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Cordele and Crisp County, Georgia combine the best of small town charm with easy access to all the amenities of the 21st Century.
Crisp County offers outstanding recreational amenities including Georgia Veterans State Park and Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, located within the state park, and the many programs and facilities offered by the Crisp County Recreation Department.

Quality of Life
Lake Blackshear

Georgia Veterans State Park
Georgia Veterans State Park is a state park located on Lake Blackshear in Crisp County, west of Cordele, Georgia. It was established in 1931 as a memorial to U.S. Veterans. The 1,308-acre park features a museum with aircraft, vehicles, weapons, uniforms and other memorabilia dating from the Revolutionary War to the present.

Lake Blackshear Resort
nestled in the heart of the Georgia Veterans State Park offers a variety of activities to suit every taste; golfing, hiking, kayaking, fishing, dining, dancing and swimming.

Championship Georgia Golf
Designed by architect Denis Griffiths and listed on Golf Digest magazine's list of four star-rated courses, Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course rests quietly on the shores of Lake Blackshear. Expertly placed mounds, water hazards, and plenty of sand bunkers define the holes and enhance the challenge. The Dwarf Bermuda greens are large and sloping and wide Tif 419 fairways wind through mounds and stands of tall loblolly pines. This golf experience is truly the best value in the south.
Crisp County Recreation Department
The Crisp County Recreation Department offers an award winning professional staff and multitude of programs and facilities to meet the needs of the citizens of Crisp County.

The Recreation Department maintains 11 parks with amenities such as walking tracks, basketball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, ball fields, fishing docks and a boat ramp. Two pools are located in the city for open swim and swim lessons throughout the summer.

The Recreation Center houses staff offices, gym, racquetball court, banquet room, dance room, lounge and a meeting room. Programs offered are our summer day camp, youth basketball leagues, karate, dance, Zumba, tumbling classes and senior exercise. Sports camps are also conducted at various times throughout the year.

The Youth Ball Complex is the crown jewel of our facilities. A 77-acre park located at I-75 exit 102 for easy access to the interstate and Cordele Business District. The complex boasts 9 multi-use fields that host a variety of tournaments and league games throughout the year. Future additions to the park include a soccer complex and 4 additional multi-use fields.

In addition to the classes, youth athletic programs offered are basketball, track and field, t-ball, baseball/softball, flag football, tackle football and soccer.