J.P. Champion
Recreation Director






Abbeville Parks & Recreation Director is J.P. Champion. The Assistant Director is Alan Capps.


The recreation properties include the Herndon-Ward Gym located just off E. Washington Street, the Armory Drive ball fields, Girard Park and the Abbeville Recreation Complex located on Hwy 27 which includes ball fields, tennis, walking trail and concessions.

The recreation program includes basketball, softball, baseball and other sports as needed. Each year additional programs are evaluated and considered for incorporation into our programs. The Abbeville Recreation Board is responsible for the oversight, promotion and management of the recreation programs. Board members are appointed by the Mayor and Council.

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