Welcome to DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs! 


We're Are Back!!!

*DeKalb Summer Camp Registration Is Now Open*

  Click on the banner below to register for all program's!


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.


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 program's that promote healthy and active lifestyles.

Vision To Create and Connect Communities through People, Parks, and Program's.


Intrenchment Creek Park Master Plan Community Meeting Presentation- 3.31.21


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.

  • Playground's
  • Recreation Center's- Opening date will be June 14
  • Naturalists program's at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Center and Mason Mill Park
  • Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center- Opening date will be June 14
  • Rentals
  • Special events
  • Pools- Opening date will be June 12

DeKalb Parks honor's "Older Americans Month" every May! The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength." Take part in Older Americans Month no matter what your age. Get involved and learn more by visiting oam.acl.gov. Use #OlderAmericansMonth and #DeKalbRPCARangerAlex #dekalbrpca to share on social media.

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