Recreation & Cultural Arts

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.

Our Mission

The Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts is committed to building strong vibrant communities and improving the quality of life of its citizens through a variety of recreational and cultural arts initiatives.

The Department promotes and advances the rich history of its athletics, and heritage of its parks and recreational facilities. Lush green space, innovative programming, inclusiveness, and recreation equality are all hallmarks of the Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts.

About Us

The Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts was founded in 1955 by the City of College Park, as the Recreation Department.

The Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts consists of three centers today: Wayman and Bessie Brady, Hugh C. Conley and Tracey Wyatt, formerly known as the Godby Road Center. Each center offers various activities for both youth and adults.

The Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts consists of parks, pavilions, tennis courts and walking trails for your leisure enjoyment. Pavilions a tour parks can be reserved for activities as well as our Historic College Park City Auditorium. College Park also has a state of the art golf academy.

Programs offered at the Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts

After School Program, Youth and Adult Basketball, Youth Baseball, Cheerleading, Dance, Day Camps, Youth Football, Gymnastics, Karate, Line Dancing, Track, Tutoring, Tumbling, Weight Room, Senior Services, Volleyball, Zumba, Swimming, and Special Events (i.e., Easter Egg Hunt, Light Up The City, Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon, Breakfast with Santa, and the Christmas Parade).

Click Below to receive information on all of our Recreation & Cultural Arts. 

Recreation and Cultural Arts Facilities

Please visit each of our Recreation Centers' individual pages to see what programs and special events that they are currently offering.

Wayman & Bessie Brady Recreation Center

Hugh C. Conley Recreation Center

Tracey Wyatt Recreation Complex

College Park City Auditorium

Historic College Park Municipal Golf Course

Community Chorale
The Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts is excited to announce the formation of the College Park Community Chorale! We are thrilled about this new initiative and want to invite you to be a part of it. Not only are you invited to join, but all City of College Park residents and friends can join us in song, so please help us spread the word. Attached is a flyer you can circulate among your family, friends, civic and church groups and neighbors via your social media channels and email.

If singing brings you joy, then you will definitely want to contact us by reply to this message today to secure your spot. Rehearsal days and times are being ironed out as we speak and we will notify all who reply once the schedule is final.

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Michelle J
Michelle Johnson
Director of Recreation and Cultural Arts

Detyrit Young
Detyrit Rae Young
Interim Assistant Director of Recreation & Cultural Arts

Phone: (
404) 669-3776 x 6209

Paula Payne
Paulette Payne
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (404) 669-3767
Fax: (404) 765-7076

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM