It has been a hot, hot summer so far and it's not over quiet yet! Here are 5 ways you and your family can cool off in and around the Athens area before the summer season is over!
|1. Visit Our Local Splash Pads|
Rocksprings Park Splash Pad and Walker Park's Splash Pad are a part of Athens/Clarke County Aquatics and both offer $1 entry per person.
Both splash pads include public restrooms, a covered pavilion area, and a playground to enjoy.
All ACC aquatic amenities close for the season on July 30th.
Rocksprings Park Splash Pad:
Address: 291 Henderson Extension
Phone: (706) 613-3603
Open: Tuesdays - Fridays and Sundays 1 - 5:30 PM; Saturdays 12 - 5:30 PM
Walker Park Splash Pad:
Address: 200 Trail Creek Street
Phone: (706) 613-3991
Open: Tuesdays - Sundays 10 AM - 5:30 PM
|2. Enjoy the Falls at Harris Shoals Park|
The shallow falls at Harris Shoals Park are located just over the bridge and offer plenty of shaded area for you to set up a blanket for a packed lunch or snack. Then go splash and enjoy the cool water!
This location includes public restrooms, a large covered pavilion area, a walking trail, and a playground to enjoy.
Located on Harris Shoals Drive in Watkinsville. Open everyday from 7AM to 8PM.
|3. Grab a Sweet Treat From Alumni Cookie Dough|
Summertime calls for ice cream! Visit Alumni Cookie Dough for a Classic City Sundae with a cherry on top.
This Athens-native ice cream shop has a raw cookie dough recipe that guarantees it won't make you sick! Grab yourself a scoop (or two) to enjoy at the shop, or get your dough-to-go with their customizable party bar options.
|4. Make Homemade Lemonade Popsicles|
Time to break out your popsicle molds and create an easy-to-make treat! Homemade popsicles are a staple in our household and this Lemonade Popsicle Recipe is simple enough for little ones to participate in making right along with you.
|5. Enjoy a $2 Movie|
Movie theaters are known for their full-blast air conditioning - visit the University 16 GTC on Epps Bridge to enjoy a $2 movie, $2 drink, and $2 popcorn every Tuesday and Thursday at 10AM.
The last day for this promotion is July 27th. Click HERE to view the $2 movies that will be playing.
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