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Gwinnett Parks: Round Up of Upcoming Activites

Gwinnett County Parks offers activities for toddlers, teens and seniors.

There are 46 county parks in Gwinnett stretching from Centerville in the south part of the county to Buford to the north - including three within the city limits of Peachtree Corners, , and parks.

The Gwinnett Parks & Recreation department organizes a variety of activities throughout the year.

Below is the September lineup of events - you'll find everything from basketball tournaments for children, club activites for teens and trips for seniors to enjoy.

For more information visit www.gwinnettparks.com

 

SEPTEMBER

September 6 – Yellow Daisy Festival

Senior Trip! More than 400 artists and crafters from 38 states and two countries display their work. Live entertainment such as clogging and crafter demonstrations throughout the event as well as fabulous festival foods! Age 50-up, $16/person plus money for lunch, call 678.277.0850 to register. Code: BPCC14355.
Pick up at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee at 9:00am and Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville at 9:30am.

 

September 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Family Game Night                                

Come support the H.O.O.K.E.D Teen Club and enjoy an evening of games and snacks with your family and friends! Fun board games and the taste of competition will have you rollin’ the dice and playing your way to a great time. All ages; $2/person, call 770.418.2331 Shorty Howell Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth.

 

September 8, 10:00am – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament                          

Who is the King of the Court?  Age groups ranging from age 10 to adults. First place teams get t-shirts and more! Team registration only; $25/team (maximum of 4/roster), must pre-register by 9/6, call 770.822.5414. Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code:  RJCC14363

 

September 8, 9:00am-2:00pm – Yard & Craft Sale                                   
Free admission!
Reserve your spot today for the Yard & Craft Sale! Rain or shine event. No food items are allowed to be sold. Gwinnett County reserves the right to disallow items deemed inappropriate. Call 678.277.0179. Mountain Park Activity Building, 1063 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain.  $25/ inside space with 8’ table Registration code:  MPAB14301; $20/10’x10’ outdoor space Registration code: MPAB14302

 

September 10, 3:00pm-5:00pm – Monday Movie Matinee Series                         

Come and bring a friend to our bargain movie matinee. Popcorn and drink included. Age 50-up, $2/person. Pre-registration required, call 678.277.0179 for the movie selection or to register. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.

 

September 10, 5:30pm-7:00pm – Pizza and Bingo                                              

Feeling lucky? Join us for a pizza dinner and bingo with prizes. Sponsored in part by Essential Coverages, LLC. Age 50-up, $5/person; pre-registration required by 9/7, call 678.277.0179. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com
with code:  BPSC14300

 

September 12, 1:00pm-3:00pm – 25th Anniversary Ball                                        

Dress in your best and celebrate the silver anniversary of Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation as a countywide park system with live music and light refreshments. Age 50-up, $8/person; pre-registration required by 9/7, call 678.277.0179. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.  Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: BPSC14301

 

September 14, 6:30pm-10:30pm – Blast From the Past Prom                  

Pull out your old prom dress and ruffled tux and join us for a totally radical night of dancing to 1980’s music, socializing, and reminiscing. Light refreshments will be served. $15/person or $25/couple. Pre-registration is required by 9/7. Call 678.277.0850 for registration. Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: BPCC14380

 

September 14, 6:30pm-8:00pm – Doll and Me Dancing and Desserts!     

New! Girls bring your favorite doll, and dress alike too!  There will be a fashion show, music, games and a dessert buffet. $9/person includes souvenir photo and craft! Age 4-up, seating is limited, must pre-register by 9/11, call 770.822.5450. Adult must accompany children. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GHCH14905

 

September 14, 5:30pm-7:30pm – Sock Hop Dance                                              

Take a trip back in time with a classic sock-hop! Enjoy friends, music, refreshments, and of course, dancing! Don’t forget to don your sock-hop attire! Age 50-up, $8/person; must pre-register, call 678.277.0910 Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GPCC14308

 

September 15, 7:00pm-9:00pm – Twilight Hike                                       

Explore and discover the night on an easy, enjoyable guided hike that features the natural world as it settles into evening. The hike ambles through Piedmont Forests and marshlands as dusk turns into night. All ages, $5/ person, call 678.277.0910.  George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee.  Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GPCC14306

 

September 22, 10:00am-4:00pm – Celebrate Ability Festival                    

New! Free! Celebrate people of all abilities with a festival! Get motivated by others who overcome obstacles in their life and thrive. Featuring a fun Talent Show, vendors, sport demonstrations, and more. Call 770.822.5414 for more information. Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.

 

September 22, 8:00am-2:00pm – Yard Sale                                             

Free admission! Clean out your attic or garage and come and discover new treasures! Event held outdoors, rain or shine. GCPR reserves the right to disallow items deemed inappropriate. $15 /space (must provide own tables), pre-register by 9/15, call 678.277.0910. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GPCC14365

 

September 22, 10:00am-noon – H.O.O.K.E.D Teen Club Meeting            

Free! Teens~ you can make a difference! Join the challenge in drug and alcohol prevention with H.O.O.K.E.D (Helping Others Organize Kreative Everyday Differences). H.O.O.K.E.D teens are trained as leaders in their community and assist with a variety of exciting activities and events throughout the county. Grades 7-12, call 770.418.2331 for registration and information. Shorty Howell Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth.

 

September 24, 6:00pm-7:30pm – Patio Pickers                                                   

Free! Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair and come enjoy a rousing concert on the patio! Concessions available.  Age 50-up, Pre-registration required by 9/19, call 678.277.0179. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com
with Code:  BPSC14302

 

September 29, 10:00am – Volleyball Tournament                                   

Can you spike?  Get your team of four together for this double elimination tournament!  First place teams get t-shirts and more. Team registration only; $25/team (maximum of 4/roster), must pre-register by 9/24, call 770.822.5414. Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: RJCC14365

October 3 – Historic Downtown Roswell    

Senior Trip! Visit historic Archibald Smith Plantation, and tour historic Roswell to learn more about the history of this cotton mill town. Enjoy lunch on your own, then choose to visit Roswell’s antique shops or learn more about the area’s Civil War history.  Age 50-up, $20/person plus money for lunch, call 678.277.0179 to register. Code: BPSC14361; Pick up at Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville at 8:00am and pick up at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee at 8:30am.

 

For more information contact Gwinnett County parks, 770-822-8833.

 
Wallflower August 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Yellow Daisy Festival - a senior trip to where??
Judy Putnam (Editor) August 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Karen: The Yellow Daisy Festival is held each year in Stone Mountain Park. It's a huge event and very well attended.

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