TUCKER, Ga. (January 4, 2018) – After several months of planning and preparation, the City of Tucker officially assumed responsibility of the Tucker Recreation Center this morning. The facility, which is the most heavily utilized recreation center in DeKalb County, had been operated by the County since its inception.
Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson, Recreation Center Manager Tom McDermott and Recreation Leader Joe Stewart were all on hand this morning to unlock the doors to the Recreation Center for the very first time.
“City staff has been preparing for this day since the summer,” said Robertson, who came to Tucker with more than 20 years’ experience as a recreation professional in cities like Doraville and Hapeville. “We have engaged the community and identified things that are working, as well as things that need to change. We will continue to seek input from Tucker residents as we begin to make needed improvements to this facility.”
Tucker Recreation Center is the first of Tucker’s Parks and Recreation assets the City has begun to manage. The City plans to assume responsibility for the remaining assets, including hundreds of acres of parkland, over the next few months.
You can learn more about Tucker’s Parks and Recreation Department here.