Leisure Services

More than a traditional park and recreation department, the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department boasts more than 2,000 acres of parks and miles of trails, as well as an arts center, dance center, historic vaudeville theatre, nature center, greenway, and a zoo.

The diversity of the department and its programs have resulted in Leisure Services being awarded the Georgia Recreation and Park Association’s “Agency Award” for seven of the past nine years.

Leisure Services staff work to build a more livable community by providing opportunities to learn, to create, and to play in quality parks, programs, and facilities that are valued by citizens.

Labor Day Hours: Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services parks will operate under regular hours of operation on Labor Day, Monday, September 1. Sandy Creek Park, normally closed on Mondays, will be open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Department facilities, including Lyndon House Arts Center, will be closed.

All facilities will reopen Tuesday, September 2 under regular hours of operation. Happy Labor Day!

Program Accommodation:  The Leisure Services Department encourages and supports inclusion of individuals with special needs in all general programs.  If you would like to participate and need accommodation, call 706-613-3580.

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Pam Reidy, CPRP

Staff Directory

Leisure Services Administrative Office
205 Old Commerce Rd
Athens, GA  30607

Phone: 706-613-3800
Fax: 706-613-3639

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.