Waycross Convention & Visitors Bureau . 417 Pendleton St. Waycross, GA 31501 912.287.2969

Recreation & Parks


Waycross’ rich athletic history comes together at this massive, 123-acre facility. Three complexes within easy walking distance of each other, and surrounded by plenty of parking, combine to create the sports headquarters of Waycross.

Baseball legend “Shoeless” Joe Jackson once played for the minor league Waycross Coastliners in 1925, but he would be stunned by what he would see today at the Trembling Earth Complex. There are 12 tournament-quality fields available for baseball, softball, football and soccer.

This youth sports paradise is the perfect place to host large tournaments, practice, or play on the playgrounds.

The Ware County Parks and Recreation Department operates the complex.


Ware County and the City of Waycross both operate parks that provide locals and visitors a chance to get outside and play. The system of parks includes spaces for families to gather and play and monuments to fallen soldiers.

Ware County’s Memorial Park is home to C.E. Davis Field, the site of many community events like Easter egg hunts, family movie nights and more. The park includes the field as well a playground and is a popular place for family gatherings and picnics.

Mary Street Park in downtown Waycross features a pavilion for gatherings, a beautiful lawn intersected by a walking path as well as a swing set and merry-go-round.

Bailey Street Park is a gathering place where the community can cool off on a hot day in the pool or enjoy some time running free in the greenspace. A public art project added a mural depicting a tropical oasis.

Plant Park is a downtown plaza in the city’s historic district featuring a fountain built in 1879 and is one of the oldest municipal projects in Waycross.

E.E. Moore Park has a sprawling outdoor play place with a variety of playground equipment set up under the shade of Southern pine trees. The park also features basketball courts, a gazebo and plenty of greenspace on which to run or host a family reunion.

Elizabeth Park is a great place to enjoy a beautiful afternoon with the family. The kids can play for hours on the playground and swing set while parents can enjoy a book on the bench. There’s also plenty of room to run and an outdoor basketball court.

A covered pavilion and grills make Garlington Park the perfect place for a family cookout. Throw some burgers on the grill and let the kids play on the playground and swing on the tire swing.

A covered gazebo and greenspace are accented by plenty of play places at Gilchrist Park. Seesaws, a jungle gym, swings, a modern playground, and more make Gilchrist a great place for a day with the family.

New Town Community Park features a covered pavilion with grills and picnic tables in a large, fenced greenspace. The modern playground equipment has all the fun features kids love.

Picnic tables, a slide, swings, see saws, and other playground equipment are key features at Northside Park. A covered pavilion and plenty of room to run make it a great place to fill an afternoon with family fun.