Lay Park

Athens' only downtown park, the seven-acre Lay Park is equipped with a gymnasium, full-service kitchen, multi-purpose rooms, game room, fitness room, dance room, a library, arts and crafts room, picnic shelter, playground, and much more.

Temporary Facility Closing for Maintenance
Lay Community Center will be closed 11/18-12/9 to facilitate full-depth sanding and refinishing of the gym floor which will be relined to add permanent pickleball lines to the current volleyball and basketball lines. While portions of the building outside the gym may remain accessible during the first few days of the project, the entire building will close once sealants, paint, and finish applications begin.

The Lay Park Community Center will re-open Friday, December 8.  The gym will remain closed until Saturday, December 9.

Online Registration:
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department has online registration for programs for adults and children. All programs are open to Athens-Clarke County residents and non county residents. 

Winter 2017-18 online registration is underway.  All registration takes place at

Those wishing to apply for or renew a scholarship, must do so at least five business day prior to registering for a camp or program.

For more information call 706-613-3596.
Lay Park is closed on Saturdays where there is a University of Georgia home football game.

  1. Lay Park

    Physical Address
    297 Hoyt St.
    Athens, GA 30601

    Phone: 706-613-3596

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday:
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    2:00  - 6:00 PM

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