Parks & Recreation

Rich in agriculture, Dougherty County offers the amenities of a larger city with a recreational quality of life. It’s simply a great place to live, work and play and raise a family.

Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance of the parks in the unincorporated area of the County. 

Download the full Public Works Parks Manual

Putney Community Park & Elliott Street Park

Pine Glen, Putney Community and Elliott Street Parks Policy

Contact (229) 430-6120 for more information (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Radium Springs Gardens

Located at 2501 Radium Springs Road in Albany, Radium Springs Gardens is one of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders, pumping 70,000 gallons of clear, 68-degree water per minute from an underground cave. Visitors can walk through a courtyard where the former Radium Springs Casino once stood, enjoy foliage-draped hillocks, crystal clear waters and flora, both indigenous and exotic. The park features a restored terrace, new sidewalks, a casino garden and gazebos.

Radium Springs Gardens Park Policy

Radium Springs Gardens Reservation Form (During Hours of Operation)

Radium Springs Gardens Reservation Form (After Hours)

Contact (229) 430-6120 for more information (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

RiverFront Park

Located on Front Street in downtown Albany, RiverFront Park is an interactive park comprised of Turtle Grove Playground, Festival Springs Fountain, the Bridge House, Horace King Overlook and the River Walk. The six-acre park is spread out along the Flint River and has a beautiful lawn for family picnics and gatherings, music- and light-animated play fountain, pavilion areas. Visitors are able to explore the Welcome Center located in the Historic Bridge House, stroll along the Riverwalk Greenway Trail, or have fun in the Turtle Grove Park or Festival Springs Fountain.

RiverFront Park Policy

RiverFront Park Special Event Request Form

Contact (229) 430-6120 for more information (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Robert Cross Park

Robert Cross Park is a beautiful multi-purpose park located at 3500 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The park contains a meeting house, ponds, playgrounds, and an abundance of recreation for large events and gatherings.

Robert Cross Park Policy

Robert Cross Shelter Rental Application

Robert Cross Park Multipurpose Facility Rental Application

Contact (229) 430-6120 for more information (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)