recenterThe Athens Recreation Center is located near the intersection of Hwy 251 and Hwy 31. The Rec. Center is open for public use during the week and weekends. Meeting rooms can be rented for social gatherings. Reservations must be made at the Rec. Center. The Rec. Center is also used for youth basketball, youth volleyball, karate, zumba, and kids and adult fitness classes. The gym is available for free play basketball at various times throughout the week.

Contact Information:
Phone: (256) 233-8740
Fax: (256) 233-8742

Physical Address:
270 Hwy 31 North
Athens, AL 35611

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1089
Athens, AL 35612

Rec Center Hours:
Monday-Friday 6:00am- 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 7:30am-4:00pm


  • Administrative Offices
  • Gymnasium
  • Multi-purpose Room
  • Meeting Room (with kitchen)
  • Drink Machines
  • Vending Machine
  • Water Fountains
  • Restrooms
  • Athens Cemetery Office


Programs at the Rec Center

  • Karate
  • Zumba
  • Savvy Kids Fitness
  • Cross Fitness
  • Youth Basketball
  • Youth Volleyball
  • Dulcimer classes


Free Play Gym Times:  

  • Monday - Friday:  12:00-4:30 p.m. (anyone under 16 must have a parent or guardian with them)
  • Wednesday & Friday: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (18 & over)


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