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Parks and Pavilions

College Park Recreation & Cultural Arts Department

Covid-19 UPDATE

City of College Park’s Parks & Pavilions Reopen; Playgrounds Open to the Public

Social Distancing Still Suggested; Park Rangers Ensure Cleanliness at Each Location

College Park, Ga. (Thursday, June 18, 2020) – The City of College Park’s Recreation & Cultural Arts Department is excited to announce that parks and other recreational facilities have reopened, as visitors now have access to playgrounds, pavilions, basketball courts,  tennis courts and walking trails. ​

The Covid-19 pandemic required the Recreation and Cultural Arts Department to restrict services due to public health and safety reasons. The city used a phased approach to properly reopen parks, pavilions and other outdoor facilities. However, based on public health suggestions, water-based recreation and indoor recreation centers remain closed to the public. ​

Residents are encouraged to enjoy various parks around town - Zupp, Barrett, Phillips, Willis and where pavilions are available.  To reserve a pavilion, you must be a City of College Park resident, and there is a $25-dollar fee included.

Recreation and Cultural Arts officials project that recreation centers - Conley, Wyatt and City Auditorium may reopen to the public on July 15th.  The Brady Recreation Center, located at 3571 Breningham Drive in College Park is undergoing major renovation, and will reopen upon its completion.

With any questions or interview requests, please contact Bianca Beran at bianca.beran@phase3mc.com or Gerald Walker at gwalker@collegeparkga.com. Please visit www.collegeparkga.com for more information on the City of College Park.

PARKS & PAVILIONS

College Park Recreation & Cultural Arts consists of three parks with have pinic pavilions for rental.  The parks include:  Richard D. Zupp Jr. Park,  Barrett Park, and Charles E. Phillips Sr. Park .  Each park has playgrounds, pavilions with grilling a picnic spaces a and tennis courts.

Below are rules and regulations for the parks:

The City is proud of your parks. Please help us keep the areas clean!

 

  • The Brady Center is closed for ongoing construction of the interior and the exterior of the building. 
  • Park rental office hours are 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 
  • Reservations will be taken online only until further notice.
  • The rental fee schedule has changed to $25 per pavilion and is non-refundable.
  • Rentals must be made at least a week prior to the desired reservation date.
  • Call us at 404-669-3776 or (470) 633-1907 to speak with a staff member during operating hours Monday-Friday 8am-5pm/Eastern Time and leave a message after hours or if staff is unable to answer the phone. You can also email us at bradyrec@collegeparkga.com to inquire about reserving a pavilion. Email is strongly encouraged as staff is working remotely.
  • No Alcoholic Beverages

  • No Smoking

  • No Organized Regular Sports

  • Only Leashed Pets are Allowed (You Are Responsible For Clean Up) 

  • Parks are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

  • No Motorized Vehicles

  • No Bicycles

  • No Horseshoes

  • No Bounce Houses

  • No Skateboards

  • To reserve pavilions, please contact the Brady Recreation Center at (404) 669-3776.

Sec. 13-6. - Use of parks.

(a)

It shall be unlawful for any person to be on any public or public recreation grounds of the city between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. unless such person is engaged in activities specifically authorized in writing by the Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts or the mayor and council.

(b)

It shall be unlawful for any person who is not an employee, officer or agent of the city or a resident of the city to be in any public park or public recreation grounds of the city except under the following circumstances:

(1)

Such a person is engaged in activities specifically authorized in writing by the department of recreation and cultural arts or the mayor and council;

(2)

Such a person is accompanied by at least one (1) employee or resident of the city, provided that no two (2) or more such persons may be accompanied by the same employee or resident;

(3)

Where the general public is invited to an event through an advertisement placed by the city with a newspaper, magazine, radio station, or television station, or through signs erected by the city that do not state that the event is limited to city residents and/or employees; or

(4)

Such a person is attending an organized event previously approved in writing by the department of recreation and cultural arts, in which case the requirement of subsection (2) above shall not apply.

(c)

It shall be unlawful to host or attend any organized event in any public park or public recreation grounds of the city without the prior written approval of the department of recreation and cultural arts. Requests for organized events may only be made by city residents. The department of recreation and cultural arts may refuse any request for such approval based on prior actions of the person or entity making the request, or for any other lawful reason. The mayor and council may by resolution from time to time set fees for organized events. 

RESERVATIONS

Reservations can be made only by the City of College Park residents, employees, volunteer staff or businesses (within the limits of the city). Renters must bring utility bills to verify residence.

PAYMENT

$25 per pavilion with a maximum rental of 2 pavilions for a period of up to 5 hours.