Alpharetta’s Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Department Receives Agency of the Year Award

Released November 07, 2019 12:47 PM

Alpharetta’s Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Department was awarded the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) Agency of the Year Award at their annual awards banquet on Wednesday, November 6 in Dalton, GA. This award is presented to top agencies based on population size with Alpharetta falling within the 50,001 – 80,000 population category.


The Agency of the Year Award recognizes exemplary agencies who demonstrate excellence and leadership in delivering quality programs, parks and services to their communities. Highlights from the Department’s nomination include the opening of the Alpharetta Arts Center, a 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art space for classes, gallery exhibits, blackbox theater and an outdoor classroom. Also featured was the establishment of the Alpharetta Farm at Old Rucker Park which has spurred the creation of the city’s Community Agriculture Program, with a vision for education and recreation for the community through sustainable agriculture and the


Other notable accomplishments include an influx of public art throughout the city featuring sculptures and live musical performances; an oral history documentary project in partnership with the local historical society; a collaboration with BrewAble, a café with a mission of providing meaningful employment and job skills training to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities which is housed inside the Alpharetta Community Center; and a new Health & Wellness Initiative aimed at providing free quality wellness programming year-round throughout the city. 


“I couldn’t be more proud of the work our team has done this past year; the community of Alpharetta will certainly reap the rewards”, boasted Morgan Rodgers, City of Alpharetta Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Department Director. “This recognition is a reflection of the visionary leadership of the Mayor, City Council and the Recreation Commission, coupled with the talents and passion of our team.”



About Alpharetta Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Services

The Alpharetta Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Department strives to promote the highest quality recreation programs and park facilities to the citizens consistent with the Department’s core values of Excellence, Stewardship, Integrity, Service and Loyalty. Providing year-round sports, activities and special events, the Alpharetta Recreation & Parks Department is nationally accredited and recognized for its outstanding programs for children, adults and seniors. With an exceptional park system that truly enhances the quality of life in the city, residents have many opportunities to enjoy acres devoted to walking trails, playgrounds, sports fields, arboretums, and community parks. To learn more, browse the online recreation activity guide at