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Meet The


Alyssa Starke (Lakeside):

 Alyssa Starke is the Community Manager at The Park Lakeside. She has been in this role since December 2020. Alyssa is originally from La Crosse, WI. She graduated college in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Human Resource Management from Winona State University in Winona Minnesota. She relocated to Athens, GA to enjoy some warmer weather and begin a new career. She has been in the housing industry for 3 years, starting as a Leasing Manager and working her way up. She is married to her husband Elliott and they share two dogs, Thor and Bo.  

Jamie Paden (Hillside):

Jamie Paden is the Community Manager at The Park Hillside. She has been in the role since December 2020. Jamie started her Property Management career in Multifamily housing as a leasing consultant before venturing into student housing as an Assistant Manager. For the past 3 ½ years Jamie has been the Assistant for The Park Hillside but now has moved her way up to the Property Manager. She lives in Bethlehem, GA wither her husband Doug and two boys Mason (13) and Landon (5) and their dog Harley. In her free time, she enjoys watching her boys play baseball and going to the beach.


Lakeside: 1000 Lakeside Drive Athens GA 30605
Hillside: 425 Riverbend Pkwy Athens, GA 30606

Leasing Office


Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to have an individual lease?

Individual leasing means that each person is only responsible for their portion of the common areas and their bedroom. If your roommate ends up not coming back for the spring semester, you’re not responsible for their payment.

What is included in the rent?

The Park at Athens rent includes: Internet, water, sewer, trash & recycling, washer & dryer, and access to all of The Park at Athens’ amenities, and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.

Do you have a roommate matching system?

Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don’t have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Sheet that you will fill out to let us know more about what you’re looking for in a roommate. Then, we spend weeks in the summer figuring out the best match for you based on that information.

When is my rent due?

You have three installment payment options to pay the entire amount due under the lease – one installment, two installments, or twelve installments.  If you choose to pay a single installment for the entire amount, that single installment is due August 1.  If you choose to pay in two semester installments, those installments are due August 1 and January 1.  If you choose to pay in twelve installments, the first installment is due on August 1 and the remaining eleven installments are due on the 1st of the next eleven months.  Please note that these are all installment payment options and not monthly rent.

How do I pay my rent?

We accept payment via check, money order, or through the online system.

Do you allow pets?

The Park at Athens is pet-friendly in specified buildings. Please contact the leasing office for additional details regarding bringing your pet to live at The Park at Athens.

Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?

The Park at Athens’ insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We suggest getting renter’s insurance for this reason. It is generally inexpensive and will cover your personal belongings if something were to happen.

What if I need to break my lease or don't return for the spring semester?

The Park at Athens’ lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at The Park at Athens after signing your lease, you will need to re-let. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.

What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?

If you need maintenance, simply go to your resident portal on our website and fill out a maintenance request. You can also call or stop by the front desk. If it is an emergency, please notify the front office immediately.

What furniture is provided?

All apartments include a full set of furniture, including full-size beds, dressers, desks, a leather style sofa and lounge chair, coffee table and entertainment stand, plus a dining set or counter stools. The Park at Athens also comes fully equipped with a refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer & dryer.

How do I receive mail and packages?

Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on The Park at Athens’ property. Packages that are unable to fit in your mailbox will be delivered to the front office where you will be notified to come pick it up.

What do I need to bring to my new apartment?

We suggest that you bring:

  • Bedding for a Full-Size bed
  • Toiletries
  • Dishes/Cookware
  • Decorations to make your new room feel like home!

What kinds of events do you have at The Park at Athens?

The Park at Athens has resident events that range from pizza parties to Taco Tuesdays. Not only is there free food at events, but it’s also a great way to meet people!

Are leases for families with children available?

Yes. The property’s policy is included here for family occupants with a child(ren) under the age of eighteen (18) who is domiciled with (i) at least one parent, legal guardian, or another person having legal custody of the child under the age of eighteen, or (ii) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with written permission of such parent or other person. For family households with children, all household members age eighteen (18) or older must: (A) complete an application, and (B) sign the lease as a Resident. For family households with children under the age of eighteen (18), at least two (2) people will be permitted to occupy a single bedroom. If a family household with children under the age of eighteen (18) requires additional occupancy per bedroom, additional occupants may be allowed on a case-by-case basis based on factors including, but not limited to, the size of the bedroom(s) and unit, age of the children, configuration of the unit, any physical limitations of the property, and local occupancy codes. If the child occupant reaches eighteen (18) years of age during the term of the lease, the lease will be allowed to complete its term, but renewal will only be offered in compliance with the occupancy policy as stated. Child occupants who are under twenty-four (24) months at the time the lease is signed will not be counted under the occupancy policy for purposes of maximum occupancy but will be counted for subsequent leases if they reach the age of twenty-four (24) months during the term of the lease. The Landlord has the right to lease any empty bedroom(s). Families should contact the office directly regarding the application for family households, as this process varies from individual leasing and the required forms are not all available electronically.

What if I don't have a Guarantor?

No guarantor? No Problem, The Park at Athens offers Leap as an option! For students, our lease comes with a Leap Guarantor Waiver Fee Addendum that will auto-enroll you, with a small fee added to your rental installment, should you elect to sign without a guarantor. For non-students, Leap is a quick and easy process that fills in for a guarantor or parent co-signer. Leap's application is free online and takes around 5 minutes to complete. You will get a conditional decision without 30 minutes during normal business hours. Click here to apply or contact the office for more information.