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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Elf Academy

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Elf Academy is back! Join us on Saturday, December 3! 

Registration for this fun hands-on event will open on November 15th for residents and non-residents! This program is available for kids ages 3 - 12. Elves will work their way through different...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Merry Municipal

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December 8th at Municipal Park

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Clayton Youth Council Launches Community Service Initiative

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Clayton Youth Council members from Johnston County high schools have committed to volunteering 1,000 hours by the end of the 2022-2023 school year through their community service initiative, “The Art of Coming Together.”  


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Posted on: July 29, 2022

A Deep Dive into the Municipal Park Splash Pad

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Municipal Park re-opened in early July 2022 and unveiled the Town of Clayton’s first splash pad. This highly anticipated feature provides the community with a unique play experience that is inclusive, thoughtfully designed, and refreshingly fun....

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Posted on: July 23, 2022

Park renamed in honor of former Globetrotter

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The Town of Clayton has officially unveiled Donald “Clyde” Sinclair Park in honor of the former Harlem Globetrotter. 

The Town held a special ceremony on July 23, to rename All-Star Park, located at 400 E. Front Street, to Dona...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Municipal Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


The official Municipal Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Monday, July 18, 2022. Clayton Parks and Recreation extends many thanks everyone who helped bring this project to life and is excited to share this space with the community.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Section of Sam’s Branch Greenway closing Monday, April 18

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Beginning Monday, April 18, the section of the Sam’s Branch Greenway between Covered Bridge Road and the Ashcroft Subdivision will be closing to the public.  

The closure is needed as a public safety measure, while a new transmission pipeline is p...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

What's New in 2022 at Clayton Parks and Recreation!

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Happy New Year! Start your new year off right at Clayton Parks and Recreation.

We offer group fitness classes for every level of experience. From total body toning to line dancing for beginners, you will be sure to reach your new year goals here!

Our new Tr...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Municipal Park Ground Breaking

Municipal Park Ground Breaking

On December 9, 2021, Clayton Parks and Recreation officially broke ground on the new Municipal Park. The park is being renovated by Balfour Beatty and is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2022.It will feature a brand-new playground, splash pad, two new ...
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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Dean Penny receives the Larry Bailey Award

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Congratulations to Dean Penny for receiving the Larry Bailey Award on behalf of the Clayton Community Recreation Foundation. 

Mr. Penny has been on the Clayton Community Recreation Foundation board for over 15 years and is the forerunner for the C...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Proposed Municipal Park improvements

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On Wednesday, November 10, a special Town Council meeting was held to address the proposed Municipal Park improvements and the progress of Clayton's Parks and Recreation Bond. 

Here are two images that were presented to Council during the...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

East Clayton Community Park begins $6.2 million upgrade

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Major renovations are officially underway at the 65-acre East Clayton Community Park. 

The park will receive $6.2 Million in upgrades including two lighted artificial turf fields, expanded parking, and accessibility improvements as part of the $18...

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