Arts, Parks & Recreation

  1. Registration for Fall Youth Soccer is now open and will extend through August 20

    Youth soccer is available to kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade. The season begins September 11 and goes through October 12. Fee is $35 per child and all games take place at the Athens Soccer Complex. Read on...
  2. Bike Path Closing for Repaving July 27 - July 29

    The City of Athens Arts, Parks & Recreation Department has contracted with York Paving to mill, crack seal, and repave the bike path from the Waste Water Treatment Plant behind East State Street to the Stimson Avenue Bridge. 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!