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Welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina

Community Center: 
919-553-1550

Community Center Hours
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 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

Important Changes Coming to our Memberships & Fees

Monday, July 1, 2019 starts off a new fiscal year for the Town of Clayton and we’re making some adjustments to memberships and fees.

MEMBERSHIP CHANGES:

RESIDENTS: Memberships are now FREE! 
Starting July 1, 2019, Town of Clayton residents no longer pay $5 for membership cards, instead they're FREE.  

NON-RESIDENTS: We’re simplifying non-resident memberships to two categories.
Starting July 1, 2019, non-residents can purchase memberships as an individual or as a family. The senior family discount is being discontinued, however, we are offering individual discounts to seniors (55+) and to middle/high school students.   

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Access to our state-of-the-art facility at the corner of Amelia Church & Guy roads seven days a week during operating hours! 
  • Free open gym times for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, preschool playtime and more! 
  • Access to our elevated indoor track, elliptical, and stationary bikes
  • Enjoy the benefits of early registration for all classes, programs, camps and athletics!  

Individual: Consists of an individual 18 – 54 years of age at time of membership registration
Family: Consists of all individuals living in the same household
Student: Defined as any individual enrolled in middle or high school at the time of membership registration. All students must have a parent and/or legal guardian come to the Community Center and register their child/student for a membership.
Senior:  An individual age 55 & over at time of membership registration.

MEMBERSHIPS NOW FOLLOW THE CALENDAR YEAR:

Memberships will now run Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. We’ve broken the year up into quarters, so the price will drop by 25% each quarter throughout the year. For example, if you buy a new membership on Monday, July 1st under the new structure, you won’t pay the full annual charge, you’ll pay half price for the last half of 2019. Moving forward, annual memberships will no longer include discounts for non-residents. If you have an existing non-resident annual membership and your year-long contract hasn't expired, please contact us before signing up for new programs, classes or athletics so we can be sure to honor your membership. There will be a $5.00 replacement fee for lost membership cards for all residents and non-residents.

RATE STRUCTURE CHANGES:

Below are the 2019 adjusted rates for classes, caps, programs, rentals and athletics which will go into effect Monday, July 1, 2019.  Residents receive 50% off the market rates because their Town taxes already fund the majority of the Parks & Recreation services. 
Membership rights are as defined by Clayton Parks and Recreation and memberships may be rescinded for cause or violation of policy.

Please call 919-553-1550 for more information on tournament and field rental add-ons. 

What’s the difference between a resident and a non-resident?

A Clayton address doesn’t automatically make you a Town of Clayton resident. There are many unincorporated areas of Johnston County with Clayton addresses. Clayton residents are people living in the Town limits of Clayton, who pay both Johnston County and Town of Clayton taxes. Click here and type in your address to see if you live inside Town of Clayton town limits/service area.  When you register, we’ll ask you to please show proof of your address with such things as a utility bill or driver’s license. 

Why are the rates changing and why do residents get half off? 

Every year we analyze our pricing to make sure we’re offering fair prices, staying competitive with the area’s market, helping cover costs and creating equity for tax-paying Town residents and non-residents.  All across the country, prices for things such as instructors, materials, uniforms, etc., are increasing. The Parks & Recreation Department has never made a profit from fees, meaning what we charge for memberships, classes, programs, rentals and athletics do not cover the costs of our entire budget. Most of our budget is supported by Town taxes. So, we have to find the balance in what we charge, knowing that whatever gap is left over after we collect fees is made up by the taxes paid by Town of Clayton residents. While what we spend outweighs what we bring in from fees, Town leaders know investing in Parks & Recreation facilities and programs improve Clayton’s quality of life and contribute to property values by creating an attractive, healthy, and active community. We work hard to maintain great parks, organize year-round athletics, host special events, offer after-school and summer camps and ensure people of all ages have a wide variety of ways to get active, learn new skills, encourage teamwork, build community and…have fun! If you have any questions about the changes, email us at info@TownofClaytonNC.org. 

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