This 52 acre park is located on the north side of the City. There are two access points, at the present time, to Rec-Plex. The south entrance, which will gain patrons access to the Osceola Family Aquatic Center, Soccer Fields, Becky Persels Skate Park and Hembry Pathway, is at the intersection of W. Shaw and N. Fillmore Streets. The north entrance, which will gain patrons access to the Adult/Youth Ball Field Complex as well as the Osceola Disc Golf Course, is located directly south of the County Yard off of Highway 69 North.
The Osceola Family Aquatic Center began the development of this area in 2000. This is a 196,000 gallon facility with zero-depth entry, 4 lane (25m) lap swim area, deep well with a 3m diving board, plunge area for the 142 linear foot water slide, and several amenities such as geysers, arc jet, mushroom, ten 20′ umbrellas, and 100 lounge chairs.
*Aquatic Center Hours: “Seasonal” – Monday-Saturday 1p-8p, Sunday 1p-6p
*Please check with the Osceola Parks and Recreation department for specific hours and dates of operation.
The Osceola Adult/Youth Ball Field features four youth fields (200′ fence) clover leafed around a centralized concession/maintenance building, along with two adult fields (280′ fence). All areas between the youth and adult fields, including the path leading to the concession/maintenance building from the gravel parking lot, the path leading up to the adult fields, and the extension of Hembry Pathway to the gravel parking lot are hard surfaced.
Ball Field Complex Hours: Please check with the Osceola Parks and Recreation department for specific hours and dates of operation.
Osceola’s soccer fields consist of two regulation sized fields were developed in the spring of 2005. This area created a home for the Department’s Youth Soccer Program. The fields themselves have been utilized by a variety of patrons for various activities such as adult soccer, our Little Legends Golf Camp, Challenger British Soccer Camp, High School Rugby practices and games, and most recently the High School Soccer Club.
Soccer Field Complex Hours: Please check with the Osceola Parks and Recreation department for specific hours and dates of operation.
This pathway (.6 miles in length) connects the southern facilities (Aquatic Center, Skate Park, Soccer Fields) to the northern facilities (Ball Field Complex, Disc Golf Course). Not only is it a great place to walk and enjoy the out of doors, but it also allows safe passage for children to the ball fields.
In conjunction with area youth and American Ramp Company, a design was developed for this 7,000 sq. foot addition. The park includes Half Pipe, Quarter Pipe, Cow Catcher, various Grind Rails, etc., and was made possible with the assistance of the Clarke County Development Corporation and very generous donation from Mrs. Becky Persels.
Almost all of the holes are sponsored allowing for a great, long, course. Innova Disc Catchers were installed along with paved Tee Pads. This course starts and ends at the ball fields as it weaves its way through the complex to the soccer fields and back. Other amenities will be added over time and discussion over such continues. As always, input is welcome as we progress towards completing what we hope to be the premiere location for recreation.