City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism

City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism Welcome to the official City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism page. Vision: Experience Aiken Mission: To enhance the quality of life for those in our community.

Welcome to the official City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism page.

Karate classes will resume Tuesday, July 7. Sign up at Odell Weeks. See you then!City of Aiken, South Carolina Governmen...
06/16/2020

Karate classes will resume Tuesday, July 7. Sign up at Odell Weeks. See you then!
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Interested in playing softball with a group your own age? Contact Skip Reuscher today and play some ball! City of Aiken,...
06/16/2020

Interested in playing softball with a group your own age? Contact Skip Reuscher today and play some ball! City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

Guitar 102 start today 1:45 PM. We hope to see you there! City of Aiken, South Carolina Government
06/15/2020

Guitar 102 start today 1:45 PM. We hope to see you there!
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06/12/2020

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Stop by Odell Weeks to sign up for Guitar 102! City of Aiken, South Carolina Government
06/10/2020

Stop by Odell Weeks to sign up for Guitar 102! City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

Climbing Wall at Carolina Bay start up again tonight! Buy your ticket at Odell Weeks. See you there!City of Aiken, South...
06/10/2020

Climbing Wall at Carolina Bay start up again tonight! Buy your ticket at Odell Weeks. See you there!
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06/08/2020
The Making of The Konnection Swing

Our new playground at Virginia Acres Park has over 12,000 square feet of play structures and amenities! One of our new swings is called the Konnection Swing. Check out some of its unique benefits and features.

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Climbing Wall resumes Wednesday, June 10, weather permitting. Stop by Odell Weeks to purchase a ticket! City of Aiken, S...
06/06/2020

Climbing Wall resumes Wednesday, June 10, weather permitting. Stop by Odell Weeks to purchase a ticket!
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06/05/2020

Aiken, SC – A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the opening of Virginia Acres Park’s newly renovated playground at 9:30 AM, Friday, June 5. The event was attended by Aiken City Council, Recreation Commission, and City of Aiken staff.

Replacing the formerly outdated playground, equipment at Virginia Acres Park has been in the works since the Capital Project Sales Tax voter referendum in 2018. The $600,000 project was funded through CPST funds and a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program.

Work on the playground replacement project began in February 2020 and included removing the existing play structures, resurfacing the ground, and installing brand new equipment. The inclusive playground design includes 12,000+ square feet of multiple play structures and amenities for all ages, with highlights including a zipline, musical elements, multi-user swings, spinners, and more. The playground area is bordered with new benches and picnic tables.

“Playgrounds are fun to visit and beautiful to look at, but they also contribute to our community’s well-being. This playground was built to create joy and is a cornerstone for improved quality of life,” stated Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director, Jessica Campbell.

Virginia Acres Park is adjacent to the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center located at 1700 Whiskey Road.
City of Aiken parks and playgrounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset and are tobacco-free.

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Virginia Acres Park Playground is OPEN! National Recreation and Park AssociationSCRPABarrs RecreationCity of Aiken, Sout...
06/05/2020

Virginia Acres Park Playground is OPEN!

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Sign up for Guitar 101 or 102 at Odell Weeks!City of Aiken, South Carolina Government
06/04/2020

Sign up for Guitar 101 or 102 at Odell Weeks!
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06/03/2020
06/02/2020
Volleyball Drills

Need to work on your sports skills during quarantine? Check out these volleyball skills training drills! City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

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06/02/2020

ASYC Monthly Calendar City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

Give your dad the gift of archery camp! Sign up at Odell Weeks.City of Aiken, South Carolina Government
06/02/2020

Give your dad the gift of archery camp! Sign up at Odell Weeks.
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City of Aiken, South Carolina GovernmentKarate will start up again Tuesday, July 7! See you there.
06/02/2020

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Karate will start up again Tuesday, July 7! See you there.

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06/01/2020

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05/31/2020
2020 High School Graduation Parade

2020 High School Graduation Parade

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 To Honor their great accomplishment, at 2PM on May 31, 2020 we held a parade for the graduates in Downtown Aiken

Wake up, it's time to workout! Today at 9:00am at the Fitness Court inside Generations Park. Maintain a safe social dist...
05/30/2020
National Fitness Campaign | Fitness Court App

Wake up, it's time to workout! Today at 9:00am at the Fitness Court inside Generations Park. Maintain a safe social distance while you enjoy the outdoors during your workout. This circuit style class will be led by your local NFC fitness ambassadors!

Download the app here to make your reservation: https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/app

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05/29/2020

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05/27/2020
Basketball Drills

Need to work on your sports skills during quarantine? Check out these basketball skills training drills! City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

Start Smart registration opens on June 1st. Come out and sign up! City of Aiken, South Carolina Government
05/27/2020

Start Smart registration opens on June 1st. Come out and sign up! City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Announce Reopening | City of Aiken, SC Government
05/22/2020
City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Announce Reopening | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Announce Reopening | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Announce Reopening Friday, May 22, 2020 | News 22 MAY 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AIKEN, SC – Since late-March, the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) facilities have been closed to the public, except for trails and green spaces. Most rece...

05/22/2020

Virginia Acres Park, the park surrounding the Odell Weeks Activities Center, will undergo upgrades to the existing exterior lighting. Please be advised, some areas of the park may be dark while under construction. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our park amenities!

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City Offices Closed for Memorial Day | City of Aiken, SC Government
05/21/2020
City Offices Closed for Memorial Day | City of Aiken, SC Government

City Offices Closed for Memorial Day | City of Aiken, SC Government

City Offices Closed for Memorial Day Thursday, May 21, 2020 | News, Public Notice All City of Aiken government offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day. Our Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th at 8:10 AM. Pickup services will be delayed by one day for the re...

05/19/2020
Flag Football Drills

Need to work on your sports skills during quarantine? Check out these flag football skills training drills! City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

The Aiken County Farmers Market is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Stop by and check out the farm fresh produce, baked...
05/16/2020

The Aiken County Farmers Market is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Stop by and check out the farm fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, and honey!

Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your kids? We have the answer!Summer Camp Registration is now open!!!! Spots a...
05/15/2020

Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your kids? We have the answer!

Summer Camp Registration is now open!!!! Spots are limited, so register today. Recreation facilities are currently closed to the general public, so you must call ahead for a scheduled appointment. Call the Odell Weeks Center at 803-642-7631 or Smith-Hazel at 803-642-7634 to schedule your appointment.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Department is offering two excellent summer day camp programs. The Summer Adventures Day Camp hosted at the Odell Weeks Center and Summer Fun Day Camp hosted at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. These camps are for ages 5-12 only.

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Public Services Emphasizes Important Request About Recycling | City of Aiken, SC Government
05/13/2020
Public Services Emphasizes Important Request About Recycling | City of Aiken, SC Government

Public Services Emphasizes Important Request About Recycling | City of Aiken, SC Government

Public Services Emphasizes Important Request About Recycling Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | News Aiken is home to some of the most dependable recyclers. Our resident’s efforts benefit both the environment and our local economy by recycling their plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, and metal cans. The Cit...

05/13/2020
Driving Too Close - Aiken Department of Public Safety

Driving Too Close - Aiken Department of Public Safety

The Aiken Department of Public Safety wants everyone to drive safely. One of the leading causes of collisions in Aiken is when a driver is following too clos...

Pools will open this summer! The City of Aiken PRT Department is seeking lifeguards and water safety instructors for its...
05/13/2020

Pools will open this summer! The City of Aiken PRT Department is seeking lifeguards and water safety instructors for its brand new public pool at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. Applicants will receive certification and training upon hire. Apply TODAY!

https://webapps.cityofaikensc.gov/hrexplorer/jobs_positions.aspx

Summer employment opportunities with the City of Aiken!

The City of Aiken is accepting applications for the following summer positions:

Job Title
Lifeguard

Job Functions: Responsible for lifeguarding at the City's public outdoor pool. This position requires being available seven days a week. Work dates include May 18 - September 7.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and must be CPR/First Aid/AED certified (provide copies of current cards with application). Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Starting salary is $9.23 hourly with no benefits.
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Job Title
Water Safety Instructor

Job Functions: Serves in a lifeguard capacity as well as teaches swimming lessons to youth and adult participants at the City's public outdoor pool. This position requires being available seven days a week. Working dates include May 18 - September 7.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a current American Red Cross WSI certification, and CPR/First Aid/AED certification (provide copies of current cards with application). Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Starting salary is $9.43 hourly with no benefits.
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Applications for these positions will be accepted until the positions are filled. Interested applicants can apply online at https://webapps.cityofaikensc.gov/hrexplorer/jobs_positions.aspx

The City of Aiken is a drug-free workplace. This announcement is not a contract. The status of these positions may change at any time. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, religion, national origin, race, disability, or political affiliation.

City of Aiken Open Buildings With Exceptions and Limitations | City of Aiken, SC Government
05/13/2020
City of Aiken Open Buildings With Exceptions and Limitations | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Open Buildings With Exceptions and Limitations | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Open Buildings With Exceptions and Limitations Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | News, Public Notice 13 MAY 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AIKEN, SC – Since late-March, City offices and facilities have been closed to the public, and other provisions were implemented to serve the public, such as ...

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