Category Archives: Programs


Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Citizens Park Gym

What is Pickleball? It’s a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.


Here are the Basics:

  • A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
  • Played both indoors /outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis   net.
  • Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.
  • Played as doubles or singles.

Here’s a video that explains the history of Pickleball. 

The Burke County Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. to play Pickleball! Coach Joe Blankenbaker brought back the idea from his hometown of Portland, Indiana, where at their community center, he saw that there were 7 courts of pickleball in use and a few people waiting for an open court.

Coach Blankenbaker says that Pickleball is now played at several sites in Augusta.

Contact Joe Blankenbaker directly at (912) 682-1089 or email him at with your questions.

Friendly Fitness with Caroline

2016-friendly-fitness-with-caroline-2What: Low Impact Aerobics
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00-6:00 a.m.

Where: Citizens Park Gym
Cost: $20.00 per month

Instructor: Caroline Lane
ACE Group Fitness Certified
First Aid & CPR Certified

No Contracts!! Pay Month to Month!!

For more information call us at 706/554-5210.

Burke County Boxing Club


Established in 1999
by Coach O.J. Frazier – Director
Co-Sponsored by Burke County Recreation Department
Burke County Boxing Club
525 Wallace St. Waynesboro, Georgia
(706) 829-0524
Waynesboro Boxing Club
Boxing Instruction MONDAYS through

(Located at the Old Georgia Power Building.)

An Amateur Boxing Club.
For Boys and Girls Ages 8 – 21.

USA Boxing Annual Registration Fee is $35.00
“Why would anyone want to box?”
“I’m not going to let MY child get beat up!”
“You’re just teaching potentially violent kids to be MORE violent!”

These are just a few commonly asked questions and comments amateur boxing coaches have to address. There is a need to educate people on the positive, constructive life skills and habits that boxing teaches.

But here’s what most people don’t know:

Boxing is a sport!!

Amateur boxing is tremendously rewarding as a well organized and structured athletic program. The levels of fitness a competitive boxer must maintain is higher than virtually any other sport. Amateur boxing is profoundly influential in the development of the proper abilities and traits necessary to be successful in today’s world. All amateur boxing comes under the jurisdiction of a single, unified national governing body (NGB). As an NGB, USA Boxing has jurisdiction over the administration and rules of competition for amateur boxing in the U.S. Amateur boxing competitions held at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels.

Boxing is a deterrent to crime!!

Boxing is a proven delinquency deterrent. The positive impact that boxing has on “at risk” kids is amazing. Unlike some other sports, boxing has a land of “tough guy” image that is acceptable in even the toughest circles. Once the athlete is involved, the affect of a structures, organized program is almost immediate. the young participant now has a positive release for his/her energy and frustration. although amateur boxing traditionally focuses on “at risk” kids, the advantages of being involved in a properly run boxing program applies to kids from all backgrounds. It’s very rewarding to help kids with problems, work those problems out and turn their lives around.

Boxing is positive!!

Boxing has positive influences. One of the primary benefits of being involved in a properly run boxing program is gaining confidence. Boxers learn not only to be good winners, but even more importantly, good losers. In a properly run gym, boxers will learn the skills that will make then better people. Another advantage of boxing is that participants become self-motivated. Through goal-setting and planning for matches, athletes develop daily regiments to prepare for success. This enhances discipline and self-control. Boxing also make participants more aware of the fact that doing the right thing makes good things happen.

Boxing encourages teamwork!!

Boxing matches are definitely “one on one” competitions. However, it also tends to develop a certain sense of camaraderie among other athletes in the gym which can easily be described as “Team Pride”. Amateur boxing encourages teamwork in the sense that athletes are surrounded by coaches and teammates who support and encourage them even though they stand in the ring alone. One of the most rewarding things about amateur boxing is the fact that participation is individual and so is the recognition. There is no better esteem builder!

For more information about the Boxing Club and to register, please contact Coach Frazier at 706/829-0524.

Crazy Crafters

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Location: Jonathan Broxton Park Office Activity Room
465 Burke Veterans Parkway, Waynesboro, GA 30830

Modern Craft Projects & Local Excursions.

Meeting Dates: 
February 7th & 28th
March 14th & 28th
April 25th
May 9th & 23rd

Ages: 18 & up

Cost: Varies According to Craft Project or Excursion (usually $10-20)
Reservations: Required at least 1 week in advance.

For more information… visit or call 706/554-5210 to reserve your spot!

Please call Dylan Thomas, Program Manager for more information and to make your reservation.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Pictures from our adventures on our Facebook!


Adult Quilting Classes

2019 Quilt Class Dates:
February 21st
March 7th & 21st
April 4th & 18th
May 2nd


Thursdays 10AM-12PM
Citizens Park Gym
Thursdays 6-8 PM
Citizens Park Gym

$20 – Ages 14 and up.

Sewing skills are not required…we’ll teach the basics for quilt projects. The cost will cover the dates listed above. We have everything you will need for the class, except for your fabric and thread. A supply list will be given out at the first class.

Fall 2018 Quilting Pictures

For more information or to register by phone or on-line… call 706/554-5210 or visit

Beginner’s Body Conditioning Classes

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (during basketball season)

Location: Citizens Park Gymnasium
Cost: $20.00 per month (No CONTRACTS!! Pay Month to Month)


From the instructor, Lori Chance:     “I am a Certified Group Exercise Instructor through (NETA) National Exercise Trainers Association. I have been certified and taught aerobic classes for the last 25 years here at the Burke County Recreation Department. I have taken specific classes that target special populations such as Pre-natal & Post-natal Mothers, Children, Seniors, etc…) and also other classes that follow trends in the fitness industry. I am also CPR certified. “


Sponsors & Fees

Sponsorship Fees


Youth Softball…………….$200.00

Youth Baseball……………$200.00

Adult Softball………………..$385.00 (Plus $10 per person participation fee)

Flag Football…………………$150.00

Youth Football……………….$200.00

Youth Basketball……………..$175.00

Adult Basketball……………..$385.00 (Plus $10 per person participation fee)

Contact us here for more information:
Office: 706/554-5210
Fax: 706/554-6480
Visit us on Facebook or in person at
465 Burke Veterans Parkway
Waynesboro, Georgia 30830

Lunch Bunch Walkers

WHO: Anyone Who Wants to Walk
WHEN: Mondays & Thursdays
TIME: 11:00AM – 1:00PM
WHERE: Citizens Park Gymnasium 102 Hwy 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 30830
COST: FREE!!!!!!

Walking is free, doesn’t require any specialized equipment and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Our gym is air conditioned (and heated for winter walkers), has a flat surface to walk on and is safe. Come out and walk for 15 minutes or two hours….it’s up to you!

Contact us here:
Office: 706/554-5210