DeKalb CEO Thurmond announces reopening of all park facilities, swim season

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DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is scheduled to reopen all facilities and amenities for public usage, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced today.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines will be observed during nature programs and activities to ensure protocols are being practiced.

“I know everyone is eager to get back to participating in recreational activities, so we are thrilled to provide these services,” said Thurmond. “The parks department is looking forward to providing opportunities for the public to explore, engage and connect with our nationally accredited park system once again.”

Park users will be able to utilize athletic fields, sports facilities, playgrounds, picnic shelters and outdoor basketball courts beginning Friday, May 21.

The swim season will begin Saturday, June 12. All pools and splashpads will require patrons to pre-register prior to entry.

Camp Superstars will resume this summer starting Monday, June 14. The program is a summer day camp for ages 5-15, which runs from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday at a charge of $66 per week. Breakfast and lunch are provided for campers.

The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center will reopen Monday, June 14, at a reduced capacity in accordance to CDC guidelines for indoor events.


One comment

  • S

    May 17, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Although I’m not quite ready to go inside a anybody’s rec center right now and cautiously happy for people who are we trying to resume their lives as much as possible.

    As for me, I wish that my neighborhood park ) Rec center had an outdoor track. My nearest one have an indoor one and as well as a mini gym on the inside which I’m cool with but until then,I’ll just take everything one day at a time .


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