ACC Leisure Services Department

Game on!
The Leisure Services Department continues basketball registration!

Online registration for the youth basketball season ends Friday, November 9. The recreation basketball program is open to boys and girls ages 7-17 and will be held at East Athens Community Center and Lay Park

The program focuses on teaching fundamental basketball skills, team work, sportsmanship, leadership, and enhancing the mental and physical development of each participant. The season consists of practices, 5-on-5 game play, and an end of the season tournament. The season takes place November 26 - February 28 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The fee is $65 for ACC residents and $98 for non-residents.

For more information, please call 706-613-3991.

Program Guide

Winter Registration...

The Leisure Services Department announces its winter program opportunities for 2018-2019.A diverse selection highlighting the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports, and holiday events are planned for adults and children.

Online program registration for Athens-Clarke County residents will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10.  Non-residents may register online starting Monday, November 12 at noon.  Before registering, individuals who have not already done so must establish a free online account at  Payment may be rendered using a debit card, American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, or a MasterCard or Visa gift card. Registration will continue until programs are at full enrollment or they begin.

Individuals who already have an online account and received or renewed a Leisure Services Department scholarship since July 1, 2018, may use the scholarship when registering online.  

Individuals with expired scholarships and new scholarship applicants must visit a Leisure Services Department facility office to apply for a scholarship or to renew an expired one at least five business days prior to registering for a program. Scholarships may not be applied for online.  Information regarding the scholarship program, including required documentation, is available at

Individuals who do not have access to a computer or smart phone may register online using the computer labs at East Athens Community Center at 400 McKinley Dr., Lay Park at 297 Hoyt St., or Rocksprings Park at 291 Henderson Ext. during regular hours of operation.

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

A Purrfect Evening...

The Amazing Acro-cats featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of performing house cats and they are back for another purrfect performance at the Morton Theatre.

One of the very few events like this known to man, these talented animals roll on balls, ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and more!

Tickets are general admission and cost $19-$39 each.  Advanced tickets may be purchased online.

The finale is the only all-cat band in the entire world - Tuna and the Rock Cats! The current band lineup features NOLA on guitar, Asti on drums, Nue on keyboard, and NOW some brand new members: Ahi on woodblocks, Albacore on cowbell, Buggles on trumpet, and Oz on Saxophone. There is even a chicken - Cluck Norris - rockin the tambourine!

Featured on national TV shows like the 2017 Puppy Bowl broadcast on Animal Planet, Tuna and the Rock Cats did the half-time honors with a performance from Kitty Gaga in her vegan meat dress! Their most recent national appearance was on The AV Onion. 

Thanksgiving Camp

Thanksgiving Break Fun!

Do you have plans for the kids during the Thanksgiving break?  Parents, don't worry!  The Leisure Services Department has you covered.

The Department has Thanksgiving Break mini camps.  This special programs take place Monday, November 19 - Wednesday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The fee is $40 for ACC residents and $60 for non-residents. Children must bring a sack lunch. 

"Strut our Stuffing" Thanksgiving Mini Camp  takes place at Rocksprings Park.  This three-day camp, for ages 6-12, will focus on holiday themed games and crafts, daily gratitude games, and a group recipe challenge!

"Thanksgiving Camp" takes place at Memorial Park.  This camp is for ages 6-10.   Participants will do crafts to ruffle your feathers, gobble up healthy snacks, and fly away with new friends in this camp stuffed with fun! 

For more information, please call 706-613-3800. 
Lay Park Game

Have You Played, Yet?

Pétanque courts are now available at Lay Park

Pétanque is an international French sport (related to Italian Bocce Ball) for teams of 2 or 3, played by rolling or throwing metal balls at a smaller wooden target ball.  Dedicated outdoor Pétanque courts are available at Lay Park, past the swimming pool and tennis courts.

Pétanque (pronounced pay-tonk) is an enjoyable, competitive game of concentration, strategy, mindful focus, and body-mind coordination; with health benefits that include stress relief, improved flexibility, light cardio, and the positive mental and physical impacts of this social, outdoor activity. 

It is a learn as you play activity, so lessons, previous playing experience, and equipment are not required to join in the fun.  
This program is for ages 18 and older and takes place Mondays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3596.
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