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Parks and Recreation Department

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Great exercise and great fun at the Fulbright Aquatic CenterThe Habersham County Parks and Recreation Department leisure professionals and maintenance personnel work hard year round to meet the needs and expectations of Habersham County's residents with diversified youth and adult programs and activities. The Parks and Recreation Department's offices are located in the Ruby Fulbright Recreation and Aquatic Center.

The Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing community recreation for children, youth and adults. The services of the department contribute immensely to the building of sound physical and mental health, citizenship and character, and to reducing crime and delinquency within the county. The department promotes educational and emotional growth as well as the social, cultural and moral well-being of families and communities.

Organized recreation plays a significant role in making Habersham County a more desirable place to live and work. In these times of changing lifestyles, it is imperative that the Parks and Recreation Department offer its participants the opportunity to engage in quality leisure time activities.

Great exercise and great fun at the Fulbright Aquatic CenterThe Parks and Recreation Department hopes you and your family enjoy your time spent at its facilities and welcomes your comments and suggestions on how we might better serve you.

Facility Information

The Recreation and Aquatic Center has two swimming pools – a Recreational pool and an eight-lane Fitness pool. Open swimming is allowed daily per the current pool schedule. We also feature two indoor gymnasiums, a fitness and exercise room and two meeting rooms. Outside, we have four tennis courts, two football fields and multiple soccer, baseball and softball fields. All County facilities are available for rental by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at 706-754-3650.

The Ruby S. Fulbright Recreation & Aquatic Center is open for activities during these hours:
(Pool hours excluded)

Monday & Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fee Information

Our facilities are available to the general public at reasonable hourly rates. Please click here to download pricing information for each venue. Note there are variations of prices for meeting rooms based on the time needed. Discount rates based on volume may be available to qualified applicants. For more information or to make a reservation contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 706-754-3650 or 706-754-3651.

Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations
  • No diving is allowed.
  • Everyone must shower before swimming
  • No child under the age of 16 is permitted to stay at the facility without the supervision of an adult or licensed driver
  • All children under age 6 must be accompanied in the water by an adult
  • No inflatables are allowed - except on Family Day as space allows
  • Babies must wear swim diapers
  • The Fulbright Aquatic Center is a family-oriented county facility. Tasteful bathing attire is required.
  • Lifejackets are available at no charge for children
Guests with special needs and/or groups of 10 or more need to call the pool office a minimum of 24 hours in advance to allow for adequate lifeguard coverage.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 120 Paul Franklin Road Clarkesville, GA 30523
Location: Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center
120 Paul Franklin Road Clarkesville, GA 30523

Phone: 706-754-3650/706-754-3651 Fax: 706-754-5841

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Dianne Canup, General Questions and information, E-mail:
Fenton Morris, Director of Parks and Recreation, E-mail:
Dianne Moss, Athletic Coordinator, E-mail:
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