Aquatics Information

Aquatics Season

All pools and splash pads are now closed for the season.  Pools and splash pads will re-open Memorial Day Weekend 2019.         Please note:  All pools and splash pads are closed on Mondays for maintenance.

Admission is $1 per person.


Aquatic Locations

Pools

Bishop ParkBishop Park PoolAddress: 705 Sunset Drive
Phone: (706) 613-3589
Open: Sat 12 - 5:30 PM
Sun 1 - 5:30 PM
Admission Cost: $1 per person

Memorial ParkMemorial Park PoolAddress: 293 Gran Ellen Drive
Phone: (706) 613-3580
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 1 - 5:30 PM
Saturday 12 - 5:30 PM
Admission Cost: $1 per person

East Athens Community CenterEast Athens Community Center PoolAddress: 400 McKinley Drive
Phone: (706) 613-3593
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 1 - 5:30 PM
Saturday 12 - 5:30 PM
Admission Cost: $1 per person

Lay ParkLay Park PoolAddress: 297 Hoyt Street
Phone: (706) 613-3596
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 1 - 5:30 PM
Saturday 12 - 5:30 PM
Admission Cost: $1 per person

Rocksprings ParkRocksprings Park PoolAddress: 291 Henderson Extension
Phone: (706) 613-3603
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 1 - 5:30 PM
Saturday 12 - 5:30 PM
Admission Cost: $1 per person (Also includes Splash Pad Entry)

Splash Pads

Our splash pads feature multiple elements that shoot water from the flooring as well as drop water from above to provide a fun way for everyone to cool off. All water used at the splash pads is recycled through a filtering system and the re-used, again.  All splash pads are closed Mondays for maintenance.

Rocksprings Park SplashRocksprings Park Splash PadAddress: 291 Henderson Extension
Phone: (706) 613-3603
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 1 - 5:30 PM
Saturday 12 - 5:30 PM
Admission Cost: $1 per person (Also includes pool Entry)

Trail Creek Park

Trail Creek Park Splash PadAddress: 200 Trail Creek Street
Phone: (706) 613-3991
Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Admission Cost: $1 per person

Admission Fees & Pool Passes

ACC Leisure Services offers seasonal pool passes that can be used at all of our aquatic facilities throughout the summer. Pool passes may be purchased at any department pool or splash pad.

Individual Pool Passes - $20
This pass grants entry to any ACC Leisure Services Aquatics facility (including the Splash Pads) throughout the aquatics season.
Family Pool Passes - $40
Family pool passes are available up to families of 4 persons.


Report Card Rewards Pool Program

ACC Leisure Services is proud to celebrate our communities best students by providing a free pool pass to qualifying Athens-Clarke County students with good grades.

Qualifying students, kindergarten through 12th grade, who reside in Athens-Clarke County must bring a copy of his/her final report card or equivalent to the ACC Aquatics Office Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Aquatics Office is located at Bishop Park in the gym: 705 Sunset Dr. Athens, GA 30606

All A's or all E's guarantees one free summer pool pass (can be used at all five pools and both splash pads).
All A's and B's or all E's and M's guarantees 10 free swims (can be used at all five pools and both splash pads).
For more information, call 706-613-3589, Ext 222.


Pool Rules

Following the rules below ensures a safe, fun and rewarding experience for all pool visitors.

  • All participants must shower before entering the pool.
  • Pools are a smoke-free area.
  • All participants must wear a swimsuit.
  • No cloth is to be worn in pools (t-shirts, jeans, socks, etc).
  • Everyone pays $1 admission fee.
  • Individuals who leave the pool, will be charged $1 to re-enter.
  • All children, 10 and younger, must be accompanied by a paying individual who is 16 years of age or older.
  • Swim diapers are required for all children 3 and younger or if they are not potty trained.
  • No flips (front or back), back dives allowed on any diving boards.

Make a healthy Splash

With over 30,000 visitors to our aquatics facilities in 2014, it's no surprise that the US Census Bureau says that swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the US.

Water chemistry, sanitation, filtration, safety equipment, and staff training are already key components of ACC's Aquatics programs, but only our users can prevent the spread of Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI's) before they even start. One study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 21.6% of users did not know that swimming while ill could make other swimmers sick. Find out more about RWI's in the FAQ's below and learn what you can do to help everyone "Make a Healthy Splash!"

Make a Healthy Splash Quick Facts
TRUE OR FALSE: All germs are instantly killed by disinfectants like chlorine which are used to treat pool water.
False. Some germs are resistant to disinfectants and it can take minutes to days for chlorine to kill them.

How common are illness outbreaks related to recreational water such as pools and splash pads?
The CDC reports that in 2009 and 2010 there were a total of just 81 outbreaks. That's just over 40 outbreaks a year across more than 309,000 public swimming pools across the US.

What is a Recreational Water Illness (RWI)?
RWIs include a wide variety of infections, such as gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic, and wound infections. The most commonly reported RWI is diarrhea.

How do I keep myself and my family safe?
1. Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea or have had symptoms in the past two weeks. Diarrhea is the transmission vector for germs like Cryptosporidium which is the most common cause of RWI's.

2. Shower after you arrive at the pool but before you get in the water to wash off any dirt, oils, and germs you may have on your skin to keep these out of the water. Showers are provided at all of our aquatics facilities

3. Every hour--everyone out! Take bathroom breaks and change diapers at least once an hour.

4. Don't swallow water from the pool or splash pad.
Learn More For more information on RWI's and Healthy Swimming visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Swimming site.

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