Public Recreation

Clay Center Recreation strives to enhance and improve the experience of our community and its visitors. We’d enjoy having a conversation regarding your interests and how we can best implement those enhancements, please contact us directly to set up a time.

Patrick Hayes, Public Recreation Superintendent

Current Programs Offered

Youth Soccer (2020 Registration Form)

CCPRD is accepting registrations for the 2020 Youth Soccer season. Registration info will be sent to schools and the newspaper and can also be picked up from the City Hall. Coaches and volunteers are always needed to help our programs run successfully. Team sponsorships are welcome. If you have any questions, please let us know.

    • Season: April-May
    • Divisions: Preschool through 6th grade
    • Fees: $25 per child ($50 limit per family) if registered before February 14, 2020. $30 per child ($60 limit per family) until February 27, 2020.
    • Teams: PreK – Kindergarten | 1st-3rd grade | 4th-6th grade
    • Practices: Start the week of March 16th.  Coaches will contact players with practice and game schedules.
    • Games: Thursday evenings starting Thursday, April 2.  There will be 6 weeks of games.
    • Additional Info: Players must have shin-guards and appropriate footwear – no metal cleats allowed.
    • Registration Deadline: February 27th, 2020

Adult Co-Ed 6-on-6 Volleyball (Registration Closed)

    • Season: January-February
    • Divisions: Co-Ed only, must be 18 or over

Youth Flag Football (Registration Closed)

    • Season: August-October
    • Divisions: Grades 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th (Determined by players grade entering the 2019-20 school year)

Youth Girls Volleyball (Registration Closed)

    • Season: August-October
    • Divisions: Determined by players grade entering the 2019-20 school year.  Grades 2nd – 3rd grade will participant in a 6 week clinic setting, learning the fundamentals of volleyball.  4th– 6th grade will practice and have matches against opposing teams.

Youth Baseball (Registration Closed)

    • Season: May-June
    • Divisions: T-Ball- 4-6 yr old, Machine Pitch- 7-9 yr olds, Kid Pitch 10-12yr olds. (Must be 4 years old to participate, Age determined as of May 1, no exceptions made)

Youth Softball (Registration Closed)

    • Season: May-June
    • Divisions: T-Ball 4-6 yr old, Coach Pitch- 7-8 yr olds, Fast Pitch 9-10 yr olds, 11-12 yr olds. (Must be 4 years old to participate, Age determined as of Jan. 1, no exceptions made)

Practice Time Requests & Ball Field Reservations

  • Practice Time Requests: Does your Clay Center softball team need a field to practice on?  CCPRD will allow non-city recreation affiliated teams to use city fields for practice at no charge.  Simply fill out our practice time request form then e-mail it to  We’ll do our best to accommodate your requests in a timely manner.  Practice requests will only be honored until the start of CCPRD softball program.
  • Ball Field Facility Reservations: Is your softball team or organization looking to host games or tournaments in Clay Center?  CCPRD will allow non-city recreation affiliated teams/organizations to rent city fields for games and tournaments for a minimal fee.  Simply fill out our ball field facility reservation form and return it to City Hall with your payment.  We’ll do our best to accommodate your requests based on availability of the fields or facility your request.

Safari Run Pickets at Dexter Park!

  • Leave a lasting memory at Dexter Park! Purchase a fence picket and honor or remember that special person, promote your business or just to recognize your support for the park. We are currently accepting orders. Picket orders will be placed 3 times a year, March, July, and October. Order forms can be returned to City Hall prior to the end of these 3 months. If you have any questions, please let us know. Safari Run Picket info