Leisure Services

  1. “Deck the Hollow” Holiday Light Show at Bear Hollow Zoo

    The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host “Deck the Hollow” Holiday Lights at Bear Hollow Zoo from December 6-8 and 13-15. This event takes place nightly from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Read on...
  2. Sponsorships Sought for Athens’ 2020 MLK Day of Service

    The MLK Day of Service Steering Committee is looking for project sites as well as local funds to make those projects more meaningful and sustainable Read on...
  3. ACC Downtown Parade of Lights Set for December 5

    The annual Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights will take place Thursday, December 5 starting at 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays.” The best overall float will receive the “Mayor’s Award.” Read on...
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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. In addition, 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.

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

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:  Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services facilities and parks will be closed Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Parks are open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. on Friday, November 29, but buildings will remain closed. All facilities will reopen Saturday, November 30 under regular hours of operation. For more information, call 706-613-3625.

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