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.

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

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

After School Program - Pre-K through 5th Grades
2:30-6p.m.  Fee:$125 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 per couple; $20 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.


Candy Cane Hunt - ages 3-12
December 6, 2014
12-2p.m.  Informational Poster            
Enjoy a candy cane hunt, hot apple cider & cocoa with SANTA. Santa will be our official starter of the event and will escort participants back to the Center for refreshments. Participants will then have an opportunity to give Santa their holiday wish list.


MLK Day Activities - ages 4-10
January 19, 2015
10a.m.-1p.m.  Fee:$2 per person
School is out and it's time to get the kids out of the house for story time, a movie, crafts and a short writing activity about "Dreams" - all in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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


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

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