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Harris Center

425 Perry St

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

Ann Bergman

Public Relations Specialist

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2936
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LeisureLink: The City of Auburn's Parks and Recreation Weekly Newsletter

The Week of September 20- September 26, 2021

First Fall Sundown Concert THIS THURSDAY!


Join Auburn Parks and Recreation for an evening of music and fun at beautiful Kiesel Park. Concerts are on Thursdays, September 23 and 30 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, picnic dinner and kick back while enjoying the music. Pets on a leash are welcome. The Fall Sundown Concert Series are a great way to get your Auburn Football Game weekend started! FREE to the Public.

September 23rd: Michael Warren

September 3oth: Soul Co.

Holiday Exhibition: Call for Entries


Area artists are invited to submit handmade and decorated holiday wreaths and wall hangings for display in the Holiday Exhibition sponsored by the Auburn Arts Association this holiday season!

All works are due by November 19 and will be on view in the gallery at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center from November 22 through December 20.

For more information, please call JDCAC at (334) 501-2963 or email

Holiday Art Sale vendor application available  Sept. 15

The Auburn Arts Association and Auburn Parks and Recreation will be hosting its 15th annual Holiday Art Sale on Saturday, November 20th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, the Frank Brown Recreation Center and the Harris Center. The Holiday Art Sale is a great opportunity to get you in the holiday spirit and get a head start on your Christmas shopping! Local artists will be selling their own unique handmade work. Admission is FREE and open to the public!


If you are interested in participating as an artist, applications are available Wednesday September 15th! You can download your application at and Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Participating artist will pay a $50 vendor fee Applications must be received by November 5th.

For more information on the Holiday Art Sale, please visit or or contact Emillie Dombrowski, Art Education Specialist, at 334.501.2944

2021 Jingle Jog Registration now open

Santa Stroll & Jingle Jog 5k

The Jingle Jog 5k is back in 2021 – so pull out those elf ears and Santa hats Auburn! Join Active Auburn on Saturday, December 4th at 7 a.m. as we ring in the holiday season in style! The ever-fun Santa Stroll Fun Run/Walk is back this year and will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner. The Jingle Jog 5k will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner.

Registration for both the Santa Stroll and Jingle Jog 5k will begin on Monday, September 6sh. Please visit to register for 2021 Jingle Jog. A schedule of registration fees is as follows:

Santa Stroll Fun Run:

Early Bird Registration: September 6 – October 31 - $15

Registration: November 1 – November 26: $20 In order to be guaranteed a t-shirt, participants must register by Friday, November 19.


Day-of Registration: December 4: $25 (T-Shirt NOT guaranteed)

Jingle Jog 5k:

Early Bird Registration: September 6 – October 31 - $20

Registration: November 1 – November 26: $25 In order to be guaranteed a t-shirt, participants must register by Friday, November 19.

Day-of Registration: December 4: $30 (T-Shirt NOT guaranteed)

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to run both the Santa Stroll and the Jingle Jog, please register for the Jingle Jog! Bib numbers are assigned by races and the numeric value will determine whether or not your bib is scored (example: bibs 100 - 199 are for Santa Stroll and bibs 200 - 400 are for Jingle Jog).

In order to be guaranteed a t-shirt, participants must register by Friday, November 19. A limited number of t-shirts will be available to late registrants on a first-come, first serve basis at packet pick up. Race day registration will begin at 6 a.m. in front of Whataburger. Day-of registration ends at 7:00 a.m. for the Santa Stroll and 7:30 a.m. for the Jingle Jog. The Santa Stroll will NOT be scored. The Jingle Jog 5k will have awards for the following categories for men and women: Overall (1st – 3rd), 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Awards will be presented by 9 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner. Routes for the 5k and fun run will be published at, and on the race website on September 1st. Early packet pickup for both races will be on Friday, December 3 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Dean Road Recreation Center. Race-day packet pickup will begin at 6 a.m. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact us at


Youth & High School Basketball Online Registration

Registration for youth and high school basketball is OPEN NOW, and will be ONLINE ONLY!

For more information, visit or call (334) 501-2930

Call for Entries Photo XXII Juried Exhibition

The Auburn Arts Association (AAA) is calling all artists for the 22nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. The exhibition will be on display Oct. 11-Nov. 17 at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC).


Photographers 17 years and older and currently residing in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi or Tennessee are invited to submit up to three works in this exhibition. Any photographic medium will be accepted and can be brought to the arts center by Sept. 28.

All works must be matted, or mounted, with white board. A non-returnable fee of $30 must accompany the entry form and work. Please make checks payable to the Auburn Arts Association.

Entry forms are available at the Arts Center. To download a form, please visit

For more information or to request a form, please call the Arts Center at 334-501-2963.

Harvest Market Saturday, October 16


The Fall Harvest, City Market's fall event,  will be held Saturday, October 16th at Town Creek Park from 8 a.m. till noon.

Parking will be available for all market attendees in the gravel parking lot across from Town Creek Park.

We look forward to seeing everybody again at City Market this summer while still enforcing social distancing and sanitation guidelines. High-risk community members and those feeling ill should not attend. Due to health code regulations, animals are not allowed near vendor tents.

For more information about upcoming markets, please follow City Market on Facebook and Instagram @citymarketauburnal or visit

Auburn Stride Walkers on hiatus

The Auburn Stride Walkers will be taking a break for the month of August. Check back later in the month for a schedule for September.

Yarbrough Tennis Center Updates


Check out the 2021 Auburn Parks and Recreation's Fall brochure for information about tennis clinics.  Auburn Parks and Recreation offers tennis clinics for children and adults. For more information visit to view the brochure online or contact Sarah Hill at if you have additional questions.