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Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs! 




We are proud to share the many accomplishments of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs. The department works together with nationally recognize consultants, community, business and government leaders, as well as citizens of DeKalb County, to create signature parks and recreational facilities that will enhance the image of DeKalb County and its park system. We understand that parks are not only important to the quality of life, but they are also assets that increase DeKalb County's desirability as a place to live, work and play. Our department is divided into four collaborative divisions:  Administration, Recreation Services, Park Services and Cultural Affairs.  We all work together towards the vision and mission of "Creating and connecting communities through people, parks and programs.



DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the “2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience.


Mission Statement

The Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the citizens of Dekalb County by connecting communities to exceptional parks, recreational facilities, and cross-generational programs that promote healthy and active lifestyles.

Our Vision

To Create and Connect Communities through People, Parks, and Programs.


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Athletic Programs


Naturalist Programs 

 Tennis and Golf

Golf  and  Tennis


Volunteer in Parks


Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Rainbow Park Amphitheater 


Pavilion and Field Rentals



 Special Events



Little Creek Horse Farm



Help us celebrate "July Parks and Recreation" month


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For nearly 40 years, we have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. This month is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — who maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.  

This year's theme — “Where You Belong” celebrates the many ways park and recreation professionals across the country foster a sense of belonging in their community by providing welcoming and inclusive programs, essential services for all ages and abilities, and safe, accessible spaces to build meaningful connections. 

This Park and Recreation Month let’s unite and uplift the many reasons why local parks and recreation truly embodies the essence of belonging. Together, we can demonstrate why these spaces are Where You Belong. 


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Join us this summer for fun adventures!

 Movies in the park
Aquatics Movies in the Park Series 
(movies for 7/24/24 is canceled due to weather) 


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Community Fishing Event


DeKalb Summer Camp


Click Here to Register for Programs






Important Announcement!!!!!


DeKalb County Department of Recreation Parks and Cultural Affairs is issuing this public notice on behalf of the National Park Service and Department of Natural Resource to encourage public review and comment on the proposed project and its probable impacts. The Draft Environmental Assessments are available for review on the DeKalb County website Please click the link below to view public notice and submit comments https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks/public-notice-announcements 

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