Snellville Recreation, Parks, and Gardens
Snellville contains two large public parks. T.W. Briscoe Park is owned and operated by the City of Snellville. The park encompasses 87 acres of land and features a 7 acre lake for fishing, a 1.2-mile long jogging trail, 8 lighted tennis courts, 8 soccer fields, outdoor basketball courts, a swimming pool, two playgrounds and an open air picnic pavilion. The Snellville Parks & Recreation Department Office is in T.W. Briscoe Park at 2500 Sawyer Parkway, (770) 985-3535. Youth programs offered by the Parks & Recreation Department include the soccer and swimming teams and day camp for children. Adult programs include softball, flag football, basketball, and the tennis leagues. Programs for senior citizens involve daily activities, special events and field trips.
Lenora Park in Snellville is owned and operated by Gwinnett County. Containing 178 acres of land, Lenora Park includes a water park with two slides, a lazy river and a children's fun area, a 1.5-mile paved multi-purpose trail, a fishing lake, 6 baseball fields, a gymnasium, a community room, a playground and a pavilion. There is also a unique 18-hole disc golf court for Frisbee enthusiasts. Future planned improvements include a new outdoor aquatic facility, a football field and an expanded walking trail system.
A unique recreational area is only 7 miles from Snellville
The 3,200 acre Stone Mountain Park contains some of Georgia’s most beautiful scenery and the Crossroads, an 1870’s southern town that is bustling with activity and filled with opportunities for family fun like watching people wearing period style costumes demonstrate their skill at the arts of glass blowing, candy making and blacksmithing. Attractions in the Crossroads area include the Great Locomotive Chase, Adventure Golf, the Great Barn, Tall Tales of the South 4-Dimensional Theater, and the Scenic Railroad, which takes people on a 5 mile excursion around Stone Mountain in open-air cars pulled by a 1940’s locomotive.
The Antebellum Plantation at Stone Mountain Park contains many buildings that were built between 1783 and 1875. The buildings were moved from their original sites, restored to preserve their authenticity and historical value, and are filled with the most extensive collection of period furniture and decorations in the South. This is a place where children can have fun while learning about the past history of the South. Children also love the Scarlett O'Hara, a bright white, side-wheeled paddleboat with shiny red trim paint that takes people on 20 minute cruises around Stone Mountain Lake every half hour. But the most popular attraction at Stone Mountain Park is the Summit Skyride. This high-speed Swiss cable car transports visitors past the Confederate Memorial Carving more than 825 feet above ground to the top of Stone Mountain where they can enjoy a stunning view of the Atlanta skyline and the Appalachian Mountains more than 60 miles away.