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Parks, Public Grounds & Leisure Services

Sports

Disc Golf

PDGA – PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLF ASSOCIATION BEST PRACTICES DURING COVID-19

“All players must follow all government guidelines and any requirements for physical distancing (example: minimum two meter [6 feet] physical distancing) upon arrival.”

2.3 Participant Best Practices
A. “Anyone who is in a high-risk category as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, or similar country-specific agencies should not participate.”
B. “Participants should not touch discs, bags, carts, or any other property belonging to another participant.”

2.4 Equipment Best Practices
A. “Players should consider uniquely marking their discs on both the top and the bottom of the discs, thereby helping to identify the owner of a disc without the need for someone to touch it to flip it over.
B. Players should clear their disc from a target before another player putts out. A player should not putt into a target that already has another disc within it.”
C. “Players should carefully remove their disc from a target and avoid touching any surface of the target while doing so.”
D. “Once a disc has contacted a target, players should consider sanitizing their disc prior to subsequent use or placing it into their bag.”

For complete guidelines click here: Professional Disk Golf Association website

Spalding County offers three top rated Disc Golf Courses to choose from.
Wyomia Tyus Park offers a beautiful setting for 18 holes and is located at 1301 Cowan Road, Griffin. This course is consistently ranked as one of the top 30 most playable courses in the United States.

Dundee Lake Park offers an 18 hole course in a natural setting and is located at 255 Dundee Lake Road, Griffin. It features numerous water holes and unique terrain. Orchard Hill Park features a 9 hole Pitch and Putt Course and is perfect for beginners and all skill levels. The park is located at 255 Dundee Lake Road, Griffin.

Pickleball

USAPA – Guidance to Playing Pickleball if Your Courts are Open

“The purpose of this notice is for information to support safe and appropriate recreational play practices for players during the expected transition period back to regular pickleball activity.”

“Dependent upon the specific timing and withdrawal of local COVID-19 restrictions, players should be prepared to adhere to a minimum of a six-foot social distancing measure, as defined by the CDC.”

IF YOU DECIDE TO PLAY:

  • “If your courts are open and available for play, adhere to safety precautions established by the CDC and the facility.”
  • “Consider playing with only family members or others who reside in your household.”
  •  “Consider playing singles only and avoid doubles play as doubles is not conducive for six-foot social distancing and leads to incidental contact with playing partners.”
  • “Adhere to social gathering and distancing policies according to local, state, and federal authorities. Limit your distance to six feet or more to other players.”
  • “If you do elect to play doubles, consider playing with only those who reside within your household.”
  • “Avoid changing ends of the court.”
  • “Maintain proper social distancing from other players in between games and during time outs.”

DO NOT PLAY IF YOU:

  • “Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.”
  • “Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.”
  • “Are a vulnerable individual with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, or whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.”

For a complete listing of USAPA Guidelines please visit:

https://www.usapa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-19-RETURN-TO-PLAY_USAPA.pdf

Our Mission

The Spalding County Pickleball Association was organized to promote the growth and development of pickleball in Spalding County. The SCPA will also strive to be a leader in the sport of pickleball in the State of Georgia and the Southeast Region of the U.S. The Association is committed to further the growth and development of pickleball among players of all ages and diversity. The Association will cultivate an atmosphere that will make all pickleball players at all skill levels feel welcome and comfortable to participate. The SCPA will strive to offer open play, recreational play, teaching and skill level development, league play, special activities/events, and tournament play. The Association will be the primary advocate for adequate resources to support pickleball programming and facilities in the County.

click here for more information on Pickleball.

Youth Sports Associations

It’s our goal at Spalding County Parks, Public Grounds and Leisure Services to provide our citizens with excellent programs and it’s a priority that each program offered has the child’s best interest in mind.  Parents and volunteers dedicate countless hours planning and managing youth sports programs throughout the year including Cheerleading, Baseball, Basketball, Fast pitch Softball, Soccer and Swimming. Volunteer organizations called “Associations” manage these sports and in doing so they help the community by making them affordable and accessible for all children.  Spalding County Parks, Public Grounds and Leisure Services provides and maintains the sports fields and facilities while the Youth Association plans, promotes, and is responsible for the program.  Spalding County Parks, Public Grounds and Leisure Services manages the Youth Football Program. 

The following is general information regarding the youth sports seasons. Please contact the organization for further details.

Spalding County Parks, Public Grounds and Leisure Services Youth Football

For information call Robby Milner at (770) 467-4750 or rmilner@spaldingcounty.com
Registration is open May through June 16.  Payment plans are available.  Season opens in September. 

Spalding County Athletics Association – Baseball and Softball

Registration is conducted in January for spring season and August for fall season

Serving youth ages 4-18

Phone:  (770) 227-7778
Website: spaldingcountyathletics.com

Spalding Basketball Association 

Registration is conducted in October

Serving youth ages 4-13

Phone: (770) 233-3321 (seasonal office)

Website: spaldingbasketballassociation.org

Griffin Swim Team, Inc.

Registration is conducted in May

Serving youth ages 4-18

Email: griffingators@gmail.com
Website: griffinswimteam.com

Griffin Youth Soccer Association

Registration is conducted in January for spring season and August for fall season

Serving youth ages 4-19

Website: griffinsoccer.org 

Youth Football

Spalding County Parks, Public Grounds and Leisure Services offers an exciting and affordable youth football program for youth ages 5 -12.  Our teams are given opportunity to play other local communities through the Southern Premier Youth Football League.  Area recreation agencies participate in this league which makes for an exciting season!

Spalding County youth need your help!  We are seeking partners who are willing to invest in the lives of our youth by becoming Sponsors of the Youth Football League!  CLICK HERE for more information!

How is your child’s coach doing? Click here to rate them.  If you need their certification number call Parks and Rec at (770) 467-4750.

CURRENT SPONSORS: 

Gold Partners:

Georgia Properties, Inc.

Paragon Consulting Group

Silver Partners:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Bronze Partners:

Donald F Hawbaker


Adult Athletics

ADULT SOFTBALL

Adult Open, Church and Industrial Softball Leagues are offered each spring.   Registration begins in March. Team registration packets are available in March at the Leisure Services office located at 843 Memorial Drive, Griffin.  Contact Robby Milner, Athletic Supervisor, for more info. (770) 467-4750.

ADULT KICKBALL

Spring/Summer Adult Co-Ed Church and Co-Ed Open Kickball leagues are offered.  Team registrations are accepted in May for the June-July season.  Team rosters should be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 players.  Games are played on Sunday afternoons and evenings at AMBUCS Ball Park located on High Falls Rd, Griffin.  Contact Robby Milner at (770) 467-4750 for more information.

ADULT BASKETBALL

The following leagues are offered:  Men’s Open Industrial. These leagues offer opportunities for GRPA District and State Championship play.  Season Registration packets become available in November!  The season runs from November through January!

If open play is your game there are opportunities to play at City Park, Fairmont and AMBUCS Gymnasiums.

Contact Robby Milner, Athletic Supervisor for more information.

ADULT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

“Let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt”

Spalding County Leisure Services offers adults with special needs the opportunity to compete in local, district, and State Special Olympics!

The Special Olympic Bowling season in Spalding County begins in September and runs through March.  Participants bowl weekly at Magnolia Lanes in Griffin on Thursday afternoons.  Unified Partners help complete the teams which are established at the beginning of the season.  There is no membership fee, just a weekly bowling fee.

For more information contact Vladimir Noel at (770) 467-4750.

Visit specialolympicsga.org for more information on Special Olympics.