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The mission of the Madison County Recreation Department is to provide fun, safe and affordable recreational opportunities at various recreational facilities to enhance the quality of life and promote healthy lifestyles for all participants and citizens of Madison County.

Core Values


We envision an innovative, inclusive, and interconnected system of parks and recreation services that promotes recreation, health, and environmental conservation as integral to our community.

Main Office - (706) 795-6270
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday

Fax - (706) 795-3818

Park Maintenance Office - (706) 795-6274

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 248
Danielsville, GA 30633

Physical Address
1345 Highway 98
Danielsville, GA 30633


Shelley Parham, Director

Shelley, a native of Danielsville and graduate of Madison County High School in 2007 earned her B.S. in Education from the University of Georgia in 2012, majoring in Recreation and Leisure Studies.  Her love of volleyball and many years of coaching led her to choose a career in recreation.  She has been involved with many aspects of the recreation field including athletics, programming, special events, and administration.  Shelley is an active member in both GRPA (Georgia Recreation and Parks Association) and NRPA (National Recreation and Parks Association), and holds the professional certifications of: CPRP (Certified Park and Recreation Professional) and CYSA (Certified Youth Sports Administrator).  Her vision for MCRD is to ensure all citizens have the opportunity to enjoy leisure activities, whether as a participant, spectator, or occasional visitor.  Outside of the office Shelley enjoys spending time with her family and her cats, Azul and Maggie.

Carolyn Waldroup, Administrative Assistant

Angela Rouse, Administrative Assistant

Holley Haynes, Program Operations Manager


Non-Traditional/Instructional Programs, Summer Day Camp, Special Events, Sport Scholarship Program

Holley, a native and resident of Madison County, graduated from MCHS in 2018 and has been a part of the MCRD team since 2016 when she started working part time.  Her love of children and sports led her to become a Summer Day Camp Counselor.  When the opportunity arose Holley was the perfect candidate to lead the program activities which include overseeing our Summer Camp program.  She is an active member in GRPA.  Holley has many ideas for increasing program opportunities and welcomes suggestions from potential and current participants.  In her spare time, you can find Holley traveling, spending time with friends and family, playing/coaching soccer, and hanging out with her dogs, Ella and Lucy.


Non-Traditional Programs

Chandler Gay, Athletic Coordinator

Chandler, born and raised in Macon, graduated from Tattnall Square Academy in 2019. From there, he continued on to Truett McConnell University, competing on the men’s golf team until his graduation in 2022 with a Bachelors of Business Administration with Sports Management and Religion. From there, he began his Masters in Public Administration at the University of Georgia. Chandler looks to share his passion for sports with Madison County and beyond. He has participated in numerous research projects related to parks and recreation. At the University of Georgia, Chandler has completed research concerning park accessibility and walkability in rural areas. He is looking forward to graduating from UGA and further serving communities through recreation activities. You can find him playing golf, watching sports, or rewatching Star Wars. He has two beautiful pugs, Delphi and Fiona. He is very excited to be a park of this community!

Abigail Ledford, Program Assistant

Abigail is a native of Madison County, a senior at MCHS and has been a part of the MCRD team since 2022. She is also a dual enrolled student with Athens Tech and looks to attend full-time in the fall. Her passion for children and creativity is what drives her in her current position. Outside of work, you will find her in a ring, as she is a member of the MCHS FFA and shows Dairy Cows. 

Jeremy Jackson, Athletic Coordinator

Program Assistant Intern

Unpaid Internship

Thomas Lord, Athletic Coordinator

Fields & Grounds

Andrew Lee, Fields & Grounds Operations Manager

Andrew has been a member of GRPA since 2021 and employed with MCRD for 18 years.  He has been involved with the development of many of our projects over the years (Brewer Phillips Sports Complex construction, The Sammy Disc Golf Course, Wall ball Court, design of the park’s nature trails and Splash Island Pad design). 

Ethan Bond, Grounds Laborer I

Steven Moss, Grounds Laborer I

Shane Laflam, Grounds Laborer I

OPEN, Grounds Laborer I

Eli Akins, Grounds Laborer II

OPEN, Grounds Laborer II