Parks and Recreation

Don Varvel, Parks and Recreation Supervisor

Don Varvel came to the City of Euharlee in July 2016. Mr. Varvel served in the United State Marine Corps from 1986 to 1990. Prior to coming to the City of Euharlee, Don spent twenty two years in the Steel Industry, working primarily in logistics. He also served as an EMT and Firefighter for seven years in Momence, Illinois.

Mr. Varvel moved to Georgia in 1996. He has worked as an umpire for eight years.

Becky Pruitt, Assistant Parks and Recreation Supervisor

Becky Pruitt joined the City of Euharlee in March 2019. Ms. Pruitt has an Associates of Applied Science in Horticultural Science from Chattahoochee Technical College. Prior to coming to the City of Euharlee, Ms. Pruitt worked for the City of Acworth Parks and Recreation Department from 1996 to 2006, serving as Assistant Director and Director. Later, she worked for the City of Cartersville Parks and Recreation as Facilities and Events Coordinator. Also, Ms. Pruitt previously operated her own landscaping business.
    The Parks and Recreation Supervisor Under Direction of City Manager:
  • Directs the administration of all departmental programs, operations, and facilities.
  • Directs the planning and implementation of a comprehensive program of tournaments.
  • Directs the development of short-and long-range plans for the department.
  • Establish/maintain relationships with national associations affiliated with sports and capitalize on those relationships to maximize scheduling tournament opportunities at Joe Cowan Park.
  • Promotes departmental programs by making presentations to groups and maintaining communication with the media;
  • Ensures adequate marketing of all services offered to citizens.
  • Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures.
  • Complies with the annual departmental budget; monitors expenditures under the existing budget.

For more information on our Parks and Recreation Department, email

The City of Euharlee has a thriving parks and recreation department featuring:

Joe Cowan Park

100 Euharlee Five Forks Road
Euharlee, GA 30120

Baseball at Joe Cowan Park

Walking trails, a tot play area, tennis courts, multi-use fields, basketball courts, indoor and outdoor batting cages, baseball and softball fields and a fully functional concession stand.


Osborne Park

159 Covered Bridge Road
Euharlee, GA 30145

Playground at Osborne Park

An old fashioned playground, two pavilions, two baseball/softball fields, a walking trail.

Map to Joe Cowan Park

Map to Frankie Harris Park

Map to Osborne Park

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