ACC Leisure Services Department

Make a Splash!

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces its pool season for the upcoming summer.

All ACC Leisure Services pools open Saturday, May 25 for the season.  Memorial Day pool hours are 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Pools close for the season Sunday, August 3.
During the aquatics season, pools are open Tuesday-Friday and Sundays, 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Pool hours are noon – 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  The Bishop Park pool is open to the public on weekends, only. All pools and splash pads are closed on Mondays for maintenance.

Pool admission is $1 per person (cash only).   Individual pool passes are available for $20 and a Family Pass (for up to four) costs $40.  Passes may be purchased, cash only, at any department pool.

ACC Leisure Services operates five public pools including Bishop Park, 705 Sunset Drive; East Athens Community Center, 400 McKinley Drive; Lay Park, 297 Hoyt Street; Memorial Park, 293 Gran Ellen Drive; and Rocksprings Park, 291 Henderson Extension. 

For more information, please call the ACC Leisure Services Aquatics Office at 706- 613-3589, ext. 222 or visit  

Report Card Rewards Program

Making the Grade!

Making the grade at the swimming pool!

The Leisure Services Department continues the Report Cards Rewards Program a special summer program celebrating students with good grades.

In order to be eligible, any student, Kindergarten through 12th grade, who resides in Athens-Clarke County must take a copy of his/her final report card or equivalent to the ACC Aquatics Office, Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Aquatics Office is located at the Bishop Park gym at 705 Sunset Drive.

A report card with all A's or all E's guarantees a free summer pool pass. A report card with all A's and B's, or all E's and M's, is good for 10 free swims.

For more information, please call the ACC Leisure Services Aquatics Office at 706-613-3589, ext. 222  or visit   
Aqua Aerobics

Getting Fit at the Pool!

Aqua Aerobics is a low impact exercise program at the Memorial Park swimming pool. 

Participants will experience a variety of stretching, limbering, and weight routines set to music.

This summer workout program begins May 28 and takes place Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  The fee is $5 per person per session or a five-class punch card is available for $20.  Payment is accepted prior to class.  Cash and checks, only.

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

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Hours

The Leisure Services Department parks will operate under regular hours of operation on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Facilities will be closed. 
All pools and the Rocksprings Park Splash Pad will be open on Memorial Day from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Trail Creek Splash Pad will be open 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  There is a $1 admission fee to all pools and splash pads.

All parks and facilities will reopen Tuesday, May 28 under regular hours of operation.


There is Still Room...

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.

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