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Spring 2017 online program registration continues...

Those who do not have access to a computer may visit the computer labs at East Athens Community Center at 400 McKinley Dr., Lay Park at 297 Hoyt St., or Rocksprings Park at 291 Henderson Ext.  These computer labs will be open to the public during regular hours of operation.

Those wishing to apply for or renew a scholarship must do so at least five business days prior to registration.  All scholarships expire June 30 and must be renewed.

Athens-Clarke County is regularly featured on national lists of great places to visit and live. One reason is the wide variety of outstanding programs, parks, and facilities offered through the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department.

Quality and diversity of programming have earned the Department multiple annual awards from the Georgia Recreation and Park Association, including Agency of the Year Award seven out of the past eleven years.

So, explore more than 2,000 acres of parks and open spaces, celebrate the arts and nature, participate in sports and athletic activities, take a class, go to camp, or just have a picnic with the family. Whatever your recreation interest, it is likely found within the Leisure Services Department.

What are you waiting for? Come learn, create and play with us!
  1. Adopt-A-Stream Volunteer Training Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Participants will be trained to help monitor the health of a nearby stream. Training will cover chemical and macroinvertebrate monitoring. Read on...
  2. East Athens Educational Dance Center Welcomes New Facility Supervisor

    The East Athens Educational Dance Center will host a “meet and greet” on Thursday, March 2 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. to introduce the facility’s new supervisor, Nena Gilreath, to the community. Read on...
  3. Trees Harvested for Managed Forest Project at Sandy Creek Nature Center to Improve Wildlife Habitat

    Thinning and harvesting trees on 40 of Sandy Creek Nature Center’s 225 acres will improve wildlife habitat, enhance education, and better care for the public’s natural resources by promoting forest health. Read on...
  4. Spring Adult Softball Registration Continues

    The program is open to co-ed, open, and church teams. The season begins March 6. All games are played at Bishop Park with some co-ed games played at Southeast Clarke Park. Games take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Read on...
  5. Athens Creative Theatre Schedules Auditions for “Old Time Radio”

    Athens Creative Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming “Old Time Radio” reader’s theatre for adults and seniors. Auditions take place Monday, March 6 & Tuesday, March 7 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Quinn Hall at Memorial Park at 293 Gran Ellen Drive. Read on...
  6. ACC Leisure Services to Hold Spring Break Programs

    The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department continues registration for its spring break programs. Read on...
  7. Adult Volleyball at East Athens Community Center

    The Adult Volleyball League games will be played Sunday afternoons starting March 12. Games times are at 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Participants must be 17 years of age or older. Read on...
  8. "Sportstime" Program Registration Continues

    “Sportstime” is a co-ed program for ages 3-4 years, where children will learn games, drills, and relay races to introduce the player to basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball. Read on...
  9. Log House
  10. Former World of Wonder Playground Demolition Scheduled

    With the new play area open, the original WOW Playground closed February 13 as crews fenced off the area in preparation to remove the old structure. The demolition project and associated restoration of the area should take several months to complete. Read on...
  11. 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 spring at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Read on...
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