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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


Bryan Lasseter, Athletic Operations Manager

All Sport Programs - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Bryan graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 1998 with an Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture. He has more than ten years of turf maintenance experience and has been employed with M.C.R.D. since 2005.  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, design of the park’s nature trails, and sod projects for multiple fields.  Bryan is currently back in school to fulfill his goal of getting a bachelor's in Business Administration with a Sports Management emphasis.  Bryan is very active in his church and with the Madison County Red Raider Band Boosters.  His wife is a teacher at Danielsville Elementary School so he is also involved with their Parent-Teacher Organization.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching Georgia football "GO DAWGS!"

Nathan Ledford, Athletic Coordinator

Soccer & Volleyball Programs

Nathan is a Madison County native and 2011 graduate of Madison County High School.  His passion for sports began here at the Madison County Recreation Department as he played multiple sports growing up.  He later served the department as an umpire and coach.  Nathan’s desire is to see the young people in our community learning and growing together through sports.  Nathan is in his final year at Kennesaw State University, pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Management.  He is excited to utilize his education, skills, and passion for youth sports at Madison County.  Nathan and his wife, Jessica, have three daughters: Madison, Paisley, and Aubree.  They all share a love of their church, sports, music, and animals.  They are also big fans of the Dawgs and Atlanta United FC.


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.

Program Assistant Intern

Unpaid Internship - NOW HIRING

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). 

Steven Moss, Grounds Laborer I

Shane Laflam, Grounds Laborer I

Ethan Bond, Grounds Laborer I

Eli Akins, Grounds Laborer II