Leisure Services

  1. Free Family Programs Offered at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present a variety of nature education programs for families this fall at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Read on...
  2. Knee-High Naturalists at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services presents “Knee-High Naturalists” a program which takes place alternating Wednesdays, starting September 11 through November 20 from 3:30-4:30 PM at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Read on...
  3. Second Annual Above Athens Balloon Festival Set for Sandy Creek Park

    The Leisure Services Department will host the second annual Above Athens Balloon Festival on Saturday, September 28 from 3:00 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek Park. The event will conclude with a beautiful balloon glow. Read on...
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Program Accommodation: The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department offers Therapeutic Recreation programs, services, and activities that are accessible to all individuals with disabilities. Leisure Services supports and encourages opportunities for inclusion in all programs. In addition, adaptive programs are available to provide individuals with disabilities a modified experience for recreational success.  If you would like to participate and need accommodation, please call 706-613-3602.

Mission Statement:  We build a healthier and more livable community by providing opportunities to learn, to create, and to play in quality parks, programs, and facilities that are valued by our citizens.

Labor Day Hours: Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services parks will operate under regular hours of operation on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.  Facilities will be closed.  The Trail Creek Park Splash Pad will be open Labor Day from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Admission is $1 per person. All facilities will reopen Tuesday, September 3 under regular hours of operation. For more information, call (706) 613-3625.

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