ACC Leisure Services Department
Dudley Park

On Display...

The Lyndon House Arts Center will host "So It Goes," an exhibit of paintings by Lisa Freeman. She is best known locally for her assemblages.  Her exhibit will also include three-dimensional works with small-scale clay figures inspired by the paintings. 

The exhibit is free of charge and on display through October 8, during regular gallery hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  An opening reception is planned for Thursday, September 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  

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

You, Me, and the Zoo

Come to Bear Hollow Zoo for a morning of animal fun!

Participants will have story time, create a craft to take home, and meet an animal up-close!  Parents/chaperones are admitted free and must accompany children. 
This program is for ages 18 months - 6 years and takes place Tuesdays, September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The fee is $3 ACC residents per session and $4 Non-residents per session.  Online registration is underway.

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

Paint Night!

Need to plan a family night or a fun date?  Then register for “Paint Night."

Participants will be given an example of what and guidance to paint and their own canvas to create a work of art!

"Paint Night at East Athens Community Center on Fridays, September 7, September 21, October 5, and October 19 from 6:00 -       8:00 p.m.  For more information, please call 706-613-3593.

 "Paint Night" at Lay Park on Fridays, September 14, September 28,  October 12, and October 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, please call 706-613-3596.
The program is for ages 5 years and older. The fee is $10 for ACC residents and $15 for non-residents per session.  

Water Fest

Water Festival 2018!

Unite to battle water wasters!  The Athens Water Festival is planned for Saturday, September 8 from   10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Sandy Creek Park.  

Learn what you can do to protect the world and water from threats too large for one hero to handle. Water organizations come together to make water sparkle!

Touch sea life, become a water drop, or create a water delivery system. With open-ended activities, participants of all ages enjoy the activities at the festival. 

The park admission fee is $2 per person.  The Water Festival is free of charge.

For more information, please call 706-613-3729.
Above Athens

Save the Date!

The Leisure Services Department will host the inaugural Above Athens Balloon Festival on Saturday, September 22 from 4:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek Park.

Citizens will have the opportunity to see five amazing hot air balloons up close, weather permitting.   Tethered balloon rides are available for $10 per person.  When accompanied by an adult who is paying full price, the first 200 children will enjoy a ride for $5.

A $5 per vehicle event entrance fee to the Above Athens Balloon Festival provides access to the park, the Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful’s (KACCB) Daffodil Disco and kids activity area. KACCB will be hosting the Daffodil Disco.  With dance performances scheduled throughout the afternoon, there is plenty of time for parents and children to shake it themselves! Face painting with a fee of $1 per child and a photo booth will also be  part of the fun. ACC Recycling staff will be on hand to craft with children.  Raffle tickets for an Athens gift basket will be available at a cost of $1 per ticket.

A portion of the event admission fee and all Daffodil Disco funds raised go towards KACCB’s Loop 10 Daffodil Project, environmental education and community beautification programs!

The public is reminded that park admission changes to $5 per vehicle at 2:00 p.m. for anyone visiting Sandy Creek Park that day. This is a cash only event. Sandy Creek Park annual passes cannot be used for park admission for the Above Athens Balloon Festival. The regular fee of $2 per person will resume Sunday, September 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Alcohol and pets are not permitted.

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