Special Events

To register for Special Events, please register online: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/rockdale-county/catalog


Dr. Seuss Day

People of all ages enjoyed reading these books The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and many more. Join Johnson Park and Read Across America to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. Bring your favorite Dr. Seuss book to read to others and make a craft.
Dates: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Ages: All Ages
Fee: Free
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Rd


One Day Mystery Camp

HOORAY, HOORAY there is NO SCHOOL on this day!!! Enroll in Johnson Park ONE DAY MYSTERY CAMP and see what mystery trip and activities we have planned for this day. Please provide your child with a lunch and a snack.
Date: Monday, March 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fee: $25
Ages: 5-12 years old

Registration is available online and Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 3, 2017. Minimum of 12 participants and Maximum 20 participants for ONE DAY CAMP.

National Walk in the Park Day

Get those walking shoes out and come explore the trails at Johnson Park, South Rockdale, Lorraine Trailhead and others as we celebrate NATIONAL WALK IN THE PARK DAY. You can walk for leisure, exercise or whatever reason your heart desires.
Date:                   Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time:                  Sunrise to Sunset
Ages:                  All Ages
Locations: Trails throughout Rockdale County


Community Yard Sale

Clean out the house, make some cash and shop for interesting treasures at this outdoor event. Bring household goods, toys, clothes, and other items that have been pushed around for months in the closet, basement or attic and join the community “yard sale.” RCPR reserves the right to disallow items deemed inappropriate.
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fee:     $10 per parking space-County Residents$15 per parking space-Non-County Residents
Location: Government Annex Building Parking Lot, 1400 Parker Rd

Please pay attendant the day of the event.

Participants will provide their own tables and chairs

*Set-up time begins at 7am*


Egg-A-Palooza Hunt

Join Rockdale County Parks & Recreation for a great family event. Egg-A-Palooza will feature an amazing egg hunts, where each child will find candy- and toy-filled eggs, bounce houses and more. Don’t forget to bring an Easter basket. Egg hunt for 2-5 years old will begin at 12:00PM and 5-8 years old & 9-12 years will begin at 12:30PM.
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Fee: $3.00 per child
Ages: 2 Years—12 Years

Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Rd

Online payment will end at 9:00AM on Saturday, April 15, 2017 and Walk up payment will be taken at the ballfield entrance (CASH ONLY)


Dash for Dogs 5K

Rockdale County Parks & Recreation along with Rockdale Animal Control will be hosting our first annual Dash for Dogs 5K at the Rockdale County Government Annex. The goal of this event is to raise necessary funds for Rockdale County Animal Control to purchase fencing for the outside dog runs at their location.

Dogs are welcome to participate in the 5K as long as they are leashed at all times, current on rabies & distemper vaccines, and have excellent temperament with other dogs and children. Strollers are welcomed. Animal Control will have dogs on site for adoption.
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (Registration begins at 8 am)
Fee: Pre-Registration for event will begin February 1st  at Johnson Park Recreation Center
$20 Pre-Registered Phantom Racer (guarantees T-shirt)
$25 Pre-Registration (guarantees T-shirt)
$30 Registration Day of Race (will receive a T-Shirt while supplies last)
Location: 1400 Parker Rd

Top Male & Female finishers overall in each age group receive medals

14 & under, 15-19, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,& 60 over