Community centers

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


Black & Williams Neighborhood Center

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

NOTE: The Castlewood Community Center is currently closed. 

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

Center hours:
Monday – Thursday: 3 – 8 p.m.
Friday: 3 – 7 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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

Charles Young Center

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.

The 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

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

Center hours:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Weight room hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – noon, 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Note: The gym will be closed from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 30 for the S.T. Roach basketball and cheerleading camps. 

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

Gainesway Community Center

NOTE: Gainesway Community Center is currently closed.  

3460 Campus Way
Phone: (859) 971-3068
Fax: (859) 971-3068
Program Administrator: Kelly Justice

Center hours:
Closed for the season

The Gainesway Community Center offers after-school programs for residents of Gainesway and the surrounding neighborhoods. Activities include homework assistance, a computer lab, a community garden, karate class, workshops, college tours and camps during school breaks.

Kenwick Community Center

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

Center hours:
Monday – Thursday: 3 – 8 p.m.
Friday: 3 – 7 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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

William Wells Brown Community Center

NOTE: The William Wells Brown Community Center is currently closed. 

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

Center hours:
Monday – Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Elementary age
Monday – Friday:  6 – 7:30 p.m.
Middle school age
Monday & Friday:  7:30 – 9 p.m. 
Wednesday:  6 – 7:30 p.m.
High school age
Wednesday:  7:30 – 9 p.m.
Age 16 years – adult 
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Adult fitness
Tuesday & Thursday:  6 – 7 p.m.

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