Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
|Sonji Jacobs, Director
Jennifer Ogunsola, Communications Manager
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/11/13
City Officials and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Launch iPARCS, New Online Registration Portal
Atlanta residents and customers of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs can now access new online registration portal at www.atlantaga.gov/iparcs
ATLANTA – As part of Mayor Kasim Reed’s effort to improve customer service for Atlanta residents, today at City Hall, city officials and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs announced the launch of iPARCS (internet Parks, Arts Recreation and Customer Service). For the very first time, Atlanta residents will benefit from the convenience of “around the clock” access to their activities and facilities via the Department’s new on-line registration and reservation system at www.atlantaga.gov/iparcs.
“This is an exciting day for the City of Atlanta and the thousands of residents who use our parks and recreation facilities every day,” said Duriya Farooqui, City of Atlanta Chief Operating Officer. “iPARCS not only expands access to our programs, it reaffirms our Administration’s commitment to improving customer service.”
Through iPARCS, it will be easier for Atlanta residents and customers to explore the many programs and facilities that the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has to offer. Through the new online registration and reservation portal, customers can view photos of rooms, pavilions and fields available for rent; register and pay for activities and afterschool programming; purchase recreation memberships; reserve pavilions and recreation facilities; and keep track of permit requests, family schedules and much more---all from the comfort of their home.
“Our new on-line system will make it easier for Atlanta’s youth to take advantage of educational afterschool programs, sports and cultural experiences taught by experienced, well-trained professionals,” said George Dusenbury, Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. “We all know that recreation, parks and the arts are a valuable investment in communities, and we will continue to make our city stronger by providing state-of-the-art programs and facilities.”
To register for programs, an online account is required. Residents and customers can sign up for free at www.atlantaga.gov/iPARCS.
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The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (DPRCA) enhances the lives of City of Atlanta residents and visitors by offering programs, services and activities that encourage participation in recreational activities, leisure and cultural experiences. DPRCA has earned the distinction of being accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), the highest honor bestowed on a parks system, and sets it apart from thousands of other parks systems throughout the nation.