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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!


The mission of the Athens Community Arts, Parks, and 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. 

As a regional center of excellence, we are the premier facilitator of recreational and health programs by providing activities and facilities that improve the quality of life of area residents. Through collaboration with our advisory committee, city leadership, and an extensive network of civic-minded partners and organizations, we strive to include all people as participants and volunteers in our diverse offerings. 

Contact Us
Athens Community Center
701 E. State St.
Athens, OH 45701

Ph: (740) 592-3325

ARTS / West
132 W. State St.
Athens, OH 457010

Ph: (740) 592-4315