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."
Ranger Jonah will continue to guide you for Nature program's at Mason Mill this fall. Registration is now open and we will follow CDC-protocols and require pre-registration. Use the links below to reserve your spot on the program(s) of your choice!
Program Registration Links
- Sept 9 - Nature Walk with Ranger Jonah
- Sept 23 - Edible Nature Walk with Ranger Jonah
- Sept 25 - Rivers Alive Creek Cleanup
- Sept 26 - Birding by Bicycle
- Oct 5 - Bird Stroll with David K. & Ranger Jonah
- Oct 10 - History Walk with Ranger Jonah
- Oct 11 - Fall Break Junior Ranger Adventure
- Oct 21 - Nature Walk with Ranger Jonah
- Oct 30 - Halloween Night Walk
We are partnering with Netball America-Be An Inspiration GoGirlGo! Atlanta to provide a program that will teach the skills of the globally popular sport of Netball and enhance athletic fundamentals while participating in fun leadership and empowerment activities!
The eight-week program is free for girls ages 9 to 18 and will begin Aug. 23. Participants will also engage in an exciting atmosphere that will teach the importance of nutrition, team unity, self- confidence and critical thinking. The program will offer all registered participants with giveaways, backpacks, water bottles and athletic wear.
The program will take place at the following locations and times:
Program locations and times:
Redan Recreation Center: Tuesdays & Thursdays
from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Midway Recreation Center: Mondays & Wednesdays
from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
*DeKalb After School Registration Is Now Open*
Click on the banner below to register for all program's!