ACC Leisure Services Department
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It's Here and Just a Click Away!

Individuals will soon be able to sign up online for Leisure Services Department programs using a computer or smartphone.  Online program registration for Athens-Clarke County residents will open at 9 AM on Saturday, November 14.  Non-residents may register online starting Monday, November 16 at noon.  Payment may be rendered using a debit card, MasterCard, Visa, or a MasterCard or Visa gift card. 

Before registering, individuals must establish a free online account at  

Winter programs include art, basketball, dance, environmental science, gymnastics, holiday activities, mini camps, tennis, and more.

Registration will continue until programs are at full enrollment or they begin.

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.  

For more information, call 706-613-3580.

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Survey Says...

The ACC Leisure Services Department's Office of Park Planning is working on an updated Greenway Network Master Plan.

Please take a moment and complete The Oconee Rivers Greenway Network Plan Public Input Survey. Results collected through this survey and other components of the public input process will be used to inform long-range planning decisions for the Oconee Rivers Greenway.

The Oconee Rivers Greenway includes or provides connections to many parks and trails throughout Athens-Clarke County.

For more information call 706-613-3801.
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It's a Dog's Life...

The Leisure Services Department announces the reopening of an expanded and relocated dog park at Southeast Clarke Park located on the Whit Davis Road.  

Patrons entering the dog park will find three levels of landscape maintenance.

The outer perimeter of each zone includes a 10 foot buffer that is maintained as a meadow and only mowed once a year. This "Tall Grass Meadow" discourages digging along the fence line, provides erosion control, and increases biodiversity. 

Patrons entering the dog park will notice long pathways in each of the two larger areas and a "small dog lawn", which are maintained weekly. The pathways provide convenient circulation for dog owners while the small dog lawn allows our tinier canine friends a more height appropriate environment.

The third landscape area covers the majority of the grass in the large dog areas. This "large dog lawn" is mowed once every eight weeks providing opportunity for dogs to engage in the meadow environment and use these areas for sensory play.

The dog park is open daily from 8 AM – sunset and is free of charge. For more information on this dog park, and others located throughout the Department, visit
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Get Your Ticket!

The Leisure Services Department presents Athens Creative Theatre's production of the family favorite “Disney & Cameron McIntosh’s Mary Poppins” at the Morton Theatre.

The enchanting mixture of story, song, and dance will celebrate the iconic Disney movie adapted for the stage. Boasting a cast and crew of over 97 incredibly talented performers ranging from ages 7 to 70+, accompanied by a 14 piece live pit orchestra, Mary Poppins will have audience members singing in their seats with familiar tunes  “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!," “Practically Perfect," and “Step In Time,” 

The performance takes place at the Morton Theatre on Thursday, November 12-Sunday, November 15. Thursday and Friday shows are at 7:30 PM., Saturday at 2 PM and 7:30 PM  with Sunday’s performance at 3 PM.

Tickets are now on sale at the Morton Theatre Box Office, Monday-Friday from 10 AM – 1 PM and 3 – 6 PM. Call 706-613-3771 to reach the box office.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children, seniors, and students. Groups of 10 or more, tickets are $10 each.
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On Display...

In celebration of 40 years of art in Downtown Athens, the Leisure Services Department will host a rotating exhibition, "Forty of Something, Collections from Our Community" at Lyndon House Arts Center.  The collections will greatly vary, featuring an array of items but the number 40 will always be a constant - 40 examples, 40 specimens, 40 treasures. 

Just in time for Halloween, The Lyndon House presents "Forty Faces in Clay" face jugs from the collection of Peter and Sandy Loose-Schrantz.

These face or “ugly” jugs were made by forty individual male and female potters. This collection is made up of the later southern tradition of making moonshine jugs look so scary that they would keep the kids out. 

This special collection is on view through November 14 during regular gallery hours of Tuesday and Thurday from noon - 9 AM; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 AM-5 PM.  All exhibits are free of charge and open to the public.

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

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