This post is for all of my local Athens, Georgia readers!
I just received info on a very neat program that I hope lasts! Just in time for summer, the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department is launching a sunscreen pilot program to make sure that all Athenians know that “SPF is their BFF.”
Partnering with Piedmont Athens Regional and their Melanoma initiative, comes a new summer sunscreen program. Throughout Athens at 5 of the Leisure Service Department facilities, you will find hands free sunscreen dispensers. These locates include the Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center, Sandy Creek Nature Center, Sandy Creek Park beach and boat launch, and the World of Wonder Park at Southeast Clarke Park.
The free sunscreen is SPF 30 and is a hybrid that includes both mineral and chemical components to give the best of both methods. It protects a maximum of 80 minutes and starts when it is first applied.
This new pilot program will allow staff to gauge interest, cost, and maintenance of the dispensers. Once the initial quantity of sunscreen is exhausted, staff will determine whether or not to expand or suspend this program.
This sounds like a great program and I’m excited about it! So many times we’ve gone to the park and have forgotten to throw our sunscreen in the bag!
For more information, you can visit the parks mentioned or contact the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department.