Summer Cheer Camp

Learn the basics of cheerleading at this fun, interactive summer cheer camp taught by Coach T! Each camp session will consist of two days of instruction in: Dance Class, Band Dance Class, Cheer/Chant Class (includes motion technique), Stunt Class, Tumbling Sessions, and Jump Class!
Session One will be on June 17th and June 24th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM both days. Registration deadline is June 14th.
Session Two will be on July 1st and July 15th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM both days. Registration deadline will be June 28th.
Each session will be for ages 4+ at the Anniston Aquatic & Fitness Center (130 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL) and registration will be $60 with a shirt, or $50 without a shirt.
To #Register online, please visit:
For more information, please contact the Anniston Aquatic Center at: 256-847-7349

Lifeguard Certification Courses | May 26, 2023 – May 29, 2023

LIFEGUARD Courses_Aquatics Center

The Aquatic and Fitness Center will be hosting a 4-day lifeguard certification and recertification class starting Friday, May 26th, and running through Monday, May 29th. The classes will be taught by Anniston Barracudas Swim Coach, Robi Champion. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact the Aquatics & Fitness Center at: 256-847-7349. 

The class schedule will be as follows: 

Friday, May 26 – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Pre-Certification for 1st Time Lifeguards
Friday, May 26 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – Recertification for Returning Lifeguards
Saturday, May 27 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Pool Class 
Sunday, May 28 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Testing
Monday, May 29 – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Testing

Semi-Professional Basketball Combine (06/10/23)

Our Parks & Recreation Department is planning to launch Anniston first Semi-Professional Basketball Club! This team will consist of players and coaches from the Anniston community and it will compete in the Peach Basket Club System.

In starting this venture, we are seeking a Head Coach. Coaches and players will be under the direction of the Club Manager, La’Ray Williams. In year one, the coaching staff and players will be voluntary; however, once revenue generation begin through league play, subsequent years will plan to have coaches and players hired and paid through the Peach Basket Club System.

 Those interested in our Head Coach position apply at this link: 

 The team will consist of 15 players. We will host a player combine on June 10, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Anniston Aquatics & Fitness Center Gymnasium. Those planning to attend the combine must register, and pay their $25 registration fee, at this link: 

 League play will run from July 2023 to September 2023. Anniston’s club will compete against the leagues’ current, Georgia based clubs. Plans are in place to further expand the League in Alabama in future years. The season will consist of 16 games, eight home games and eight away games. The Final Four playoffs will take place in Anniston from October 13, 2023 to October 15, 2023.

 At this time, we plan to host a player combine on June 10th at the Anniston Aquatic & Fitness Center Gymnasium (130 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36205) from 11AM to 2PM. Season play will start in July 2023. Those interested in playing or sponsoring this team may obtain more information by contacting La’Ray Williams at, or Darren Spruill at

 Follow on Facebook at: Anniston Basketball Club

2023 Youth Football & Cheer Registration!

2023 Youth Football & Cheer

Registration is now open through July 20th for our Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Football and Cheerleading!  

These sports are open to youth ages 5-12 that attend Anniston City Schools! 
Registration is $85 for football (includes uniforms).
Registration for cheer is $40 (does not include uniform).

You may signup online at this link: 

You may also sign-up in person by visiting the Anniston Aquatic & Fitness Center at: 130 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36205.

For more information, please contact City of Anniston Athletic Director Darren Spruill at: 256-847-7349.

Wiggins Bike Trails Ribbon Cutting! (2023)

City of Anniston Ribbon Cutting Wiggins Bike Trails 4.13.23

Join us on Thursday, April 13, as we celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Wiggins Community Center’s newly expanded youth bike trails! The fun will start at 1:30 PM with a free cook-out for the community! Children will start arriving at 2:30 PM to ride the trails, so be sure to bring a bike and your little one! The ribbon cutting will then take place at 3:45 PM on the trails, across from the center at 2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201!

Last year, the Wiggins Center qualified for a grant, with the help of the Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association (NEABA) and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). These funds went towards expanding the outdoor bike trails at the center for the kids!
The Wiggins Center hosts after-school and summer biking programs that help local youth learn skills and gain confidence on a bicycle! This program is very popular amongst the kids; therefore, we thank all those who made this effort possible! To learn more about the programs offered at the Wiggins Community Center, please visit:
For event information or questions, please contact Wiggins Center Director, Carol bush, at: 256 231-7628 and/or
Link to Invitation:
Thank you!

Summer Day Camp Program! (2023)

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The City of Anniston is excited to host its annual Summer Day Camp Program. The Summer Camps will run from May 30th through August 4th, from 7:00 AM until 5:30 PM (Monday – Friday).
Our camps will take place at the Carver Community Center, Norwood Hodges Community Center, & Wiggins Community Center!
Activities will include: Nature & Science, Drama, Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Outdoor Survival, Contests, Music, Field Trips, Dance, Swimming Lessons, Cooking, Gymnastics, Tumbling, and more!

Link to City Calendar:

Registration forms may be picked-up at each community center camp site.
Once you have filled-out your registration form, you may either deliver it to any Anniston Community Center, or mail it to:
The City of Anniston Parks and Recreation Department
P. O. Box 2168
Anniston, AL 36202
Attn: Day Camp


Camp fees for residents of the City of Anniston are $55 per week per child; $50 for each additional child in the same family.
Weekly fees for non-residents are $60 per week per child.
A convenient daily plan is only $15 per child (if space is available).
There is a $25 one-time registration fee for all campers. Fees are non-refundable.
Camperships are available for low income families living within Anniston City Limits whose children attend Anniston City Schools. Proof of school enrollment must be provided. Call the camp your child will be attending for more information.

For additional Information, please call:
Carver Community Center – (256) 231-7630 (Pat)
Hodges Community Center – (256) 231-7627 (Kevin)
Wiggins Community Center – (256) 231-7628 (Carol)

Thank you!

Something To Do Sunday at Wiggins! (3/19/23)

Something To Do Sunday at Wiggins

Something To Do Sundays are back! A local favorite, every 3rd Sunday we will set up shop at one of our centers or out in the community and provide the youth with educational fun, games, activities, and structure!

This month, we will be at the Wiggins Community Center (2202 W. 17th Street, Anniston, AL 36201) on Sunday, March 19, 2023 (03/19/23) from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM!

Our Something To Do days started with concerned community citizens coming together on one accord to offer our deserving youth a structured, yet fun-filled opportunity to play and learn!

Be sure to bring your most recent Report Card! Rewards will be given to A & B Students!

For more information contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.

Thank you!

Raptor Run 5K & Dino Dash 1K

AM&G Logo

Lace up your running shoes and join the Anniston Museums and Gardens for the Raptor Run 5K! Register by March 1 for the Raptor Run 5K to receive a T-shirt. Registration fee is $30.00 for the Raptor Run 5K and $15.00 for the Dino Dash 1K (+ credit card processing). Attention AM&G Members, call 256-237-6766 or email for a special code to receive $5 off!
Raptor Run 5K begins at 8:00 am
Dino Dash 1K begins at 9:30 am
Awards to Follow
The Raptor Run 5K begins at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Runners will race throughout Museum Drive and Lagarde Park. Museum Drive will be closed Saturday, April 1st from 7:00 am – 10:00 am. All participants are asked to park at the Anniston City Hall/Anniston Star building. City of Anniston shuttles will be available to transport registrants before and after the race.
Registration Packet pick-up is Friday, March 31 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm at Anniston Museum of Natural History, and race morning beginning at 7:00 am. Last day to pre-register is Wednesday, March 29. Race Day Registration is $35 for Raptor Run 5K and $20 for Dino Dash 1K. Race Day registration ends at 7:40 am.

Wiggins Center Fun Road Ride Challenge! (2023)

Fun Road Ride Challenge! Wiggins Center-2

Wiggins Center – Fun Road Ride Challenge!

The Fun Road Ride Challenge is a mile and a half street ride that includes: straights, inclines, and curves for your riding enjoyment! Upon the completion of the course ride, we (the WCC Riders) will invite everyone to try out our new bike trail ride at no additional cost! So, grab your bikes and gear up for a fun Saturday bike riding challenge! Concessions will be open, so stop by the stand for a favorite tasty treat!

– WHEN: Saturday, March 25th  at 10:00 AM

– DETAILS: Registration begins at 9:00 AM

– COST: per rider $5 (can pay at event)

For questions or more information please contact the Wiggins Community Center at: or 256 231-7628.

Sunday Fundays for the Kids!

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Every Sunday this month we will be providing educational fun, games, activities, and structure for the kids at one of our city community centers! 

Here is the monthly schedule for our February Fundays:

Sunday, Feb. 5th | Wiggins Center | 2PM – 4PM
2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201

Sunday, Feb. 12th | South Highland | 2PM – 4PM
229 Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207

Sunday, Feb. 19th | Carver Center | 2PM – 4PM
720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201

Sunday, Feb. 26th | Hodges Center | 2PM – 4PM
3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207

For more information contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.