In Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 1, the land for James Brown Park was acquired, and construction was started on preparing this land for a recreation facility. The Stafford Pavilion was also completely renovated. Several other recreation projects were accomplished and planned for future SPLOSTs.
James Brown Park has amenities including:
- Shuman Recreation Center
- Soccer fields (4)
- Softball batting cages
- Softball fields (4)
- Tennis Courts (2)
- Walking trail
All of these facilities were built and maintained with SPLOST funds. Without SPLOST, none of this would be possible.