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Clayton Parks & Recreation Department

The 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.


Clayton Community Center



  • 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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.


  • 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 NC Department of Health and Human Services website.

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

2021 Fall-Winter Program Guide


A group of people enjoying an outdoor event
From the longerst running road race in the Triangle to our beloved small-town events like our traditional July 4th celebrations - we love hosting great events in Clayton!


A group of childred playing
Art, dance, fitness classes, athletics, camps and more, register for it all here.


A Trail
Stroll along the river, see outdoor art or bike to all the way to Raleigh, its all part of why we are The Premier Community for Active Families!


Picnic shelter rentals, hours at East Clayton Dog Park, when is the basketball court available? Maps, rental information and much more!


A child, playing catcher, throws a baseball
Boys soccer, girls softball, and adult leagues, we offer so many opportunities to play! Find out when to register and how to join a team.


Tow people enjoy playing a board game
Want to paint? Zumba? Garden? After school care? ALL AGES can find just the right program to stay active and connected to others.
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