ACC Leisure Services Department

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The Leisure Services Department is seeking public input regarding the benefits of their programs and services to the community. Determining their importance to the community will allow staff to allocate resources wisely by assigning tax dollars and associated fees in a fair and equitable manner.

Please take a moment and complete this important community survey.

This assessment will help staff gain a better understanding of how the Department's services impact the citizens. Thank you for completing this survey.

Trail Creek Park

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The Leisure Services Department invites the public to review a proposed revision to the Trail Creek Park Master Plan.  
Staff will host an open house review session on Thursday, September 14 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at East Athens Community Center.  Staff will be available to answer questions.

This revision makes a small adjustment to some of the undeveloped areas of the park, changing the planned location of park amenities in order to provide space for a pump track.  The pump track is associated with the existing mountain bike trails, and is in the same area as basketball courts and a pavilion with restrooms.  This grouping of park amenities is appealing to youth and facilitates opportunities for teen programs and activities.  The tennis court location is shifted to the other side of the park access road, providing access directly from the parking area.  The proposed update is available online.  Please review and submit comments.

For more information, please call 706-613-3801.


Picket it Up!

The Department continues 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 stored at the Department’s Park Services Division office until December 31, 2017.  

Anyone who wishes to claim his/her picket should 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.


Where's My Parrot?

For all you land lubbers, Sandy Creek Nature Center will host "Pirate Day."  on Tuesday, September 19 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Be part of a treasure hunt around the Nature Center and other pirate-themed activities. Be sure to speak and dress like a pirate! This program is free of charge and is for all ages. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3615.
Rivers Alive

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It's time for Rivers Alive 2017!  Our rivers and streams provide us with fresh drinking water, important wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. Help preserve our precious rivers and streams at this year’s Rivers Alive volunteer cleanup event.
Last year at Rivers Alive, 309 people volunteered at the event.  This year our cleanup event in Athens will be on Saturday, September 30 from 8:00 to Noon. Volunteer check-in is at the Sandy Creek Nature Center at 8:00 a.m. There will be free breakfast and live entertainment as we gather for the cleanup!   Register today to volunteer at this important annual event.

Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and gloves, and wear long pants and closed toed shoes. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3501, ext. 312.

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