Athens Parks and Recreation Community Center

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Location: 701 East State Street, Athens


Phone: 740-592-3325

The Athens Arts Parks and Recreation Department maintains over 260 acres of land in 7 different locations, oversees many diverse facilities, and provides programs for all ages and interests.

The park system operates and maintains the following: the award-winning Athens Community Center, the City Pool, our nationally recognized Skate Park, Dog Park, Sells Park trails and nature preserve, 4 tennis courts, 14 outdoor basketball courts, 10 baseball/softball fields, 5 soccer fields, putt-putt course, two horseshoe pits, two miles of paved bike path, 2 sand volleyball courts, 6 shelter houses, 4 park restroom facilities, and many playgrounds.


Before and after school child care is available for children 5-12 years of age (grades K-6).

Preschool, for children 3-5 years of age (fully potty trained), is offered throughout the year.

Summer Day Camp offered also.

Call 740-592-3325 for schedules, availability and additional information. 


– Full range of room sizes from 400 to 4000 square feet

– Variety of room set-ups including theater, banquet, and classroom

– Round and rectangular tables available

– Audio/visual equipment available

– Catering available in our full-service catering kitchen

– Outdoor patios adjacent to all rooms

– Use of state-of-art fitness facilities can be arranged

– Easy access from all major highways

– Centrally located in Athens

– Five minutes from hotel/motel accommodations

– Several restaurants located within walking distance

– Nearby shopping centers

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