ACC Leisure Services Department

Now on Stage...

Athens Creative Theatre (ACT) presents “Ruthless: A Musical Comedy” at Quinn Hall at Memorial Park.
Ruthless is the story of a naïve housewife, Judy, and her adorable but sociopathic 8-year-old daughter Tina who will do ANYTHING to get the lead role in her school play “including murdering the leading lady!” 

The performance takes place at Quinn Hall on Thursday, May 2 - Sunday, May 5.  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s show is at 3:00 p.m.  

Tickets are now on sale at the Morton Theatre Box Office, Monday - Friday from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Call 706-613-3771 to order by phone or visit to order tickets online.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children, seniors, and students. Group rates are available.


Public Input Sessions Planned

On November 7, 2017, Athens-Clarke County citizens approved the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) 2018 Program Referendum, which included the Firefly Trail Project (Project #06). This project includes a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Trail Creek, now referred to as the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek. 

The trail connection and creek crossing will be designed for an area within Dudley Park, where a remnant of an old wooden railroad trestle remains along the abandoned railroad corridor.  The structure is commonly referred to as the Trail Creek Trestle or the Murmur Trestle. 

The Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek project will include a structural evaluation of the railroad trestle to investigate its viability as part of the trail system. Based on the findings of the structural assessment, the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek design team will produce several alternative options for a future Firefly Trail connection and crossing of Trail Creek. These options will be developed within a community engagement process that will include listening sessions, public meetings, online surveys, and a public open house.

Please join the design team and share your thoughts on the proposed design concepts. Firefly Bridge May public input sessions will take place Thursday, May 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Bobby Snipes Water Resources Center located at 780 Barber St and Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the ACC Planning Department Auditorium located at 120 W. Dougherty St.

Please visit for more information or call 706-613-3801
Splash Pad

Splash Pad Ready for Summer

The Leisure Services Department announces the splash pad at Trail Creek Park will open under its pre-season hours on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Trail Creek Park Splash Pad, located at 200 Trail Creek St, will be open weekends only, Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 19 and will then operate under regular seasonal hours from Saturday, May 25 - August 4.  The splash pad will be open weekends only, August 10 - September 2.  Splash pad hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  The splash pad is closed on Mondays for maintenance.

The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad, located at 291 Henderson Ext, will open for the season Saturday, May 25.

Splash pad admission is $1 per person.  Pool passes are available for purchase and may be used at both splash pads and at all of the Department’s five public pools.  Individual pool passes are $20 and Family of Four pool passes are $40.  Passes may be purchased on site with forms of payment accepted, including cash and check.

For more information, please call 706-613-3589, ext. 222.

Spring Fling

Spring Fling 2019

The community is invited to enjoy a spring day in the Classic City at the Spring Fling, a family-friendly spring celebration event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Southeast Clarke Park.  This event is free of charge.

Activities begin at 11:00 a.m. and includes live music with both local and world-acclaimed artists including White Rabbit Collective, Strawberry Flats, Timi Conley & the Wonderland Rangers, Michael Tolcher, and The Randall Bramblett Band.

Other activities include a beer garden, business expo hosted by the East Athens Business Leader Association, food trucks, play zone for children, skate park demonstrations, and yoga in the park. The entire event takes place on the Lexington Road side of the park.  The event concludes at 6:00 p.m.

This event is sponsored by The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Synovus, Cox Radio, East Athens Business Leaders Association, and Flagpole Magazine.

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

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Spots Available

The Leisure Services Department continues online registration for its summer camps. The Department offers the most diverse selection of award-winning summer camps in Northeast Georgia, including traditional day camps and mini camps, which highlight art, nature education, sports, and theatre.  Opportunities are available for children from ages 3 - 16.  Space is limited.

Scholarships are available for qualifying ACC residents.  Parents who wish to apply for a scholarship must do so in person at a Leisure Services Department facility office.  Applicants must apply for a scholarship at least five business days prior to registering for a program or camp.    More information, including required documentation, is available at For more information, please call 706-613-3800.

Additionally,  Leisure Services Department is now hiring for approximately 120 summer positions. 

Applications are currently being accepted for camp staff, lifeguards, and pool clerks.  Lifeguards, with the required certification, can be as young as 15 years of age.  Applicants may apply online at  

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