- Participate in golf, hiking, bowling, fishing, hiking, boating, and much more.
- Bulloch County operates Splash in the Boro waterpark and aquatic center.
- Love to watch sports? Georgia Southern University is a Division 1 program.
The crack of a bat. The swoosh of a boogie board. The roar of the crowd. Sound like fun? What about the early morning sun filtering over the glistening greens of a top-rated golf course? A refreshing stroll through an urban trail, or a ramble through lush and sprawling gardens centered on an early 1900s farmstead? How about camping and fishing on a river trail that the Nature Conservancy has named one of the “Last Great Places” in the world? Or reliving the excitement of battle on a real Revolutionary War battlefield, part of a 15,000 acre nature management area?
We’re lucky here in Statesboro and Bulloch County. This region is blessed with blue skies, scenic landscapes, and beautiful weather to enjoy them. We’ve invested the resources and energy to help make recreation here a life-enhancing element of everyday life. At our botanical gardens, we’re preserving endangered species of plants. At our Center for Wildlife Education, we’re nurturing the once-threatened eagle. In a 24-7, non-stop world, our city-supported parks, playgrounds, and trails help preserve the essential human qualities of wonder, play, and simple fun.
- Division I Southern Conference Athletics: Enjoy year-round sports action at Georgia Southern University, where the Eagle teams include football, basketball, baseball, and women’s volleyball.
- Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark: Three water slides, 5-lane mat racers, an 800-ft. Lazy River, lane pool, therapy pool, and much more. For kids, this city-owned facility is a wonderland; for adults, it’s the ultimate refresher course on how to have fun.
- Mill Creek Regional Park: A tranquil lake set against a scenic stand of hardwoods; baseball, football, softball, and soccer fields; playgrounds; pavilions; a lighted walking trail—this 150-acre parkland puts family recreation on the map.
- Golf: Smithfield Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course, had been named by Golf Digest as one of the Top 100 Newest Golf Courses in the U.S.
- Georgia Southern Botanical Gardens: An enchanting combination of history and horticulture—a woodland walk through this lavish 11-acre garden and preservation site is sure to relax and inspire.
- Hiking Trails: Named for blues great and native son Blind Willie McTell, the walking trail at the heart of Statesboro segues into S&S Greenway, which, after its current expansion, will stretch from downtown Statesboro to Brooklet.
- Bowling and Mini-Golf: Having a ball at The Clubhouse includes not just bowling and mini-golf, but laser tag, an arcade, and the indoor playground Ballocity.
- Sports Training/Athletic Camps: The Macay McBride Sports Academy, run by a former Atlanta Braves pitcher, offers training in baseball and softball along with afterschool programs.
- Altamaha River Trail: Enjoy the fishing, camping, and lodges of the area the Nature Conservancy has called one of the “Last Great Places in the World.” Only 50 miles from Statesboro.
- Briar Creek Battlefield: Surrender to the charms of the 15,000-acre Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area. Hunt, fish, camp, or just explore the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Briar Creek. Just 24 miles from Statesboro.
- State Parks: Two state parks—the George L. Smith State Park and the Magnolia Springs State Park—are located within 30 miles of Statesboro; enjoy hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, boating, and more.