Trembling Earth Recreation Complex
The crown jewel of the Ware County Recreation Department, the 123-acre facility features three complexes within walking distance of each other, and surrounded by ample parking. Building on the Trembling Earth Sports Complex began in the early 2000′s and has been completed in stages as funds became available. Your team is sure to appreciate the 12 tournament quality fields for play: the youth baseball complex with its six fields; the adult softball complex, with four fields; one full-sized football field; and one multi-purpose soccer field.
Things have changed in 90 years
Young families have fun where the once famous ‘Shoeless Joe Jackson’ played here in Waycross, in 1925 when he played for the Waycross Coastliners Team.
Joe wouldn’t recognize the place with all our modern features that makes the Trembling Earth Recreation Complex one of the finest facilities in Georgia.
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Portable fencing allows these fields to be re-sized for younger players who aren’t ready “to go the full distance” yet. Practice fields in each complex help teammates work on their moves and strategies. For those not old enough to join the sports teams, the children’s playground serves as a healthy alternative to organized play, or take a power-walk around the ½-mile track that encircles a 10-acre pond.
The baseball/softball arenas’ covered dugouts have communication systems wired from the field to the score tower; each field also has its own state-of-the-art scoreboard with timers and a public-address system. Cheering for the home team during the big game can work up an appetite, so head down to the full-line concession stands and the eating area, where you’ll also find ADA-compliant restrooms that ensure everyone’s comfort. At the end of the day, there’s also a large variety of locally-owned and franchised restaurants, hotels and shops.
The Trembling Earth Recreation Complex continues to expand to meet our thriving community’s needs for recreation and the solid relationships that result from it. Future plans include development of a gymnasium building which will also house conference rooms, classrooms and the Ware County Recreation Department’s office.
The Regional Visitor Information Center located in Downtown Waycross, Georgia can help you find your adventure! Stop by and see us, pick up a map, brochures, flyers, books, information and so much more. Whether you are staying overnight or just traveling through, Waycross will be a place to remember.
The Okefenokee Heritage Center is a regional art and history museum located amongst twenty acres of beautiful pine woodlands. Over the past thirty years it has served the surrounding Okefenokee area by promoting an appreciation of the arts and an increased understanding of this region’s history. with its exhibits, programs and activities.
Southern Forest World is a museum dedicated to the history of forestry. There are many interesting artifacts. Southern Forest World has “Stuckie” the petrified dog (He’s also been on display at Ripley’s Believe It of Not).
If you are interested in Forestry this is the place for you! If you’d like to see a petrified dog then this is a MUST!
Laura S. Walker State Park is located just a few miles from the Okefenokee Swamp Park. Fishing and watersports are popular during the summer in the park’s 120-acre lake, while camping is popular year-round. Laura Walker also provides a beautiful layout of picnic areas and group shelters that are great for family outings.
Obediah’s Okefenok is the 1800s pioneer homestead of Obediah Barber. Since 1989, this homestead has been restored and turned into a park, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can venture down the 1100-ft. boardwalk, walk the nature trails, or just stroll through the many buildings and museums.
As you explore our downtown, note the many examples of period architecture that give this area its character. Even though some buildings are getting a face lift, others remain towering testaments to Waycross’ close proximity to Florida and its Spanish Influence. This Spanish Mission style architecture is reflected in stucco finishes, stylized gables, and clay tile roofs.
The crown jewel of the Ware County Recreation Department, the 123-acre facility features three complexes within walking distance of each other, and surrounded by ample parking. Building on the Trembling Earth Sports Complex
began in the early 2000s and has been completed in stages as funds became available. Your team is sure to appreciate the 12 tournament quality fields for play: the youth baseball complex with its six fields; the adult softball
complex, with four fields; one full-sized football field; and one multi-purpose soccer field.
A dream in the hearts of many post-World War II Ware County citizens, Memorial Stadium became a reality in 1948, dedicated to the many Ware County women and men who gave their lives in defense of their county in two world wars. Until 2002, Memorial Stadium was the hub of Waycross’ community life, drawing its citizens to regular minor-league baseball games, where major-leaguers such as Hank Aaron and Stan Musial would disembark from their train trips to make cameo appearances on the field.