Crisp County

Crisp County and the City of Cordele jointly fund a recreation department operated by a four-person city staff. The department offers 38 different programs providing active and passive recreational opportunities and maintains seven parks, three pools, three ball fields, four tennis courts, and a gymnasium, all located on 12 sites in the city. The programs offered range from softball and basketball to aerobics and pottery classes. In addition, there are also softball and baseball leagues in Cordele and three golf courses located in the county.

Lake Blackshear, an 8,500-acre impoundment of the Flint River, affords opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, and swimming. There are five county parks on the lake. Interest has been expressed in the preparation of a recreation master plan. The last such plan to be prepared is out-of-date.

The state operates Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park and museum. This park offers a golf course, a museum with displays of military history, medals, aircraft, combat vehicles, and weaponry, and two nature trails. This park regularly records the highest visitation of all of Georgia’s state parks, and consequently is a valuable economic resource for the community and region.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
State Bicycle Route 15 follows US Highway 41 through the county. Walking trails are located in Cordele at Crisp County Hospital, the County Recreation Center, Harmon Park, and Turner Park. Two nature trails are located at Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (see above), including the one mile Yucca Trace Trail and the half-mile Lake Shore Trail.


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