T. Jeffers Center & Park

T Jeffers 1The T. Jeffers Community Center offers programs that include, but are not limited to:
  • Youth athletic programs
  • Adult athletic programs
  • Summer camps
  • After-school programs and study hall
  • Youth leadership classes
  • Adult fitness classes
  • Special events
The T. Jeffers Center was built in 1979, this project was accomplished through a combination of Community Development and Bureau of Outdoor Recreation federal grants that were matched with City funds. Located on 39 acres in the northwestern section of the City, this Community Center was modeled after it’s twin sister, Bradley Center, that was built two years earlier. The Center was named for former councilman and mayor, Thebaud Jeffers. Jeffers, the City’s first African-American mayor, was also well-known throughout the community as a mentor to youth.
The community center is 15,058 square feet and includes a college-size basketball court with six goals and seating capacity for 350. The facility also contains dressing and shower rooms, meeting room, game room, lounge, kitchen, and staff offices. Outdoor facilities include a lighted youth baseball field, playground and one large picnic shelter.
Park areas are open Dawn - Dusk, daily. 
Lighted outdoor facilities operate independently when scheduled.
Picnic shelter, ball fields and community centers may be rented by families, churches, companies or other groups for a variety of social and business functions.
Contact Information:
T. Jeffers Center
Recreation Center Supervisor - Brittany Grier
Assistant Recreation Center Supervisor - Brandy Terrell
121 N. Hartman St., Gastonia, NC 28052
(P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6852 (office)
704.842.5104 (fax)


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✆ 704-866-6714

⟟ 181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052