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AMY_Phuong_2017_edit1_no_pinDepartment of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Amy Phuong

We had a productive kickoff event to the Envision: ATL Parks & Rec Comprehensive Plan. Be on the lookout for more information in the near future as we finalize the community engagement schedule. We’ll be attending NPU meetings and holding Community Office Hours at a rec center near you soon. We look forward to the collaborative effort of envisioning the future of ATL Parks & Rec with you! For more information feel free to email 






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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.

DPR 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.

Click on the image below to find out about the exciting activities in the 2018 Spring Catalog!2018_Spring_Catalog_F-1

Be sure to visit the new MLK Recreation and Aquatic Center located at 110 Hilliard Street!
Contact 404-658-1149 for more information and operating hours!


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


Contact Information

City of Atlanta
Department of Parks & Recreation
233 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suites 1600/1700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404-546-6788

Amy Phuong
Tel: 404.546.6788 


Executive Assistant to the Commissioner
Emma Gowans
Tel: 404.546.6762
E-Fax: 404.546.9506

Deputy Commissioner
Alvin Dodson
Tel: 404.546.7843 
   Office of Recreation
LaChandra Butler-Burks
Executive Director 

  Office of Parks

  Doug Voss
  Tel: 404.546.6742


Program Management Officer
Priti Shah
Tel: 404.546.4282



Communications Manager
Michael Calevski
Tel: 404.546.6759


  Office of Park Design
  Clara Kwon
  Assistant Director
  Tel: 404.546.7938



Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Sam Reed, Sexton
Tel: 404.658.6019



centers of hope

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

There are 33 "Centers of Hope" in the City of Atlanta.

1. A.D. Williams Recreation Center
2. Adams Recreation Center
3. Old Adamsville Recreation Center
4. C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center (formally Adamsville)
5. Anderson Recreation Center
6. William Walker Recreation Center (formally Ben Hill)
Anthony Flanagan Recreation Center 
8. Bessie Branham Recreation Center 
9. Brownwood Park Recreation Center
10. C.A. Scott Recreation Center
11. Central Park Recreation Center
Coan Park Recreation Center
13. Collier Park Recreation Center
Dunbar Recreation Center
15. English Park Recreation Center
16. Grant Park Recreation Center
Gilbert House Recreation Center 
Grove Park Recreation Center 
19. John A. White
20. Arthur Langford, Jr. Recreation Center
21. Lang Carson Recreation Center
22. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center
23. Morningside Recreation Center
James Orange Recreation Center
Peachtree Hills Recreation Center
Perkerson Park Recreation Center 
Pittman Park Recreation Center 
28. Rick McDivitt Recreation Center
Rosel Fann Recreation Center
South Bend Recreation Center
31. Southside Sports Complex
32. Thomasville Recreation Center
33. Zaban Recreation Center

For more information on the Centers of Hope, click here


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


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




The Office of Parks

The Office of Recreation

The Office of Park Design

The Office of Management Services


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