Registration and Other Important Program Information

Easy Ways to Register

Downloadable Registration Forms For Your Convenience:


For your convenience, we offer the following registration methods. Please keep in mind that registration is accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If a program is filled, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified by phone of an opening. Participants may pay with cash, check, Visa or Master Card.

1. Online Registration

Go to www.gainesville.org/recreation and click on the online registration button. You may register online for most of our programs. Exceptions will be listed on the Welcome Page of online registration. Visa and Master Card accepted.

2. In Person

Visit our offices located in the
Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green Street,
or Frances Meadows Center off Jesse Jewell Pkwy between S. Enota & Limestone Pkwy. Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

3. By Mail or Fax

Complete the registration form on page 4 or at www.gainesville.org/recreation and send with a check or credit card information to: GPR, 830 Green Street, Gainesville, GA. 30501 or fax your registration form with your Visa or Master Card information to (770) 531-2681.

4. By Phone

Adult participants may register by calling (770) 531-2680. We will gladly accept Visa or Master Card credit card payments.

Important Program Information

Children under the age of 18

Please be aware that a copy of his/her birth certificate must accompany the registration form when registering your child for an athletic program or summer day camp. A parent or legal guardian signature is required for all programs.

City Resident Discount

The cost of supplying the programs and services of Gainesville Parks and Recreation are paid for primarily with city tax dollars. Therefore, persons residing within the city limits of Gainesville on property taxed by the city will receive a discount on programs offered by Gainesville Parks and Recreation. The amount of the discount can be found in each class description.

Late Fee

A late fee of $15 will be applied to registrations after the registration deadline. However, all late registrations are subject to class availability and restrictions. Other discounts will not be offered.

Cancellations/Changes

Class cancellations due to inclement weather can be heard on our weather hot line at (770) 297-5453, and will be posted on our website at www.gainesville.org/recreation. If your class is cancelled or changed because it has not met its minimum requirement, you will be notified prior to the beginning of the program. You may choose to apply your fee to another program or you will receive a full refund. Credit card payments will be credited and checks will be issued in a timely manner for cash and check payments.

Activity Refund Policy 

A 100% refund will be given for activities cancelled by Gainesville Parks and Recreation. Refund requests made prior to the start of the program will be granted without explanation. 

Satisfaction Guarantee

If for any reason you are not satisfied with a Gainesville Parks and Recreation activity, we will refund your money in full (or give you a credit toward a future activity) if you make your request before the second meeting of the activity.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for children under the age of 18 is available to city residents through the Children At Play Fund on a first come first serve basis for all programs with the exception of Day Camps and Travel Camps.