Holly Springs, Georgia, in Cherokee County, is a place surrounded by parks, both city and county maintained.
The 13-acre Barrett Park is Holly Springs’ first major recreational area, featuring a playground and a walking trail, which meanders through a scenic natural area. J.B. Owens Park, named for the last agent at the City’s Historic Train Depot, opened in the summer of 2015. The 33-acre park features a playground, and two pavilions for public use, natural and concrete trails and an open play field. The City of Holly Springs also operates J.C. Mullins Field, a regulation sized baseball field that is home to several area teams. Surrounding the ball field is a walking trail, “tot lot,” and picnic pavilion.
One of Cherokee County Recreation & Parks Agency’s athletic parks near Holly Springs is Badger Creek Park, home of 14 soccer fields of various sizes.
Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trail System in Holly Springs attracts 90,000+ visitors each year to its six trails on 363 acres that vary in degree of difficulty and skill level required. These trails are also available to hikers (bikes have right of way at all times) and are pet-friendly (dogs must be leashed).
Holly Springs is also home to the Cherokee County Aquatic Center complete with two indoor pools and one outdoor leisure pool. The aquatic center offers instructional, fitness, therapeutic, competitive and recreational swimming opportunities. The outdoor leisure pool, called the Oasis, includes a water playground, two water slides, play features, beach entry, pavilions, Funbrella, family restrooms, locker rooms and the Oasis Café.