The Parks and Recreation Department was formed in April 2000 to serve the recreation needs of the citizens in the unincorporated area of the county and the cities of Resaca, Ranger, Fairmount, and Plainville. The City of Calhoun has its own recreation program. This department is responsible for organizing various leisure activities for those citizens including youth football, youth flag football, youth cheerleading, youth soccer, youth baseball, youth basketball, men's and women's basketball, T-ball, girls fast pitch softball, various fitness programs, summer day camps, and after school programs. In addition, this department is also responsible for managing Salacoa Creek Park and the 75 acre Sonoraville Recreation Complex. Since the Sonoraville Recreation Complex is the county's only recreational facility under county ownership, the department must use and maintain numerous non- county owned facilities, including the Redbud Elementary School's gym, two ball fields, and football field, Resaca's two ball fields, and Plainville's three ball fields and gym.