Welcome to ACC Leisure Services


The Leisure Services Department is carefully monitoring COVID-19 conditions.  Here are some of the things currently in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread:

  • Adjusted hours of parks and facilities to allow for staff to work in alternate schedules 
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures, focusing on high-touch areas
  • Face masks to be worn
  • No competitive play permitted
  • No large groups or gatherings
  • Restricted use of unsupervised amenities
  • Social distancing required
  • Temperature checks for staff and participants of in-person programs

All parks and facilities are open, except Bear Hollow Zoo and Morton Theatre. Outdoor basketball and volleyball courts remain closed. 

Due to COVID-19, the Leisure Services Department may determine that programs need to be cancelled or adapted to a virtual activity. Registrants will be contacted. 

Latest News

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    Photo/Video Marketing Intern Needed!

    Now Hiring! The ACCGov Leisure Services Department is looking for a Photo/Video Marketing Intern. This position provides assistance in promoting department events, facilities, parks, and programs. Read on...
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    Virtual Jack-O-Lantern Jog and Goblin Fun Run

    The Jack -O'- Lantern Jog, benefitting Sandy Creek Nature Center, is a fall tradition that spans 20 years. This year, due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations, a race with 200 people on the Greenway isn't possible, so the event is going virtual! Read on...
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    Sandy Creek Nature Center Holds Annual Bird Seed Sale

    The Annual Birdseed Sale is underway at Sandy Creek Nature Center and is sponsored by Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc., the non-profit support organization. Help support the Nature Center by ordering bird seed! Read on...
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    Free Family Programs Offered at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present a variety of nature education programs for families this fall at Sandy Creek Nature Center (SCNC). Read on...
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    "Waterfall Plot By Andrew Zawacki" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center

    The Lyndon House Arts Center announces the opening of Waterfall Plot; an exhibit of poetry and photography by Andrew Zawacki. This exhibition, housed in the West Gallery will be on view September 8, 2020 until January 12, 2021. Read on...
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    Lyndon House Arts Center Lounge Gallery Program Presents Works by Kendall Rogers

    The Lounge Gallery at the Lyndon House Arts Center, features quarterly solo exhibitions by emerging artists. The Lyndon House Arts Center announces painted works by Kendall Rogers will be installed and on view in the Lounge Gallery as of September 8, 2020 Read on...
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    Lyndon House Arts Center Presents "Boundless" Exhibition

    Lyndon House Arts Center Presents "Boundless Featuring Works by Don Chambers, Derek Faust, Alex McClay, Katherine McCullough, and Paula Reynaldi" Exhibition with installation based works by five local artists who explore common materials in unusual ways. Read on...
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    "Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resiliency" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center

    The Lyndon House Arts Center announces the opening of Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resiliency. The exhibition is on view September 8, 2020 through January 12, 2021. Read on...
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    Rivers Alive Volunteer Registration

    Volunteers to Clean Athens’ Waterways in Annual River Cleanup Read on...
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Mission Statement

We build a healthier and more livable community by providing opportunities to learn, create, and play in quality parks, programs, and facilities that are valued by our citizens.

Program Accommodation

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department offers Therapeutic Recreation programs, services, and activities that are accessible to all individuals with disabilities. Leisure Services supports and encourages opportunities for inclusion in all programs. Adaptive programs are available to provide individuals with disabilities a modified experience for recreational success.  If you would like to participate and need accommodation, please call 706-613-3602.

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    Physical Address
    The Allen House
    205 Old Commerce Rd
    Athens, GA 30607

    Phone: 706-613-3800

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.