About Us

Program GuideThe Clayton Community located at 715 Amelia Church Road, is open to the public. Our mask mandate policy has been reinstated for all guests 5 years of age and older when inside the Clayton Community Center. This mandate goes into effect immediately as our guests' and employees' health and wellness continue to be our priority.

Masks may be temporarily removed while engaging in, or immediately recovering from strenuous activity such as aerobic exercises or sports requiring high levels of physical activity. Upon completion of the activity, masks must be returned to the face.

Building and Walking Track Hours

Monday through Friday
7 am to 9 pm

8 am to 4 pm

Closed Sundays

Our new game room, which is home to two pool tables, foosball, and more is also open to all community center members! Hours may vary.

Other Activities

  • Shelter and gym rentals are available.
  • Greenways, trails, athletic fields, shelters, playgrounds and restrooms.
  • Staff are routinely cleaning restrooms and playgrounds per CDC and NCDHHS guidance.
  • Follow ClaytonNCParks on social media for recreation events and updates.

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, please check the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website.

Our Fall/Winter Program guide is here! View the guide (PDF) to see what upcoming programs we have available!

About Us

More than 3 decades of great parks and recreation!

Over the years, the parks department has grown with the addition of Clayton Community 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; fitness, art and pottery classes; and more.

To see sports schedules and more, visit Quickscores.

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Larry Bailey Scholarship

Larry Bailey was the Director of the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department from 1980 until 2018. Larry believes that recreation, parks and open space are extremely important to a healthy community, and through his commitment he helped make Clayton the community it is today. After his retirement, Larry's friends, family and co-workers established the Larry Bailey Scholarship, to help continue his passion for providing recreation opportunities for all children. All money given to the scholarship fund is donated with the hope that a child who is not able to participate in a Clayton Parks and Recreation program due to lack of funds can be awarded a scholarship to help pay registration fees.

To apply please fill out the Application (PDF) and return it to the Clayton Community Center.

  1. Scott Barnard

    Parks & Recreation Director
    Phone: 919-553-1550

  1. Kelly Young

    Program Support Specialist
    Phone: 919-553-1550

  1. Lauren Lambert

    Marketing and Special Events Coordinator
    Phone: 919-553-1555

  1. Mike Beasley

    Property Maintenance Supervisor
    Phone: 919-553-0166

  1. Jimmy Bradley

    Operations and Athletics Superintendent
    Phone: 919-553-1551

  1. Matt Lorion

    Administrative and Programs Superintendent
    Phone: 919-553-1554

  1. Joni Hubble-Zeneberg

    Recreation Program Coordinator (Senior, Teen, Art and Pottery Programs)
    Phone: 919-553-1550, ext. 2