In the News: Driskell Park Project in Albany

Driskell Park project in Albany

There is something exciting happening in South Albany! Work has begun on the Driskell Park project in Albany that includes a massive expansion and renovation for the local park.

About Driskell Park

Once known as Carver Park, Driskell Park was renamed in the fall of 2020 in honor of the late Charlie “Doc” Driskell, a former history and social studies teacher and a longtime youth coach in Albany.

Now, the Driskell Park project in Albany is officially underway after a special groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, May 22nd. After a long wait, the end result will be much-needed improvements to the park and recreation center.

In fact, the new facility will feature a new community center, a walking track, new basketball courts and fencing for security. The brand-new community center will serve as a recreational hub for local neighborhoods, plus a wide variety of programs for citizens of all ages will be offered.

According to reports, there will also be a state-of-the-art playground. What’s more, a regulation football field is going to be added to revive the youth football program in that area.

Driskell Park is part of the Albany Recreation and Parks department. The $8 million Driskell Park project in Albany is expected to take about 14 months to complete.

More about Albany Recreation and Parks

Focused on providing a variety of recreational opportunities, Albany Recreation and Parks consists of five departments. The departments include administration, athletics, centers and gyms, a golf course and health and wellness.

Each department works together to bring Albany residents diverse experiences that are easily accessible to all.

Questions about the Driskell Park project in Albany or other facilities? You can send an email to [email protected] or call 229-430-5222.


Driskell Park is located at 1021 South McKinley St. in Albany. Keep up with park updates and more city news and events by connecting with the City of Albany on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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