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Community Center: 

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

Can you believe it is almost November?  There are only a few weeks left before Thanksgiving and before we know it Christmas will be here. There is a lot going on in all of our parks, including the BRAND new Harmony Playground at East Clayton Community Park. Here are a few other things happening in the coming weeks, follow us on Facebook for even more!

 Community Garden Fall Workshop and Tour

Get all your gardening questions answered by Johnston County Master Gardeners. Take a casual stroll around the Community Garden while discussing topics like: best practices for growing and harvesting fall produce, how to maintain a vegetable garden plot, when and how to plant specific crops, how to test soil, and more. Children ages 4-12 will receive special instruction and demonstrations providing for a unique hands-on learning experience.

Saturday    November 7    9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Rain Date is 11/14.

 JO-COupon Clippers

Couponing can be intimidating. But if you want to learn how to save money on your household needs by using coupons, then you are in the right place! Sign up for our email club so we can inspire you with secrets and strategies to save big and equip you with the tools you need to shop specific stores in our area. This free club is appropriate for newbies and veterans.

santa calls

Santa Calls

 The Big Man called us from the North Pole and has asked us to help patch calls from the North Pole to your home.

Tuesday December 8th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. & Thursday December 10th 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is available from November 23 – December 4 online at ClaytonParks.org. This free service is for Clayton-area residents aged 3-8.

 Santa’s Workshop

The Clayton Youth Council (CYC) is making gift-giving a little easier by hosting a Drive-Thru Santa's Workshop. They have prepared craft kits for children age 3-12 to make at home. Santa will be making each craft on the Clayton Parks and Recreation Facebook page each evening at 6:30 p.m. from Saturday, December 12th - Friday, December 18th.

To get a craft kit register at ClaytonParks.org/Register starting November 1st and plan to drive through the Clayton Community Center on Saturday December 12th between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for pick up. CYC will be collecting a cash donation for Harbor of Johnston County. 


Clayton Community Center Update

There are some much needed renovations underway at the Clayton Community Center. The front desk is being replaced in order to more effectively serve patrons, the gym floor and track are being refinished and the area between the track and back wall (see picture) is being filled in, in order to provide floor space for more exercise equipment. Construction should start any day, and contractors plan to finish by the end of the year.

Our goal is to welcome our members back into the building after the first of the year. We will continue to follow any guidance set by the NC Governor's office at that time. This means that all indoor programming, including the use of the track and all classes will be on hold. We will continue to welcome you into our parks, at outdoor programs, and on our outdoor walking track.

Youth Basketball Season

The end of October normally brings cool weather, changing leaves and the start of our youth basketball season. However, due to restrictions put in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19, as well as building construction that has kept the Clayton Community Center closed, our winter basketball season is currently on hold.

We are hopeful to be able to offer youth basketball activities in some form after the first of the year. Once a decision on what that may look like has been made, that decision will be widely published so that parents can prepare for any and all activities.

What are we doing to keep everyone safe?

  • All classes will take place outside, under a covered awning.

  • Advanced registration is required, no drop-ins will be accepted.

  • No fitness equipment will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own.

  • Drop-in childcare is not provided at this time.

  • There will be access to the bathrooms. 

  • Water fountains are not available.

  • Please bring a mask for when social distancing is not possible.

  • Temperatures and a health screening will be required prior to each class.

Please reach out if you have any questions

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