Parks and Recreation in Enterprise
Recreational enthusiasts both young and old can enjoy outdoor offerings in and around Enterprise. With an excellent selection of parks, woods, freshwater streams, rivers and lakes, Enterprise is the destination for sportsmen, weekend athletes and nature lovers alike.
Enterprise has more than 200 acres of well-planned parks and modern sports fields. Tennis, baseball and softball players will appreciate the modern facilities at Donaldson Park. Included in the park grounds are six tennis courts, two softball fields, a baseball field, batting cages and several practice fields.
For those who prefer a more relaxing recreational experience, there is the Enterprise Recreational Complex on Highway 167 North. With a lake, walking trails, playgrounds and pavilion/picnic areas, the Enterprise Recreational Complex is a favorite destination for both young and old. The complex also has a four-field complex, a multipurpose field and an observation bridge on the lake. The Westside Community Park, Daisy Gibson Park and Peavey Park have a total of 37 acres of playground equipment. Many parks have gazebos, pavilions with picnic tables and open areas. Additional pavilions have been added to the Recreation Complex, and a splash pad recently opened for the summer.
Complementing its variety of outdoor parks, Enterprise also maintains modern and spacious indoor recreational facilities. In addition to six baseball fields, the M.N. “Jug” Brown Recreational Center and E.A. “Moose” Hope Gymnasium provide ample room for indoor sports and recreational activities. Enterprise State Community College and the Enterprise YMCA also offer year-round facilities and activities.
With its deep woods, open fields, streams, rivers and lakes, Enterprise is a great place for hunters and outdoorsmen. Deer, turkey, duck, dove and wild hog are plentiful throughout the woods and fields, while bass, bream, crappie and catfish can be found in nearby Lake Tholocco and other streams, rivers and ponds. Lake Tholocco and West Beach are open to the public, offering swimming, picnicking and other activities.
With “three of the toughest holes in golf,” premier 18-hole public course Tartan Pines is designed to challenge the seasoned golf pro, but is also enjoyable for any golfer. With its tree-lined fairways, lake views and rolling hills, the Enterprise Country Club provides some of the most challenging golf in the area. Built in 1960, this beautiful course is an 18-hole, par 72 that features large and fast greens and uneven topography, making this course simultaneously a challenge and a joy to play. The spacious clubhouse was recently renovated and can accommodate functions and meetings of all types.
The Civic Center/Senior Center, opened in 2009, has a beautiful ballroom seating 1,500 for auditorium events and 800 for banquets. The Senior Center provides a spacious home-away-from-home for seniors to gather and enjoy many activities, including quilting, exercise, arts and crafts and games. A state-of-the-art kitchen serves the ballroom and the Senior Center.
The Enterprise area is full of areas to hike, hunt and fish, ride four wheelers or horses, and even get a little muddy from time to time. Looking for something a little less active? Try a relaxing walk in Enterprise’s quiet deep woods and enjoy the wildflowers, birding and abundance of natural beauty.