Indoor Recreation

With three movie theaters, two bowling alleys, and an indoor ice skating rink, Athens is the place to enjoy some indoor fun!

Athens Parks and Recreation Community Center

Athens Parks and Recreation Community Center

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Location: 701 East State Street, Athens

Contact: Rich Campitelli

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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