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A Message from the Director

Guided by a strong citizen board, support of Gainesville City Council and a dedicated staff of professionals, the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Agency strives everyday to inspire a passion for parks and recreation and to provide quality programs and well maintained facilities.

We advocate recreation as a dynamic component that improves health, enhances the livability of our communities, preserves precious resources, prevents crime and attracts business.  We network with elected officials to shape public policy and we partner in the spirit of cooperation and a shared vision. 

Being Nationally Accredited adds credibility to these efforts.  Accreditation is an honor worn with pride by each member of our staff, board of directors and City Council.  It reflects a level of professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness of operations worthy of our community’s high praise.   We pride ourselves in providing excellent life enriching recreational experiences that educate our participants about the concepts of good health, fair play, equality and responsibility.  It is our desire to provide a great park system that will enhance and stimulate tourism and special events, help retain and attract residents, and enhance property values. 

Why do we do the things we do?  We care about YOU, the individual, the community, the economy, and the environment.  “YOU’RE THE REASON” we do the things we do!

J.Melvin Cooper, Director, CPRP
830 Green Street NE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-531-2680
Fax: 770.531.2681

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