Welcome to ACCGov Leisure Services - Arts, Nature, & Recreation in Athens, GA

  1. Kent Kilpatrick


  2. Leisure Services

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

    Phone: 706-613-3800

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Latest News

  1. downtown parade of lights - newsflash

    2021 Downtown Parade of Lights

    The annual Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights is scheduled for Thursday, December 2 starting at 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Super Hero Holiday.” Performing units will be judged during the parade itself. Read on...
  2. Happy Thanksgiving (300 x 225 px)

    Thanksgiving Hours for ACCGov Leisure Services

    Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services facilities will be closed Thursday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving Read on...
  3. newsflash - eacc bball courts

    The outdoor basketball courts at East Athens Community Center are closed until further notice

    The outdoor basketball courts at East Athens Community Center are closed until further notice. Read on...
  4. Window Works News Flash

    The Lyndon House Arts Center Presents the New Window Works Project

    The Lyndon House Arts Center presents the new Window Works project featuring original site-designed artworks by local artist AJ Arem 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.


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 recommended
  • No large groups or gatherings
  • Social distancing required
  • Temperature checks for staff and participants of in-person programs

All parks and facilities are open, except Morton Theatre. 

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.