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Lake Blackshear
Tall shady pine trees, large lakes and fishing ponds offer an outdoor landscape that is easily enjoyed in much of Crisp County by stepping our one’s back door.

Most prominent among the recreation areas of the country is the Veterans Memorial State Park, which offers more than 1,322 acres for camping, swimming, fishing, and golfing, and enjoying nature.

Located on Highway 280 between Cordele and Americus, and including the beautiful Lake Blackshear, the park now boasts a convention center, along with a dining and lodging resort, a marina and a championship 18-hole golf course.

In 2000 Cordele and Crisp County developed its recreation department complex complete with a gym, several special activity rooms and two full-size football fields, one of which has been dedicated in honor of long-time Recreation Department Director Cary Cason. This facility is located on North Fifth Street.

Also relatively new is the 78 acre baseball and softball complex at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Pecan Street. Nine fields currently are in use and plans call for an additional five in the future.

Not only is this facility available for youth league games, bit it also allows tournament play on weekends which produces extra revenue for the county.
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Crisp County Recreation Department
1205 N 5th St. Ext.
Cordele, GA 31015
(229) 276-2797

Crisp County Leisure Opportunities strives to provide events and activities for local children of all ages. We strive to provide them with the most enjoyable sporting experience that is safe and educational. It is our hope that you, the general public, will continue to support our youth activities and events through your continued cooperation and participation.
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Crisp County Bike Rides
Crisp County bike rides are a wonderful way to see our area up close and personl. has provided several rides to see the county. is a community web site for road cyclists and mountain bikers who want to stay healthy, lose weight or train more effectively. provides easy-to-use, comprehensive web-based cycling tools to measure distance and count calories from cycling. With road cycling and mountain biking forums, training logs and tips from cycling experts, is the site where cyclists are.

The Best Cycling Route in Crisp County and Cordele, Georgia!
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Crisp Area Upward Sports
Crisp Area Upward Sports is part of the world’s largest Christian sports program for young athletes. It is focused on developing the total athlete and creating individuals with strong character, confidence and spirit. Crisp Area Upward Sports currently offers two sports, (1) basketball and cheerleading, which is held during the late fall and winter months, and (2) soccer, which is offered in the spring months.

The program is primarily for kids, grades K-4 through the sixth grade. All participants are welcome and scholarships are offered for those families who can’t offered the registration costs.

This program is sponsored by Cordele First Baptist and Cordele First Methodist Churches. For more information call David Simmons 478-718-2735.


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