ACC Leisure Services Department
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The Envelope, Please....

The Annual Flagpole Athens Music Awards Show is designed to honor and celebrate those who make Athens, GA a center of musical creativity, enjoyment and accomplishment. The Flagpole Athens Music Awards Show kicks off AthFest, Athens' annual music and arts festival.

This annual event is planned for Thursday, June 23 from 8 - 10:30 PM at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens. Tickets are $8 advance, $10 at the door, $5 with AthFest Wristband.

For more information, call 706-613-3771

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Make a Wish!

Looking for a creative and different birthday celebration?  ACC Leisure Services offers a variety of birthday party options!.

Gymnastics parties, planetarium parties, tennis parties, zoo parties - oh my!  Also, don't forget about the splash pad parties (summer only) at Rocksprings Park.

Plan your child's special celebration, learn more at,/birthday. 

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The Leisure Services Department will present “Celebrate Mud Day” program at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

This special program is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 from 1 - 4 PM.  Participants will play in the mud, build mud sculptures, participate in a mud obstacle course and get muddy from head to toe. Appreciate all the fun that mud has to offer.  Dress to get muddy.   

The program is for all ages and is free of charge.  Registration is not required.  

For more information, call 706-613-3615.
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Lighting up the Sky...

Bring the family for "Fireflies" where participants will embark on a night hike through the woods searching for fireflies lighting up the trail at Sandy Creek Nature Center.   The evening will conclude with a firefly craft.

The program is planned for Thursday, June 30 from 7:30 – 9 PM.    This program is for ages 4 and older.   Children must be accompanied by an adult.  The fee per family is $7 for ACC residents and $10.50 for non-residents.

Online registration required and is underway at by clicking on the “Nature” tab.  

For more information, call 706-613-3615.
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Make a Splash on the 4th - at the Pool!

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

The Bishop Park pool will be open 1 – 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, July 5 under regular hours of operation. 

For more information, call 706-613-3625.

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