Athens Community Center

 Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Closed weekdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for cleaning)
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Sunday: CLOSED
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Exciting news from the North Pole! Santa has let us borrow a couple of mailboxes from the North Pole so that he can hear from the kids here in Athens! If you'd like to send Santa a letter, bring it to one of the mailboxes here at Arts West or at the Athens Community Center. The box at Arts West is located at the rear entrance (parking lot side) of the building. It is bright red and says "North Pole/Letters to Santa". You can't miss it! Lift the top flap and drop your letter in. We will make sure the elves get all the letters to Santa. Although Santa is very busy this time of year, he makes sure to read every letter he receives! The mailboxes will be available until December 20th. The elves have to come get them then so that they can get prepared for their big day on Christmas Eve. 
If you have any questions, feel free to call the Athens Community Center at 740-592-3325 or email us at athensparks& 

Indoor Courts are open for basketball and pickleball by reservation. Click the following links for rule and regulations: Pickleball, Basketball
Call 740-592-3325 for more information and to schedule your time slot.


Please note that the community center may look a bit different. Click here to watch a short video explaining the changes to the center made by our former COMCorp member, Hannah! 

For additional questions, call the center at 740-592-3325 

Monday - Friday 6:00am-8:00pm (Closed for cleaning from 12:00pm-1:00pm on weekdays)
Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm
Sunday Closed
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Room Rentals

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The Athens Community Center has rooms for all occasions. Select from seven different rooms for business meetings, banquets, wedding receptions, and other special events. A catering kitchen is available with many amenities for the heating and cooling of food. Select your setup with round or rectangular tables.

All setups will be completed by our staff; all you have to do is decorate. Also available are media applications for your business meetings. Please call (740) 592-3325 for details concerning availability, rates, and setup options.

Birthday Parties

For a hassle-free birthday party, we have a rental space that is just right. Our Arts and Crafts Room includes a kitchenette, plenty of space for games, tables and chairs, and the outdoor playground is nearby. The Arts and Crafts Room is available on Saturdays and Sundays for two-hour time slots between 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm. The fee is $40 per two-hour block.

Community Center Amenities

The Athens Community Center houses a gym, full-length track, weights, and a cardio room.

Cardio Room

cardio room.png The Athens Community Center cardio room includes treadmills, bikes, cross trainers, and ellipticals. Along the outside of the cardio equipment, there is selectorized strength equipment to isolate key muscle groups. The cardio room includes flat screen TVs.



The Athens Community Center offers two full basketball courts for its patrons, equipped with 10-foot regulation rims. These courts are accessible for public and private use, whether it may be for recreation or local high school tournaments. The basketball courts can also be used for other multipurpose uses, such as volleyball.


The Athens Community Center has a full-length track made of synthetic material which is easier for shock absorption. This track provides its patrons with three lanes designated for walking, jogging, and sprinting.

Weight Room

The Athens Community Center offers a full-size weight room, which features various weight training and specialized equipment available to the public. These resources are organized by muscle group for specific training needs. Included are free weights, interchangeable weight machines, multi-benches, cross bars, Olympic bars, and racks.

We strive to be a regional center of excellence and a premier facilitator of recreational and health programs by providing activities and facilities that improve the quality of life of area residents. Our state licensed childcare has won awards for its unique blend of fun and educational offerings. Also, we offer preschool classes covering areas such as education, body movement, arts/crafts and many special programs throughout the year. We provide excellent health and wellness programs throughout the year. All of our aerobics instructors are certified and use all of the latest ideas in fitness training. The United Seniors of Athens County also resides in the Athens Community Center.