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Flint River Community Center to Launch Soft Opening

Feb 26, 2021

For Immediate Release

February 26, 2021


Flint River Community Center to Launch Soft Opening

(Clayton County)–The new Flint River Community Center, located at 153 Flint River Road, Riverdale, Georgia, 30274, opens Monday, March 1, 2021, with limited in-person and virtual classes due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Clayton County Senior Services Department, and Parks and Recreation Department, it is the first intergenerational center of its kind in Clayton County.

Residents may schedule a tour of the new community center, by appointment only, beginning Monday, March 1, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. All staff and visitors are required to wear a face mask and to practice social distancing. Temperatures will be checked as visitors enter the facility as part of the COVID-19 safety protocol.

“The opening of our arts and culture facility is finally here, and I am certain that it will be well worth the wait,” said Commissioner Felicia Franklin. “The Flint River Community is one of the oldest communities in Clayton County, so I am excited that we can commemorate this neighborhood with this milestone.”

The Flint River Community Center will provide recreational services in the areas of Education, Art, Cultural, Health, Fitness and Socialization. Programs and activities at the Flint River Community center will consist of Special Events, Drop-In Activities, Outreach Services, Classes and Open Gym.

“This center is truly unique in that it will bring all age groups together in the same building, and there’s something for everyone- from the Boys & Girls Club to the Black Box Theatre to the Senior Center,” added Warner. “There are also planned activities for the generations to interact with one another, making it truly intergenerational. I am thankful that this was a collaborative effort with our Clayton County School System. Working together, this facility speaks Community in more ways than one, and we will enjoy it for many years to come.”


Game rooms

Exercise rooms
Multi-purpose gym area
An outdoor splash pad
Black Box Theatre

“We are so thankful to Clayton County District 3 Commissioner Felicia Franklin and all of the partners who came together to make this happen,” said David Jernigan, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. “As kids and teens face unprecedented challenges, we look forward to stepping up, alongside parents, to support them in their journey and to help them realize and reach their full potential. We are beyond excited to get to know the kids, families, and community in Clayton.”

Residents will have the opportunity to meet the staff and take a variety of classes during the soft opening.

For more information about the Flint River Community Center, to register for classes or to schedule a tour, visit, call 770-347-0370, or access:
A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening will be announced later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Flint River Community Center is funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Since 2004, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners has used the one-cent SPLOST for countywide improvements. For more information about SPLOST and our Progress for Pennies Projects, access