Cain Center and Cain Park

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The Cain Center sits nestled in the heart of the beautiful, 85-acre Cain Park which is completely accessible via a walking-jogging trail. Many visitors come to the Cain Center to enjoy the spectacular view overlooking Cain Park. Some locals visit the center to take daily walks down the long corridors, affording them the comforts of the indoors, regardless of the weather outside. 

Whether a small business meeting, family reunion, catered luncheon, concert or large arts fair, the Cain Center can provide an excellent location for the event. The spacious Multi-Purpose Hall houses regular aerobic classes, serves as a large banquet room and is the assembling place for conventions. Other rooms are perfect for lectures, seminars, birthday parties and wedding receptions.

A full-service athletic facility is located on the lower level and here guests will find 11 treadmills, 4 elliptical cross-trainers, 4 incumbent bikes, a complete circuit training system of machines, a free weight room, one racquetball court, a junior-Olympic indoor pool, hot tub, steam room, dry sauna, and complete locker rooms.  Although access to the athletic facility is by membership only, guests staying in local hotels are provided complimentary access during their stay in Athens by showing their hotel room key to the attendant. Please click here to download the current pool schedule.

Upon exploration of the grounds, guests to Cain Park will find 4 tennis courts, picnic areas, a catch and release fishing pond, an 18-hole disc golf course, swing sets and playground equipment.

Each season, the athletic fields of Cain Park welcome baseball and softball tournaments from around the state. Six athletic fields are divided into two groups of three each and offer a baseball field (permanently maintained by Trinity Valley Community College), 2 Girls’ softball fields (leased by the Texas Teenage Baseball Association), 2 softball fields and a practice baseball field – the use of which is coordinated by the Cain Center, and a large soccer field (available on a first-come, first-served basis).

Cain Center updates: The Cain Center is getting new equipment for the gym area, which will be installed during the Thanksgiving holidays; new paint and a new look. The tennis courts are resurfaced and beautiful!

The Cain Center hosts several annual events throughout the year:

  • Triathlon - held annually in March, contestants will swim 300 M, bike 13.8 miles, and run 5 km at this USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
  • Glow Run - family-friendly 5K/10K evening event in July, complete with glowing sticks, necklaces, bracelets and lights for a colorful display.
  • Turkey Trot - held the morning of Thanksgiving Day, this annual fun run is one you don't want to miss.

For more information about current programs and events at the Cain Center, please contact 903-677-2000.

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Cain Center and Cain Park

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Opening Hours

Mon: 5:00 AM 9:00 PM

Tue: 5:00 AM 9:00 PM

Wed: 5:00 AM 9:00 PM

Thu: 5:00 AM 9:00 PM

Fri: 5:00 AM 9:00 PM

Sat: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM

Sun: 1:00 PM 6:00 PM


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915 S. Palestine

Athens, TX, 75751

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Telephone: 903-677-2000

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