ACC Leisure Services Department

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Athens Creative Theatre  presents "The Smell of the Kill" in Quinn Hall at Memorial Park.

Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. That's the recipe of Michele Lowe's tantalizing new comedy that had Broadway audiences cheering. "The Smell of the Kill" revolves around Nicky, Debra, and Molly who have tolerated one another during once-a-month dinners for years. While their unseen spouses are in the dining room, the women exchange confidences for the first time revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives.  When the men  mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker the women are faced with a life-or-death decision—should they leave the men out in the  cold—permanently—or let them thaw?

The performance takes place Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29.  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the Morton Theatre Box Office, Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 p.m. Call 706-613-3771 to reach the box office.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children, seniors, and students, $10 for groups of 10 or more.

More Art!

The Lyndon House Arts Center will host a special ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. celebrating the newest work by Harold Rittenberry Jr.  Donated by Dan and Sally Wyche Coenen and the Athens Area Community Foundation. These three outdoor sculptures, will be permanently installed on the campus of the Lyndon House, creating the new Harold Rittenberry Jr. Sculpture Garden.

The three original outdoor metal sculptures by renowned Athens artist Harold Rittenberry Jr. are entitled; All, 2017, Love Is All, 2017 and Airburst, 2017.  

Mr. Rittenberry is a self-taught artist who has spent his life in Athens creating metal works recognizable for his fanciful imagery and skill of storytelling.  Located in a number of sites in Athens and Atlanta, the newest sculpture, commissioned for the Lyndon House, celebrates art, the history of the Lyndon House, fables, environment, and love. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3623.

Even More to Enjoy...

The Leisure Services Department recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and opened the next phase of the North Oconee River Greenway.

This new section of the Greenway is 1.9 miles in length and connects the Oconee Street Park and Ride Lot and College Station Road.  The Greenway is available for use by pedestrians and any non-motorized modes of transportation, including bicycles.

This section of the Greenway expansion included two separate projects; the first section designed by Kimley-Horn funded jointly by Federal Highway and SPLOST funds, and the second section designed by WR Toole & Associates was funded locally.  

For more information, please call 706-613-3801


Countdown to Summer!

The Leisure Services Department continues summer camp online registration. Limited space remains in a variety of day camps and mini camps

The Department offers the most diverse selection of award winning summer camps in Northeast Georgia, including traditional day camps and mini camps highlighting art, nature education, sports, and theater.  

This year's selection includes teen camp options available at East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Rocksprings Park, and Sandy Creek Nature Center. For more information, please call 706-613-3800.

Summer camps mean summer jobs! Applications are currently being accepted for camp counselors, lifeguards, and pool staff. Applicants may apply online at: 

For more information, please call 706-613-3090.
Splash Pad

Make a Splash!

The Leisure Services Department announces the splash pad at Trail Creek Park will open under its pre-season hours on Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Trail Creek Park Splash Pad, located at 200 Trail Creek St, will be open weekends only, Saturday, May 5-Sunday, May 20 and will then operate under regular seasonal hours from Saturday, May 26-August 5.  Splash pad hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  The splash pad is closed on Mondays for maintenance.

The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad, located at 291 Henderson Ext, will open for the season May 26.

Splash pad admission is $1 per person.  Pool passes are available for purchase and may be used at both splash pads and at all of the Department’s five public pools.  Individual pool passes are $20 and Family of Four pool passes are $40.  Passes may be purchased onsite with cash only.

For more information, please call 706- 613-3589, ext. 222

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