Welcome to DeKalb County 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 recognized 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 program's.
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.”
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 program's that promote healthy and active lifestyles.
Vision To Create and Connect Communities through People, Parks, and Program's.
As the fight against the COVID 19 continues county parks and trails will remain open for outdoor use. Stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh air all around DeKalb. (View a map of all of them here). If you visit a park, or any other public location, follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and including those for social distancing. All of the below amenities are back in full operation.
- Recreation Center's
- Naturalists program's at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Center and Mason Mill Park
- Special events
- Pools- Staff is actively working to get pools in full operation. Various pools are open and for more information please visit the aquatics page.
If you are looking for some fun outdoor activities for the month of August, Ranger Jonah is here to guide you! (All activities will be located at Mason Mill Park.We following CDC-protocols and require pre-registration. Use the links below to reserve your spot on the program(s) of your choice!
Program Registration Links
- Aug 3 - Bird Stroll with David K. & Ranger Jonah
- Aug 7 - Volunteer Day at Mason Mill Park
- Aug 19 - Nature Walk with Ranger Jonah
- Aug 21 - Full Moon Night Walk
- Aug 24 - Virtual Ranger Talk
- Aug 29 - Stories & S'mores with Ranger Jonah & Mrs. Amy
*DeKalb After School Registration Is Now Open*
Click on the banner below to register for all program's!