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Explore Douglas

Best Kept Secret of the Atlanta Suburbs

Whether you’re a resident, vacationing, just passing through, or looking for fun and relaxation, Douglas County is the perfect midpoint station for everything you want to do in the heart of Atlanta, with numerous outdoor activities, fun things to do, delicious restaurants, and gorgeous places to stay.

With little of the traffic congestion afflicting so many other Atlanta suburbs, we offer our visitors and residents what many call “a better pace” away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Here, you are welcome to see the stars at night, jog in a park, shop at the local Arbor Place Mall, explore the extensive trail systems or the Comet Trail, find a welcoming place to worship, or just relax and unwind. Eight thousand acres of recreational space are yours to enjoy, including the popular Sweetwater Creek State Park, Dog River Recreational Complex, Foxhall Resort, Hunter Park, Deer Lick Park, and multiple festivals held year-round at our parks and resorts and in historic Downtown Douglasville.

Sweetwater Creek State Park offers miles of hiking, biking trails, camping and yurt camping, paddling, kayaking, and canoeing.

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Dog River Recreational Complex is a 256-acre protected reservoir where Douglas County residents can enjoy fishing and picnicking.

Foxhall Resort draws locals and visitors alike, offering a mix of sporting and recreational activities, luxury accommodations, and event spaces in a tranquil setting along the western bank of the Chattahoochee River.


The 83-acre Hunter Park offers a newly renovated athletic complex complete with several ball fields, tennis courts, trails, batting cages, playground, a community center with a ballroom, meeting rooms, dance studio, and classrooms.

Deer Lick Park is 66 acres of park offering fields and courts for nearly every sport, fishing, trails, picnicking, a Family Fun Center with athletics, an activity center, playground, tennis and bocce courts, a dog park, skate park, aquatics center, and the state-of-the-art Dog River Library.

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Numerous festivals and events drawing the community together occur year round—from Taste of Douglasville and the Chili Cook-off/5k to several events hosted by Sweetwater Creek State Park and Foxhall.

Douglas County is the perfect midpoint station for everything you want to do in the heart of Atlanta.