The City of Auburn boasts seven (7) parks within the city limits. These parks are overseen by the City of Auburn Parks & Leisure Commission who are appointed by City Council and the Auburn Parks & Leisure Director Dan Pruehs. Dan has over 15 years of Horticulture and Turf Management experience and has spent the last 13 years entrenched in youth sports. The Parks & Leisure Commission meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in City Council Chambers. Agendas and minutes for the Commission can be found here
Dan has overseen the construction of the Parks Mill Concession Stand and the new ballfield. Fields are being reconditioned so they can be brought up to tournament shape. While doing all this, he continues to work with our youth baseball teams and bring in softball programs. We look forward to Dan’s goal of broadening the sports activities offered by the City of Auburn. The Mary Carter park will expand into a Sports Complex with multipurpose fields and other amenities.
Our children’s park has a new pavilion to hold picnics and provide shelter. 6th Street Park is an exciting project! The concept design calls for the construction of a dog park and Dan will be working closely with the Auburn Public Works Department to complete this. Located behind Auburn Elementary, the park will host two sections for the dogs based on dog size. We will also have walking trails and quiet little spaces to sit and relax.
Dan also works with our Older Wiser Laughing Seniors (OWLS) to keep them actively involved in the social activities of Auburn, Barrow and Gwinnett counties and beyond. He will be programming and scheduling meetings, trips and socials—let’s hope he can keep up with our active seniors!
Have questions about the parks or our outdoor activities or would you like to volunteer? Give Dan a call at 770-963-4002 ext 230 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.