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Albany Recreation & Parks

1301 N. Monroe Street, Albany, GA 31701

Main Phone: (229) 430-5222


Joel Homes, a native of Rome, Georgia, joined the City of Albany as Director of Recreation & Parks in July of 2014.  He brings to Albany over seventeen years of experience in the field of recreation.  His previous recreation experience includes stops in Rome, Winder, Palatka (FL), and Chamblee.  He has served many roles in various recreation departments, including over ten years of experience at the department head level.  His current duties also include supervision of the James H. Gray Sr. Civic Center, Albany Municipal Auditorium, and Flint River Municipal Golf Course.  He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in Sport Management.  

Mission Statement

The Department is to provide recreation with excellent, diverse, and comprehensive parks, facilities and programs in a well-maintained and safe environment, easily accessible to all citizens through a system of neighborhood and community parks, with well-trained and qualified staff.


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Joel Holmes, Director