Park and Facility Closings

  1. ACCGov Leisure Services to Re-Open Select Parks

    The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces the reopening of select locations including Ben Burton, Memorial, and Walker Parks (formerly Trail Creek Park) on Monday, May 18. Sandy Creek Park will open Tuesday, May 19. Read on...
  2. Trail Creek Park Renamed Virginia Callaway-Cofer Walker Park

    Leisure Services announces that Trail Creek Park will now be known as Virginia Callaway-Cofer Walker Park. The park was renamed in honor of this community leader for her service to Athens-Clarke County and her extensive involvement in civic organizations. Read on...
  3. ACCGov Leisure Services Event Update

    All Leisure Services sponsored classes, events, programs, and rentals are cancelled until further notice. Read on...
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Keep up with all the latest news and information about current and upcoming closures and maintenance for Leisure Services. Parks with current notices are listed in the menu at left. This page is updated as information becomes available, so check back often.

Firefly Trail at Old Winterville Road Closure
Effective February 4 until further notice | Posted: 2:24 PM 2/4/2020 
The Firefly Trail at Old Winterville Road will be closed due to construction until further notice.  

Oconee Street Greenway / Firefly Trail Crosswalk Closure  
Effective Nov. 18 until Further Notice | Posted: 11:36 AM 11/13/2019 
The crosswalk at Oconee Street between the Greenway and Firefly Trails will be closed November 18, 2019 until January 2020.  Due to the nature of the construction, no temporary access route through the construction area will be permitted.  Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to use the nearest traffic signals to cross Oconee Street. (.2 miles east at Barnett Shoals Road and .5 miles west at Poplar Street)

Cook’s Trail Trail Closure  
Effective Until Further Notice, Closed Indefinitely Facility 068 | Posted: 3:09 PM 1/8/2019 
Due to the wet weather and flooding along Sandy Creek, Cook’s Trail is closed until further notice.  There has been extensive damage to boardwalks and bridges.  Boardwalks will have to be rebuilt.