Sugar Hill: Top 5 Places to Go for Families

Sugar Hill: Top 5 Places to Go for Families

The Gwinnett Family Top 5 List for Sugar Hill

This series called “Top 5 for Families,” highlights the top 5 places to go for families in each city in Gwinnett County.  In no particular order, here are the Top 5 in Sugar Hill including a couple bonus entries worth checking out!


Gary Pirkle Park – 6195 Austin Garner Rd.

  • A huge benefit to Gary Pirkle Park is the giant 90′ solar powered shelter pavilion over the playground.
    • The playground has a smaller structure for younger kids and a bigger structure for older kids, a rope climbing course, hanging bars, toddler and regular swings, grassy area, and restrooms close by with covered picnic tables.  There are also two concession stand areas (mainly open during times when there are organized sports playing).
  • 1.7 mile paved walking trail.
  • Community Garden – Where gardeners come together and rent a plot or plots, plant and manage the upkeep of their plots and enjoy the fruits of their labor – literally.  Registration begins Mar. 1st.  Click the link for more information or call 770-831-7413.


E.E. Robinson Park – 885 Level Creek Rd. & 650 Peachtree Industial Blvd.

  • E.E. Robinson at Level Creek Rd. has a covered playground, picnic tables, pavilions, two sand volleyball courts and baseball/softball fields.
    • This is where Sugar Hill’s annual fourth of July event, “Sparks in the Park” is held every year.
  • There is a new football complex with an entrance at 650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
    • This extension of E.E. Robinson Park has a football/multipurpose field with lighted track, tennis center with six courts and Pickleball overlay, large playground, pavilion, restrooms, interactive fountain (coming soon), meadow and .95 mile paved trail with bridge.


The Bowl at Sugar Hill – 5039 West Broad St. (directly behind Sugar Hill City Hall)

  • The Bowl is the area behind Sugar Hill City Hall with an amphitheater for concerts (during the warmer months), the Dawn P. Gober Community Plaza (where the Ice Rink sits November – February), and a Splash Park that is open April through October.
  • There is also an exciting mixed-use development under construction near The Bowl, called the EpiCenter at Sugar Hill which will have residential and commercial properties, sports gym, community theater and more!
  • Across the street from City Hall is the Sugar Hill Town Green with a 35′ gazebo, grassy area for picnics and events such as food trucks every 1st and 3rd Thursday night during the warmer months.  This is also where Sugar Hill’s annual fall festival event, “Sugar Rush” occurs mid-October.  Sugar Rush is a free event which draws a very large crowd and has a car show, art vendors, food trucks and more.


Sugar Hill Bakery & Cafe – 4969 West Broad St.

  • This little gem is located in downtown and is a short walk from Sugar Hill City Hall.  The outside is always beautiful and redecorated throughout the year.  The inside is also very nice and has lots of charm.  There is also a boutique behind the bakery in a rustic barn with jewelry, books, accessories, unique clothing and other items.
  • The menu has quite a few different items, including brunch served all day.  Of course being a bakery, they have plenty of cupcakes, cheesecakes and other desserts to choose from!


Daddy O’Brien’s Irish Ice Cream Pub – 5910 Suwanee Dam Rd. #400

  • Opened in January 2017, this unique eatery offers award winning, handcrafted gourmet ice cream.  Featuring mostly sweet items, they also offer Chicken & Waffles, Sandwiches and Soups.  Click here to check out their menu.
  • Daddy O’Brien’s has won 8 national awards for their delicious ice cream. They also won the 2016 Flavor of the Year Award from the National Ice Cream Retailers association for their Harry Potter inspired flavor, Butter Beer.
  • They have a long list of flavors featuring Kid-Friendly, Adult (alcohol infused) as well as Spartan Protein flavors.



*Bonus entries*

The Diner at Sugar Hill – 4500 Nelson Brogdon Blvd.

  • This “Hometown Grill” features an extensive menu that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites.  This is the place to enjoy comfort foods and gourmet entrees.
  • My whole family enjoys eating here and my son especially likes the pancakes.  🙂


Northside Garden – 950 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. (technically Buford but right by Sugar Hill)

  • Family owned and operated for over 30 years and covers over 5 acres of land.  The staff is super friendly and eager to help.  They are a full service garden center and feed store including a wild bird section.
  • I’ve bought many times from Northside Garden and their prices are usually less or comparable to the big box garden centers.  My kids enjoy walking around with me and picking out plants for our garden.
  • During the Spring and Summer they offer a produce stand which features all locally grown items, even some from their own garden.


Is there something that is not on this list that your family loves in Sugar Hill?  Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear about it!




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