ACC Leisure Services Department
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It's a Recreation Celebration!

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department marks “July is National Park and Recreation Month” with a variety of activities throughout the community.

Athens-Clarke County residents know their parks and recreation facilities provide places to get active, explore nature, celebrate the arts, or connect with fellow community members, but what they may not know is that their parks and recreation also contribute to improved health outcomes, higher property values and environmental sustainability. 

The Leisure Services Department joins communities across the country in celebrating the 30th anniversary of “July is National Park and Recreation Month."

A complete list of activities, including registration and fee information, is available at or by calling 706-613-3800.
Citizens are encouraged to visit local parks throughout the month of July and post their photos via Instagram using the #learncreateplay  
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What Do You Think?

The Department will host a public input session regarding Southeast Clarke Park’s World of Wonder (WOW) play space on Tuesday, June 30 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Whit Davis Elementary School at 1450 Whit Davis Road.

Staff is seeking public input on the design for the future location of the WOW play space.  Citizens are encouraged to attend and provide input on the vision for this project. Children are encouraged to attend and will be participating in a concurrent visioning process.

The new play space will be constructed using funds from the 2011 SPLOST program’s Park Facilities Improvements project. The original WOW play space, built in 2004 by volunteers using recycled lumber products, is at the end of its useful life.

For more information, call 706-613-3801, ext. 26

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Make a Red, White, and Blue Splash!

All Department pools are open Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 from noon - 5:30 p.m.

The Trail Creek Park Splash Pad is open 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

Admission is $1 per person to all aquatics facilities (cash only).
For more information, call 706-613-3589, ext. 226. 
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Rule Britannia! 

The Department offers a unique soccer experience through Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp.

The camp, for ages 3-16, is led by coaches from across Great Britain who travel to the United States to teach soccer skills to American children through this popular summer program.  Space is limited.
This camp is scheduled for July 6-10 at Southeast Clarke Park.  
For more information call 706-613-3589, ext. 222 or 706-613-3991.
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Fun on the Lake...

Try something new this summer - paddle boarding!  Floating Peach Paddle Company offers paddle board rentals at Lake Chapman at Sandy Creek Park.

Paddle boards are available for rent, Saturdays and Sundays from noon - 6:00 p.m. The fee is $25 for two-hours.
Reservations may be made by calling 706-255-9467. 
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