Roswell Recreation and Parks

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Roswell Recreation and Parks
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Trails at the East Roswell Park Unit of the Roswell Recreation and Parks System
Location Roswell, Fulton County, GA
Area over 900 acres (364.22 ha; 1.41 sq mi)
Owned by City of Roswell
Operated by Roswell Recreation and Parks Dept.
Open Open all year
Awards NRPA Gold Medal Award Finalist
CAPRA Accredited
Camp sites Hembree Road Park
Website City of Roswell Website

The Roswell Recreation and Parks is a municipal department serving the city of Roswell, Georgia. It oversees eight public-use parks covering over 900 acres and sponsors over 25 athletic programs ranging from soccer, football, basketball, baseball, and swimming for all age groups.[1] It has been recognized as one of the top civic recreation programs in the United States.[1][2][3][4] The Roswell Recreations Department also works closely with local middle and high schools by providing practice fields.

Recognition and awards[edit]

Roswell's Recreation and Parks department has twice been awarded a silver medal by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).[1][5] The Roswell Rec is one of only seven agencies in Georgia and 116 in the United States to be accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).[6]

Events[edit]

Roswell Arts Festival[7] Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Celebration[8][9][10]
Roswell Roots Festival[11]
Roswell Youth Day Parade[12]
Roswell Youth Lacrosse Invitational[13]
Trolley Crawl[14]

Park trails[edit]

Allenbrook Trail
Willeo Trail

Park units[edit]

Azalea Park[15]
Big Creek Park[16][17]
Don White Memorial Park
East Roswell Park
Garrard Landing Park
Grimes Bridge Park
Hembree Road Park
Leita Thompson Memorial Park[18][19]
Old Mill Park[20][21]
Riverside Park [22]
Roswell Area Park
Sweet Apple Park
Waller Park
Waller Park Extension
Willeo Park

Major athletic programs[edit]

Summer Fun Program Banner

Fall programs[edit]

Performing Arts
Gymnastics[23] [24]
Youth Baseball[25]
Youth Basketball
Youth Football
Youth Softball (Fast pitch and slow pitch)
Adult Basketball
Adult Baseball
Adult Softball

Spring programs[edit]

Performing Arts
Gymnastics
Youth Soccer
Youth Tennis
Youth Swimming
Teen League Basketball
Adult Soccer
Adult Tennis

Summer programs[edit]

Youth swim team (Roswell Rapids)
Youth dive team (Roswell Rapids)
Adult swim team [26][27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hurd, Hatcher (November 26, 2013). "Roswell Recreation runner up for nation's best:City has made Top Four list thrice". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  2. ^ Hurd, Hatcher (February 10, 2014). "Johns Creek's desire for shared rec services meets with nods". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  3. ^ Fielding, Ashley (November 11, 2007). "Once again, Gainesville parks agency named best in state". The Times, Gainesville, GA. (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  4. ^ Parker, Christine (August 24, 2011). "Roswell Parks Win Best in State Award Again". Roswell Patch (Planck LLC d/b/a Patch Media). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  5. ^ Copsey, Jonathan (December 15, 2011). "Roswell recreation and parks named among best in country". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  6. ^ "CAPRA Accredited Agencies". National Recreation and Park Association. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Community News: Roswell Arts Festival returns to Roswell Square". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). September 6, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  8. ^ Hurd, Hatcher (Ray 17, 2007). "Roswell Remembers: City has Memorial Day Georgia's largest celebration - Event attracts statewide attention". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  9. ^ Skinner, Phil (May 28, 2012). "Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Military ceremony". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Cox Enterprises). Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ Dow, Nicole (May 27, 2013). "Memorial Day celebration in Roswell remembers fallen soldiers". Roswell Neighbor (Marietta Daily Journal). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  11. ^ Parker, Wendy (January 20, 2011). "Roswell Roots Festival Returns in February". Roswell Patch (Planck LLC d/b/a Patch Media). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  12. ^ "63rd Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration". The Current (Current Communications). October 4, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  13. ^ "2014 Roswell Youth Lacrosse Invitational Returns May 9-11". The Current (Current Communications). March 18, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  14. ^ Cauley, H.M. (August 8, 2012). "Roswell boasts three museum-quality historic houses". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Cox Enterprises). Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ Wagner, Nancy. "USA Today Travel Tips:Places to Kayak in Roswell, Georgia". USA Today (Gannett Company). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  16. ^ "Big Creek Park Wetlands Enhancement Project". http://www.geosyntec.com/UI/Default.aspx?m=ViewProject&p=64. Geosyntec Consultants. 
  17. ^ Baldwin, Don (March 2006). "Trout Fishing Tour of the Chattahoochee River". Georgia Outdoor News. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  18. ^ "Benefactor Leita Thompson leaves Roswell 107 acres of land". Atlanta Business Chronicle (American City Business Journals). May 8, 2001. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  19. ^ Hurd, Hatcher (April 13, 2012). "Tree climbing out of backyards, into parks: Safely play in city's canopy". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  20. ^ "Old Roswell Mill". http://www.georgiatrails.com/gt/old_Roswell_mill. Georgia Trails. September 11, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Vickery Creek: Hiking in Roswell". http://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/mill-ruins-and-a-historic-dam-hiking-the-vickery-creek-trail/#.UzdOh_ldV8E. Atlanta Trails. 
  22. ^ "9th Chattahoochee River Race & Festival returns Saturday at Riverside Park in Roswell". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). June 8, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  23. ^ Copsey, Jonathan (November 28, 2012). "Roswell Gymnastics wins state championship". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  24. ^ Raus, Emma (April 3, 2013). "Roswell gymnast Kofi Reeves-Miller ranked first in state". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  25. ^ Copsey, Jonathan (March 19, 2014). "Roswell hosts mid-season baseball tourney". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  26. ^ "Roswell's Adult Swim Team Wins 2012 Championship". Roswell Patch (Planck LLC d/b/a Patch Media). July 19, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  27. ^ Hurd, Hatcher (December 11, 2013). "Roswell Rapids take Atlanta area swim championship:Second year in a row for Roswell Rec team". Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News (Appen Newspapers Inc). Retrieved 2014-03-29. 

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