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

NOTE: Black & Williams Neighborhood Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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 Adult & Tenant Services and the Youth Development Center.

Castlewood Community Center

NOTE: The Castlewood Community Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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

Center hours:
Monday – Thursday: 3:30 – 9 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 – 7 p.m.

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

Charles Young Center

NOTE: The Charles Young Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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.

Dunbar Community Center

NOTE: The Dunbar Community Center is currently closed for programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the center is open as a voting location

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

Center hours:
Monday – Thursday: 3:30 – 9 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 – 7 p.m.

Weight Room Hours:
Open year-round
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – noon, 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Dunbar Community Center offers activities including arts & crafts, cooking classes, kickball, homework help, step aerobics 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 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

3460 Campus Way
Phone: (859) 971-3068
Fax: (859) 971-3068
Program Administrator: Mattie Morton

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

NOTE: The Kenwick Community Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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

Center hours:
Monday – Thursday: 3:30 – 9 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 – 7 p.m.

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

William Wells Brown Community Center

NOTE: The William Wells Brown Community Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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 year – adult 
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Adult fitness
Tuesday & Thursday:  5 – 9 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.

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