124 Highway 61 Connector
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Phone: (770) 459-6669
Fax: (770) 459-6813
Douglas County Courthouse is located at Douglasville, Georgia, United States. It is an old courthouse now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse is home to the Douglas County Museum of History and Art. The museum has exhibits of mid 20th-century like displays of cocktail shakers, school lunchboxes, children's phonographs, and items from a personal collection of Coca Cola articles.
Touted to be one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia, Douglasville's downtown area also has the distinction of being listed as a National Heritage Site. The century-old buildings manifest Romanesque, Gothic, Queen Anne and Italian architectural elements which have still been wonderfully preserved. The O'Neal town plaza with its charming brick fountain plays host to a number of festivals and community events all year round. Parks, golf courses, wildlife ponds, nature trails, public pools and soccer complexes dot the entire length of the city which is why it's so attractive for tourists.
Serving Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard and Paulding Counties, this full service library offers a large selection of books and reference materials, as well as many programs and events for both children and adults.
The Fowler Field Park is used most often by the Douglas County Soccer Association as their practice field. But this park has more than just a football field. It features picnic spots, a playground as well as a 704 yard (643.738 m) walking track.
Exodus Ranch is a non-profit organization that provides shelter and food to local children who are in need of assistance due to unsettling life situations. This project endeavors to support these children in the short as well as the long run. They not only provide basic necessities but also trains them for the future.
The Skylight Farm is a vegetable farm in Douglasville, Georgia that practices sustainable development of organic farming. Their farming techniques are highly-valued methods, which ensure the well-being of both the plant as well as the environment it grows in.
Situated on 138 acres, this park offers many recreational activities for guests to enjoy including camping, a sandy swimming beach, rental fishing boats, picnic shelters, hiking on a nature trail and a one mile lake loop trail, and a miniature golf course.
Situated on property listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the 25 acre Dunaway Gardens features the south's largest natural rock, floral gardens, spring-fed pools, stone waterfalls, and extensive hand-laid rock paths, walls, and staircases.
This 2549-acre (1031.54-hectare) park is particularly noted for its populations of birds, butterflies and wildflowers. Hiking trails are laid throughout, and pass such interesting spots as the George Sparks Reservoir and the ruins of a cotton factory destroyed during the Civil War. Canoe and fishing boat rentals are available, as well as a bait shack, restrooms, and historical information. Take home some souvenirs from the gift shop, located at the visitors center.
Originally the site of a wooden grist mill purchased by Elias Hightower in 1846 and converted into a facsimile of the Whitney cotton gin, this mill was once a vibrant mercantile center near Cedartown. Sherman's men ate and slept here on their march through the state during the Civil War but spared the mill from the fate which befell so many others.
Located in a secluded clearing on the banks of a picturesque lake, The Cabin Path offers a wonderful outdoor experience. It has a log cabin that offers a comfortable place to camp, alongwith several hiking trails for the adventurous. Visitors can explore the surrounding countryside rich with rhododendrons, wildflowers and deer. the lake is a pleasant place for leisurely fishing. A walk through the maze built here is supposed to calm your nerves. Numerous activities are also held from time to time.
Six Flags Over Georgia is a thrilling attraction located about 20 minutes to the west of the Atlanta city. In addition to an impressive roster of roller coasters, thrill rides and interactive games, the park features parades, special events, and Broadway-style musicals starring Bugs Bunny and other Loony Tunes characters. Dozens of snack shops and restaurants are strategically placed throughout the park, and strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent. See website for online specials, operating hours, and calendar of events.