Ask Rip

Rip RobertsonRip Robertson is the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Tucker.

With the holidays providing plenty of eating and fun, we at the Parks and Recreation Department would like to remind everyone about our workout opportunities. Tucker has miles of trails, as well as a gymnasium at the Tucker Recreation Center where you can play basketball, volleyball, or pickleball. You can check our website and calendar for days and times for open play or call the Center directly. We also have our new exercise gym available. It is open daily during operating hours Monday through Saturday. Additionally, we have just opened our new outdoor Fit Court in the downtown area on Church Street.  There are a lot of ways to help maintain your health in the City of Tucker. Give us a call, check out the newest edition of our Program Guide or visit our website at for all the details.

Speaking of getting active, our youth basketball program has begun, and we are looking for volunteers for coaching, officiating or any number of opportunities to work with kids. Give Joe Stewart a call or email him at Play begins in January and runs through February.

Lastly, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for information about our spring youth baseball and softball programs. Registration will begin early in 2022 with practices and the season to start in the early spring. We had an exciting season last year and we expect even more in 2022.

Church Street greenspace shows open lawn area and mature trees..


December 11 - We are hosting our second annual North Pole at TRC event. On Saturday December 11 from 3-7 p.m. we will have cookie decorating, winter arts and crafts, hot chocolate, and a singing Santa. Come out, have a fun day and let the kids tell Santa everything they want for the holidays. Check out our webpage for full details!

December 20-23 and 28-30 - If you’re looking for time to take care of those holiday chores without the prying eyes of the kids, register now for the TRC Winter Break camp. Camp will be daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our camp is full of fun, sports, and time for free play. It runs December 20-23 and December 28-30. Spots are limited, so check for availability and register on our website.

December 31 - Ring in 2022 with a bang…or a dink! Join us for our inaugural “Dink in the New Year” glow pickleball event from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. We’ll have snacks, music, raffles and games, and finish with a midnight toast, all for only $15. This event is only for adults 18 and over. Check for availability and register online.

January 17 - January brings the annual MLK Day of Service. On Monday January 17 we will have improvement projects in several of our parks and greenspaces, as well as a food drive to benefit NETWorks Cooperative Ministries. You can volunteer to help by checking our website!

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