Park and Facility Closings

Alert IconALERT! Facility Update 3:30 PM 9/14  Power has been restored to all locations. Most of our damaged facilities have been repaired and reopened; though, repairs to fully restore Bear Hollow Zoo will take into next week. Trails are still being assessed and cleared at this time.

Updates will be posted on Park Closings. For more information, resources, and updates regarding Hurricane Irma and the response in Athens-Clarke County, visit

Alert IconALERT! Trail Hazards Hurricane Irma brought heavy rains and strong winds to the Athens area 9/11. Hazardous trail conditions remain with numerous downed and hazard trees along trails. A system-wide assessment is underway and trails will be flagged as cleared on the Trail Status page as crews complete work.

As always users in natural spaces are encouraged to use caution, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid hazards. Please report damaged bridges and downed or hazard trees with geo-tagged photos or by dropping us a pin to or by calling us at 706-613-3801 extension 25. Keep up to date with closings and damages on our Park Closings page.
Keep up with all the latest news and information about current and upcoming closures of parks and facilities for the Leisure Services Department.  This page is updated as information becomes available, so check back often.

Satterfield Playground Renovations -- Scheduled Closing

Facility 091 | Updated: 4:30 PM, September 14, 2017 | Posted: 9:30 PM, September 7, 2017

The Satterfield Park Playground will close the week of September 25th to facilitate a SPLOST-funded project which will replace some failed components and dramatically expand the play space. See the Satterfield Park page for more information.

Rocksprings Park Stormwater Improvements -- Parking Reductions

Facility 088 | Posted: 10:00 PM, September 7, 2017

Portions of the on-street parking on Henderson Extension adjacent to Rocksprings Park will be closed into October as crews work to improve on-street stormwater management. See the Rocksprings Park page for more information.

North Oconee River Park Bridge Replacement -- Bridge Out

Facility 082 | Updated: 8:00 AM, August 15, 2017 | Posted: 8:00 AM, July 18, 2017

Contractors  work July 27th to remove the pedestrian bridge in North Oconee River Park and begin construction of abutments for a replacement structure. See the North Oconee River Park page for more information.

Holland Youth Sports Sidewalk Construction at May's Field

Facility 172 | Updated: 8:00 AM, August 15, 2017 | Posted: 4:00 PM, April 11, 2016

Construction on the replacement sidewalk between the Quad Concessions Stand and Field 7 (aka May's Field) began July 27th and was expected to take about two weeks. Weather delays, however, extended the project completion by about 10 days thus far. For more information see the Holland Youth Sports Complex page.

Lay Park Ballfield Partially Reopened

Facility 184 | Updated: 7:45 AM August 8, 2017 | Posted: 2:30 PM, July 6, 2017

Field 1 at Lay Park closed July 24 as contractors began work to regrade the infield, install technical soils to improve drainage and safety, and aerate and laser top dress the outfield. The outfield has reopened as a multipurpose field, but the infield remains closed. For more information see the Lay Park page.

Boardwalk Maintenance on ADA Interpretive Trail
at Sandy Creek Nature Center -- Ongoing

Facility 418 | Updated: 4:30 PM, May 31, 2017 | Posted: 12:30 PM, May 18, 2017

Crews are working to seal the recently pressure-washed boardwalk. There will be temporary closures as needed. For full details, see the Sandy Creek Nature Center page.

Southeast Clarke Park Dog Park Area 1 Open/Area 3 Closed

Facility 465/467 | Posted: Noon, April 27, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, Area 3 at the Southeast Clarke Park Dog Park was closed for rehabilitation as Area 1 reopened. For more information see the Southeast Clarke Park page.

Firefly Expansion -- Ongoing through December 2017

Facility 517 | Updated: 2:30 PM, February 13, 2017 | Posted: 2:30 PM, February 13, 2017

The first mile of multi-use paved path of the Firefly Trail is currently being constructed. Construction is staging in Dudley Park and causing some maintenance closures in the park.See the Oconee Rivers Greenway page for more information.

North Oconee River Greenway Expansion -- Ongoing through Dec. 2017

Facility 483 | Updated: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017 | Posted: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017

Construction has begun on an additional 1.28 miles of paved, multi-use path of the North Oconee River Greenway. Construction is staging in the Easley Mill parking lot. See the Oconee Rivers Greenway page for more information.

Easley Mill Parking Lot  Closure -- Beginning February 20, 2017

Facility 483 | Updated: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017 | Posted: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017

The Easley Mill Parking Lot will be closed to accommodate staging of construction equipment related to the North Oconee River Greenway expansion. The lot is expected to reopen in January 2018. Patrons can use the parking lot at Oconee and Poplar Street to access the Greenway and Dudley Park.

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