Park and Facility Closings

  1. Firefly & Greenway trails open; Other LS parks & facilities closed.

    Effective March 31, the Firefly & Greenway trails will be open for public use to provide opportunities to experience the outdoors while traveling. Leisure Services-sponsored classes, events, programs, and rentals are cancelled through April 24. Read on...
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Keep up with all the latest news and information about current and upcoming closures and maintenance for Leisure Services. Parks with current notices are listed in the menu at left. This page is updated as information becomes available, so check back often.

Reptile House at Bear Hollow Zoo Closure
Effective February 6 until further notice | Posted: 12:55 PM 2/6/2020 
The Reptile House at Bear Hollow Zoo is closed due to rain damage until further notice.  

Firefly Trail at Old Winterville Road Closure
Effective February 4 until further notice | Posted: 2:24 PM 2/4/2020 
The Firefly Trail at Old Winterville Road will be closed due to construction until further notice.  

Lay Park Gym Closure
Effective Dec. 20 until further notice | Posted: 4:10 PM 12/20/2019 
Lay Park Gym will be closed for repairs until further notice.  East Athens Community Center Gym remains open to the public during regular hours of operation.

Oconee Street Greenway / Firefly Trail Crosswalk Closure  
Effective Nov. 18 until Further Notice | Posted: 11:36 AM 11/13/2019 
The crosswalk at Oconee Street between the Greenway and Firefly Trails will be closed November 18, 2019 until January 2020.  Due to the nature of the construction, no temporary access route through the construction area will be permitted.  Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to use the nearest traffic signals to cross Oconee Street. (.2 miles east at Barnett Shoals Road and .5 miles west at Poplar Street)

Cook’s Trail Trail Closure  
Effective Until Further Notice, Closed Indefinitely Facility 068 | Posted: 3:09 PM 1/8/2019 
Due to the wet weather and flooding along Sandy Creek, Cook’s Trail is closed until further notice.  There has been extensive damage to boardwalks and bridges.  Boardwalks will have to be rebuilt.