Lawrence-Gregory Community Center at Dade Street
Location and Hours of Operation
- 1115 Dade Street | 891-3910
- Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
- Saturday: 1:00 - 9:00pm
The Lawrence-Gregory Community Center is one of the oldest community centers in the Parks and Recreation system. Housing a gymnasium, meeting and activity rooms, it was opened in 1959, and continues to be an important community hub. The Center was renamed in 2002 in honor of Mr. James Lawrence, retired Recreation Superintendent, and Beulah Gregory, the first Supervisor of the facility. In 2008, the building received a complete renovation.
Its gym currently hosts a variety of basketball and volleyball leagues, along with the Florida Chapter of the United States Naginata Federation.
The Center also runs an after school program, and offers a variety of classes including Arnis de Mano, Filipino Martial Arts, and the Excellence Dance Studio. The center also features a weight and exercise room.
The Lawrence-Gregory Community Center is the site of many special events during the course of the year, including the yearly Halloween Carnival, Teen Summit and Black History Celebration. It is also a site in the City's Summer Playgrounds Camp program.
Halloween Carnival & Haunted House
Join the Lawrence-Gregory Community Center at Dade Street Monday, October 31 from 6:00 - 8:30pm for a family friendly "spooktacular" Halloween Carnival & Haunted House. Children of all ages and adults are invited to enjoy carnival games for candy and prizes, face painting, a haunted house, and more! Costumes are encouraged! For more information, call (850) 891-3910.
- Free Food/Free Admission
- Live Entertainment
- Ghoulish Carnival Games
- Spooktacular Haunted House
- Frightening Face Painting
- & Of course, candy!
Enjoy Halloween this year in our community - We look forward to seeing you there!
Full Class Schedule
Let us host your birthday celebrations, weddings, bridal shows, anniversary and family reunions. For more information, or room rates and availability, please call the center at 891-3910.
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Eastern Stars
- FSU Honor Society
- Middle Eastern Volleyball Group
- Filipino Association
- Forward March
- About Face Program