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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!

Independence Day Holiday Hours:

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will observe the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4.  Parks will operate under regular hours of operation facilities will be closed. 

The Bishop Park pool will be open 1:00 – 5:30 PM. The Trail Creek Park Splash Pad will be open 10 AM – 5:30 PM.  Admission is $1 per person.  All other pools and splash pads are closed for the holiday.

All facilities and parks will re-open Tuesday under regular hours of operation. 

For more information, call (706) 613-3625.


Kent Kilpatrick, Interim Director

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

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Administrative Office Address

205 Old Commerce Rd.
Athens, GA 30607


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