Parks and Recreation

The City of Ball Ground is please to offer a wide array of parks and green space for use by our residents and surrounding communities. Parks and Recreation facilities or areas in Ball Ground include the following:

Calvin Farmer Park: A beautiful 15 acre park with two picnic pavilions, a children’s playground, a duck pond, open fields and wooded areas with a small stream running thru the center. The park also has a performance stage that is available for public use and concerts.

Downtown Park: Adjacent to the railway in downtown, a nicely wooded and shady spot for family fun and relaxation.


City Park:  Provides an excellent venue for the Ball Ground Rocks the Park summer concert series as well as our family friendly movies in the park.  This venue is also available for lease for outdoor weddings and other private events.


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Lions Field: A youth baseball field located in downtown that serves as the home field for teams playing in the North Cherokee Baseball Association.  Numerous travel teams also use the field as practice and game space.  The field is available for leasing by your youth baseball organization.  Currently the lease rate is $25.00 per hours but is subject to change without notice.


Community Center Complex: A 6,000 square foot community building is available for rent, and is surrounded by free use areas consisting of a softball field managed by the North Cherokee Girls Softball Association, tennis courts and a basketball court. 7 acres of heavily wooded green space also borders the Community Center property that is available for your enjoyment, hiking and relaxing. The Community Center complex adjoins Calvin Farmer Park.

City Gym:  The City of Ball Ground owns and operates an indoor basketball facility on Church Street within walking distance of the downtown district.  A number of recreation league teams, AAU and YBOA travel teams call this gymnasium home.  The City acquired this historic structure in 2012 and by 2014 the facility was averaging over 100 games per year, with practices talking place at least 200 days throughout the year.  This facility is available for your team to lease. 


To lease the Community Building: Contact Karen Jordan: email or 770-735-2123
To lease the Pavilions, Ball Fields, Tennis Courts or City Gym: Contact Mickey O’Malley: email, or Eric Wilmarth: email, or call 770-735-2123
Visit the website for more information on recreational opportunities in Cherokee County. 

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