The Department of Parks & Recreation manages approximately 5,000 acres of parks and green space within the city limits along with another 200 acres at Lake Allatoona for Camp Best Friends.
The total proposed operating budget for the Department of Parks & Recreation is $44,507,935. This is an increase of $715,324 (+2%) from the previous year. The number of authorized positions (jobs) is proposed to increase from 448 to 459 (+2%).
The Atlanta City Council’s Community Development/Human Services Committee has jurisdiction over the Department of Parks & Recreation.