Recreation

Mission

To provide recreation programs to develop youth, support families and provide a central meeting facility for Upson County citizens to assemble.

Vision

To strive to build trust, promote sportsmanship, develop skills & knowledge to play particular sports and provide community meeting space that is affordable, convenient and has reasonable amenities. 

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Welcome

Greetings from your Thomaston-Upson County Recreation Department.

We are glad you have taken the time to visit our web page.

The Recreation Department is jointly funded by the County of Upson and the City of Thomaston. We offer sports programs including fall & spring soccer, fall and spring softball, fall and spring baseball, tee ball, flag football, tackle football, cheerleading, basketball and adult church softball.

The Recreation Department is housed in Thomaston-Upson Civic Center. The Civic Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The Civic Center gym is home to youth basketball program November through mid-March. The Civic Center gym can be rented for large or small meetings and events during March up to early November. Conference rooms are also available for rent for smaller meetings and events.

The Recreation Department manages five community parks including: Eddie Collier Park @ Potato Creek Heights, Lincoln Park, Logtown Park, Thurston Park and Salem Park. The Recreation Department assists City of Yatesville with Yatesville Park.

Athletic venues include: Civic Center Ball Park (F#1, F#2, F#3 and F#13 all lighted), Little League Field (lighted), Soccer Complex (8 soccer fields, one lighted field), Tee Ball Complex (4 unlighted fields), Girls Softball Complex (2 lighted fields, 2 unlighted fields), James Dawkins Football Complex (one lighted regulation field and one unlighted flag field), one seasonal outdoor pool, one indoor pickle ball court and one skate park. 

The Civic Center is also home to Thomaston-Upson Community Computer Lab. Lab is open and free to public. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to Noon. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Free monthly classes are available for the public including: Windows 10, Basic Skills, Preventative Computer Maintenance, Word and Excel.

Many community organizations meet at Civic Center such as Kiwanis, Woodman of the World, Humane Society, Cherokee Rose Quilt Guild, Retired Teachers, Hobby Club and American Legion. Civic Center hosts Red Cross Blood Drives, job fairs and Chamber events. 

The Civic Center is also the site for all Early Voting and serves as polling site for Town District for city and county elections.