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Community Center: 

Hours of Operation: 
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.

Summer Hours (March 1 – Oct. 31):
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
​Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Physical Address:
715 Amelia Church Road
Clayton, NC 27520

Click HERE or click on the picture of our Program & Events guide!

Here's a message about what's ahead from Parks & Recreation Director Larry Bailey:

Fall is one of the best times to get out on our trails and greenways to enjoy the cooler temps and colorful foliage. We have a new section of trail now open: the Clayton Community Center Pedestrian Connector! This 10 ft. wide paved trail connects our  Community Center and Downtown Clayton. The trail is about 1.2 miles long and includes a scenic bridge across Little Creek. Most importantly, you don’t have to risk crossing busy, 4-lane U.S. 70 thanks to an underpass on Lombard Street.

Sam’s Branch Greenway boasts a new addition: the Little Free Library! This Library was the idea of 2016  Miss Clayton Ashtin Gill and is located near our Outdoor Public Art Butterfly Garden and benches. It includes a variety of books to help visitors identify trees, insects, birds, and wildlife. You’ll find the library about 1 mile from the Sam’s Branch Trailhead parking lot, just before you reach the Neuse River. You may exchange or leave a book, but we would like for the children’s nature books to remain for all to enjoy.

Construction has started on our first 18-hole Disc Golf Course located at East Clayton Community Park. Work will continue through fall so watch for announcements as to when it will be open for play. The course is located in a beautiful wooded section where there are ravines and granite rock outcrops adding to the
challenge. There will be tee boxes for beginners and experts. Special thanks to Bobby Henn and the many volunteers who have supervised the design and construction.

New exercise, art, and pottery classes are continuously running at the Community Center this fall. Our elevated walking track is open all day and is a great way to stay active when the weather outside isn’t cooperating. Our Community Garden always needs volunteers and new garden classes are held throughout the year.

In October, we’ll host our Halloween Hayride at Community Park,  our Downtown Halloween Parade, our fall Special Needs Dance, and the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals in bocce and cornhole. Browse our programs here in this guide, register at ClaytonParks.org, and like us on Facebook at @ClaytonNCParks. Hopefully, you’ll find something for every member of your family.  Take advantage of our programs and facilities and see why Clayton is “The Premier Community for Active Families”!


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