To continue to provide and enhance high quality services and programs promoting a healthy and active lifestyle offered by well-trained and professional staff, guaranteeing the best customer experience and opportunity. 

To continue first rate partnerships with Community Organizations in delivering a wide array of diverse and desirable Recreation services and programs for the citizens of Augusta, Georgia.

Programs & Activities

Please visit Find Parks & Community Centers for more information on Programs &
Activities in our department!

  • Before and After School Programs
  • Adult Fitness & Education
  • Athletics, Youth & Adult
  • Augusta Aquatics Center & Aquatics Information
  • Day Camps
  • Newman Tennis Center
  • Senior Adult Services
  • Special Interests


On Saturday, March 25th, the Augusta Recreation & Parks Department hosted its annual Richmond County Local Track Meet. Over 750 participants from across Richmond County and surrounding area participated in 78 events. Athletes ranging from 7 years of age to 14 years of age competed for the opportunity to advance to GRPA 1st District Meet, Saturday, April 22nd in Swainsboro, GA. 52 boys and 49 girls, some in multiple events, advanced to represent Richmond County at the District Meet in three weeks.  Click below to download a complete listing of results. ARPD would like to thank all of the department staff, coaches, parents, volunteers and participants for coming out making this event a huge success! 

2017 Local Track Meet Results

On Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 PM all parents of district track participants are asked to attend a parents meeting at Bernie Ward Community Center for more information on the upcoming meet. (All participants are required to provide a copy of a birth certificate for age verification) 

Practices for athletes will be held every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evening at 5:00 PM at the Academy of Richmond High School Stadium.