The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) understands the importance of blending education with play to provide an enriching environment and works to maintain that connection throughout the summer break. Camp Best Friends is a Summer Program and registration typically occurs shortly before Atlanta Public and Fulton County Schools break for Summer. The program ends shortly before students return back to school. Sliding scale and payment plans are available. Camp Best Friends Website Camp Best Friends Informational Video Summer 2017 Program Information
On April 10, 2017, Mayor Kasim Reed issued an executive order temporarily suspending non-emergency construction activity while the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) makes repairs to the impacted sections of Interstate 85. The executive order suspends work between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the Impact Mitigation Corridor, which extends from downtown Atlanta to the northern city limits, east to Moreland Avenue and west to US-41/Northside Drive. The executive order goes on to allow that exceptions may be considered and granted on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Public Works. No non-emergency permit which blocks a lane or street will be approved until the executive order is no longer in effect, or if an exemption is granted as indicated in the Order. To request an exemption, submit your permit application to Simeon Robinson at SJRobinson@AtlantaGa.Gov with your justification for the exemption. I-85 Permit Exemptions I-85 Bridge Closure Non-Emergency Permit Exemption to the Executive Order
Starting February 14, 2017, the public can submit requests to the Atlanta DOC for trash, debris and graffiti removal. The department will accept the special clean-up campaign requests through March 1, 2017, and will begin work on March 2, continuing until all requests have been fulfilled. Projects will be completed by participants in the Inmate Work Detail Program at the Atlanta City Detention Center. To submit a request, please send an email to DOCCleanUp@Atlantaga.gov and include Love Our City in the subject line or call the 311 customer service line, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Requests including but not limited to trash pick-up, cutting grass, debris removal, painting over graffiti and boarding abandoned buildings, will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and scheduled accordingly by the Atlanta Department of Corrections. Any requests received by the DOC that do not fall within the scope of the department’s capabilities will be forwarded to the appropriate city agency for consideration.
In observance of the Martin L. King, Jr. Holiday, most City of Atlanta offices will be closed on Monday, January 16TH, 2017. All solid waste collections including pick-up of household garbage, recycling and yard trimmings will resume on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Collections will be postponed by one day after the holiday for the remainder of the week as follows: – Monday collections will occur on Tuesday – Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday – Wednesday collections will occur on Thursday – Thursday collections will occur on Friday – Friday collections will occur on Saturday For more information on City of Atlanta services visit ATL311.com 24/7.
The ATL Parks & Rec Play Mobile is the first of several mobile units that will aim to impact and engage all members of communities throughout Atlanta in an innovative way. The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports, and games to neighborhood parks that create an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play. The Recreation Play Mobiles will rotate throughout the City from May 7- June 30, 2017. Programming times vary. Click the links below for more information. ATL Parks & Rec Play Mobile Information 2017 Play Mobile Schedule
The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is offering the Bill Payment Amnesty Period. During the amnesty period, which lasts March 1st – April 8th, 2017, customers with balances exceeding $500 must pay a minimum of 20 percent of their balance prior to entering into a flexible payment agreement. Late fees and assessments will be waived during the amnesty period. Watershed Management staff will be available between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at 2 City Plaza (72 Marietta St.) at the dates listed below to assist walk-in customers. Wednesday, March 1 & Thursday, March 2 Monday, March 6 & Tuesday, March 7 Monday, March 13 & Tuesday, March 14 Monday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 21 Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28 Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28 Monday, April 3 & Tuesday, April 4 2 City Plaza is conveniently located near the Five Points MARTA Station. Exit the Five Points Station onto Forsyth Street and turn right. Walk northeast on Forsyth Street and turn left onto Marietta Street. Walk one block to Fairlie Street. After crossing Fairlie Street, 2 City Plaza is on the left. Please note there is no public parking at this location; however metered parking is available in the immediate vicinity. Customers may also submit a request for a flexible payment plan during the amnesty period online or call the Customer Service Center at 311 or 404-546-0311. Department of Watershed Management Bill Payment Amnesty Period 2017
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