Recreational Areas

There are a number of recreational areas near Newnan, GA, and Coweta County. They offer recreational opportunities for all ages and physical fitness levels. You could start the day with a leisurely stroll through our neighborhood and end the day enjoying the view from the top of Pine Mountain. You could cool off in one of the Coweta County or Newnan city pools, one of the region’s many lakes or paddle down the Chattahoochee River.

Here’s just a sampling of where you can find outdoor recreational areas near Newnan, GA.

Coweta Hills Community

Coweta Hills Community offers their residents a number of recreational opportunities. We have a small children’s play area with a wooden climbing structure. Enjoy a picnic in our gazebo. Or, you could simply take a stroll through our quiet community or our natural areas.

Coweta County Parks

Less than 5 miles away is a 54 acre Coweta County recreational facility. Hunter Complex has three football fields, two adult softball fields, four youth baseball/softball field, two tennis courts, a walking trail and a gymnasium. The Coweta Field of Courage is a soft-surfaced ball field that was designed to be completely wheelchair assessable.

Carl Miller Park is also only around 5 miles away. The 14-acre park was built by Newnan Utilities, which has a splash play area for children, a pavilion, picnic tables and walking trails. Built by local volunteers in 1998, the Kid’s Castle Playground is a 32,000 square foot playground with climbing areas, swings, bridges, tunnels, playhouses, cars, boats, trucks, airplanes and even a number of xylophones and drums to play. (The playground is open the same hours as the park.)

The City of Newnan has a number of urban and neighborhood parks. Many of them feature paved walkways, children’s play areas, amphitheaters and picnic areas. A number of them also offer tennis courts, ball fields and swimming pools.

Nearby Georgia State Parks

Chattahoochee Bend photo courtesy: Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Chattahoochee Bend photo courtesy: Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park is approximately 25 miles away. It covers 2,910 acres and is one of Georgia’s largest state parks. Much of the park has been left in its natural state, including 5 miles of river frontage. It offers public boat access along with a variety of daily recreational facilities and overnight camping.

Just 45 minutes away is F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Georgia’s largest state park. This 10,000 acre park might surprise you. It’s south of Atlanta and yet it has rolling mountains and Dowdell’s Knob which is 1,395 feet above sea level on Pine Mountain. It has 40 miles of trails, including the Pine Mountain Trail. If the native wildlife isn’t enough to bring out your inner wild thing, there’s the Wild Animal Safari at Pine Mountain to bring out your roar. You’ll find over 650 animals on 500 acres in their drive-through safari park as well as their Walk-About, a place where you can get more up close and personal with some of the wild animals living there.

Also in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is the beautiful Callaway Gardens. Callaway Gardens was founded to promote and protect native azalea species. It draws over 750,000 visitors annually. Visitors can enjoy the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, catching some rays on Robin Lake Beach (the world’s largest man-made, white sand beach), two golf courses and several hiking and biking trails.

The Georgia State Park website (gastateparks.org) lists a total of 10 state parks within 75 miles of zip code 30263. Along with the two already mentioned, there’s Sweetwater Creek State Park (29 miles), Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site (35 miles), Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site (36 miles), Panola Mountain State Park (43 miles), Red Top Mountain State Park (53 miles), Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site (54 miles), High Falls State Park (58 miles) and Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge (85 miles).

National Parks Near Newnan, GA

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,923 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign located 62 miles away from Coweta Hills Community. Learn more on the National Parks Website.