Gwinnett’s amazing parks are a big part of our famous quality of life. They’ve even won national honors. So turn off the screens and get outside and play, and don’t forget to bring Fido! Details are at www.gwinnettparks.com.
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VISIT 200 YEARS OF HISTORIC SITES
Gwinnett’s 1885 historic courthouse hosts events, weddings and civic gatherings. Other sites you can check out: Yellow River Post Office, McDaniel Farm, Lawrenceville Female Seminary and Freeman’s Mill, plus historic homes that include the Isaac Adair House and the Maguire-Livsey Big House.
ACTIVE SENIORS LIVE LONG LIVES
Senior recreation centers at Bethesda and George Pierce parks cater to age 50+ residents with social events and activities that exercise the body and mind. Both centers offer food, meeting and game rooms and computer lab learning centers, while recreation clubs that meet at these and other parks support the Senior Golden Games.
NET VALUE SPORTS COURTS
Pick up some friends and play tennis, volleyball or basketball at many county-owned sports courts and gyms. You’ll also find disc golf courses, a roller hockey rink and shuffle board along with baseball, softball, football, lacrosse and soccer.
50 PARKS, 10,000 ACRES
With 50 different parks to choose from, there’s something for everyone in Gwinnett – walking, running, hiking, swimming, biking, sports, fishing, historic places, playgrounds, dog parks and even equestrian trails! No matter where you are in Gwinnett’s 437 square miles, there’s a county park nearby.
HIKING, BIKING & RIDING TRAILS
Thirty-five parks offer access to greenways and trails with natural surfaces for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding plus accessible paved trails for walking, jogging and biking. Planned greenways connect people to parks with alternative transportation facilities.
DIVE INTO AQUATICS
Get in the swim of things in year-round pools at five indoor aquatics centers or make a splash at one of the seven outdoor pools, perfect for hot Georgia summers. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities plus state champion lifeguards make Gwinnett a swimmer’s paradise.
FACILITIES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS
Residents can rent places like the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse for parties, reunions, weddings or meetings! Swimming pools, gymnasiums, picnic pavilions for 25 to 400 guests, sports fields, meadows and community rooms can also be rented. Info is at gwinnettparks.com.
HERITAGE & HISTORY PLUS NATURE TRAILS
The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center features nature trails and interactive science, culture and history exhibits focused on the importance of water in Gwinnett County’s growth. The center itself showcases energy efficiency as the County’s first LEED-certified building.