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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.



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



Upcoming Meetings

The community is invited to attend and provide input on the results of the master plan.


















Meeting dates and locations are listed below (all meetings will begin at 6:00 pm)

  • September 19 - Redan Recreation Center,1839 Phillips Rd, Lithonia, Ga. 30058
  • September 26 - Tobie Grant Recreation Center,593 Parkdale Drive, Scottdale, Ga. 30079
  • September 28 - Exchange Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Dr, Decatur, Ga. 30034
  • October 4 - Mason Mill Recreation Center, 1340 McConnell Dr, Decatur, Ga. 30033


Upcoming Activities and Programs



Please click below picture to register




Come out and enjoy our movies in the park!




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 





    Title VI (2).pdf


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