Central Park

Swimming at Central Park

Beach Summer 2019
Beach Summer 2019
beach sand

Located near the center of Jones County, this 297 acre park includes a 25 acre lake (newly renovated) as well as a 7 acre pond.   A playground area, swimming beach and sand volleyball court are near the enclosed pavilion next to the 25 acre lake.  The beach is open to the public for enjoyment but no life guard is on duty.  Swimming is at your own risk and children should be with an adult when near the beach / water area.

Paddleboats and kayaks are available for rent Thursday - Sunday for $5/half hour and $10/hour.  Visit the Camp Host (located across the road and up from the beach in the modern campground) to pay and reserve during those times.


12515 Central Park Rd, Center Junction

Central Park is E of X44 and N of Hwy 64


Sand beach area, cement walkway and a covered picnic table area.  Visitors can also enjoy paddleboats and kayaks which are available for rent Thursday - Sunday from Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day.  Rentals are handled by the Camp Host and located across from the beach.


Central Park is open April 15 - October 15 (weather permitting)

4:30 AM - 10:30 PM

(Quiet Hours 9 PM - 8 AM)




Beach hours are from 10 am to 9 pm