Parks & Recreation
Statement from the Recreation Director on COVID-19
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, its effect on logistical planning and the continuation of social distancing recommendations, Morgan County Parks & Recreation Services has made the difficult decision to cancel all summer activities. Our commitment to the health and safety of our summer participants, and that of our community, is paramount and has guided us in making this decision. We truly enjoy running our summer programs and know how much the community values them; however, the level of close interactions required to operate these programs do not support social distancing guidelines. We are hopeful to have our full slate of recreational activities in the fall so please visit our website soon to get information on our future activities!!
Summer program cancellations include the following:
Youth Baseball/Softball and Adult Softball
Summer Day Camp
Summer Sports Camps
Aquatic Programs (swim team, lessons, aerobics, etc.)
The Aquatic Center is closed due to renovations. The anticipated re-open date will be approximately August 1.
Currently parks, trails and green spaces operated by MCPRS are open for your enjoyment and exercise. However, if you are using our fields and green spaces, we ask that you practice the 6’ social distancing guidelines. All facilities operated by MCPRS are unavailable for group rentals due to social distancing guidelines.
All playgrounds operated by MCPRS will remain closed at this time.
Tennis Courts on College Drive operated by MCPRS will re-open Monday, May 11th. We ask that all participants at this facility have singles matches only and observe the 6’ social distancing guidelines.
The Community Building Gym will remain closed until further notice. Our Administrative office will open to the public Tuesday, May 12th at 8:30am and resume normal operating hours. Refunds or Credit request can be made by calling 706-342-0588 or email at email@example.com
As the circumstances of COVID-19 change rapidly, I wanted to give you a quick update on facilities and programs. As much as it grieves us all to have to make unpopular decisions concerning our programs, we feel that the good health of our participants and their families are of extreme importance. With that being said, we have made the following decisions:
• Spring Soccer season will be discontinued. Each participant will receive a credit or refund of $35. Credits can be applied easily to your Civic Rec Account for future programs. Please email or contact our office to make your wishes known. 706-342-0588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Baseball/Softball practices and games will be suspended at this time until further notice. Our desire is to play in May and June and finish close to the same time as we have in the last 2 seasons, of course this is all contingent on the health of our community.
• The Aquatic Center will remain closed and all-party rentals will be canceled until further notice.
• The Annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4th will be canceled.
• MCPRS Community Center on College Drive is closed until further notice. Office only will remain open for business as usual but we encourage online correspondence.
• All Passive Parks will remain open. Please use caution at playgrounds and restrooms as it will be impossible for our staff to keep disinfected.
• Rentals at all our picnic and BBQ shelters at Wood Park, Soccer Complex and Indian Creek Park, are canceled until further notice. You may reschedule or receive a refund if you desire.
We ask that you remain diligent in using extreme caution and use safe practices set by the CDC. Thank you for your patience as we work through this. We appreciate your patience.
Lance L. Alexander, Director
1253 College Drive • Madison, GA 30650
We, along with our Morgan County Leadership and local Health Professionals, have been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) extensively for the past several weeks. This situation as you know has accelerated recently and it is our desire to make sure we do our due diligence in keeping our constituents safe. Out of the abundance of caution, as of Friday, March 13, 2020, Morgan County Parks & Recreation Services have made the following decisions:
• All Soccer games and practices scheduled from March 13th through March 19th will be canceled.
• All Baseball/Softball practices scheduled from March 13th through March 19th will be canceled.
• All Track practices and meets from March 13th through March 19th will be canceled.
• The Aquatic Center and all its programs from March 13th through March 19th will be closed\canceled. Parties are canceled through March 29. Swim Parties Scheduled for March 13th through March 22nd will remain as scheduled. If you feel you need to cancel, we will be glad to make other arrangements in the form of rescheduling or refund.
• All shelter and building rentals will remain as scheduled.
• All parks will remain open to the public.
The Parks and Recreation Services Department will re-evaluate the situation Thursday, March 19th and relay further decisions concerning programs at that time. Please continue to Monitor the official Morgan County Website www.morgancountyga.gov and our social media page for updates. We appreciate our community and the overwhelming support you continue to give!
Lance L. Alexander, Director
1253 College Drive • Madison, GA 30650
Active Parks. Healthy Lives.
To improve the quality of life while fostering community spirit and involvement for all current and future citizens of Morgan County by providing a variety of leisure and cultural activities, special events, excellent facilities and services that encourage health, fitness, relaxation, enjoyment, and learning.
Morgan County, Georgia
As a rural and thriving community, Morgan County is concerned about the health and well-being of all its residents, from youngsters to golden-agers. Her citizens have enthusiastically supported an aggressive building campaign in the last decade that has resulted in a new aquatic center, new soccer fields, an extensive athletic complex with baseball and softball fields, a dog park, concession stands, picnic shelters and even a park with a disc golf course and walking/jogging trails. Many of the facilities may be rented for private use.
Morgan County Parks & Recreation Department Facilities
Being located in rural Georgia has made it possible for Morgan County to acquire large tracts of land, allowing the department to centrally bundle its recreation facilities in close proximity to each other. Click here for a map of all the facilities and for information about each one.
Parent Information and Orientation
Since 2004 the Morgan County Recreation Advisory Board has mandated the use of the Parent Information and Orientation class before any new participant can register and play. At least one parent or legal guardian must take the class before a child may be registered. Please call ahead and register for a class.
Class times offered:
10:30 AM Monday – Friday
Afternoon and evening classes are available by appointment.
Parks & Recreation Activity Guide