Parks & Playgrounds


Unleash the fun at MWR's parks and playgrounds! Bring the kids and your furry pals for a day of outdoor adventures. It's excitement for all! With playgrounds for big and little kids, plus spacious covered pavilions for picnics, it's the recipe for a perfect day out. Pack snacks, grab frisbees, and head out to one of our many fun spots around the base. Let laughter echo and tails wag as you create lasting memories!

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Barks and Recreation Dog Park 
It's a pupper paradise at Barks and Recreation Dog Park, where tails wag and tongues pant with joy. Our park offers spacious areas for dogs of all sizes to romp, play, and make new furry friends. With separate zones for large and small dogs, plus an open field for fetch sessions, there's something for every pooch. Remember, pups must be registered before joining the fun. Swing by Tickets & Travels at Bldg 1023 to get started! Located off-base between USS Nathaniel Greene and USS Oak Ridge Road, Barks & Recreation is the ultimate destination for four-legged frolics. Just follow the posted rules, and in case of emergencies, call Security Dispatch at 912-573-2145 or dial 911. Let the tail-wagging adventures begin!

Sail Pointe Park
Situated by the Fitness Complex Pool, Sail Pointe Park offers the perfect comfort of open fields of lush greenery all around, ideal for picnics and playing football, frisbees, bocci ball and so much more. Don't worry about the weather—we got you "covered" with two pavilions covered with power supplies for your gatherings.

Surrounding the area is our outdoor exercise area with TRX S-Frame and Box for fitness enthusiasts, an outdoor basketball court and the fitness troop track ready for you and your family to walk or run around.

Etowah Park (w/fishing dock) 
Behind Trident Lakes Golf Club lies Etowah Park, a hidden gem of nature. Picture peaceful surroundings with fresh air and historic possibilities. Trails cater to all skill levels, from beginners to experts. Some areas are dense with foliage, hiding potential artifacts from the past when the base was a Sugar Mill plantation. 

In the center, there's a covered pavilion perfect for picnics and cookouts, equipped with plenty of tables and a grill. Restrooms are available for your convenience, and there's a fishing dock for catching big fish. Plus, you can camp under the stars in a primitive setting for a small fee—just ask our Outdoor Rentals crew. Ready for an adventure?

Lake D
Get ready for an amazing time at Lake D Park located on the back side of Kings Bay! This beautiful spot by the lake guarantees non-stop fun. We've got covered pavilions with picnic tables, grills, and all the amenities you need. Don't worry about bathrooms—we've got those too! And that's not all! Our playgrounds are perfect for some laughter-filled fun. Feeling competitive? Try your hand at horseshoes or volleyball on our courts! Rent boats to fish in or just relax in on the calm waters of our beautifully scaped lake by contacting our Outdoor Rental crew at 912-573-1157.

Under the Pines
A fun time is guaranteed at Under the Pines Park, right by the Fitness Complex. It's perfect for little explorers! This isn't just any playground! In the gated area is a covered pavilion with tables and a grill for awesome lunch feasts and meeting spots.

But that's not all! Discover cool things like dinosaur bones, giving your playtime a prehistoric twist. With surprises everywhere, it's an adventure waiting to happen! And guess what? The playground is split by age, so everyone, from little ones to daring adventurers, can find their perfect fun at Under the Pines Park!


Partners in the Park

Unplug and go on a new adventure with our friends at Crooked River State Park! It is a 500-acre Georgia state park located just past the base at the end of Charlie Smith Sr Hwy (Spur 40), providing an excellent coastal setting. The park is dedicated to the preservation of its natural resources and public education and has so much to offer our community. Access to the many nature trails, waterways, educational activities and programs are just a small list of Crooked River's many amentities it offers. MWR has partnered with the park to make it even easier to enjoy your day. Complimentary parking pass vouchers ($5 value) are available at Tickets & Travel, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm for any date you choose to go to the park. Please have your date(s) ready when picking up your passes. Limited supply for each day is available.

The list of things to do at Crooked River State Park is endless...
Biking, Birding Trail, Boat Tours, Boating, Camping, Educational classes about animals & their habitats, Fishing, Geocaching, Guided Kayak Trips, Hiking, Miniature Golf, Paddling, Park Paddlers Club, Picnics, Sunset Boat Cruises, and more. Check out their events calendar at

And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.


Play with a Purpose

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition advise children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 to engage in 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily.

This regular activity can enhance cardiorespiratory fitness, strengthen bones and muscles, manage weight, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, and lower the likelihood of serious health issues.

Additionally, physically active students typically demonstrate improved grades, school attendance, cognitive performance (such as memory), and classroom behaviors (like staying on task).