Lay Park

Facility Closing:

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces that East Athens Community Center and Lay Park Community Center will temporarily close for annual restoration to their gymnasium floors. They will be closed starting Saturday, November 17. Both facilities will reopen to the public on Monday, November 26.

This is the annual refinishing project for the gymnasiums will restore the original beauty of the parquet maple gym floor.

For more information on this and other maintenance projects and closures, please call 706-613-3801.

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.

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 2018-19 registration begins Saturday, November 10 at 9:00 a.m. for ACC residents.  Non-residents may register starting Monday, November 12 at noon.  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.

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