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Highland Park Playground Improvement

The City of Athens and the Highland Park Playground Committee will be holding a vote of school aged children beginning on September 15 and running until September 25 to determine what new playground pieces will go in at Highland Park.  This voting is intended to be only for children but parents can assist. The playground renovation is thanks in part to a grant from Dr Pepper/Snapple Group and KaBOOM!, as well as funds from the Arts, Parks & Recreation levy. The link to the survey will be on the Athens Community Center Facebook page as well as the City website. For more information or questions please contact Andrew Chiki, Assistant Director at 740-592-3325.


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
Rec Building
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