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Welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina

Community Center: 

Hours of Operation: 
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
​Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Winter Hours (Nov. 1 – Feb. 28):
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 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

Click HERE or click on the picture of our Program & Events guide!

Here's a message about what's ahead from Parks & Recreation Director Larry Bailey:

Now is a great time to get outside and explore our parks and greenways. We have miles of trails ideal for walking, running, biking, canoeing or kayaking along the scenic Neuse River. You never know what you’ll see when you get on our greenways—it’s a nature wonderland. Some of our trails feature artwork by area students and artists and we even have a Little Free Library on Sam’s Branch Greenway where you can stop and relax with a book. We’ve tried to stock it with nature books that might help you identify the bugs, plants, or birds you see— and, yes, there have been bald eagles spottings along the river!

More trails are also being added and are in the works, Our newest greenway connector allows you to park at the Clayton Community Center and walk to Downtown Clayton without having to cross US Hwy 70. Construction is about to being on an extension of Sam’s Branch Greenway that will take the current trail under O’Neil/Covered Bridge Road and up to Legend Park and Municipal Park. Those parks are just a few blocks from restaurants, shops and breweries in Downtown Clayton. That project means two more parking areas to access Sam’s Branch Greenway and the River Walk on the Neuse greenways...imagine a 30+ mile bike ride from Falls Lake Dam in Raleigh all the way to Downtown Clayton!

Have you ever played disc golf? You now have that opportunity at East Clayton Community Park. Discs resembling a frisbee are thrown into a basket, with 18 baskets or “holes” over some beautiful wooded terrain. The game is scored like regular golf with a mix of par 3 and 4 holes. It’s a great family activity, so if you want to learn more let us know and we can help you get started. Run through the streets of Downtown Clayton in our annual Clayton 5K Road Race on May 12th. Then on July 4th join us in Municipal Park at 4 p.m. for games, food, rides, a free concert with Central Park band and, of course, our spectacular fireworks show starts at dark. So bring a blanket or lawn chair and mark your spot! If you want the best fireworks experience, you’ve got to be at the park!



Latest News
  • We hope you will join us 6 p.m. Monday, July 16 for the Clayton Town Council meeting at The Clayton Center/Town Hall,  111 East Second Street  in Downtown Clayton. You can view the  full agenda pa...

  • On Monday, Clayton Police are switching to a more traditional municipal police uniform: all Navy-Blue!   We’ve been testing different uniforms for nearly a year now – running sample uniforms throug...

  • Our Annual Water Quality Reports for 2017 are now available! Click here for the 2017 Town of Clayton Water Quality Report , which covers the majority of Town.  Click here for the 2017 Town of Clay...

  • All Town of Clayton facilities will be  closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day  – except for Municipal Park, where our 38th annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks begins at 4 p.m.! ...

  • Town of Clayton leaders and staff are mourning the passing of former Planning Director James “Skip” Browder. According to reports from family and friends, Browder, 72, was driving to Oak Island Thurs...

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