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.


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


Allen J Bird Summer Cheer & Dance Camp - ages 6-12
June 16, 2014 - June 19, 2014
June 23, 2014 - June 26, 2014
June 30, 2014 - July 3, 2014
8a.m.-1p.m.  Fee:$50.00 per person/per week
Deadline for enrollment: 6/14/14
Instructor: Traci Tillman
Information & Registration            
This is an intense three-week performance camp in a mentally and physically challenging environment designed to teach and improve cheer skills. Participants will perform at the end of the session.


Ballroom Dance Class - ages 21+
May 1, 2014 - May 29, 2014
7-8p.m.  Fee:$40.00 per couple; $20.00 per single
Instructor: Adina Harper
Ballroom dancing is fun and great for physical activity! This class will cover the basics of a variety of ballroom dances. Good for beginners or persons who want to brush up on their steps. Both couples and singles are welcome.


Blood Pressure Awareness Workshop
April 29, 2014
10a.m.-12p.m.  Learn more about the risk factors, complications, lifestyle changes and prevention of high blood pressure. Blood pressure screenings and a questions and answer session with a public health professional.


Chicks with Sticks: Intro to Crocheting - ages 13+
Tuesday & Thursday
June 3, 2014 - July 10, 2014
5-6:30p.m.  Fee:$25.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 6/3/14
Instructor: Mandy Grainger
Want to learn how to create your own chroheted masterpiece? By the time you complete this class, you will be a pro.


Diabetes Awareness Workshop
April 21, 2014
May 20, 2014
10a.m.-12p.m.  This session will focus on the risk factors, complications, prevention and lifestyle changes associated with diabetes. Blood sugar screenings and individual consultations available and all participants receive a free diabetes care kit.


Pee Wee Basketball Skills Camp - ages 4-6
Tuesdays & Thursdays
June 3, 2014 - June 26, 2014
6:30-8p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 5/31/14
Information & Registration            
This is a great opportunity for your child to learn the fundamentals of basketball while having fun.


Teacher Work Day Program - Grades K-5th
May 26, 2014
7:30a.m.-6p.m.  Fee:$15.00 per person/per day
Deadline for enrollment: 3 days prior to program date
Informational Poster            
A safe and fun program for youth during spring break and teach workdays. Each day will have a designated topic or event and may include gym games, outside play, board and table games, movies and field trips. Participants are asked to bring lunch and two snacks each day. There is an additional charge for activity fees.


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
June 16, 2014 - August 22, 2014
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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