About Barrow County
The area that today is Barrow County was settled prior to the start of the 19th century. An Indian trail that ran through the county attracted settlers. To protect the settlers from the Cherokee and Creek Indians, the state built a frontier fort during 1792 called Fort Yargo, now a state park. Winder, the county seat, was known as Jug Tavern during this time.
Barrow County was the scene of one of the few Union defeats during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign known as Stoneman's Raid.
The Barrow County Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Department provides county-wide recreational programming and services to all residents. Equal access and convenience is ensured by providing programs and services in the geographic center of the County. This department manages the Senior Citizens Center and the 100+ acre Victor Lord Park, with a multi-use recreation center and a 2019 park expansion.
Facilities managed by the department include fourteen lighted tennis courts including a tournament complex, ten baseball/softball fields of various sizes, four multi-purpose athletic fields including a synthetic turf field, four concession stands, three playgrounds, three pavilions, a dog park, and an outdoor walking trail. A regulation pickleball court is located at the Senior Center, 80 Lee St., Winder. This department offers numerous youth athletics programs including baseball, basketball, cross country, softball, track & field and volleyball. Adult athletic programs include pickleball, adult softball leagues and tennis. The department also hosts various community and school system events including Special Olympics events. The department rents fields and facilities for public use including tournaments. The department partners with local youth sports associations for cheerleading, football and soccer.
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Last updated on Feb 22, 2024 6:02:am.