In 2017 Roswell was awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, and those who live in Roswell understand why.
From cascading waterfalls to scenic trails, open green fields to manicured bike paths, Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department proudly maintains more than 1,000 acres of parkland and 22 parks. Our heritage is evident in experiences you’ll only find in Roswell, from interpretive walks highlighting our old mill ruins to the city’s Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums.
The department offers more than 100 free programs each year, and a wide range of classes and workshops from fitness to visual arts. Learn more roswellgov.com.
Nature and Outdoors
Situated along the banks of the Chattahoochee River with seven miles of trails and parks to enjoy, Roswell offers trails for hiking, mountain biking, and nature viewing—along with dog-friendly places all throughout the city.
Roswell really does have it all. Connect to larger trail systems at Big Creek Park and the new river boardwalk, or rent or bring your own kayak, canoe, and paddle board and enjoy the fun of paddling on the Chattahoochee River.
Looking for something a little different? Head over to the Chattahoochee Nature Center to see their non-releasable birds of prey or join in on the action on their eco-canopy walk.