Special Events


Give thanks by Giving: Rockdale County Thanksgiving Package Food Drive

In the tradition of neighbors sharing their bounty with each other, we are asking the community to help ensure that everyone has a Thanksgiving dinner. Some Rockdale County residents are food insecure and do not know where their next meal is coming from if you are able; please consider giving to others who may not share the same luxuries. Our goal is to help 100 families celebrate Thanksgiving. Please encourage your family, friends, and co-workers to join you in your giving.

Giving is Easy
1. Pick up your Bag(s): Thanksgiving Package bags can be picked up at the Johnson Park Recreation Center; 9 a.m. –8 p.m. Monday—Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m.—5p.m starting October 29, 2018.
2. Fill your Bag(s): Fill your bag with the items on the list. Please check the items off on the bag as you pack it. Complete bags can be folded at the top and taped shut. Incomplete bags should NOT be taped shut.
3. Deliver your Bag(s): Deliver your bags to the Johnson Park Recreation Center, Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
4. Feel Good: Knowing you helped make a difference to a family in your community who struggles with food security. This family will celebrate Thanksgiving because of your efforts.

Wish Tree

Help everyone have a Merry Christmas. Make a wish with Rockdale County Parks and Recreation Division and the Emergency Relief Fund. Donations can range from clothes to toys. Participants pick an angel from the tree and purchase a gift, and when it is brought back to Johnson Park the participant will be eligible for a free annual family pass to the Johnson Park Recreation Center. Drawing will be held on December 18, 2018
(Participants do not have to be present to win).

All Donations will be delivered on Monday, December 18, 2018.

Dates: November 12, 2018 – December 17, 2018
*Please return all donations by Monday, December 18, 2018 at 9 p.m.*

Candy Cane Hunt 

Calling all children ages 2-5 years old. We will be having a candy cane hunt at Johnson Park. It’s a chance to decorate a Season Goody, find candy canes and participate in a craft activity. If you are an individual or a daycare that would like to participate please contact LaVonda at 770-278-7241 to register.

Date: Tuesday, December 11 & Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages: 2-5 Years Old
Fee: $3.00 per child
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Rd Conyers 30094
Note: Pre-registration is required by Friday, December 7, 2018.


Polar Express Edition 

All aboard the Polar Express! Come dressed in your pajamas and watch the polar express with us! We’ll have cookies and hot chocolate to serve. This program is designed to cater to the needs of both children with and without disabilities.

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ages: 5-12 Years Old
Fee: $5.00 per person
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Rd Conyers 30094


To register for Special Events, please register online: Register for Special Events