Autrey Mill Nature Preserve AssociationAutrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center

The Summerour House at Autrey MillAutrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center is located at 9770 Autrey Mill Road across from Country Club of the South. It has 46 acres of ravine forest, with more than two miles of walking trails which wind past a scenic creek with rocky shoals, picturesque cliffs, mature trees, wildflowers, native plants and animal life. Owned by the City of Johns Creek, the non-profit Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Association runs the park and provides year-round nature, historic, and scout badge programs and camps.

Newtown Park

Newtown sign & children

Newtown RecreationNewtown Park (a City park) is located at 3150 Old Alabama Road. Facilities include 2 softball/baseball fields, 3 soccer fields, 6 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, a 2-mile multi-use path, 13 picnic pavilions, a dog park and a small lake. The non-profit Newtown Recreation runs the park. Spring and fall sports seasons include baseball, soccer and lacrosse.

Ocee Park

Boys playing / pulling face mask© Terri Dinardo Photography

Ocee Park Athletic AssociationOcee Park (a City park) is located at 10900 Buice Road at the corner of Kimball Bridge Road. Facilities include 7 softball/baseball fields (lighted), a pavilion, playground, 3 picnic shelters and walking/jogging track.

The non-profit Ocee Park Athletic Association runs the park and sponsors youth baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 5 to 16 years old. Programs for special needs children and seniors are also offered.

Shakerag Park

children on playgroundShakerag Park (a City park) is located adjacent to River Trail Middle School at 10945 Rogers Circle. Facilities include a playground, picnic shelter and a large multi-purpose athletic field.

Chattahoochee River recreation

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

National Park ServiceThe Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (a National Park) is spread over a 48-mile section of the Chattahoochee River. It consists of 16 different areas or units beginning below Lake Lanier dam in Forsyth County and ending at Peachtree Creek in metro Atlanta.

Phone: (678) 538-1200


Chattahoochee River is accessible from five locations in or near Johns Creek:

rafting down the ChattahoocheeAbbotts Bridge Unit

Trails, boat launch (motor or canoe), picnic tables, picnic pavilion, restrooms.

On Abbotts Bridge Road, 7.8 miles east of Old Milton Parkway, just east of the Chattahoochee River in Gwinnett County



Chattahoochee hiking trailsJones Bridge Unit

Trails, boat launch (motor, canoe & raft), picnic tables, restrooms, wheelchair-accessible

Off Barnwell Road, 1.6 miles north of Holcomb Bridge Road



Chattahoochee park picnicsMcGinnis Ferry Unit

Undeveloped / no services

Near the Forsyth County border

Picnic areas & Boat ramp


fly fishing the HoochMedlock Bridge Unit

Trails, boat launch (motor or canoe), picnic tables

On GA 141 / Medlock Bridge Road, just south of the Chattahoochee River in Gwinnett County



suwaneeSuwanee Creek

Undeveloped / no services

In Gwinnett County just east of Peachtree Industrial Parkway

Newtown Dog Park


Recognized as one of the top dog parks in the country, Newtown Dream Dog Park is a full acre of fenced-in, four-legged FUN. Offering separate areas for small and large dogs to socialize, this hot spot in Newtown Park features artificial turf for dogs to run on, sprinklers for dogs to play in, obstacles for dogs to play around, and benches for humans to sit upon. Water fountains, shelters and shade trees make it easy for pups and their two-legged companions to stay cool on a hot day.



  • One acre
  • Separate areas for small and large dogs
  • Artificial turf
  • Sprinklers around a spraying hydrant
  • Bridge, hoops, tunnels
  • Benches
  • Shelter
  • Water drinking station for dogs and people
  • Walking trail
  • Dog waste bags

Located inside Newtown Park

3150 Old Alabama Road (across the street from Fire Station #63)

Johns Creek, GA 30022


Additional Information: Newtown Dream Dog Park


Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk at Newtown Park

3150 Old Alabama Rd.

More information: Johns Creek Veterans Association

Opening in November 2014 and located on four acres just south of Park Place, the Memorial Walk will have a handicap-accessible, landscaped trail is a serene place to honor veterans and those still serving. It will features 10 plazas with highly polished black granite monuments for World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as one for prisoners of war and those missing in action, for those wounded or killed, and for women in service. The monument plazas is floored with brick pavers etched with the names of people who served.

Black granite benches will be placed along the walk and in other locations within the Memorial.