ACC Leisure Services Department

Thanksgiving Hours

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department facilities and parks will be closed Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving. Parks are open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, but buildings will remain closed.

All facilities will reopen Saturday, November 24 under regular hours of operation. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3625.

Program Guide

Have You Registered?

The Leisure Services Department continues online program registration for Winter 2018-2019.
A diverse selection highlighting the arts, environmental science, recreation, and sports are available. A variety of holiday events are planned, as well.

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. 

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, this must be done 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.

Do You Have Your Ticket?

The East Athens Educational Dance Center will present “A Taste of the Holiday Season” on Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m. at the Dance Center’s Presentation Hall at 390 McKinley Dr.

This annual holiday variety show brings together an eclectic assembly of local performing artists in the spirit of the holiday season. The show will feature performances including choral groups, dancers, musicians, poets, and vocalists. All performers are from the local area and will provide a family-friendly holiday program for all ages.

Tickets are $10 each in advance and $12 each the day of the performance.  Ticket sales are now available at the Dance Center.

For more information, please call 706 613-3624.


All Aboard!

The Leisure Services Department offers a selection of fun and interesting adult trips this winter.

The first is a Holiday Luncheon at the Tate House in Tate, Georgia. The registration includes transportation, mansion tour, and a delicious lunch.  There is even a cash bar offering wine, champagne, and mimosas.

This special holiday outing is planned for Wednesday, December 5 with the group departing from Rocksprings Park at 9:30 a.m. and returning at approximately 5:30 p.m.  The fee is $60 for ACC residents and $90 for non-residents.  Online registration is required.

For more information, please call 706-613-3602.
Lyndon House Exhibition

Over at the Lyndon House Arts Center...

"Perennial Pattern," an exhibition and collaboration by artists Sara Parker and Simon Hunt is now on view at the Lyndon House Arts Center.

"Perennial Pattern" is a body of 22 screen-printed-monoprints, each a result of a process of deconstruction and play. The artists shared their process with us: "Using leftover ink from past projects and our original large-scale repeat patterns, we set out to create monoprints that resemble some form of the natural world – whether a river bottom, a vining trellis, or dappled sunlight in the forest. While each concept is agreed upon in advance, improvisation and play is required at every stage of creation. This childlike sense of creating art, in conjunction with our formal training, creates unexpected layers, textures, and color overlays that entices us to experience each work from a variety of distances and frames of mind."  

The exhibit is on display November 8, 2018 through January 12, 2019.  The exhibit is free and open to the public 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. to 5:00 p.m.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

A special Artist Gallery Talk will take place on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 

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

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