ACC Leisure Services Department

To the Moon!

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present “Journey through the Stars” this summer at the planetarium at the Sandy Creek Nature Center.

“Moon Madness” is scheduled for Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  You'll be over the moon as we explore our natural satellite. Watch a moon fly by, visit the moon's surface and get a surprise during this moon presentation.  Register online for this session.

The program fee is $2 for an Athens-Clarke County residents and $3 for a non-Athens-Clarke County resident per session.  Online registration is underway. This program has an admission fee and is not scholarship eligible. Pre-registration is required. All participants must register. No children under five years of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information, call 706-613-3615.


Get in Shape at the Pool!

Aqua Aerobics is a low impact exercise session at the Memorial Park swimming pool. Participants, ages 18 and older, will experience a variety of stretching, limbering and weight routines set to music.

This special fitness program takes place at the Memorial Park swimming pool through August 5. Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Saturday classes take place 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.  No pre-registration is necessary. Simply sign-in at the pool each class you attend and pay the registration fee. Cash or checks, only.

For more information, call 706-613-3580.

Art in Bloom...

The glass cases in the Atrium Gallery of the Lyndon House Arts Center will be in bloom this summer.  Heidi Stabler,  a landscape architect, will be featuring her paper plants and flowers in concert with the new exhibition Highlighting Contemporary Art in Georgia; Cut & Paste.

Heidi Stabler attended the University of Georgia studying Landscape Architecture and continued to practice in London and New York before returning back to Athens in 2015.  Paper flowers are an extension of my passions for design, horticulture, and the arts.

The exhibition is free of charge and open 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.

For more information, call 706-613-3623.


Make a Wish!

Why settle for an ordinary birthday party, when you can have an extraordinary one? 

For years, parents have known that the source for enjoyable and outstanding birthday parties is the Leisure Services Department. These celebrations will make this special day memorable for the guest of honor, parents, and guests.

The unique selection will take celebrants out of this world or into nature.  It will be a wild affair, something to flip over, as well as serving up some fun. 

Learn more about the selection of memory making birthday party options available throughout the Leisure Services Department.

Fall registration

Save the Date!

The Leisure Services Department announces its fall program opportunities for 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, August 3.  Non-residents may register online starting Monday, August 5 at noon.  Before registering, individuals who have not already done so must establish a free online account at  Payment may be rendered using an American Express, debit card, 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, 2019, may use the scholarship when registering online.  

New scholarship applicants and individuals with expired scholarships 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 scholarship program changes, 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, call 706- 613-3800, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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