ACC Leisure Services Department
Volunteer Week

Thank you!

This week is National Volunteer Week!  The Leisure Services Department thanks its hardworking volunteers!

In the past year, 1,546 volunteers contributed 30,524 hours of service throughout the Department.  The Independent Sector, a volunteer advocacy organization, estimates the value of one hour of volunteer service at $24.14.  Using this statistic, in the past year the dollar value of volunteer work within Leisure Services totaled $736,849.

Interested in becoming a Department volunteer? Visit or call 706-613-3800.

WOW Pickets

Picket Up!

The Department announces the “Picket Up” program for the retrieval of the fence pickets from the former World of Wonder Playground (WOW).

As part of the fundraising efforts for the former WOW Playground, between 2002 and 2004, individuals could purchase pickets for the fence that surrounded the play area.  Approximately 100 pickets have been saved from the demolition of the old playground.  These pickets, with donor names on them, are now at the ACC Tennis Center, They may be picked daily from May 1 - May 15, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

After May 15, the pickets will be stored at the Department’s Park Services Division office until December 31, 2017.  Anyone who wishes to claim his/her picket after May 15, will need to contact Keith Kirkland at or call 706-613-3801, ext. 25.  After December 31, 2017, staff will dispose of all remaining pickets.

For more information, please 706-613-3801, ext. 25.
Splash Pad

Time to Make a Splash!

The Trail Creek Park Splash Pad will open under its pre-season hours on Saturday, May 6.

The splash pad will be open weekends only, Saturday, May 6-Sunday, May 21 and will then operate under regular seasonal hours from May 27-August 6.  The splash pad is closed on Mondays for maintenance, except on Memorial Day.

Splash pad hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
Splash pad admission is $1 per person.  

For more information, please call the ACC Leisure Services Aquatics Office at
706-613-3589, ext. 222.


Fire up the Grill!

It's time to get ready for grilling season with “Playin’ with Fire BBQ Class” on Saturday, May 6 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Lay Park. 
This program is for participants ages 18 years and older.  Attendees will learn about the tools and techniques to successfully prepare and smoke pork ribs and chicken wings in Kamado-style smokers.  

The fee is $31 for ACC residents and $46.50 for non-residents.  Online registration is underway.    

For more information, please call 706-613-3596.
Mother's Day

For You!

A special Mother’s Day Celebration is planned for Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the East Athens Community Center.  
The community is invited to celebrate moms of all ages. The event will include activities, crafts, and music for mothers to enjoy together.  A special treat will be lunch for the ladies served by the children.  The fee is $10 for each mother and $1 per child ($2 per each additional child paid at the door).

Online registration is underway.

For more information, call 706-613-3593.
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