Parks

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The Athens Parks and Recreation has 7 parks spread throughout the city including All Kids Park (formally Kids Dugout) at the Athens Sportsplex for the citizens of Athens to enjoy.

Please note: Jimmy Gill Park was located on industrial land that has been sold to Toyota Boshoku. The company is providing $300,000 for the city to relocate and improve Jimmy Gill Park, which will be relocated in the near vicinity. Councilman Gill's widow, Deborah Gill, and friend David Malone, who helped on the original park project, said Councilman Gill would have welcomed the new jobs as long as the park was moved and reopened in that area. The City of Athens will provide updates as they become available. 


Pavilion Rentals


The pavilions at the parks can be rented at the Athens Recreation Center for $30 per day (additional $25 for kitchenette). Only the pavilions can be rented. The parks will remain open to the public even if the pavilion is rented.

Reservation Hours


Reservations can be made Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. No refund will be given unless inclement weather prohibits the use of the facility. All community events must be authorized by the Parks and Recreation Director Bert Bradford.

Park Hours


Park hours are from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Park Rules


  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • No cooking in kitchenette
  • No fishing or swimming
  • No lewd or inappropriate conduct
  • No littering
  • No loitering
  • No skateboards or bikes
  • No tobacco products
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times

Moon Bounces


Moon bounces are allowed in designated areas in all parks. Water slides and other water activities are not allowed in parks.