The National High School campus is nestled in the Johns Creek suburban community located 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. Students enjoy a campus that includes a lake that is home to beautiful ducks, a two-mile walking trail, immaculate landscaping with green lawns, a forest of shade generating trees and seasonal flowers. The school neighbors a $40 million dollar fitness facility which has 110,000+ square foot center with 24-hour, seven-day access, State-of-the-art equipment, including more than 400 pieces of cardio, resistance and free-weight training equipment, Rock-climbing walls, Two full-size basketball courts, Large indoor and outdoor aquatics centers featuring waterslides, two zero-depth recreation pools, a lap pool, children's pools and an outdoor bistro, Dry saunas, steam rooms and whirlpool all for those who are interested in maintaining their health in addition to their academics.
The Johns Creek community has an abundance of resources and community events for students and residents to enjoy. Founders Day is a week-long annual celebration of the city's official incorporation. Movies in the Park are a family favorite, while Breakfast with Santa and the spring Easter Egg Hunt cater to our youngest citizens. The Fall Family Festival has something for everyone.
The Chattahoochee River borders the length of Johns Creek, providing a diversity of leisure activities in addition to golf and tennis. With a mild climate, these are pretty much year-round sports and two of the most popular reasons why people relocate here. The park and recreation centers of Johns Creek provide sporting and outdoor activities for its residents.
The Johns Creek community is fortunate to have a wide variety of outstanding fine arts organizations offering theater, dance, music, visual arts and much more. See below:
Johns Creek's libraries are part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Of the System's 33 branch locations, two are in the City of Johns Creek:
NE Spruill Oaks Library is located at 9560 Spruill Road at the intersection with Old Alabama Road across from River Pines Golf Club.
Ocee Library is located at 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road near the intersection of Jones Bridge Road.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center is located at 9770 Autrey Mill Road across from Country Club of the South. It has 46 acres of ravine forest, with more than a mile of walking trails which wind past a scenic creek with rocky shoals, picturesque cliffs, mature trees, wildflowers, native plants and animal life.
The Heritage Center consists of old farmstead buildings and related exhibit pieces from around North Fulton from the late 1800s. Autrey Mill runs a popular camps program year-round.
Johns Creek Arts Center is located at 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700. The 10-year-old Center offers a wide variety of classes, workshops, and camps in visual and performing arts for children and adults year-round. Sixty-four professional instructors teach drawing, painting, ceramics and other mediums to about 2000 participants each year.
Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, established in 2006, features orchestral instrumentalists with an average of 15 years experience in professional orchestras.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park opened in 2008 and is a 12,000 seat, state-of-the-art outdoor venue for concerts, community events and movie nights. The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Julie Andrews, John Mayer and Alan Jackson are just a few of the artists who've performed at Encore Park.
There are four City parks with approximately 201 acres. Each has its own unique amenities and reserve-able areas: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center, Newtown Park (including a Dog Park), Ocee Park and Shakerag Park.
The park spaces range from playing fields, playgrounds and picnic areas to more passive areas preserving historic groves of oak trees and creek areas perfect for hiking. Nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts have an additional resource with five units of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a National Park spread over a 48 mile section of the Chattahoochee River, either in or just outside the city limits. Courtesy of www.johnscreekga.gov