Just in time for summer, the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department is launching a sunscreen pilot program to make sure that all Athenians know that “SPF is their BFF.”
This special program is a partnership with Piedmont Athens Regional in support of their Melanoma initiative. The weather resistant, hands free sunscreen dispensers will be located in five of the Leisure Services Department’s facilities including the Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center, Sandy Creek Nature Center, Sandy Creek Park beach and boat launch, and the World of Wonder Park at Southeast Clarke Park. Park patrons will be able to access free sunscreen during the dog days of summer and protect themselves and their children from the harmful sun rays. The sunscreen is SPF 30 and is a hybrid that includes both mineral and chemical components to give the best of both methods. It protects a maximum of 80 minutes and starts when it is first applied. It is great for swimming and active sports enthusiasts.
This pilot program will allow staff to gauge interest, cost, and maintenance of the dispensers. Once the initial quantity of sunscreen is exhausted, staff will determine whether or not to expand or suspend this program.
For more information, please call 706-613-3620.