Facilities

Graham Recreation Center

311 College Street
Graham, NC 27253

Phone: (336) 570-6718

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm (subject to change based on season)
Sunday Closed

About the Graham Recreation Center

The Graham Recreation Center is approximately 16,500 square feet in size and has a full-size gym that is approximately 6,600 square feet with bleachers and 4 basketball goals.  The half-size gym or small gym is approximately 3,200 square feet in size and contains 2 basketball goals.  There is one multi-purpose room available for rent which is equipped with tables and chairs for approximately 40 people.

Other amenities for the Graham Recreation Center include a weight and fitness room, lockers, changing areas, and shower areas in both restrooms, as well as a warming kitchen. In the outdoors, the center features a large lighted playground with a Gaga Ball pit.

Weight & Fitness Room

Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 7:45pm & Friday 9:00am – 4:45pm
Ages: 16 & older
Cost: $1.00 per visit for ages 16-54 year old, 55+ is free
Available equipment: 2 treadmills, 1 elliptical, 1 recumbent bike, 1 stationary bike, free weights, universal weight station, & incline weight bench
To utilize the Weight & Fitness Room, just check in at the front desk, pay, and be sure to complete the one-time waiver. Weight & Fitness Room Rules

Weekly Programs

Gym Walking
Monday – Friday
Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm
For All Ages
Cost: Free
When arriving, just check in at the front desk and be sure to complete the one-time waiver. Appropriate non-marking athletic shoes are required.

Open Gym (in large gym)
Monday – Friday • Times: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday • Times: 10:00am – 1:30pm
Ages & Cost: 14 & older for $1 (ages 13 & below are welcome at no charge, must have adult supervision all times)
When arriving, just check in at the front desk, pay, and be sure to complete the one-time waiver. Appropriate non-marking athletic shoes are required.

Pickleball
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Open to all levels of play
When arriving, just check in at the front desk, pay, and be sure to complete the one-time waiver. Appropriate non-marking athletic shoes are required.

Senior Nutrition Congregate Meals
Monday – Friday
Ages: 60 years of age and older & their spouses, regardless of age
Promotes “the health and well-being of older adults through the provision of a nutritious meal five days per week. Nutrition education and appropriate supportive services are also provided to help enhance the person’s ability to remain independent. Congregate Nutrition Services shall be made available to persons 60 years of age and older and their spouses, regardless of age. A hot nutritious lunch is provided Monday-Friday for each participant. Daily activities are provided at each site including; health promotion, exercise activities, nutrition education, consumer education, shopping opportunities, and much more.” For more information, please contact Alamance County Community Services at  (336) 229-7031 or visit www.alamanceservices.org. 

Additional Programs

Special Olympics S.O. FIT
SuperTots Sports Academy

Facility Reservations and Table & Chair Rentals

Graham Recreation CenterGraham ResidentGeneral PublicCommercial
Entire Center
(Gym #1, Gym #2, Room #1 & kitchen)
$60 / hr. + staff fee$120 / hr. + staff fee$240 / hr. + staff fee
Room #1 (Multi-Purpose room, includes kitchen)$20 / hr. + staff fee$40 / hr. + staff fee$80 / hr. + staff fee
Gym #1 (Full Gym, includes kitchen)$30 / hr. + staff fee$60 / hr. + staff fee$120 / hr. + staff fee
Gym #2 (Half Gym, includes kitchen)$25 / hr. + staff fee $50 / hr. + staff fee$100 / hr. + staff fee
Supervisory Staff Fee
-Supervisory fees must be paid for all centers.
-An additional hour will be added to all rentals for staff preparations.
-Supervisory fees may be waived for the Graham Recreation Center during regular business hours and for full‐time employees of the City of Graham upon approval of the GRPD Director or Center Supervisor.
$15 / hr.$15 / hr.$15 / hr.
Cleaning Deposit
-Refundable and included in all rentals
$50$50$50
Table & Chair Rentals*
8 ft. Tables (10)$3.00 per table per day, plus $50.00 refundable cash deposit$3.00 per table per day, plus $50.00 refundable cash deposit$3.00 per table per day, plus $50.00 refundable cash deposit
Chairs$0.25 per chair per day$0.25 per chair per day$0.25 per chair per day

*Graham Recreation & Parks will rent tables and chairs to groups and individuals, only when said items are not in use for Department programs. 

Check Availability

Please contact the Graham Recreation Center for more information about reservations at (336) 570-6718.

Graham Civic Center

503 McGee Street
Graham, NC 27253

Reservations: (336) 570-6718

About the Civic Center

The 1956 construction of the Graham Civic Center was funded and supervised by the Graham Chapters of the Rotary, Kiwanis, Exchange and Jaycees Clubs on land donated by Dr. and Mrs. J.L. Johnson. Throughout the years, the Center hosted the Graham Rotary Club, Graham Optimist Club, Graham Lions Club, Graham Jaycees, Kiwanis Club of Graham and the Graham Exchange Club. After 50 years operating the Civic Center, the Civic Clubs of Graham donated the building and land to the City of Graham. The donation was used as matching funds to a grant the City of Graham received from the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF). The PARTF Grant was used to completely renovate the kitchen and restroom area of the Civic Center. Additions to the Civic Center grounds were also part of the PARTF Grant. A sand volleyball court and playground were also added. The Civic Center was re-opened in December, 2008. Since re-opening, the Graham Civic Center hosts meetings of the Graham Rotary Club and the American Legion Post 54 . The Center has also hosted community meetings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, showers, and family reunions.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs (short leash and in hand) are welcome in our parks. Please help keep our parks clean by cleaning up after your pet.

This is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, vape-free park.

Facility Reservations

Indoors: The main area of the Civic Center is approximately 29’ x 50’, seats approximately 75 people with 10 rectangular tables and 6 round tables. Other amenities for this facility include a small warming kitchen, guest Wi-Fi, and audio/visual equipment.

Outdoors: The park surrounding the Civic Center features a sand volleyball court, playground, green space, and a picnic shelter (first come, first served).

Graham Civic CenterGraham ResidentGeneral PublicCommercial
Full Center (includes kitchen)$20 / hr. + staff fee

$75 / 5 hrs. + staff fee

$132 / 10 hrs. + staff fee
$40 / hr. + staff fee

$150 / 5 hrs. + staff fee

$265 / 10 hrs. + staff fee
$80 / hr. + staff fee

$300 / 5 hrs. + staff fee

$530 / 10 hrs. + staff fee
Supervisory Staff Fee
-Supervisory fees must be paid for all centers.
-An additional hour will be added to all rentals for staff preparations.
-Supervisory fees may be waived for the Graham Recreation Center during regular business hours and for full‐time employees of the City of Graham upon approval of the GRPD Director or Center Supervisor.
$15 / hr.$15 / hr.$15 / hr.
Cleaning Deposit
-Refundable and included in all rentals
$50$50$50

Check Availability

Please contact the Graham Recreation Center for more information about reservations at (336) 570-6718.

Maple Street Center

306 South Maple Street
Graham, NC 27253

Reservations: (336) 570-6718

The Maple Street Center has a large hardwood floor ideal for any performing arts or active event. The main room measures approximately 29’ x 42’ perfect for any small rental of 40 or less. The center contains 30+ chairs, 3 card tables, and 2 six feet rectangle tables.

Exercise classes including Tai Chi, Ballroom Dance, Cards and Mahjong are just examples of a few classes being held at the Maple Street Center. The center is also available to rent for showers, birthday parties, family events, meetings, study groups, etc.

Facility Reservations

Maple Street CenterGraham ResidentGeneral PublicCommercial
Full Center (does not include a kitchen)$15 / hr. + staff fee$30 / hr. + staff fee$60 / hr. + staff fee
Supervisory Staff Fee
-Supervisory fees must be paid for all centers.
-An additional hour will be added to all rentals for staff preparations.
-Supervisory fees may be waived for the Graham Recreation Center during regular business hours and for full‐time employees of the City of Graham upon approval of the GRPD Director or Center Supervisor.
$15 / hr.$15 / hr.$15 / hr.
Cleaning Deposit
-Refundable and included in all rentals
$50$50$50

Check Availability

Please contact the Graham Recreation Center for more information about reservations at (336) 570-6718.

Graham Middle School Athletic Complex

Apollo Field

489 Goley Street
Graham, NC 27253

Apollo Field is used for football, flag football, soccer, and lacrosse.

Goley Street Field

301 Goley Street
Graham, NC 27253

Goley Street Field is used for youth baseball and softball. Facility also provides a sandstone walking track (.29 mile outer loop & .21 mile inner loop), including a StoryWalk®.

Johnson Avenue Field

402 Goley Street
Graham, NC 27253

Johnson Avenue Field is used for youth baseball and softball and has a grass infield.

Field Reservations

Check Availability

Please contact the Graham Recreation Center for more information about field reservations at (336) 570-6718.

Other Information

Brian Faucette, CPRP
Director 
(336) 513-5510

As a child, Brian who is a native of Graham, played baseball at Cooke Park, basketball at the Graham Recreation Center and pick-up football games at S. Graham Park.  He graduated from Graham High School and then UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Recreation Administration. He began his career with the Graham Recreation and Parks Department in 2001 as the Center Supervisor.  In 2003 he transitioned to Program Supervisor where he began the popular Thursday at Seven concert series in downtown Graham and the synthetic Ice Rink.  He also partnered with area Recreation Departments to create the Yee Haw River Paddle and has served as the athletic coordinator for Alamance-Burlington Senior Games.  Brian has served on the Boards of Alamance Arts and the Alamance County Children’s Museum.  In 2017, Brian became the City of Graham’s second full-time Recreation Director.

Vicky Braniff, CPRP 
Centers Supervisor 
(336) 570-6718 ext. 2

Vicky is a native of Pennsylvania where she attended Penn State University before moving to Wilmington and completing her Parks and Recreation Management Degree at UNC-Wilmington.  She came to Graham after serving as Athletics Coordinator and Special Olympics Coordinator for Wilmington Parks and Recreation. Vicky serves on several boards and committees and assists with Alamance/Burlington Senior Games.  In addition, she volunteers for NC Senior Games State Finals serving as a Tennis Event Manager.  Vicky handles the management and supervision of the Graham Recreation Center, Maple Street Center, and Graham Civic Center as well as reservations and rentals for the Recreation Center, Civic Center, South Graham Park, Bill Cooke Park, and Graham Regional Park.

Tel Fehlhafer, CPRP, CPSI 
Parks & Athletic Facilities Supervisor

Tel, known as the “Turf Dr.”, is a native of Illinois and attended the University of Tennessee, with an emphasis in Sports Turf Management.  Tel is responsible for the maintenance and preparation of all the City’s Athletic Fields as well as the Athletic Fields at the Graham Middle School complex.  Tel’s previous work experience includes working as the assistant groundskeeper for a professional baseball organization and was a head golf course superintendent for a semi/private golf course.

Steve Hadden, CPRP
Graham-Mebane Lake Warden
(919) 563-6544

Steve is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Before coming to Graham-Mebane Lake, Steve worked for the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As Warden, Steve manages Lake operations and enforces Lake regulations. Graham-Mebane Lake hosts numerous fishing and ski tournaments throughout the year as well as daily boating and bank fishing.

Kristen Herndon, CPRE, CPO, MS
Program Supervisor
(336) 513-5510

Kristen is from Greensboro, NC and received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Parks and Recreation Administration.  After she graduated from App., Kristen moved out west to Colorado for four years and continued to raft guide on several rivers in the state.  Kristen moved back to North Carolina in 2012 and received her Masters in Parks and Recreation Administration at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  Currently, she is responsible for the Mother’s & Father’s Day Programs, Slice of Summer, The Downtown Graham Ice Rink, Annual Downtown Graham Pumpkin Bash, Youth Fishing Day, Hall of Fame Banquet, and Movies in the park.  Kristen also does the advertising and marketing for the Graham Recreation and Parks Department.  She assists with Alamance/Burlington Senior Games and serves on many local committees.  If you have any questions on the events mentioned above or would like to sponsor any of these events, please contact Kristen.

Kris Kloepping, CPRP, MS
Athletic Supervisor
(336) 570-6718

Kris is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. His professional experience includes hospitality management, sport hospitality sales, coaching high school basketball, and collegiate game day operations.  He joined the City of Graham as an intern in the athletic department in 2016.  Kris coordinates year-round youth sports, including baseball, softball, spring & fall soccer, t-ball,  flag football, and basketball. He also coordinates various youth summer athletic camps, clinics, and manages all athletic facilities. Kris also serves as Basketball Coordinator for the Statewide Athletics Committee (SWAC) and oversees the youth recreation state basketball tournaments in North Carolina each spring. To reserve athletic fields managed by the City of Graham or for more information about youth athletics, contact Kris.

Mailing Address for the Graham Recreation and Parks Department:
PO Drawer 357
Graham, NC 27253

City ordinance Sec. 12-16. – “Regulation of smoking in public places.” prohibits any type of smoking, vaping, e-cigarettes or smokeless tobacco at any public place, including special events.

City ordinance Sec. 4-48. – “Parades, concerts, and special events; animals prohibited.” prohibits all pets/animals from any City of Graham special event.

City of Graham & FAA – “Policy for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Usage in Public Parks” prohibits the flying on drones in any area occupied by people and/or at special events. City of Graham Drone Policy