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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: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Winter Hours (Starting Nov. 1):
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.

Physical Address:
715 Amelia Church Road
Clayton, NC 27520

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Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Clayton Community Park is annually held on the morning of Friday, March 25, 2016. The Egg Hunt is for preschoolers (roughly age 5 and under) and will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny will arrive on a Clayton Fire Engine to meet and take pictures with the whole family! Plan to arrive early, parking is limited.

Breakfast with the Bunny

This fun event is aimed at children 5 & under who will enjoy pancakes, crafts and a story with the Easter Bunny at the Clayton Community Center.  Join us Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10 a.m. You must pre-register so click here to reserve your spot! 

NC Senior Games

Are you 50 or older?  Do you know someone that is 50 or older? Get out for some fitness, fun and friendship!  2016 marks the 29th year of the NC Senior Games featuring everything from the 100 meter dash to cornhole, from pickleball to basketweaving. The games are April 6- 22, 2016 and you must register by March 4, 2016 The Registration Form is available online by clicking here


Clayton Road Race

The annual Clayton Road Race is held on the second Saturday in May on the streets of Downtown Clayton. Join us Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9 a.m. for the 33rd running of this popular 5K.  Runners and walkers age 7 and up can register right now online. Ages 6 & under can participate in the .1 mile Tot Trot.   This is a certified course by US Track & Field so timing chips and free T-shirts are provided! Click here to find out more and register! 

Senior Recognition Day

Always the third Friday in May in the Council Chambers of The Clayton Center at 111 E. Second Street. Citizens ages 55 & up are invited to join us for a little fun and excitement as Clayton appreciates its Seniors! Free food, music and entertainment for your enjoyment! Mark your Calendar for May 20, 2016!

Run, Jump and Throw

Events include long jump, softball throw, 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m, 4 x 100m relay. Register at the Clayton Community Center or online by May 30. Registration forms are available by visiting this link. June 4, 2016 Check in 9:30 a.m.
Boys & Girls, Ages 9-14 (as of 12/31/14), Age Divisions: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, East Clayton Community Park.

July 4th Celebration

Join us Monday, July 4, 2016 for our decades-old Independence Day Celebration in Municipal Park on West Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton.  Activities start at 4 p.m. and include free ice cream, free watermelon a free concert by North Tower, free fire truck spray down, and a free basketball competition.  There's also inflatable rides, a cornhole tournament, food trucks and other yummy concessions.   Fireworks start at DARK.  We’ve said it before—but this year we REALLY mean it: the ONLY place to see an awesome fireworks show is AT MUNICIPAL PARK!  This year we're enhancing the ground show at the park adding dozens of more shells!  The display will not be as visible from remote locations as it was in the past - views from anywhere else but Municipal Park will be obscured - don't be disappointed!  Let the traffic die down and stay after the fireworks for continued music and rides! Enhanced parking and traffic details coming soon!

NFL Pepsi Punt Pass & Kick Competition

Participants compete on an individual basis in their age division and receive one punt, one pass and one kick. The final score will consist of the cumulative total for the three events. Register at the Community Center or online. More information and registration is available by visiting nflppk.com. A birth certificate is required at competition to participate. Boys & Girls. Ages 6-14 (as of 12/31/15).  Age Divisions: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15.  East Clayton Community Park.  Check back for dates.

Halloween Hayride

Meet Halloween characters, play games and win prizes as you ride around the trail at Clayton Community Park.  Join us Friday, October 28, 2016 beginning at 4 -6 p.m.  

$5 per child over the age of 2. Adults ride for free.


Halloween Parade

Trick or Treat in Downtown Clayton! This holiday tradition allows costumed preschoolers and their parents to take over Main Street…marching down the sidewalks where they are greeted by local business owners who are waiting to hand them goodies and treats.  Once you've filled up your bags with goodies, everyone is invited to Town Square (corner of Main and Fayetteville Streets) where the fun continues with games and more goodies for the children. Monday, October 31, 2016


Santa Calls

Would your children love to get a call from Santa? Santa will be making calls to Clayton Children the second week of December! Registration forms will be available in the middle of November. This is a free service for children Age 3 to 2nd grade. Check back for 2016 dates.




Santa’s Workshop

Enjoy a family morning before the annual Clayton Christmas Parade and join us Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clayton Community Center! Children can make crafts and visit with Santa, Free with the donation of two canned goods.
December 10, 2016


Special Needs Dance

Every year, we host this themed dance for special needs participants in middle school or older.  You have to wear soft-soled shoes so we don't scuff up the gym floor at the Clayton Community Center, but that just makes it easier to dance!  Great volunteers from Clayton Youth Council and other organizations help make this possible. 2016's dance has come and gone but check back later for dates on the next one! Check out this video from past years! 

For information on other events offered by the Town of Clayton visit Downtown Clayton - Events.


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