Arts, Parks & Recreation

  1. Donations Needed for Halloween Game Night

    The Halloween Game Night starts out with a $0 budget each year, and we rely on our community to fund this FREE community event. Make a donation today. Call us at 740-593-3325 and we can make arrangements. Donations are requested by October 25th. Read on...
  2. Trick or Treat in Athens

    AUBA Uptown Businesses Trick or Treat-Oct 30, 6-7:30pm. Athens City trick or treat Oct 26th 5-6:30pm. Community Center Halloween event Oct 26th 7-9pm
  3. Halloween Game Night: Thursday, Oct 26 7-9pm

    The Athens Community Arts Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting Halloween Game Night event at the Athens Community Center Gymnasium, Thursday, October 26 and will run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A costume parade will kick things off at 6:45 pm Read on...

Athens Community Arts, Parks, and Recreation


The Mission of the Athens Community Arts, Parks & Recreation Department is to provide Athens and area residents comprehensive programs, activities and facilities that encourage health, fitness and cultural recreational, educational, and social opportunities in our community.


The Athens Community Arts, Parks and Recreation Department offers more than 500 recreation and leisure opportunities for all ages and interests such as: athletics, childcare, sport camps, arts and crafts, aquatics, community events, dance, and wellness and general interest. Our youth and adult athletic programs are an excellent opportunity for the novice to learn a new sport or the highly skilled player to be challenged in one of our many leagues. The Athens City Pool offers the Red Cross "Learn to Swim Program" and offers both day and evening classes throughout the summer months.

Facilities and Opportunities

The Athens Community Arts, Parks, and Recreation Department includes something for everyone. Whether it is taking a class, working out at the Athens Community Center, or catching a show at the ARTS / West performing arts space, you and your family are sure to have a great time.
Other facilities and opportunities that the Athens Community Arts, Parks, and Recreation Department offers include:
  • Athens City Pool
  • Athens Skate Park
  • Sells Park and Trail System
  • Several shelters
  • Playgrounds
  • Dog parks
  • And much more!