Recreation Registration Form
There are numerous park and recreation opportunities for citizens of Twin City. Our primary recreation asset is The Cox Field Recreation Facility which houses 4 recreation fields, playground, covered shelter, walking track, concession stand, and a bathroom facility.
Cox Field is the home of the Recreation Ball program for children 4 through 14. Twin City Rec Ball program is a member of the Georgia Recreation and Park Association. We have great coaches and our teams often bring home the trophies!
Pop Boogie Field has a history and ties to the Negro Baseball league of the 1960s. The Twin City Team was known as the best in the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area), and they even had a player recruited by the Atlanta Braves. Pop Boogie has one field, bleachers, and a restroom facility and is scheduled for revitalization.
Along with our recreation facilities, Twin City has two smaller City parks. One is at Durden Road and Princess Street in the original Graymont area, the other on Paradise Road in the original Summit area. Through a neighborhood incentive, assisted by the city, Graymont Park has recently been revitalized; Paradise Road Playground is awaiting restoration.
Between 5th Avenue and US 80, nestled within the 23-acre Carilee Coleman Park, is the 1830s original John Rountree log house, a one-story, three-bay, double-pen saddlebag log house which is independently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the cabin, the park houses picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, and trails. The city is currently working to expand the park and revitalize the trails. More information about this cabin and park can be found on the Attractions tab under the VISITORS heading.
Carilee Coleman Park and Rountree Log House
Hwy 80 E
1830s log cabin
Picnic pavilions, restrooms, and trails.
Cox Recreation Complex
Located 1 mile east of Twin City on Hwy 192, the complex has two lighted ball fields with a scoring tower, concession stand, covered shelter, playground area, picnic tables, a walking track, restrooms, and park benches.
Graymont Community Park
Basketball courts and playground equipment
Picnic tables, grills, and park benches
Pop Boogie Field
THE HISTORY OF POP BOOGIE PARK
Historic park that was once part of the Negro League Baseball, and is in the process of being revitalized.
Located at the end of Old Statesboro Road, this site offers a ball field, basketball court, restrooms, picnic tables, and grills.
This is just one story about the origin of "Pop Boogie's Park." There are hundreds more circling out there in the domain of the many persons who have memories of individual experiences at the place called the "Ball Park" in Twin City, Georgia. Thomas Lee Brinson is the given name of the person so admired. He gave of himself to the idea of developing a program and a place for young people to learn the value of teamwork and the importance of sharing oneself to become productive citizens. The participation of the community in this project grew into a beloved effort of all the people of Summit and Graymont. The City of Twin City has name recognition in other parts of the United States, because the young people who played and watched baseball played grew up and went into other parts of the country to live and remember the days when a home run ball would get lost in the branch off the out-field.
The first baseball park
was located off the street called Davis Road behind the home of Mr. Rob and
Mrs. Rainey Perry. The diamond was in
the area several yards beyond where Twin City Quality Building, Inc. is
today. The period was just after 1945
when World War II was over and the United States was returning to a peacetime
way of living. Baseball was a social pastime,
and it became a way for the people to forget the war by having fun playing
Baseball. Teams developed in the
surrounding towns and communities and games were be played on Saturday
afternoon and Sunday afternoon after church.
The lot across the
street from O A Hall became the second site for the ballpark, after a sawmill
and lumberyard claimed the original site.
There was a little store owned and operated by M. Tillman. The store became a point of location for
visiting teams. The group installed a fence, ticket booth, and bleachers with
lumber from Mathis Sawmill, which was located on the site where Twin View
Nursing Home now sits.
The third baseball park
required the community to get involved in the development of a better place to
play ball. Mr. James Carmichael and
Family designated a track of land on the east side of town on Old Statesboro
Road for the purpose of playing ball.
Pop Boogie along with a few more good men worked with Mr. Carmichael to
bring the new place into readiness for baseball.
transitioned in December 1991. Mr.
Carmichael and Family erected a sign to draw attention to a spirit of what can
be accomplished through dedication and serving others in some small way. The seed of team spirit planted by Pop Boogie
is yet alive in the memories of those boys and girls who grew to be men and
women who are yet banding together to form a baseball team to play ball for Pop