The City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority (the Authority) was created in 1960, pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly of Georgia, (Ga. Laws 1960, p. 2810), as amended. The Authority is, in part, authorized to: obtain, construct, equip, maintain, and operate sports and recreation facilities; issue revenue bonds or obligations; acquire property, lease, sell and operate facilities.
The Authority is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors. Six of its nine members are appointed by the Mayor and the City of Atlanta and three are appointed by the Fulton County Commission.
The Authority is entrusted with maintaining public facilities such as Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta, the Olympic Cauldron, Philips Arena and John A. White Park. Facilities such as these are the playgrounds, learning centers and entertainment complexes for millions of Georgians and visitors. The Authority recognizes the magnitude of its responsibilities to ensure that these facilities are responsibly maintained, managed and enjoyed by the public.
Decisions affecting these venues are made by the Authority with extensive research, in-depth analysis and thoughtful deliberation.