Thank you for visiting Clayton County Athletics Online!  We are proud to offer a variety of recreational and leisure activities for the residents of Clayton County.  Those interested in keeping busy and staying active are welcome to participate in any of our youth athletics programs.  Please visit the sport-specific page of your choice for more details.  Finally, for those grown-ups who still like to play, we offer softball, kickball, and flag football through our adults division.  If you have questions about the Athletics Division, a particular sport, or upcoming activities, feel free to contact us at 770.473.3800.


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Athletics Employees exemplify

“We RISE UP………….


Willie Turnipseed – Athletic Coordinator (Retired), Rum Creek Park


Willie Turnipseed has been a staple in Jonesboro Youth Sports for more than twenty years.  He leads his park with a steady demeanor and compassionate disposition.  His engagement with families has spurred incredible growth in program participation rates, and his support for the community has made Jonesboro Athletics the envy of Clayton County.  Beloved by all, Willie’s dignity, wisdom, and poise represent the best of Clayton County and the immeasurable value of the Parks and Recreation industry. –  Koboi Simpson


What’s IT all about?

It Starts in the PARKS! This simple statement captures the values and benefits derived and accrued from parks and recreation experiences. For example, participation in athletics fosters teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship. The recreation centers promote fitness, wellness, and creativity. Reynolds Nature Preserve offers tranquility, encourages exploration, and helps to develop life balance. And, of course, the Beach at International Park is all about fun. We believe that these ideals – and so many more – are reflected in the proclamation, “It Starts in the PARKS!

So, the next time you’re enjoying the Clayton County Parks & Recreation experience – maybe at youth baseball game, or taking a Zumba class, or hiking the trails with friends – take a minute to let us know about it. Snap a selfie and share it on social media with the hashtag, “It Starts in the PARKS! If we get it trending, you may win a limited-edition t-shirt from the Department. It’s our way of showing how much we appreciate our Clayton County family.

CommunityIt Starts in the PARKS!