ACC Leisure Services Department

Dive In!

ACC Leisure Services pools at Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, and Memorial Park, will open Saturday, May 26 for the 2018 summer season. The Rocksprings Park pool will open for the season on Saturday, June 2.

During the aquatics season, pools are open Tuesday-Friday and Sundays, 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Pool hours are noon – 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  Memorial Day pool hours are 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. The Bishop Park pool is open to the public on weekends, only.  Beginning in June, all pools are closed on Mondays for maintenance.  Pools close for the season Sunday, August 5.  

Pool admission is $1 per person (cash only).  Individual pool passes are available for $20 and a Family Pass (for up to four) costs $40.  Passes may be purchased, cash only, at any department pool.

The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad will be open on this weekend through Memorial Day from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Trail Creek Splash Pad will be open 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  There is a $1 admission fee to all pools and splash pads.

The Department offers a variety of learn to swim programs including KinderswimParent/Tot Swim School for Children, and Swim School.  You don't have go to the gym this summer to get in shape, enroll in Aqua Aerobics at Memorial Park or Adult Lap Swim at Bishop Park.

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

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Leisure Services Department parks, pools, and splash pads will operate under regular hours of operation on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.  Facilities will be closed.

All parks and facilities will reopen Tuesday, May 29 under regular hours of operation. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3800.

Up, Up, and Away

Up, Up, and Away!

The Leisure Services Department will offer a Trip to the 45th Annual Helen Hot Air Balloon Race on Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Participants can shop, enjoy the hot air balloon festival, take photos or possibly book your own tethered ride! The trip will cover, transportation and parking. Lunch will be on one’s own. The fee is $20 for ACC residents and $30 and non-residents  

This program is for individuals 50 years and older.  The trip departs from and returns to Rocksprings Park at 291 Henderson Ext.

Registration is required and is underway.  Register online for this program.

For more information, please call 706-613-3602.



What Are You Doing This Summer?

The Leisure Services Department continues online summer camp registration, offering the most diverse selection of award winning summer camps in Northeast Georgia! Opportunities in traditional day camps and mini camps highlighting art, nature education, sports, and theatre are still available for children ages 4-16.

Camp listings are available at   Parents who have not already established a free online account are encouraged to do so at:
Scholarships are available for qualifying ACC residents and are issued at 25%, 50%, and 75% levels.  An additional $20 voucher is available for those with a 75% scholarship. Parents who wish to apply for a scholarship must do so in person at a Leisure Services Department facility office.  Applicants must apply for a scholarship at least five business days prior to registering for a camp, and must have a valid email address.  More information, including required documentation, is available at

For more information, please call 706-613-3800.

Have a Look ...

Pictures and Words with Pictures, on view until June 2 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, is a rare opportunity to view Eleanor Davis’s original works of painting and drawing.  Many of these artworks became book covers and illustrations we have come to love, such as How to be Happy,  and most recently Why Art?, published by Fantagraphics.    

Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator whose works have often been featured in the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Oxford American, and has even been featured in a Google Doodle. 

All exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public during regular gallery hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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