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

9:00 am Tentative Aiken Training Track B...
Tentative Aiken Training Track B...
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am
Aiken Training Track Backstretch Experience April 4 (rain date is April 18) 9:00 am – 11:15 am $25.00 per person ​The heavy breathing and thunder of hooves is an experience like no other. Racehorses have[...]
11:00 am Tentative Community Egg Hunt
Tentative Community Egg Hunt
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Community Egg Hunt Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail! Plenty of eggs to hunt, games to play, and tons of fun! Saturday, April 4, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ages: 10 &[...]

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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
135 Laurens St. SW
Aiken, SC 29801