Park Amenities 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 Closing for Maintenance: Lay Park's community center will temporarily close for necessary repairs to the gymnasium floors.
The center will be closed starting Saturday, November 21 and will re-open Monday, November 30 at 8 AM. The center will be closed to the public due to the dust and heavy chemical odors generated during the refinishing project.
Facility Closing: Lay Park will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3 for the Downtown Parade of Lights and will re-open Friday, December 4 at 8:00 a.m.
Online Registration: The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department now has online registration for programs for adults and children. All programs are open to Athens-Clarke County residents and non county residents.