnasium are available for rent and has been used for many different venues such as parties, receptions, workshops, and corporate training sessions.
Located at 110 Ida Lasseter Circle this park is home to Perry’s youth football program. The park has a large picnic pavilion, football field, softball fields, and outdoor basketball court. Creekwood is also receiving a new splash pad in 2018 replacing the swimming pool that has served the community for 40+ years. This 30 acre park also has a trailhead for the “White Tail Trail” section linking to Perry’s beautiful nature trail network along Big Indian Creek.
Located at 1802 Tucker Road this park is often referred to as the “water tank park”. Barbara Calhoun Park offers visitors tennis courts, small playground area, restrooms, and a picnic tables underneath beautiful shade trees. Visitors will also notice large archery targets and local archers regularly practicing their skills. The archery program is provided by the local non-profit group Mid GA Archery Club (www.midgaarchery.com). Interested participants should email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.