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Catoosa County Recreation Department

Jack Mattox Recreation Park

A SPLOST Funded Project

Jack Mattox Recreation Complex
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Dennis Johnson
Department Head
P.O. Box Drawer 489
Ringgold, GA 30736
Phone 706-935-4199
Fax 706-965-9982

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Catoosa County's newest and largest recreation center is located approximately two miles off U.S. Highway 41 on Pine Grove Road. 

"I consider this an extreme honor today that we get to dedicate Jack Mattox Recreation Park,'' said L.C. Cripps, the chairman of the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners, to the some 100 people that attended the dedication of the 55-acre recreation complex in May 1999. 

The recreation complex is named after Mr. Mattox, the county's first and only recreation director. 

"For his dedication, today we are able to stand out here and look at these fields, the hard work that has gone into the recreation, and we can dedicate these fields today to Jack Mattox.  May his memory never be forgotten for the work and the dedication that he had for the softball and recreation in Catoosa County for all these years,'' said the chairman at the dedication. 

The $1 million complex features seven lighted ball fields, a walking track and two fishing ponds. 

Future plans call for an office building, gym, miniature putt-putt golf course, paved walkways and parking lot. 

Chairman Cripps thanked former County Commissioners James Moreland for starting the recreation department in the county and also Jack Rowan for purchasing the property. 

"This has really been a dream come true,'' said Commissioner Mark Fletcher, the commissioner who had oversight responsibility for the complex. 

"It is going to help all of us,'' said Commissioner Pat Page as she noted that the complex will allow Catoosa County to host softball tournaments and bring visitors to Catoosa County.