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2017 spring/summer registration underway

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The City of Ann Arbor has a new registration system for our Parks and Recreation programs; as well as park reservations. Click here Rec 1 Registration System to log into the new system and register.

Using this new system, participants will be able to search and view all classes and programs online in the comfort of their own homes. Please note patrons will have to create new accounts in order to access registration services. Please see the "how to" guide to set up your account by clicking Rec1-How_to_create_account2.pdf.

To verify your resident or nonresident status you can check using our online Residency Website. The system will also draw directly from the City's property tax data to determine residency status.  As a reminder, resident rates are for individuals or families residing in a dwelling for which taxes are paid to the City of Ann Arbor.  

The integration between REC1 and the City's property tax data is very specific regarding how addresses are written. Due to variations in addresses, the system may occasionally identify a resident as a non-resident.   The City recommends using US Postal Service Standards for Street Names, Numeric Street Names, Directional information and Street Suffix Abbreviations when entering addresses into the  Parks & Rec registration system.  If you continue to have a residency issue, please verify the address using the City's Online Tax Data service.  For additional assistance, please contact customer service 734.794.6230 for help before checking out.  

If you are a scholarship recipient, you cannot register online. We ask that you call our customer service office at 734.794.6230 and speak to a staff member that will walk you through the registration process over the phone.

Rec1 will also enable the Recreation Department to issue email receipts and confirmations, send text messages about cancellations, and give all registrants access to their program histories. 

The 2017 activity guide, featuring swimming and golf lessons as well as volunteer opportunities, mermaid classes, summer day camps, cultural arts activities and more can be viewed here by clicking 2017 Activity Guide.pdf. You can also take home a copy from any parks facility as well as the libraries and Larcom City Hall starting, Feb. 1.