Community Centers

The city operates several community centers located throughout Lexington. Activities offered vary at each center but most include programming for youth and adults.

Black & Williams Neighborhood Center

Managed by Social Services

498 Georgetown St.
Phone: (859) 300-5300
Fax: (859) 255-0926

Historical timeline

Black & Williams Neighborhood Center offers the Eldercrafters program for Fayette County residents 60 years of age and older.

The center also houses Community & Resident Services, the Parent and Guardians Empowered (PAGE) and the United Way of the Bluegrass Waypoint Center

Castlewood Community Center

Managed by Parks & Recreation

201 Castlewood Dr.
Phone: (859) 254-2470
Center Director: Tyrone Groves

Activities and more information

Hours

August – May
Monday – Thursday: 3 – 8 p.m.
Friday:  3 – 7 p.m.

Castlewood Community Center offers activities including arts & crafts, Table Tennis, homework help, basketball and more.

Charles Young Center

Managed by Social Services

540 E. Third St.
Phone:  (859) 225-6395

Center hours:  
Open year-round
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday:  1 – 8:30 p.m.

Charles Young Community Center programs include the Police Activities League, youth and teen activities, and senior activities. The center also houses a United Way of the Bluegrass Waypoint Center and WORK–Lexington. For more information on WORK–Lexington, call (859) 258-WORK (9675).

Dunbar Community Center

Managed by Parks & Recreation

545 N. Upper St.
Phone: (859) 288-2941
Center Director: Helen Smith 

Activities and more information

Hours

August – May 
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.  
Friday:  8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Sunday: 9 a.m. – noon (40 and over basketball only)

Weight room hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dunbar Community Center offers activities including arts & crafts, kickball, homework help and more. The center also includes a weight room and is home to some Parks & Recreation administrative offices.

Kenwick Community Center

Managed by Parks & Recreation

313 Owsley Ave.
Phone: (859) 266-6405
Center Director: Stephanie Bowling 

Activities and more information

Hours

August – May  
Monday – Friday: 2 – 8 p.m.

Kenwick Community Center offers activities including indoor soccer, open gym, arts & crafts, pool, esports, and much more.

Tates Creek Community Center

Managed by Parks & Recreation

(Previously known as Gainesway Community Center)
3460 Campus Way
Phone: (859) 288-2955

Activities and more information

Hours

August – May
Monday – Friday: 2 – 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Tates Creek Community Center offers after-school programs for residents of Gainesway and the surrounding neighborhoods. Activities include homework assistance, a community garden, and workshops.

William Wells Brown Community Center

Managed by Parks & Recreation

548 E. Sixth St.
Phone: (859) 389-6678
Center Director: Jill Chenault-Wilson

Activities and more information

Hours

August – May 
Monday – Friday: 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Two Saturdays per month)

William Wells Brown Community Center offers aerobics, adult wellness, Zumba, arts & crafts, yoga, a walking club and more. This center also offers a weight room.

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