ACC Leisure Services Department

Summer Camp Fun!

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department still has limited openings in a selection of summer camps and programs.

Get in step with a dance program or enroll in Fairy Tales and Fables or Butterflies and Birds Art Camps.

Want something outside?  What about Little Aces Camp,  Skate Camp, Soccer Camp, or Tiny Tennis  Stars Camp?  Liimited openings remain.
Boys on skateboards at the skate park
Birthday cake

Eat Cake!

Plan you birthday celebration with the Leisure Services Department.

Choose from a variety of party options - gymnastics parties, planetarium parties, splash pad parties, tennis parties, Zoo parties, and more. 

Visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/birthday to learn more about birthday party packages.

Mayor Nancy Denson with group of dignitaries cutting the ribbon at Trail Creek Greenway

Now Open!

The Leisure Services Department recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and opened the newly constructed Trail Creek Greenway at Trail Creek Park 

The Trail Creek Greenway, a paved multi-use path, is approximately one-mile in length and provides opportunities to experience nature in a variety of ways while linking parks, neighborhoods, and points of interest such as a Civil War gun emplacement site.  

The path is the newest section of the existing Oconee River Greenway, a 3.5 mile trail that connects Sandy Creek Nature Center with Dudley Park and the University of Georgia.  It is available for use by pedestrians, bicyclists, and any non-motorized modes of transportation.
Cute dog laying down

Summer Programs

It's a Dog's Life...
Have the best behaved dog on the block by registering for Dog Obedience at Southeast Clarke Park. Puppies and dogs will learn to sit, walk nicely on a leash, come when called, and lay down as well as heel, stay and more.

Classes take place Saturdays, June 20 through August 15 at 10:00 a.m. or Tuesdays, June 23 through August 11 at 7:00 p.m.  The fee is $100 per dog for Athens-Clarke County residents and $120 for non-county residents.

Teach your canine a new trick at “Dog Tricks” this summer at the park. Dogs will be taught spin and rewind, beg, play dead, look right, look left, lay down and put head on paws, and jump through a hoop.  Additional tricks taught as requested.
  
The program takes place Saturday mornings, June 20-July 18 at 9 a.m. or Tuesday evenings, June 23-July 14 at 8 p.m.  Classes will not take place July 4. The fee is $70 per dog for Athens-Clarke County residents and $105 for non-county residents. 
Registration is underway at the Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center, 4460 Lexington Road.  Registration is accepted from Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.

For more information, call 706-613-3871.       
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Beach Concert Series at Sandy Creek Park!

The Leisure Services Department will present the inaugural “Sounds of Summer” Concert Series in July at Sandy Creek Park located at 400 Bob Holman Road.

The concert series will take place by the beach at the community’s largest park and will feature popular local bands and opening acts.  

The schedule includes headliner performances by The Common People Band on July 9; Grassland String Band on July 16; and Sons of Sailors on July 23.

The series takes place Thursday evenings with the opening acts taking the stage at 6:00 p.m. followed by the headliner at 7:00 p.m.  The fee is $5 per vehicle starting at 5:00 p.m. This fee includes park admission.  Food vendors will be on site.

Sponsors include Athens-Banner Herald, CoxMedia, Flagpole Magazine, and Zaxby’s.

This concert series is presented as part of ACC Leisure Services Department’s month long celebration of “July is National Park and Recreation Month.”  For more information, call 706-613-3631.
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