Family Fun

Athens County is the perfect family getaway destination. With so much to do, you're sure to find something to please every member of the family.

Putt People First Miniature Golf Course

Putt People First Miniature Golf Course

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Location: South Side Park, off of Dairy Lane from Richland Ave.

Contact: Putt People First

Phone: 740-594-3533 (HAVAR)

Putt People First is an eighteen-hole miniature golf course featuring hole obstacles unique to its Athens County sponsors. This game is a fun family experience unlike any other. And what's more, all proceeds benefit those with autism or other developmental disabilities. Also features corn toss, basketball, volleyball courts, and equipment 

Equipment rentals begin in early May and are open until mid October (usually the third weekend).


Putt People First is a creative fundraising project at the miniature golf course at the far side of Southside Park. Funds raised are used to benefit autism work in Athens through HAVAR and conflict resolution work in Athens through the Athens Area Mediation Service.

HAVAR Incorporated is a private non-profit corporation operating in both Athens and Washington Counties in Ohio. Since its incorporation in 1972, Havar has provided community based supports to citizens with developmental disabilities. 

The Athens Area Mediation Service is a nonprofit organization that provides the residents of Athens County with cooperative approaches to dispute resolution.  As such, AAMS is dedicated to promoting and supporting reconciliation, integrity, openness and inclusion. In addition, by training community members to serve as mediators and sharing these skills with others, AAMS empowers individuals and community groups to respond to conflict effectively.