Northeast Georgia Mountains / Blairsville

Meeks Park

490 Meeks Park Rd.
Blairsville, GA 30512

706-439-6074
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Meeks Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the North Georgia Mountains. It is located about one (1) mile west of Blairsville on Highway 515, and is open to the public. The park was established in 1992 and named after Bill Meeks and is the crown jewel of the Blairsville-Union County Recreation Department.

Meeks Park consist of three sections: Meeks 1, Dog Park, & Meeks 2. Meeks 1 features 4 Baseball Fields, 2 Softball Fields, 4 batting cages, T-ball Field, Utility Field, Splash Pad, Community Pool , 2 Playgrounds, 4 Tennis Courts, Skate Park, Basketball Court, 4 Covered Pavilions, 4.62 Miles of Walking Trails, and the Appalachian Sculpture Project. The Dog Park across the street from Meeks Park 1 by North Georgia Technical College & the Senior Center features over a mile of trails, a fenced in off-leash area, two pens, clean-up bags & a state-of-the-art doggie drinking fountain! Part of the Dog Park side includes Disc Golf. Enjoy a beautiful and challenging 18-hole disc golf course. Designed by John Nisewonder, it features both open and wooded holes on mixed terrain that satisfies the player who likes to air it out as well as test his/her technical abilities. Play from either the short or long tees. Meeks Park 2 offers a Canoe/Kayak Launch Pad, Adult Exercise Area, Grist Mill Water Wheel, Hiking Trails, and Fishing on Butternut Creek & Nottely River.

Meeks Park is also home to several festivals throughout the year including the Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Butternut Creek Festival, and the Blairsville Sorghum Festival.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Party Facilities

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    575

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Georgia's Official Sorghum Festival

    Georgia's Official Sorghum Festival

    10/13/2018 - 10/21/2018

    Celebrate the harvest and cooking of delicious sorghum on the second and third weekends in October in Blairsville, Ga. You can search the world over for better mountain-grown sorghum syrup, but you won't find any to compare with the syrup of the Blairsville area of Union County.

    In addition to the best syrup in the country, enjoy activities such as log sawing, biscuit eating, pole climbing and rock throwing. The festival includes a craft show featuring handywork and wares, and lots of ... read more

  • Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

    Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

    06/08/2019 - 06/09/2019

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  • 20th Annual Butternut Creek Festival

    20th Annual Butternut Creek Festival

    07/20/2019 - 07/21/2019

    The Butternut Creek Festival is one of the finest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast. The two-day festival showcases the work of 65 artists and craftsmen in categories from basketry, fine art, fabric art and decorative painting, to glass, jewelry, metal working, photography, pottery and woodturning.

    Located in Blairsville, the Butternut Creek Festival is presented by the High Country Artisans, Inc. For more information, call 706.781.1221 or email read more