Robert G. Hunter Memorial Park

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This article is about the park in Georgia. For for the Bob Hunter Memorial Park in Ontario, see Rouge Park.

Robert G. Hunter Memorial Park, located in Douglasville, Georgia is one of the oldest and most recognized parks in all of Douglas County.

History[edit]

The park was established over fifty years ago as "City Park". The name changed in the summer of 1966 when Douglas County received word that they had claimed their first casualty of war from the growing Vietnam War. The park was renamed after 1st Lt. Robert Gerald Hunter, who died in Laos after ejecting from his F105D.

The first event to occur at Hunter Park was the Fourth of July celebration with a fish fry hosted by the Douglasville Masonic Building Association. In 1967 the honor of Roberet G. Hunter Memorial Park was put on grand display on the 4th of July. The annual parade wound through Douglasville concluding at Hunter Park. There a ceremony was held to honor the life of Lt. Robert G. Hunter, past servicemen, and the unveiling of a new memorial. The local National Guard Unit presented colors as residents encircled the memorial.

Features[edit]

  • over 300 acres (1.2 km2)
  • ball fields
  • gymnasium
  • playgrounds
  • picnic shelters
  • swimming pools
  • miniature train
  • fishing lake
  • walking track
  • fitness course
  • many specialty facilities
  • recreation activity centers

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