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Commissioner of Parks and Recreation | Amy Phuong


The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) enhances the lives of City of Atlanta residents and visitors by offering programs, services and activities that encourage participation in recreational activities, leisure services and cultural experiences.

The department strives to deliver quality customer service through the development, operation and maintenance of the city's public parks, recreation and cultural affairs facilities to create an environment that is deemed safe, affordable and enriching for all.

DPR has earned the distinction of being accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). This national accreditation by the NRPA is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a parks system and sets us apart from thousands of other parks systems throughout the nation.

We are committed to building strong communities and a vibrant economy by providing safe and exceptional parks, facilities and programs through effective leadership, collaboration and innovative thinking.

City of Atlanta's 2013-2017 Strategic Plan for Parks and Recreation

 

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Contact Information

City of Atlanta
Department of Parks & Recreation
233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suites 1600/1700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Tel: 404-546-6788

Commissioner
Amy Phuong
aphuong@atlantaga.gov
Tel: 404.546.6788 
      

Executive Assistant to the Commissioner
Emma Gowans
egowans@atlantaga.gov

Tel: 404.546.6762
E-Fax: 404.546.9506

   
Deputy Commissioner
Alvin Dodson
adodson@atlantaga.gov
Tel: 404.546.7843 
   Deputy Commissioner
Emily Love
eplove@AtlantaGa.Gov
Tel: 404.546.6870
   Office of Recreation
LaChandra Butler-Burks
Executive Director 
lburks@atlantaga.gov 
 
Office of Parks
Doug Voss
Director
dvoss@atlantaga.gov
Tel: 404.546.6742
  Program Management Officer
Priti Shah
pgshah@atlantaga.gov
Tel: 404.546.4282
  Communications Manager
Michael Calevski
mjcalevski@atlantaga.gov
Tel: 404.546.6759
 

 

Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Sam Reed, Sexton
sreed@atlantaga.gov
Tel: 404.658.6019
www.oaklandcemetery.com

 


 

centers of hope

In his first year in office, Mayor Kasim Reed fulfilled his campaign promise for the Department of Parks and Recreation to re-open all 33 of Atlanta’s recreation centers and turn them into safe havens where the city’s young people could receive academic enrichment, engage in physical fitness activities and learn character-building skills. The next step encompassed DPR transforming them into Centers of Hope with more in-depth programming, improved facilities and specially trained staff.

A Center of Hope is a high-performing recreation center with enhanced youth development.

The City of Atlanta has established and created 10 Centers of Hope.

1. Adamsville*
2. Adams Park
3. Ben Hill*
4. Bessie Branham
5. Grove Park
6. Peachtree Hills
7. Pittman*
8. MLK
9. Rosel Fann
10. Thomasville*

*Of the 10 COH, Adamsville, Thomasville, Ben Hill and Pittman are operated by the City of Atlanta in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.

For more information on the Centers of Hope, click here


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To sign up for classes, reserve space and more click on iPARCS below.

iPARCS


Do you need help with...

A list of parks and amenities click here

Reporting a down tree
Call the Parks Customer Service Call Center at 404.546.6813 for park maintenance requests, trees down in the street, and requests for inspection of a City-owned tree. Open weekdays 7:30am - 4:30pm. Nights, weekends and holidays, call 911 to report trees down in the street.

Locating a recreation center click here

Resource Information

2010/2011 DPRCA Annual Report

2009/2010 DPRCA Annual Report

 

CAPRA

 

The Office of Parks

The Office of Recreation

The Office of Park Design

The Office of Management Services

 


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