It would take several pages to describe the wide variety of city parks in the seven municipalities of
Habersham County. Here are some of the more commonly visited parks, playgrounds and walking trails.
Lee Dorsey Cook Memorial features a small children’s playground park benches and picnic tables for adults.
Bicycles are permitted but skateboards are prohibited.
Bark Park, located on Lavista Street next to the Community House offers separate
sections for small dogs and large dogs, a dog watering and washing station and benches.
Chattahoochee Street Park offers a Small playground and picnic tables.
Oak Street Park has a small playground for young children and two tennis courts.
Cornelia City Park, 706-778-8585, has about 20 acres and offers a baseball field, basketball
court, updated pavilions, playground, picnic tables and tennis courts. Bicycles are permitted but
skateboards are prohibited. The paved walking trail is dog friendly, handicap accessible. It has
recently been upgraded with an extension, new horticulture and the installation of wooden foot bridges.
Demorest Springs Park is named for the natural springs surrounded by a rock wall. It features a scenic gazebo often used for weddings, a children's playground and a monument to Johnny Mize.
Sam Pitts Park, 706-754-4216, situated on the banks of the Soque River, has a large children's playground, several park benches and porch-style swings. No bicycles or skateboards are allowed on the walking trail. Pets need to be on a leash. The crushed gravel walking trail is about 1/3 mile and
is a favorite destination of walkers.
Sam Pitts Park is the site of a portion of the Mountain Laurel
Festival, held every year in May in Clarkesville.