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Recreation and Arts

 Facilities in Oconee

Bogart Sports Complex
Facility Supervisor – Tony Lathrup
200 S. Burson St.
Bogart Ga 30622
Email: tlathrup@oconee.ga.us

Bogart Sports Complex is a 33 acre park located behind the Bogart Library at 200 South Burson/Thompson Street. There are six lighted baseball and multipurpose fields, a half mile paved walking trail, a picnic pavilion and two playgrounds.
Rental fees are as follows:
  • Damage/Cleanup deposit: $100
  • Picnic Pavilion $15 per 2 hours
  • Softball and Baseball Fields $20 per hour per field or $100 per field per day
  • Softball/Baseball Tournament Call for fees
  • Field Lights $15 per hour per field surcharge
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Heritage Park
Facility Supervisor – Whitney England
Email:  wengland@oconee.ga.us 
Physical Address: 2543 Macon Hwy.,
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Heritage Park Trail Map

Heritage Park is 364 acres of natural resources with woods and creeks, bordered by the Appalachee River. The large open air arena at Heritage Park was created with agricultural and special events in mind. The feeder barn has thirty-one stalls and a small show arena. There are separate wash racks for animal shows, rodeos and other large events.

The park is conveniently located in Farmington on Highway 441, seven miles south of downtown Watkinsville and ten miles north of downtown Madison.
  • Damage/Cleanup Deposit $350
  • 100’ x 200’ Pavilion/Arena Call for fees
  • 31 Stall Barn Call for fees
  • Small Arena Call for fees
  • 12 x 12 Stalls $25 each for up to 2 days
  • Trail Rental $250 per day
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Herman C. Michael Park
Facility Supervisor – Tony Lathrup
Email:  tlathrup@oconee.ga.us   
Physical Address: 1051 Elder Road,
Bishop, GA 30621 
Phone number: 706-769-3966
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Herman C. Michael Park is a 37 acre park. The park has three lighted softball fields, four lighted tennis courts, two junior tennis courts, two lighted outdoor basketball courts, one gymnasium with full basketball court, 2 volleyball courts, soccer/multi-use field, playground, picnic shelter and a 1.25 mile paved walking trail.

Rental Fees:
  • Damage/Cleanup deposit: $100
  • Gymnasium: $30 per hour
  • Gym Activity Room: $20 per hour
  • Picnic Pavilion: $20 per 2 hours
  • Softball, Multipurpose Field, and Baseball fields: $20 per hour
  • Softball/Baseball Tournament: Call for fees
  • Tennis Courts: $18 per hour per court
  • Field/Court Lights: $15 per hour per field/court surcharge

Disc Golf Course
What is Disc Golf?
Disc Golf is a fantastic recreation activity and a lifetime sport for all ages.  It is a competitive sport played worldwide. 
Disc Golf is played similar to traditional golf, except discs rather than golf balls are thrown to hit chain targets. The game scores with PAR the same as traditional golf. Disc golf can be played with the basic set up of a driver disc, mid-range disc and a putter disc. 

Oconee Disc Golf
Herman C. Michael Park has an 18 hole course, the "Herm", that is free to play during park hours.The course layout runs primarily through the tree lines along the paved walking trail of the park. Difficulty in shots is varied through the trees and a few short open fairway shots.

Score cards have the course map printed on the back and are available in the park office or can be downloaded from the website. The course is marked for long tee and short tee holes with easy to read directional arrows to the next tee. Each hole is labeled with distance and par.     

Experience this fun recreation activity today at Oconee County Parks Recreation Department’s Herman C. Michael Park.

To access pictures of each hole on the course or to see other local courses and tournament information go to www.athensdiscgolf.com

Special thanks to PAPA JOHNS PIZZA and ST. MARY'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM for sponsoring the course.
Oconee Veterans Park
Facility Supervisor – Drew Torok
Email:  dtorok@oconee.ga.us 
Physical Address: 3500A Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677 
Phone Number: 706-769-3965
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Community Center Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. & Sunday: 1 - 9 p.m.

The 34,000 square foot community center is open with meeting space for community use, indoor walking track and fitness area, and a gymnasium. It houses the administrative offices for the department. In addition, the 197 acre park offers outdoor walking trails, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball fields and a picnic shelter.

Rental Fees:
  • Picnic Pavilion: $35 per 2 hours
  • Baseball/Softball Field: $20 per hour per field 
  • Soccer Field: $35 per hour per field or $150 per day
  • Softball/Baseball Tournament: Call for fees
  • Tennis Courts: $18 per hour per court
  • Field/Court Lights: $15 per hour per field/court surcharge
  • Meeting Rooms: Call for fees
Please visit the Oconee County Veteran's Memorial at: www.oconeeveteransmemorial.com

Oconee Veterans Memorial
Oconee Veterans Park 
3500A Hog Mountain Road
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Oconee County Veterans Memorial was dedicated on July 4, 2008.

Please visit the Oconee County Veteran's Memorial at:

Arts in Oconee

Oconee's Prominent Arts Community Provides Entertainment For All...
Oconee County is well-known throughout the region as a haven for talent. Artisans of pottery and blacksmithing, as well as paint, pen and other fine arts, find a tranquil environment from which to draw inspiration. Two very exciting events have occurred recently in support of this burgeoning arts community...the formation of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Inc., and the opening of Oconee County Civic Center. "Oconee County is well-known throughout the region as a haven for talent."

The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Inc. (OCAF) is an arts council dedicated to developing and coordinating programs and activities for all citizens. OCAF works with the professional arts community through arts and crafts festivals, classes for children and adults, workshops and seminars for artists, and musical and theatrical performances.

The Oconee County Civic Center is located adjacent to the new Oconee County High School On Hog Mountain Road. This 28,000 square foot facility houses a 500 seat performing arts theatre with an orchestra pit, stage and excellent acoustics; a 500 seat banquet/multipurpose area with a central atrium lobby and catering facility. Opened in December 1993, it is used for school functions, concerts, plays, forums, meetings, trade shows, conferences, banquets, and wedding receptions.

Local artisans show and sell their wares at a number of shops throughout the county. One of the most widely known is Happy Valley Pottery. Located nine miles from Watkinsville, this 34-acre farm features a studio, workshop and craft shop run by local artists. Happy Valley holds Open House in November and December and sponsors a mini-fair in June.

Proximity to Athens and the University of Georgia (UGA) significantly broadens the cultural arts opportunities available to Oconee County residents. A case in point is the State Botanical Garden. This "living laboratory" encompasses 313 acres of gardens and nature trails for the study, research and enjoyment of plants and nature. Its focal point is the Visitors' Center/Conservatory exhibiting tropical and semi-tropical plants and original artwork year-round. Native plants and diverse ecosystems line the five miles of nature trails, some of which parallel the Oconee River, while others extend into hardwood forests. Eleven specialty gardens delight visitors with botanical beauty.

The University of Georgia's Visual Arts Department is one of the nation's finest. The Georgia Museum of Art...the official museum of the state...has become one of America's most prestigious galleries due to its diverse and significant collections. The museum features a permanent collection, as well as visiting exhibitions and displays.

The Dance Department at UGA presents several fine programs each year featuring many styles of dance ranging from classical ballet and tap to ancient Korean dances and modern dance. Talented students perform under the tutelage of experienced faculty and visiting instructors from some of the best dance companies in the country.

The UGA School of Music offers excellent performances throughout the year, including presentations and recitals which are free and open to the public. Similarly, the UGA Drama Department brings well-known classics as well as contemporary productions to the stage through University Theatre Productions and the Georgia Repertory Theatre.

The Athens "music scene" has become internationally famous thanks to the success of rock groups such as R.E.M. and the B-52's. Additionally, there are numerous theatre groups, symphony orchestras, chamber music groups, brass bands, blue grass bands and an assortment of venues in which to enjoy them.

From fine arts to fine entertainment, appreciation of fine things is apparent in the vast activities available to Oconee County citizens.