Community Center

Location

50 NW 1st Avenue
Phone: (561) 243-7250
Facilities: 
Basketball Courts, Drinking Fountain, Gymnasium, Kitchen, Locker Rooms, Meeting Room, Multipurpose Room, Recreation Center, Restrooms, Stage
Activities: 
Aerobics, Basketball, Crafts
Hours of Operation  
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Staff at this location  
Parks and Recreation Director Suzanne F. Davis, CPRP
Recreation Superintendent Alberta Gaum-Rickard, CPRP
Recreation Supervisor III/Athletics Tom Kwiatek
Marketing/Promotions/Special Events Danielle Beardsley
Administrative Office Manager Rick Wagner
Executive Assistant Sherry Dungey
Administrative Assistants Gail Vanhove,
Ilonka Weinstein
Staff Assistant II Lawanda Jackson
Night and Weekend Recreation Supervisor I Irving Adams
Sunday Recreation Supervisor I Lawton Martin
Building Maintenance Worker James Navarette

The Community Center has the following areas available for public use:

  • gymnasium and stage area
  • locker rooms
  • kitchen
  • five multi-purpose rooms

The seating capacity of the gymnasium for athletic events is three hundred eighty-seven in the bleachers, and five hundred eighty-seven for performances on the stage (200 floor seating). The five multipurpose rooms can hold up to 30-75 people each. The Community Center houses the Parks and Recreation Department Administrative offices. To reserve any of the multi-purpose rooms please contact Lawanda Jackson at (561) 243-7250 or jacksonl@mydelraybeach.com or visit the Permit and Rental page to print a Permit Application.

The Community Center is host to an Out of School Program for one hundred children between the ages of five and twelve years. This Program provides recreational activities during holidays and school vacations and has an inclusion program for children requiring special needs recreation programming. The city funds $16,000 per year for ARC, formerly known as the Association for Retarded Citizens, for the inclusion program. For more information on programs and classes offered at the Community Center, please visit the Programs and Activities page.

The Community Center is the home of numerous special events throughout the year. These include the Delray Beach Historical Society's annual Antique Show, the ATP International Tennis Tournament, and the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic.