ACC Leisure Services Department
Dudley Park

Tell Us What You Think!

Leisure Services Department will host a Public Information Open House Wednesday, August 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to provide input on infrastructure improvements to Dudley Park. The Open House will take place at the East Athens Community Center.

Improvements for the park are funded through the SPLOST 2011 program and in accordance with the approved Dudley Park Master Plan.  The purpose of this Open House is to get input from the public on the priority order of the elements from the Approved Project Concept.  Also, to get any input on the specific types of features desired within the individual elements.  Schematic designs and priority list will be created following and from the information obtained during the public input sessions.

Examples of the improvements include a proposed amphitheater, realignment of greenway trails within the park, playground facilities, picnic pavilion, restrooms, invasive vegetation management, and park signage. 

This is a drop in format with no formal presentation. Staff will be present to answer questions.   

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

Have You Heard this One?

It's time for story time at Memorial Park!
This new program, Tiny Tales is planned Tuesdays, August 21-December 18 from  10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

Participants will have story time and participate in a craft. This activity is open to children ages 18 months-6 years.
The fee for each session is $3 for ACC residents and $4 for non-county residents. Parents/chaperones are admitted free of charge and must accompany children. Online registration is required. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3580.
Arts for Teens

Arts for Teens...

Leisure Services Department continues online registration for teen arts programming.  

New for the fall is Teen Sewing and Fashion Clubwhich meets every Tuesday, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. through the spring at the Lyndon House Arts Center.  Participants will have use of the fiber studio and machines to focus on their own sewing projects with the guidance of Tabitha Fielteau, our fashion design professional.  This club Includes fabric, supplies to start with, and a pizza dinner. Free pizza in September! Then $5 per week starting in October.

Elevate Your Voice: Visual Arts and Movement for ages 10 – 16 is a brand new collaborative class with the Lyndon House and the East Athens Educational Dance Center.  This course includes spoken word poetry, illustration and graphic design, drumming, and dance. Participants will investigate expressing their identity and culture through motion, screen-printing, and words. The first three classes will take place at the Lyndon House and the second three classes will be held at the Dance Center. 

Additionally, an array of art and dance classes are available for all ages.  Online registration is underway.

For more information, please call 706-613-3580.

Youth Sports

Play Ball!

The Leisure Services Department continues online registration for its fall sports programs.

The youth soccer program is available for ages 5-12 and takes place at Southeast Clarke Park. The season takes place August 21-October 18.   Practices are held Tuesdays or Wednesdays, depending on age group, with games on Thursday evenings. The fee is $65 for ACC residents and $98 for non-residents.

Gymnastics classes are available for toddlers and youth. Tumbling classes are available for youth and teens. All classes take place at Bishop Park.   The program has a variety of options for children of all skill levels.  The season takes place August 13-December 3. The fee ranges from  $87-$140 for ACC residents and $131 to $210 for non-residents.

Tennis programs are available for individuals, ages 5-16 and take place at the Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center and Bishop Park.  Instruction is designed for beginners and intermediates and the season is August 15-December 18. Each six-week session costs $60 for ACC residents and $90 for non-residents.   

Basketball preseason skills development program is new for the fall and will be offered to children ages 7-14 at Lay Park and East Athens Community Center.  This skill development program is designed to give each player the skills necessary to compete in the upcoming basketball season.  The 8-week session cost $60 for ACC residents and $90 for non-residents.

For more information, regarding soccer, tennis, or basketball please call 706-613-3991.  For more information regarding gymnastics please call 706-613-3589

Zoo Day!

The Leisure Services Department will host Zoo Day 2018 on Saturday, August 25 from noon – 3:00 p.m. at Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park.

The theme is “DJ’s Diner,” and participants will learn all about the zoo animals’ diets in retro 50’s diner style!

The fee for this event is $2 per person for Athens-Clarke County residents and $3 per person for non-residents.  Children under the age of 2 are admitted free of charge.

For more information, please call 706-613-3580.
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