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How to Register

Easy Ways to Register

Register Online 

In Person - Visit the Gainesville Civic Center or Frances Meadows Aquatic Center Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

Fax registration forms to 770.531.2681

Progam Registration Form
Camp Registration Form

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.

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 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.

Financial Assistance
Children At Play Fund...So Every Child Can Play

Instructions for applying:
Download a Children At Play Fund Application

Financial Assistance is available for City of Gainesville Residents only.

Step 1:

Applications may also be found at the Gainesville Parks and Recreation registration desk.

Step 2:

Submit your application in one of the following ways:

Bring your application and required eligibility documentation to our offices located in the
Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green Street, Gainesville, GA during regular business hours from
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Mail your application and a copy of the required documentation to:
Gainesville Parks and Recreation
Children At Play Fund
830 Green Street
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Step 3:

You will be notified within 7 business days of approval of your application.
Please remember to check registration deadlines and allow time for review of your application.

Certain documentation must be submitted with your application for consideration. Acceptable documentation that verifies city residency, applicant’s income and number of household dependents may be found in Section V of the scholarship policy. An applicant is required to submit this documentation only once during the calendar year -January to December. New documentation will be requested each year.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 770 531.2680.

Goals of the Children At Play Fund

  • To enable greater accessibility to recreation activities which build self-esteem, promote good health, and offer a safe alternative for latch-key children
  • To encourage children who may be at health or social risks to participate in supervised recreation programs
  • To eliminate participation barriers 
  • To inspire community support for the Fund and its principles