Parks & Recreation
The Historical Atlanta City Park which was built by the Corp of Engineers displays vintage rock fire pits and
a setting for a park amphitheatre. It is a great place for family activities, including playground activities
The Sports Complex is an 88-acre park with baseball fields, hiking trails and picnic areas. This park was built
with matching grant monies from the Texas Parks and Wildlife.
McNoble Harper Park was named in honour of McNoble Harper. He taught school and coached during the late 1940s
at the nearby Rambo School. He had also taught and coached in Atlanta, Texas, at Pruitt and Booker T.
Washington Schools during the 1950s. He was a community leader, well liked, and disciplined. He was
an industrial man with many worthy pursuits.
Atlanta State Park provides access to Wright Patman Lake for boating and fishing, and has a sandy beach
area for swimming. Picnic and overnight camping areas are available. The park includes a nature trail
and a 3.8-mile (6.1 km) hiking trail.