Our community’s entertainment and recreational options will be second to none. Our open passive green spaces will be expansive, our active recreation parks will have unlimited options and there will be entertainment venues for all our citizens and visitors-Strategic Priorities of Butts County


  • Athletic Programs & Organized Sports
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Historical Sites
  • Senior Citizens Center
  • Family Event Venues for Rent

Director’s Message


Welcome to our page! Our department has a mission to enhance and improve the quality of life for our citizens and to make Butts County a great place to recreate and play. While our base of operations is the large and well-equipped Daughtry Park, we reach out across Butts County to offer programs that will appeal to all ages and demographics.

In athletics, we have the traditional organized sports of Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Soccer and related sports activities. We also have a variety of venues including gymnasiums for indoor activities such as our growing Gymnastics and Tumbling programs, modern Tennis courts, Baseball, Softball and Football fiends as well as our newest venue, the Sam Johnson Soccer Complex. We will be adding more programs and opportunities to the public in the years ahead that will make our department truly shine in this region.

We also staff and run a modern facilities for our older adults, the Ida Ruth Taylor Senior Citizens Center, which is open each weekday providing a variety of programs and activities for our seniors. Since moving into our new building in 2013, we have grown these programs tremendously and have been amazed at the response of our citizens to our center. Please let us know how we can make our department better and how we can serve you and your recreational needs.


Mary Lyn Overbey, Director

For more expanded information, visit our website: Department of Leisure Services


  • Mary Lynn Overbey, Director
  • Chrissy Crabtree-Senior Center Manager
  • Jillian Bouchard-Leisure Services Coordinator


576 Ernest Biles Drive
Jackson, Georgia 30233
Office 770-775-8228
Office Hours M-F, 8AM-5PM except on approved holidays as posted. Venue and event times will differ from office hours.