The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation has joined forces with The Coca-Cola Company to launch its first ATL Parks & Rec Play Mobile.


The Play Mobile, also known as a recreation center on wheels, will travel throughout Atlanta to access neighborhoods without static recreation centers. For three hours, ATL Parks and Recreation leaders guide free activities and games for children, including non-traditional sports, games, fitness demos, arts & crafts, oversized board games and much more.

“The ATL Parks & Rec Play Mobile is an innovative way to teach our young people the importance of physical fitness in a safe, structured learning environment,” said Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Amy Phuong. “Through a generous grant from The Coca-Cola Company, the ATL Parks & Rec Play Mobile will allow our Department to reach families without access to a recreation center and make an indelible impact on the lives of many children throughout Atlanta.”

The fall 2014 schedule for the Play Mobile will have 27 park tour stops, which will include Historic Fourth Ward Park,  Piedmont Park, Grant Park and Candler Park. To see the full schedule, visit this link. The tour will end on Nov. 23  and resume in spring 2015 with a more robust schedule.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.