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We are seeking your input on the designs for our new pool(s). Please visit the link below to share your ideas.


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
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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!

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
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Fri, Aug. 14 - Sun, Aug. 16

Fri, Aug. 14 - Sun, Aug. 16

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ARTS/West Tenth Anniversary, Celebrate August 14 through Sunday, August 16
On Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16, come celebrate the tenth anniversary of ARTS/West! Read on...
Fall Youth Soccer Registration is going on now! K-6 $32 per child. Deadline to register is August 2
Season plays from Sept 14 to Oct 15 Game days are as follows: Kindergarten & 3rd/4th grade play Tuesday/Thursday, 1st/2nd grade & 5th/6th grade play Monday/Wednesday. Get signed up at the Athens Community Center. Deadline to register is August 23rd! Read on...