More than 30 decades of great parks & recreation!
Over the years the parks department has grown with the addition of Clayton Community Park, Legend Park, All-Star Park and East Clayton Community and Dog Park. In 2010 the Clayton Community Center opened as a new home for the department complete with an indoor walking trail, pottery and art room and basketball court. The Recreation department is responsible for miles of paved greenway throughout town, baseball, softball and soccer fields, picnic shelters and more. Clayton Parks and Recreation hosts youth and adult athletic leagues, Summer Camps, After School, fitness, art and pottery classes and more. The department coordinates the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday, Independence Day Celebration with live music and fireworks, two Halloween Events, and a Santa’s Workshop. Come out and join us to discover why Clayton is ”The Premier Community for Active Families”.
To see sports schedules and more, visit www.quickscores.com/clayton.
Wanda Bowman - Administrative Support Specialist 919-553-1550
Mike Beasley - Property Maintenance Supervisor 919-553-0166
Jimmy Bradley - Athletic Supervisor 919-553-1551
Nick Rummage - Athletic Coordinator 919-553-1550
Amy McClain - Recreation Program Coordinator 919-553-1555
Matt Lorion - Recreation Center Supervisor 919-553-1554
Larry Bailey - Director 919-553-5777
Clayton Parks & Recreation Department
P.O. Box 879, Clayton, NC 27528 (Mailing Address)
715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton, NC 27520 (Clayton Community Center and Offices)
Clayton Community Center Hours:
Summer Hours (March 1 to Oct. 31):
Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Winter Hours (Nov. 1 to Feb. 29):
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Community Center will be closed on the following days:
Labor Day……......................September 1
Veterans Day………….....…...November 11
Thanksgiving Day……….......November 27–30
New Year's Day………........…January 1
Martin Luther King Day…....January 19
Message from Parks & Recreation Director Larry Bailey:
With the arrival of fall and winter we usually think of indoor activities, but don’t miss one of the best times of the year to explore our parks, trails, and greenways. The foliage is beautiful and the walk or ride is even more invigorating without the humidity of summer or as many bugs!
We continue to offer your favorite programs and special events, such as our youth basketball leagues, annual Halloween and Christmas events, art, pottery, and exercise classes. But you’ll also see new youth nature programs designed for a variety of age groups. Children have a natural curiosity but don’t always have an opportunity to learn about their surrounding environment. These will be hands-on, get outside, types of programs led by an experienced instructor.
For our senior adults, please note the programs designed just for you, but do not feel you are limited to just those programs. We have seniors enjoying many of our other programs including Zumba, art, and pottery classes.
Be sure to come and try the new sport of pickleball or volunteer to work in our community garden. The community garden program is being expanded with the addition of a new greenhouse made possible by a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield. You can sign up for one of the three multi-week garden classes taught by the Johnston County Extension Service and Master Gardener volunteers to learn more about growing your own food.
Hopefully you will find something here of interest. If not, please let us know. Take advantage of our programs and facilities and see why the Town of Clayton is
“The Premier Community for Active Families.”