CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (July 1, 2024) Cherokee Recreation and Parks is celebrating National Park and Recreation Month with a series of exciting promotions and events throughout July.

“These events are designed to foster community engagement and outdoor enjoyment,” said Cherokee Recreation and Parks Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Jessica Hallman.  “This year’s theme, ‘Love Your Park,’ offers a variety of activities for individuals and families of all ages.”

Kicking off the festivities on Monday, July 1, residents can take advantage of two special promotions at The Buzz in Cherokee Veterans Park located at 7345 Cumming Highway in Canton. From July 1 to July 7, enjoy a 20 percent discount on annual memberships and a buy-one-get-one-free offer for rock wall climbs. Please note, that The Buzz will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. For more details and to take advantage of this offer, visit

On Sunday, July 7, the Oasis at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center located at 1200 Wellstar Way in Canton will host the Lucky Duck Derby to benefit the Cherokee County Special Olympics. From 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., participants can enter a rubber duck for $5 each for a chance to win raffle prizes and race around the Oasis lazy river. Prizes include a $50 gift card to Duck Donuts and more. Register online at

Art enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Cherokee Rocks: Art Day in the Park project throughout July. Residents are encouraged to bring decorated rocks to create a snake rock at Hobgood Park and Cherokee Veterans Park.

On Saturday, July 20, children age 4 to 11 can join the Bike Riding Clinic at Cherokee Veterans Park. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at a cost of $30 per rider. Pre-registration is required at

Shark Weekend will take place on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center. Enjoy a game of Sharks and Minnows in the indoor pool, followed by screenings of “Shark Tale” on July 26 and “Jaws” on July 27. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night, with an entry fee of $5 per person.

Rounding out the month, a Love Your Park community clean-up event will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hobgood Park.

“We’re excited to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month with a calendar full of events and programs for people of all ages,” said Jay Worley, Director of Cherokee Recreation and Parks. “Between our promotions kicking off the month and the other events throughout July, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate with us. July is a great month to enjoy the warm weather and see all that Cherokee Recreation and Parks offers.”

For a full schedule of events and programs planned throughout the month, visit



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