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
Black & Williams Neighborhood Center offers the Eldercrafters program for Fayette County residents 60 years of age and older.
Castlewood Community Center
Charles Young Center
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
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Weight room hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – noon, 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – noon
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.
Gainesway Community Center
Closed for the season
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
NOTE: Kenwick Community Center will be closed for maintenance Dec. 27, 2021 – Jan. 7, 2022.
Monday – Thursday: 3 – 8 p.m.
Friday: 3 – 7 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Kenwick Community Center offers activities including indoor soccer, open gym, arts & crafts, pool, esports, and much more.
William Wells Brown Community Center
NOTE: William Wells Brown Community Center is only open to students at that elementary school.
Monday – Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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.
Tuesday & Thursday: 6 – 7 p.m.
William Wells Brown Community Center offers activities including aerobics, adult wellness, Zumba, arts & crafts, yoga, a walking club, and more. This center also offers a weight room.