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Parks and Recreation Department

Department Location:
James Edo "Sonny" Miller Recreation Building
Howard Coffin Park
1430 Lanier Blvd.
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone (912) 267-5566
FAX (912) 267-5590

Programs Division:
Manager: Vanessa Booker
Program Coordinator: TeenResa Hilton-Jackson
Athletic Coordinator: Oliver Baker
Community Center Supervisor: Gwen Clinch

Parks Division:
Manager: Michael McIver
Crew Leader: Antonio Mangram
Equipment Operator: Herman Roberts

Brunswick Multipurpose Center:
Williams/Stephens Annex
2007 "I" Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Darlene Wymes, Manager
Phone (912) 267-5520
Fax (912) 267-5591

Mission Statement:
"The Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department constantly seeks to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Brunswick by providing community-oriented programs and city-wide beautification."

The Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department serves as a fulcrum of the community by providing clean and safe parks and highly productive recreation programs for the citizens of Brunswick. The Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department function collectively with two divisions; Parks and Programs.

The Office of the Director consists of the Director and the Administrative Secretary. Reggie Jackson serves as the Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department's Director. Since his arrival, Mr. Jackson has lead the department in the direction of procuring and maintaining the significance of productive recreation programs and beautiful safe park areas and facilities.

The Parks Division's primary responsibility is to maintain the landscape, secure safe equipment for parks, athletic areas, and facilities for the leisure enjoyment of citizens.

Popular Parks/Facilities' Locations and Descriptions:

Howard Coffin Park:
Location: 1430 Lanier Blvd
This park serves as the main headquarters for the department along with:
  • Four Tennis Courts
  • Four Baseball/Softball Diamonds
  • Two Soccer/Football Fields
  • Half-Mile Walking Track
  • Playgrounds/Picnic Areas

Roosevelt Lawrence Community Center:
Location: 1109 H Street
The center is equipped with popular and traditional recreational game tables, two classrooms, and a multi-purpose gymnasium to facilitates the recreational needs of youth and adults.

Popular Playground Parks and Squares
  • Orange Square:
    Location: L and Reynolds Streets
    Two Tennis Courts
    Picnic Area
    Playground Area

  • Palmetto Square:
    Location: R and Reynolds Streets
    Two Tennis Courts
    Picnic Area
    Playground Area

  • Goodyear Park:
    Location: Parkwood Ave.
    Two Tennis Courts
    Picnic Area
    Playground Area

  • College Park:
    Location: Malabar Drive
    Full Basketball Court
    Picnic Area
    Playground Area

  • Overlook Park:
    Location: Hwy 17 adjunct to Howard Coffin Park
    Picnic Area

The Programs Division of the Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for providing comprehensive recreation programs to fulfill the leisure needs for the youth and adults of the City of Brunswick. In addition, local clubs and associations are co-sponsored to broaden the leisure pleasures of the citizens. Special programs such as the After-school, Holiday, Summer Day camps, and Enrichment Programs provide young citizens with the endless-benefits of being in a structured and supervised environment. Listed below are the programs and the citizens that each program is targeted towards.

  • All special programs
  • softball
  • coed baseball
  • flag football
  • tackle football
  • basketball
  • golf (seasonal)
  • tennis (seasonal)
  • Co-sponsored traveling baseball teams (Big Red Association; prerequisite standards; emphasizes youth development)
  • Co-sponsored Table Tennis Club (Brunswick Table Tennis Club; emphasizes youth mentorship/development; USA Table Tennis Affiliate

  • Softball
  • Young adult basketball
  • Joint senior citizen program with the Department of Community Development located at 2001 I Street
  • Co-sponsored Table Tennis Club (Brunswick Table Tennis Club; emphasizes youth mentorship/development; USA Table Tennis Affiliate)

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