Henry County Recreation, Parks and Nature
Henry County is flush with beautiful parks and natural amenities sure to take your breath away. The Mount Pleasant Rec Center, a 30,000-sq.ft. center was built in 1995 with $1.6 million in private funding. The same year a $2-million outdoor family aquatic center was constructed with revenue from a local 1 percent sales tax. In addition, East Lake Park, a 120-acre sports complex, continues to expand its offerings with the recent addition of three softball diamonds, four lighted tennis courts, five soccer fields and a driving range. Bike trails, libraries, and well-kept city parks are abundant in Henry County. If you like the water, there are small lakes within city limits and proximity to the Mississippi River, Oakland Mills, Geode State Park and a variety of small parks make the Mount Pleasant/Henry County area popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Here is just a taste of what we have to offer.