1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Events and Calendar

Harris Center

425 Perry St

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Ann Bergman

Public Relations Specialist

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2936
  2. Email: [email protected]

LeisureLink: The City of Auburn's Parks and Recreation Weekly Newsletter

Week of October 14 - 20, 2019

Orchestra at the Oaks Friday Octboer 18

This Friday, October 18, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center along with the Auburn Downtown Merchants Association will be hosting a new event in downtown Auburn, a concert featuring the Auburn Community Orchestra (ACO) entitled “Orchestra at the Oaks.” This event will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. The concert will be outdoors, with the orchestra performing music from movie themes to classical favorites on the Tiger’s Paw at Toomer’s Corner. This is an entertainment district event. This event is FREE to the public for more information please contact the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center. Chairs will not be provided for the Downtown Auburn Orchestra at the Oaks so it's not a bad idea to bring a chair. We can't wait to see you there!


Youth and High School Basketball online registration ends Thursday, Oct. 17

Auburn Parks and Recreation Youth and High School basketball league registration has begun. Registration began Monday, September 23 and will continue through October 17. To register your child online and information on scholarships visit

City Market every Saturday in October


Join Auburn Parks and Recreation as we partner with our local growers to host the City Market! Auburn Parks and Recreation invites the community, growers and consumers alike, to join us every Saturday in October 2019 for our new City Market. City Market will be held at Town Creek Park every Saturday in October from 8 a.m. - Noon. The market will host local farmers, growers and artists to sell their produce and products.

City Market will open back up in summer 2020 for every Saturday in May, June, and July. Farmers, growers, and artists who are interested in participating in the City Market must complete an application and submit their Grower’s Permit to the Market Coordinator. Materials may be submitted in person at the Harris Center (425 Perry Street) or via email to the Market Coordinator. For more information visit

Public Meeting to review Lake Wilmore Community Center plan

Auburn Parks and Recreation will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 4-6 p.m. at the Harris Center to view the plans for the Lake Wilmore Community Center. Residents will be able to view the proposed plan, give input and leave comments about the plan.

The public is encouraged to drop in anytime between 4-6 p.m. The Harris Center is located at 425 Perry St. For more information on the Lake Wilmore Community Center plan, call (334) 501-2930.

Friday Fright Night

The City of Auburn and the Davis Arboretum will be teaming up again this year to bring you Fright Night Fridays in October. This year’s movie theme will be “90’s Horror”. This event is FREE to the public and will have something spooky for all ages! Bring a picnic or enjoy the featured food truck of the evening at your favorite spot on the hill.


Oct. 18: NO MOVIE TONIGHT. Head downtown to enjoy an evening out with the family at Orchestra at the Oaks.

Oct. 25: Hocus Pocus at 6:30/ The Craft at 8:30

YTC News

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Auburn Stride Walkers

Grab your sneakers and join Auburn’s leisure walking program! Walkers will meet at one of our various walking trails or designated route weekly. Walks are held at your own pace and distance. Come for the fellowship, make new friends, and walk your way to a healthier lifestyle. The following are dates and locations where Stride Walkers will meet:

Oct. 16 Dean Road Recreation Center

Located at 307 South Dean Road

Oct. 18 Kiesel Park

Located off Chadwick Lane

Oct. 21 Town Creek Park

Located on South Gay Street