Mission & Policies

Mission Statement

Create impactful recreational experiences, promote wellness and connect the community.

Agency Values

Accountable, Accessible, Collaborative, Dedicated, Exceptional, Inclusive, Innovative, Responsive

Department Policies


We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express payments. Beginning April 1, 2019 we will accept eChecks (electronic bank check). Cash not accepted. Payee will be responsible for paying debit/credit/eCheck convenience fees.

Out of County Policy

Out of County residents will pay 200% of the program fee.


No refunds or credits will be granted unless requested by program registration deadline. If request is made by program registration deadline, you will have two options: (1) Receive an immediate credit for the full amount valid for 12 months or (2) Receive a refund, minus a 25% administration fee. Out of County fees will be returned with refund; registration convenience fees are non-refundable.

Weather Cancellations and Closures 

Facility closures and program cancellations may occur due to weather and field conditions. These conditions will be assessed throughout the day in an effort to make a decision by 4 p.m. Facility closures and program cancellations are posted to our social media outlets, website, and weather hotline: 706-769-3965, option 2. 

NAYS Parent Orientation and Membership (NAYS)

In order for a child to participate in any competitive youth activity, at least one parent must be a current member of the NAYS Parents Orientation and Membership (formerly PAYS). To fulfill this requirement follow the steps below:

1. Go to http://www.nays.org/parents

2. Select blue "Sign Up!" button

3. Completing the PAYS program: click "Get Started"

4. Contact Information: Complete contact info, then click "Next"

5. Program Affiliation requirement: Click "Yes"

6. Navy affiliated sports program: Click "No"

7. League/Agency: select "Oconee County Pks & Rec Dept" and then click "Next"

8. Payment Information: NO PAYMENT OR DONATION REQUIRED, simply click "Confirm"

9. Confirmation: Click "Process"

10. Thank You for Registering page appears, click “Next” 

11. Click “Start NAYS Parent Course” 

12. Click on video to begin course

13. Answer required course questions to complete 

Code of Conduct

The following Code of Conduct applies to all Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department program participants, users of park facilities and park patrons. All individuals and organizations will be held to the Code of Conduct when using facilities administered by the department. Please view the Code of Conduct.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Pursuant to Title II ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by Oconee County, Georgia. Additionally, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, no person shall on the grounds of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by Oconee County, Georgia.