Parks & Recreation

Allen Jay Recreation Center

1073 E. Springfield Road (get directions)
High Point, NC 27263
(336) 883-3509
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From time to time this facility will be closed due to weather, maintenance, or private events.  Other events and programs may be changed or cancelled.  Please click on the "Closings, Cancellations & Changes" tab on the left of this page for more information.

Summer hours of operation:  Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-9:00pm; Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm.

Fall/Winter hours of operation:  Monday & Wednesday, 9:00am-9:00pm; Tuesday, 2:00pm-9:00pm; Thursday, 1:00pm-9:00pm; Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm.  These hours will be in effect during the Guilford County School calendar year. Allen Jay Recreation Center was built in 2008. The center is located in Allen Jay Park at 1073 E. Springfield Road. This facility was funded through the 2004 Bond Referendum and was intended to replace the previous recreation center which was housed at the Old Rock Gym at Allen Jay Middle School, which was closed in December 2004.Allen Jay

The center features a gymnasium, large activity room, kitchen, game room and craft room. The park features three lighted baseball/softball athletic fields, two lighted tennis courts, a lighted outdoor basketball court, two small shelters and a playground. A variety of programs and activities are held at the center year round.

The center is available for rental opportunities to the public when not in use for regular operational programs and activities. You may rent the center for reunions, wedding receptions, graduation parties or any type of family gathering you may have. Call the center to request a date and obtain rates.

Current Programs

Adult Lunchtime Basketball - ages 18+
Monday & Wednesday
12-2p.m.  Fee:$2.00 per person
Informational Poster            
Drop in for a little lunchtime workout. Hoop it up with some friendly pickup play. Program will run through July 30.


After School Program - Pre-K through 5th Grades
August 25, 2014 - June 11, 2015
2:30-6p.m.  Fee:$125.00 per month
Registration Packet            
Quality programming and supervision for children. The program includes homework time, arts and crafts, field trips, guest speakers, movies, and physical and educational activities. Afternoon snack and transportation will be provided. Program runs during the school year.


AHOY Senior Exercise
Mondays & Wednesdays
9-10a.m.  A participant led, basic fitness class offered for seniors focusing on increasing flexibility, circulation and overall health.


Ballroom Dance Class - ages 21+
7-8p.m.  Fee:$40.00 per couple; $20.00 per single/per month
Instructor: Adina Harper
Informational Poster            
Ballroom dancing is fun and great for physical activity! This class will cover the basics of a variety of ballroom dances and is open to beginners as well as more experienced dancers. Both couples and singles are welcome.


Cardio 101 - ages 18+
Tuesday & Thursday
August 5, 2014 - September 11, 2014
6-7p.m.  Fee:$5.00 per class or $50.00 for 6-weeks/per person
Instructor: Wayne Reed
Information & Registration            
This is an intense, hard core aerobics class incorporating dancing, hand weights, squats and more.


Chicks with Sticks: Intro to Crocheting - ages 13+
Tuesday & Thursday
September 2, 2014 - October 9, 2014
5-6:30p.m.  Fee:$25.00 per person
Instructor: Mandy Grainger
Information & Registration            
Want to learn how to create your own crocheted masterpiece? By the time you complete this class, you will be a pro.


Flag Football - ages 5-7
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
August 5, 2014 - September 27, 2014
6-8p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday), 10a.m.-12p.m. (Saturday)  Fee:$30.00 per person
Information & Registration            
Beginner's flag football league focusing on game rules, catching, passing, field position, sportsmanship and an appreciation of teamwork. No score is kept.


Walk the Walk
Come out and enjoy our outdoor walking trail. The trail is approximately 1/2 mile long. Come out and get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.


Write it Out Loud Summer Enrichment Camp - Grades K-5th
7:30a.m.-6p.m.  Fee:$65.00 per person/per week, plus activity fees
Registration Packet            
This camp will have various themes throughout the 11-weeks for youth to engage in a learning environment. Campers will explore various creative writing art forms to enhance their writing skills. They will have opportunities to create super heroes, use creative energies in spoken word/poetry, explore journalism and create a children's book. Campers will also engage in various other summer activities like swimming, playing games, watching movies and many other activities in a safe, fun environment.


High Point Parks & Recreation Department
136 Northpoint Avenue • High Point, NC 27262 • (336) 883-3469 • Fax - (336) 883-8524

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