City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

The City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism organizes leisure time activities to promote the enrichment of life in the city and to help make Aiken a more desirable place to live. Activities sponsored by the department include special events, team sports, and adult and youth programming. The department operates several facilities including: The Rye Patch and programs at Hopelands Gardens, Smith Hazel Recreation Center, H.O. Weeks Activities Center and Weeks Tennis Center, Citizens Park Sports Complex, Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, AECOM Center for Performing Arts, Newberry and Pendleton Street Festival Center, and multiple parks & playgrounds. The Director of the Department is appointed by the City Manager and serves as staff liaison for the Senior Commission and the Recreation Commission.

Hours of Operation:
Administrative Office
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mailing Address:
P.O Box 1177
Aiken, SC 29802
Physical Address:
Administrative Office
1072 Banks Mill Rd.
Aiken, SC 29803
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Upcoming Events

11:15 am SilverSneakers Yoga
SilverSneakers Yoga
Aug 2 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
SilverSneakers Yoga @ Odell Weeks Activity Center
Improve strength, range of movement, and balance. Learn safe moves and breathing exercises to reduce stress & improve mental clarity. Download Flyer
5:30 pm Evening Yoga
Evening Yoga
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Evening Yoga @ Odell Weeks Activity Center
In this gentle mind/body workout, you will strengthen and tone your body, improve your balance and flexibility, and calm your mind. Traditional yoga poses combined with soothing music will give your day a whole new[...]

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General Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
P.O Box 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

Physical Address
214 Park Ave. SW
Aiken, SC 29801