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The program guide is no longer printed. Residents can review the current listing of programs at www.accgov.com/myrec
Yes, dog parks are located at Memorial Park, Sandy Creek Park, and Southeast Clarke Park.
Pools are located at Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Memorial Park, and Rocksprings Park. View pool information.
The pools will open Saturday, May 29 and will operate Tuesdays-Sundays through August 1, 2021. The Bishop Park pool is only open on weekends. All pools are closed on Mondays for maintenance.
Splash pad and pool admission is $1 per person, cash only. Pool passes are available for purchase and may be used at both splash pads and at all of the Department’s five public pools. Individual pool passes are $20 and Family of Four pool passes are $40. Passes may be purchased onsite with forms of payment accepted including cash and check
View more pool information to see individual operating hours.
The splash pads, located at Walker Park (formerly Trail Creek Park) and Rocksprings Park. Both Splash Pads will open July 4 weekend. The splash pad is open 10:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. The fee is $1 per person. The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad has hours of 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (All splash pads are closed Mondays for maintenance)
Leisure Services summer camp information is posted online in late February at www.accgov.com/myrec.
Registration takes place online in the spring.
Summer job opportunities are posted in January. Applications are accepted online at www.accgov.com/jobs
Yes, dogs are allowed in the parks; however, they must be on a leash and under control. Pet owners must clean up after the dogs.
Sandy Creek Dog Park has a fee of $1 per dog per hour. Reservations are accepted up to 48 hours in advance and may be made by calling 706-613-3631.
Any maintenance concern can be reported by calling 706-613-3801 during normal business hours.
All program and camp registration takes place online. Prior to registration, if they have not done so already, individuals must create a free online account.
Yes, program registration is available at www.accgov.com/leisure.
In order to withdraw from a program, participants need to contact the facility where the program is taking place.
Yes, refunds are available. View the Leisure Services refunds policy.
Please call 706-613-3800.
Picnic pavilions are available at several sites throughout the department, including Memorial Park and Sandy Creek Park. View locations and rental information.
Meeting rooms are available at several department facilities, including the East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Sandy Creek Nature Center, and other locations. View locations and rental information.
In order to request the mobile stage (formerly Showmobile) please complete the Special Event Equipment Rental Request Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please call 706-613-3800..
Yes, scholarships are available to qualifying Athens-Clarke County residents under the age of 18. View the list of document requirements.
Individuals must visit a Leisure Services facility office during regular hours of operation and bring the required documentation. Applicants must apply at least five business days prior to registration. Applicants must have a valid email address.
The Walker Park (formerly Trail Creek Park) Splash Pad, located at 200 Trail Creek St, will be open weekends only, Saturday, May 1-Sunday, May 23, 2021 and will then operate under regular seasonal hours from Saturday, May 29 -August 1. The splash pad will be open weekends only, August 7-September 6. Splash pad hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The splash pad is closed on Mondays for maintenance.
The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad, located at 291 Henderson Ext, will open for the season May 29, 2021.
The splash pads, located at Walker Park and Rocksprings Park. Both Splash Pads will open July 4 weekend. The splash pad is open 10:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. The fee is $1 per person. The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad has hours of 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (All splash pads are closed Mondays for maintenance)