With the creation of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority in July of 2017, recreation services in Colquitt County were re-evaluated to provide even greater benefits to the citizens of Moultrie and Colquitt County.
The new legal Authority, appointed by the City Council and County Commissioners, is made up of Chairman Angela Castellow, Vice Chairman Bob Swadel, Treasurer/Secretary Brad Gregory, Chris Hunnicutt, Heath Wetherington, Dale Williams, and Dorothy McCranie.
The new Authority worked feverishly to create essentially what was a new organization. All employees had to be re-hired; health insurance and retirement benefit programs developed, additional persons hired or contracted to handle payroll, bookkeeping, HR, audits, accountants, attorneys, along with many other legal and organizational hurdles that had to be completed for the new municipal corporation to operate.
While dealing with the organizational challenges, our recreation staff has continued to offer quality public recreation services to our community. MCCPRA offers a number of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for both youth and adults by utilizing two gyms, two public swimming pools, one interactive play pool, one Olympic-sized heated dive well, one USA diving sanctioned indoor training facility, eight lighted tennis courts, four playgrounds, four lighted multipurpose adult softball fields, three lighted youth softball fields, one youth center, a 7.23-mile asphault and gravel-dust bike trail, one 200 linear-feet Born Learning Interactive Trail, one community center, and 10 outdoor basketball courts.