City Hall - Clayton, NC
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Clayton Parks & Recreation

The Clayton Community Center is a beautiful, 32,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a gymnasium with a suspended walking track, classrooms, and the Parks & Recreation offices. You'll find us at 715 Amelia Church Road in Clayton, right at the intesection Shotwell Road and just on the other side of Clayton Community Park.


We're open: Monday: Thursday 8am - 9pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm -5pm  

View the 
JANUARY Gym Schedule

 New Fall & Winter Programs & Events

 Membership Information

See what we're working on for the future 
Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan Update 


Looking to Volunteer
We are always looking for volunteers! Opportunities include park beautification, special events and work in our community garden. If you are interested or know a group that is looking for community service opportunities, fill out the Volunteer Form and return it to the Community Center. If you have any questions, please contact us at 919-553-1550.

To see sports schedules and more, visit

Wanda Bowman- Administrative Support Specialist 919-553-1550

Mike Beasley - Property Maintenance Supervisor  919-553-0166

Jimmy Bradley - Athletic Supervisor  919-553-1551

Amy McClain - Recreation Program Coordinator  919-553-1555

Matt Lorion - Recreation Center Supervisor  919-553-1554

Larry Bailey - Director  919-553-5777

919-553-1550 (Front Desk)
919-553-1521 (fax)

Clayton Parks & Recreation Department
P.O. Box 879, Clayton, NC 27528 (Mailing Address)
715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton, NC  27520 (Community Center and Offices)

The excellent performance of Clayton Parks and Recreation is a key element in what makes Clayton “THE PREMIER COMMUNITY FOR ACTIVE FAMILIES.” We began developing our recreation system and parks more than thirty years ago with the acquisition of Municipal Park. Since that time, both the Playgroundtown and the park system have grown and upgraded dramatically with the addition of Community Park, Legend Park, and All-Star Park. The Recreation Department is responsible for three park sites containing five athletic fields, seven tennis courts, a basketball court, two sand volleyball courts, eight bocce courts, a bike trail---and in coordination with The Clayton Center, programs for fitness, education, and recreation. We sponsor adult athletic leagues, too, and coordinate efforts to provide outstanding youth sports programs. This department also handles community events such as the Easter Egg Hunt every Good Friday, Independence Day Celebration every July 4th with live music and fireworks, two Halloween events, and a Santa's Workshop in December for children to make gifts for Christmas. 

Parks and Recreation News

Legend Park - a legend among cyclists

Town Moving Ahead with New 60-acre Park

Local Resident Donates $20,000 for Parks