The city of Douglasville is the county seat of Douglas County, Georgia, United States. As of the2010 census, the city had a population of 30,961. Douglasville is located approximately 20 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia and is included in the Atlanta Metro Area.
Highway access can be obtained via five interchanges along Interstate 20.
Arts & culture
Points of interest
The Central Business District (CBD) of downtown Douglasville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district; an outstanding example of a turn-of-the-century southern railroad town. The majority of the buildings are one- and two-story brick structures dating from the mid-19th century into the mid-20th century. Most are of Victorian era commercial design set flush with the sidewalk. Styles of the buildings include Romanesque, Italianate, and Queen Anne. Many of the doorways and windows have Gothic arched openings and hooded windows. The dominant landscape feature is the railroad right-of-way running east-to-west through downtown.
In the center of town is a small plaza, which was converted from a street block, known as O'Neal Plaza (named after the former O'Neal's department store, now the Douglasville City Hall). The Plaza features a brick pyramid fountain, as well as a small performance venue. It is home to many festivals year round, the Douglasville School of Art makes its home on the plaza, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival also makes its home here.
*The Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Douglasville and serves as the Tourist & Visitor information center as well as the Welcome Center.
- The Douglas County Cultural Arts Center is located at Campbellton St. south of Downtown. The Center holds art shows, as well as special events throughout the year, and hosts events for schools across the county.
- The Douglasville Downtown Conference Center is located at 6701 Church Street. The conference center hosts corporate meetings, community events, and social gatherings. Summit Church of West Georgia meets in the conference center on Sunday mornings. A new 37,000-foot conference center with a two-level, 300 space parking deck, opened in early 2013. The new conference center has a 7,600-foot ballroom space that can be divided into five rooms. It includes a 150-seat auditorium, a 15-person boardroom, a business center, three meeting rooms, two pre-function spaces, bride and groom dressing rooms, and a terrace in the back.
- Arbor Place Mall is home to over 100 shops and restaurants. The anchor stores are Dillard's, Sears, Macy's, Belk, J.C. Penney, Old Navy and Bed Bath & Beyond. The mall sponsors many festivals, as well as Douglasville's July 4 Celebrations.
- The 7 Venue is a Christian music venue consisting of two stages. Mainly local Christian Metal and Metalcore bands play here. Some well known bands have played here such as Underoath, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, Sky Eats Airplane, Drop Dead, Gorgeous, The Chariot, and The Glass Ocean.
- The Douglas County Aquatic Center, located on Fairburn Road, has several pools which are open to the public. These pools include an indoor heated pool, an outdoor saltwater pool, an unheated chlorinated pool, a shallower children's pool, a paddling pool for toddlers and infants, and a sauna.
Parks & recreation
- Hunter Park is Douglasville's largest park, and home to the Douglas County Boys & Girls Club. Many festivals, sports activities and recreation in the City of Douglasville are at Hunter Park. The park features a swimming pool, playground, wildlife pond and trail, as well as a small train for children that operates during the summer. The park is named after the late 1st Lt. "Jerry" Hunter (USAF), Douglas County's first casualty of the Vietnam War.
- Deer Lick Park located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Interstate 20 on Mack Road.
- The West Pines Golf Club was purchased by the city in 2003 and is now operated as a public course.
- The Fowler Field Soccer Complex is located south of the city on Chapel Hill Road.
- The Chestnut Log Soccer Complex is located on Pope Road beside Chestnut Log Middle School, about 1/2 mile west of SR 92 (Fairburn Road).
- Jesse Davis Park is located north of Downtown Douglasville, and serves as a neighborhood park for residents of North Douglasville. The park was recently renovated, and has a playground as well as a community swimming pool.
- Sweetwater Creek State Park is a 2,549-acre (10.32 km2) park with 9 miles (14 km) of wooded trails thatn follows the stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. It has a 215-acre (0.87 km2) lake with 2 fishing docks, canoe and fishing boat rentals, 11 picnic shelters, playground, Visitors Center and Museum.
- Clinton Reserve