Parks Services Division


The Park Services Division provides maintenance, operational, and planning support for the entire Leisure Services system with operational responsibility for 6 of the system’s 14 parks and the Greenway.

Maintenance Issues: 706-613-3801 or

Ben Burton Park 

615 Mitchell Bridge Rd
Athens, GA 30606

Athens, GA 30606

(706) 613-3801

Physical Address
615 Mitchell Bridge Rd
 Athens, GA 30606


 Hours of Operation:
 Daily: Sunrise - Sunset


Provides administrative support for the Park Services Division.
Name Title Email Phone
Cochran, Mel Division Administrator 706-613-3801
Booker, Phyllis Administrative Secretary 706-613-3801


Provides janitorial service for all 48 of the Department’s buildings including more than 100 restrooms.  Key functions include garbage/recycling pickup, cleaning, and special event support.
Name Title Email Phone
Banks, Freddy Maintenance Worker 706-613-3801
Barnett, Kerry Maintenance Crewleader 706-613-3801
Crane, Chuck Maintenance Worker II 706-613-3801
Williams, Daniel Maintenance Worker 706-613-3801


Provides management and oversight for all maintenance, renovation, and construction within developed park areas.  Key functions include mechanical and chemical maintenance of aquatic facilities; monthly playground inspections; special event equipment rental management; coordination with Facilities Management, Landscape Management, and SPLOST; and operation of the Department’s work order system.
Name Title Email Phone
Ferguson, Jim Maintenance Worker II 706-613-3801
Lett, Terrance Maintenance Worker II 706-613-3801
Skelton, Chad Maintenance Crewleader 706-613-3801
Sockman, Bob Maintenance Crewleader 706-613-3801

Park Planning 

315 Pound Street
Athens, GA 30601


Provides planning including geospatial data collection/interpretation and master plan development, sets design standards for park facilities, and supports citizen groups such as the Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission and the Greenway Network Plan.  Provides design support including development of construction drawings and details, construction oversight, and graphic design.
Name Title Email Phone
Miller, Todd Park Planner III 706-613-3801
Sizemore, Daniel Park Planner II 706-613-3801

Trails and Open Spaces 

Provides management and oversight for all maintenance, renovation, and construction for undeveloped park areas.  Key functions include ongoing site inspections, garbage and litter pickup routes, trail maintenance, bridge inspections, greenspace operations in conjunction with the County’s Environmental Coordinator, and coordination with volunteer organizations such as SORBA, the Weed Warriors, and the Boulevard Woods Neighborhood Association.
Name Title Email Phone
West, Rose Trails & Open Space Supervisor 706-613-3801
Whitlock, Ricky Maintenance Worker II 706-613-3801

Sandy Creek Park 

400 Bob Holman Rd
Athens, GA 30607


Hours of Operation: 
Current Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Exit gate locked at the posted closing time.

Admission Fee:
Ages 4-64: $2 per person
Under 4 / 65 & older: Free
Disc golf: extra $1 per person
Name Title Email Phone
Betz, Bob Facility Supervisor 706-613-3631
McNamee, Heather Program Leader 706-613-3631, ext. 222