Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park1301 Cowan Road
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Spalding County obtained the land to build Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park in 1993. In 1999 the park was completed using 1996 SPLOST funds. This beautiful regional park of 164 acres was named after Olympic Gold medalist Wyomia Tyus who is from Griffin/Spalding County. Since its opening this park has quickly become a favorite as it features 2 large picnic pavilions overlooking a 3 acre lake with fountain, a 7 field soccer complex and a 5 field baseball complex. Each complex offers concessions and additional picnic and play areas. The baseball complex has the added bonus of batting and pitching cages.
Fitness walking is one of the favorite activities in the community and this park offers rubberized and paved trails throughout the park as well has stretching and exercise areas. The walk trails are lighted for evening walks.
Ernie's Trail: If walking in nature is something you enjoy Ernie's Trail is located in this park near the lake. The nature trail follows through a very natural and unspoiled setting abounding with streams, wet lands and wild life. An overlook gives a beautiful view of many native plant species. Ernie's trail is used by area schools and groups to help educate students on the importance of natural resource preservation. Outdoor classrooms and board walks throughout the trail make access and learning easy for all ages. Use of the classrooms can be arranged by calling Spalding County Parks and Recreation at 770-467-4750.
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