Parks & Recreation

You are invited to pack a picnic and enjoy the day at one of the public parks located within the City of Lavonia.

The Vanna Bowers Vandiver Park

The first park was located on West Avenue on property donated by Mr. S. E. Vandiver in 1927, at the request of the Woman's Club. The property was given in honor of Mrs. S. E. (Vanna Bowers) Vandiver and named The Vanna Bowers Vandiver Park.

The Vanna Bowers Vandiver Park features a picnic shelter, concrete outdoor tables, and a barbecue pit. How do I get there? Take Highway 59 toward Carnesville, on the left about a quarter of a mile (1/4) from downtown traffic light.

Lavonia Memorial Park

In 1946 a meeting was held to discuss plans to erect a Memorial to the Veterans of World War II. At this meeting Major H.H. Crittenden suggested instead of a "stone-faced Charlie", a park be built for the use of the community.

The park is equipped for picnics and outings with picnic shelters, barbecue grills and walking trails. Located behind Lavonia City Hall, just off Highway 17 South. Also close by are Tennis Courts. No reservations required.

Weldon Park

Weldon Park located downtown on East Main Street, has an outdoor covered gazebo available for individuals, groups and corporate functions. Situated in the heart of Lavonia business district, Weldon Park is the perfect location for receptions, weddings, business outings and cultural events. For additional information on reserving the Gazebo area, call City Hall at 706-356-8781.