Park and Facility Closings

Keep up with all the latest news and information about current and upcoming closures and maintenance for Leisure Servicest. Parks with current notices are listed in the menu at left. This page is updated as information becomes available, so check back often.

Satterfield Playground Renovations -- Complete
Facility 091 | Updated: 9:00 PM, November 27, 2017 | Posted: 9:30 PM, September 7, 2017
The Satterfield Park Playground has reopened following a 6-week SPLOST-funded project to replace some failed components and dramatically expand the play space. See the Satterfield Park page for more information.

Birchmore Trail Partial Closure -- Beginning November 27, 2017
Facility 127 | Posted: 9:00 AM, November 22, 2017
Construction work to replace one of the pedestrian bridges on Memorial Park’s Birchmore Trail will begin Monday, November 27, 2017 and is expected to take about 6 weeks. Some portions of the trail will be inaccessible during construction. For full details see the Memorial Park page.

Winterization Notice
System-Wide | Posted: 4:30 PM, November 8, 2017
Forecasts are predicting lows in the 30's on the horizon and with more than 100 outdoor water fountains, showers, and spigots across the system, it's time to begin the long process of winterizing our parks to protect from freezing. Over the next few weeks, maintenance crews will shut off water and drain any and all outdoor plumbing that is not specifically designed to be freeze proof. While the parks will remain open, our outdoor plumbing fixtures will be out of service until early April after the last hard freeze. During the winter months we encourage visitors to our outdoor facilities to bring water in reusable containers.

For those of you looking for something a little warmer, we encourage you to drop in to any of our indoor facilities. Start a pickup game at East Athens Community Center, play pickleball at Lay Park Community Center, learn a little at Sandy Creek Nature Center, join a class at East Athens Educational Dance Center, see an exhibit at the Lyndon House Arts Center, or check out a show at the Morton Theatre! Check out all of the options in our programming guide.

Southeast Clarke Park Whit Davis Parking Expansion
Intermittent Parking Reductions -- Dragon Playground Closed
Facility 312 | Posted: 11:30 AM, November 3, 2017
Intermittent parking reductions will affect the Whit Davis parking at Southeast Clarke Park beginning Monday, November 6th as contractors begin work to more than double the available parking spaces on this side of the park. For more information see the Southeast Clarke Park page.

Holland Youth Sports Soccer Field Lighting Installation
Facility 173 & 174 | Posted: 6:00 PM, October 19, 2017
Supported in part by a donation from the Athens United Soccer Association, installation of field lighting on Fields 8 and 9 at Holland Youth Sports is underway.. For more information see the Holland Youth Sports Complex page.

Firefly Expansion -- Partially Open
Facility 517 | Updated: 11:45 AM, November 3, 2017 | Posted: 2:30 PM, February 13, 2017
The first quarter-mile of multi-use paved path of the Firefly Trail opened with a ribbon cutting on October 20th.  The remainder of the first mile is currently under construction and is anticipated to open by the end of 2017. Construction is staging in Dudley Park and causing some maintenance closures in the park.See the Oconee Rivers Greenway page for more information.

Southeast Clarke Park Dog Park Area 3 Open/Area 1 Closed
Facility 465/467 | Posted: 9:00 AM September 25, 2017
On Monday, September 25, Area 1 at the Southeast Clarke Park Dog Park was closed for rehabilitation as Area 3 reopened. For more information see the Southeast Clarke Park page.

Lay Park Ballfield -- Partially Reopened
Facility 184 | Updated: 7:45 AM August 8, 2017 | Posted: 2:30 PM, July 6, 2017
Field 1 at Lay Park closed July 24 as contractors began work to regrade the infield, install technical soils to improve drainage and safety, and aerate and laser top dress the outfield. The outfield has reopened as a multipurpose field, but the infield remains closed. For more information see the Lay Park page.

North Oconee River Greenway Expansion -- Ongoing through Dec. 2017
Facility 483 | Updated: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017 | Posted: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017
Construction has begun on an additional 1.28 miles of paved, multi-use path of the North Oconee River Greenway. Construction is staging in the Easley Mill parking lot. See the Oconee Rivers Greenway page for more information.

Easley Mill Parking Lot Closure -- Beginning February 20, 2017
Facility 483 | Updated: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017 | Posted: 12:00 PM, February 6, 2017
The Easley Mill Parking Lot will be closed to accommodate staging of construction equipment related to the North Oconee River Greenway expansion. The lot is expected to reopen in January 2018. Patrons can use the parking lot at Oconee and Poplar Street to access the Greenway and Dudley Park.

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