Clarke County and City Parks - Visit Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, Bishop Lake, East Athens Community Center and Park, James R. Holland Youth Sports Complex, North Oconee River Park, Rocksprings Park, Sandy Creek Nature Center, Southeast Community Park and more.
Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail - 706-613-3616 - 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 5 acres. Zoo barn, zoo classroom, animal enclosures in a natural setting, 12' x 16' animal food preparation building, and disability accessible trails in Memorial Park.
Ben Burton Park - 706-613-3615 - 616 Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 35 acres. Picnic tables, grills, nature trails on Middle Oconee River, restrooms and group picnic shelter.
Bishop Lake - 706-613-3589 - 705 Sunset Dr., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 33 acres. 12,528 square-feet recreation building and gym, swimming pool, covered shelter at swimming pool, concession stand, bathhouse, restrooms, showers, basket room, playground tennis center with attached shelter, 9 tennis courts with lighting and outdoor basketball court, 2 semi-enclosed tennis courts, athletic fields with lighting and scorer's stands, barbecue facility with pits, kitchen, restrooms and picnic shelter and large multi-purpose athletic field.
Dudley Park - 706-613-3624 - 100 Dudley Park Rd., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 8.6 acres. Community center with restrooms, kitchen/office, dance floor, mirrors, ballet bares and storage, trails along the North Oconee River and Trail Creek, multi-use field, picnic tables and 2 basketball courts.
East Athens Community Center and Park - 706-613-3593 - 400 McKinley Dr., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 125 acres. 15,400 square-foot recreation building and gym, huge swimming pool, playground, 2 outdoor basketball courts, 2 tennis courts, 700 square-foot picnic shelter and multi-purpose athletic field
Greenway - 706-613-3615 - Connects Sandy Creek Nature Center to UGA campus.., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 12 acres. 4 miles of 10-foot wide paved multi-purpose trails, Cooks Trail: 4.1 mile trail connecting to Sandy Creek Nature Center, interpretive centers focusing on historical and educational components, Heritage Trail (with lighting), picnic areas, canoe launches and landings.
James R. Holland Youth Sports Complex - 706-613-3604 - Vincent Dr., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 62 acres. 6 baseball fields with scorer(s) stands, fencing, dugouts and lighting, 4 soccer fields (2 with lighting and bleachers to seat 1500), 3 concession/restroom buildings and maintenance building.
Memorial Park - 706-613-3580 - 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 72 acres. Huge swimming pool, bathhouse, restrooms showers and basket room, 2 restroom buildings, 4 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, picnic tables and grills, 2 outdoor basketball courts with athletic lights, 6 bridges and decks, paved parking area, 3-acre lake and Birchmore Nature Trail.
North Oconee River Park- 706-613-3615 - Martin Luther King Pwy., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 15 acres. Picnic shelter with tables, cleared fishing areas, open field, and adjacent to Greenway Trail.
Rocksprings Park - 706-613-3602 - Columbus Ave., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 6 acres. Large swimming pool, pool bathhouse with showers, basket room and restrooms, playground 2 lighted basketball courts, athletic field, picnic shelter, recreation building and senior citizens building.
Sandy Creek Nature Center - 706-613-3615 - 205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 225 acres. Environment, natural science and appropriate technology (ENSAT) interpretive center with restrooms, live animals exhibits, large deck, trails, disability access, and rental spaces. Over 700 feet of accessible trails from ENSAT to the river, 3 picnic tables and habitat conservation/demonstration areas. Walker Discovery Hall with restrooms, live animals exhibit, office, kitchen, decks, disability access and rental spaces. 1830 log house, 5+ miles of interconnected nature trails through woods and fields, Pond and Sandy Creek, North Oconee River, Greenway/Cook's Trail Corridor and natural science reference library.
Sandy Creek Park - 706-613-3631 - 400 Holman Rd., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 782 acres. Visitor center, barbecue building, gatehouse, yacht club, community building, 3 picnic shelters, amphitheater, large pavilion, beach, 30 camping sites, multi-purpose fields, 2 basketball courts, 2 tennis courts, fishing pier, volleyball court, 80+ picnic tables, grills, electricity for audio equipment, boat/canoe launch, boat dock, boat rental shed, 4 dog parks, horse and hiking trails, 2 playgrounds and 260-acre lake.
Satterfield Park- 706-613-3589 - Cherokee Rd., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 13 acres. 5 athletic fields with lighting, scorer's stands and dugouts, 3 tennis courts with lighting, concession/restroom building, batting cages, playground and parking area.
Southeast Clarke Community Park - 4440 Lexington Rd., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 124 acres of greenspace
Thomas Park - 706-613-3596 - 297 Hoyt St., Athens Georgia - Park Amenities: 7 acres. Large swimming pool with bathhouse, recreation building and gym, playground, tennis court, 2 outdoor basketball courts, 1 athletic field with lighting, concession/score stand building, picnic shelter and parking.