Get your complete Guide to City of Johns Creek Parks and Facilities

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Here is a Guide to Recreation Parks and Facilities in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Recreation & Parks develops and maintains a system of parks and recreational resources to welcome visitors and enhance the well-being of Johns Creek residents.

Newtown Park gates

There are four City parks with approximately 201 acres. Each has its own unique amenities and reserve-able areas:  Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center, Newtown Park (including a Dog Park), Ocee Park and Shakerag Park.

The park spaces range from playing fields, playgrounds and picnic areas to more passive areas preserving historic groves of oak trees and creek areas perfect for hiking.

Nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts have an additional resource with five units of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a National Park spread over a 48 mile section of the Chattahoochee River, either in or just outside the city limits.

Autrey Mill park entrance sign

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

Located on 46 acres of ravine forest and historic past, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center has 2+ miles of walking trails which wind past a scenic creek off the Chattahoochee River. Adding to the Preserve’s scenery are rocky shoals, spring seeps, mature trees, wildflowers, native plants and animal life.

9770 Autrey Mill Road (off Old Alabama across from Country Club of the South)
Johns Creek, Georgia 30022

Phone:  678-366-3511

Hours of Operation:
Park Grounds:  Open daily 8 am to dusk
Visitor Center:  Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm


  • 46 acres of scenic woodlands
  • Visitor’s Center with live animal displays
  • Heritage Village with historic buildings
  • Replica Native American dwellings
  • Wildlife and animal displays
  • Farm museum
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Restrooms
  • Nature trails (2+ miles)


bastketball at Newtown


Newtown Park

Newtown Park offers many athletic and recreational options including walking trails, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts and picnic pavilions (see features below).

Newtown RecreationAll recreational programs held at Newtown Park are managed by the non-profit organization Newtown Recreation. They offer youth athletic programs including soccer, flag football, lacrosse, t-ball, baseball, softball, tennis. Athletic programs for exceptional children are also offered.

3150 Old Alabama Road (directly across the street from Fire Station #63)
Johns Creek, GA 30022.

Contact – Programs:
Phone:  678-297-2662 (Newtown Recreation)
Email:  [email protected]

Contact – Facility:
Phone:  678-512-3200 (Robby Newton, Parks Manager)
Email:  Robby Newton



Newtown Dream Dog Park

agility hoop

Newtown Dream Dog Park, one of the top dog parks in the country, is located inside Newtown Park toward the front entrance. It is a fenced one-acre area featuring artificial turf, sprinklers for dogs to play in, obstacles to play on, plus water fountains for people and pets. It offers separate areas for large and small dogs, along with benches, shelters, and shade trees.

Dog waste bags are provided and all dog owners are required to clean up after their dogs (see rules below).

Inside Newtown Park
3150 Old Alabama Road
(across the street from Fire Station #63)
Johns Creek, GA 30022.

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  • One acre
  • Separate areas for small and large dogs
  • Artificial turf
  • Sprinklers around a spraying hydrant (closed during winter)
  • Bridge, hoops, tunnels
  • Benches
  • Shelter
  • Water drinking station for dogs and people
  • Walking trail
  • Dog waste bags

dogs enjoying water hydrant pup enjoying the turf

Newtown Dog Park Rules

  • The dog park is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Use of the Dog Park is at your own risk. You are responsible for your dog and any injuries caused by your dog.
  • All dogs must wear a collar with a valid license and have current vaccinations required by law.
  • Please be considerate and dispose of your dog’s waste in the receptacles provided.
  • Dogs must be under control and supervision of their handler at all times.
  • If your dog becomes aggressive, please leash the dog and exit the park immediately.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gates must be closed after entrance and exit.
  • Puppies under four months and female dogs in heat are not allowed in the park.
  • Food (human and dog) and glass containers are not permitted.
  • Cats strictly prohibited.

'dog bone' bridge with shade tunnels


Ocee Park

ballgame at Ocee Park

Ocee Park offers many athletic and recreational options including walking trails, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts and picnic pavilions.

Ocee Park

10900 Buice Road (just off Kimball Bridge Road)
Johns Creek, GA 30022

Contact – Programs:
Website:  Ocee Park Athletic Association
Email: [email protected]

Contact – Facility:
Phone:  678-512-3200 (Robby Newton, Parks Manager)
Email:  Robby Newton

playing on rings at Ocee Park


  • 37 acres with a walking/jogging track
  • Basketball courts (2)
  • Batting cages
  • Softball/baseball fields (8, lighted)
  • T-ball field (1)
  • Tennis courts (2 hard courts; not lighted)
  • Volleyball courts (2, sand)
  • Picnic pavilions (4)
  • Playgrounds (2)
  • Restrooms

sunny nap after game at Ocee Park


Shakerag Park

A rustic, 66-acre community park located in the north-eastern tip of Johns Creek bordering River Trail Middle School, Shakerag Park has both developed and undeveloped areas.

pavilion overlooking lake

10945 Rogers Circle (adjacent to Fire Station)
Johns Creek, GA 30097


  • small pavilion66 acres with a walking/jogging track
  • 3.8-acre lake
  • Athletic fields (3 large, multi-purpose)
  • Playground
  • Picnic pavilions (3)
  • Restrooms
  • Community room (inside the adjacent Fire Station)

father & son running on track


Multi-Use Trails

Committed to enhancing the well-being of its citizens and visitors, the City of Johns Creek currently provides the network of multi-use trails and sidewalks shown on the Recreation map.

Existing trails along streets

  • Bell Road Multi-Use Trail starts at Rogers Bridge Road, runs along Bell Road and ends at McGinnis Ferry Road, linking residential subdivisions to shopping (approx. 1 mile).
  • Rogers Bridge Road Multi-Use Trail begins at the Chattahoochee River and meanders northward to the Bell Road Trail at Rogers Bridge Road and Bell Road (approx. 0.9 miles).
  • State Bridge Road Multi-Use Trail, constructed with the GDOT State Bridge Road road-widening project in 2007, begins at GA 141 (Medlock Bridge Road), runs along both sides of State Bridge Road and ends at Jones Bridge Road (approx. 2.8 miles).
  • Johns Creek Greenway – Segment 1 starts at Old Alabama Road, runs mostly along the west side of Medlock Bridge Road and ends at Findley Road (approx. 4.3 miles). Sections have already been built by developers with their new developments along the Greenway’s path, with the entire Segment 1 scheduled to open October 2009.

Shakerag trail

Trails within parks

The street network of trails will connect to additional trails in City parks and units of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The following park trails are available:


Chattahoochee National Park

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, part of the National Park Service System, is spread over a 48-mile section of the Chattahoochee River from Lake Lanier Dam in Forsyth County to Peachtree Creek near downtown Atlanta.

family canoeing on the Chattahoochee River

It consists of 16 different areas or units, five of which are located in or immediately adjacent to Johns Creek (see map):

rafting on the Chattahoochee RiverJones Bridge Unit
(Barnwell Rd, 1.6 miles north of Holcomb Bridge Rd)
Trails, boat launch (motor, canoe & raft), picnic tables, restrooms. Wheelchair-accessible.

Great Blue Heron on the Chattahoochee RiverMedlock Bridge Unit
(GA 141 / Medlock Bridge Road, approx. 3.6 miles north of the Chattahoochee River)
Trails, boat launch (motor or canoe), picnic tables.

picnic areas along the Chattahoochee RiverAbbotts Bridge Unit
(Abbotts Bridge Road, just east of the river)
Trails, boat launch (motor or canoe), picnic tables, pavilion, restrooms.

trails along the Chattahoochee RiverSuwanee Creek
(Gwinnett County just east of Peachtree Industrial Parkway)
Undeveloped / no services.

wooded hiking areas along the Chattahoochee RiverMcGinnis Ferry Unit
(McGinnis Ferry Road at the border with Forsyth County)
Undeveloped / no services.

Contact – Island Ford Visitor Station:
Phone:  678-538-1200
Fax:  770-399-8087

Contact – Park Dispatch:
Emergency:  770-952-0370
Non-emergency:  678-538-1273

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