Cary is currently under a Stay-at-Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

The Town of Cary has declared a State of Emergency and closed Town Hall and all staffed facilities. Critical services including police, fire, sanitation, water distribution, wastewater, inspections and permits, 911, and 311 will continue uninterrupted. If you have a question or need non-emergency assistance, dial 311 within town limits. For emergencies, dial 911.

All Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources programming, including classes, events, and camps, is canceled until further notice. Facility rentals are canceled as well. This action follows Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order restricting public gatherings to 100 people or fewer, and is taken to encourage social distancing and prioritize the health of Cary's citizens. Full refunds will be issued for any registered camps, classes, facility reservations, and ticketed Town events canceled due to COVID-19. Learn More 

General Information 

The Herbert C. Young Community Center features several areas for recreation programs, special events and meeting rooms. The center contains a double gymnasium on the lower level for athletic programs, open gym play, and fitness and activity classes. This large, flat space can also be used for special events, performances, and meetings. The upper level features two meeting rooms with an adjacent kitchen for catering. Locker rooms are also available. 

Program Information

Herbert C. Young Community Center provides so many opportunities for you to engage in your community through fitness classes, recreation activities, camps, athletic programs, and other events. A wide range of classes and programs are offered year-round at the center.

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Important Dates:

  • February 4: Registration for Cary residents
  • February 18: Registration for nonresidents

Birthday Parties

Interested in having a memorable birthday party for your child, but don't have the room at home? Let us host a customized birthday party your little one is sure to remember. Check out the Birthday Party Packages hosted at our facility. 

Community Center Rental Information

The Herbert C. Young Community Center features several areas for celebrations and special occasions.

  • Meeting Room A can accommodate 200 seated or 250 theater style
  • Meeting Room B can accommodate 85 seated or 175 standing, mingling guests.

If your party is larger than 200, our gymnasium can be converted into a banquet hall just for your event. The Herbert C. Young Community Center is suitable for rehearsal dinners, banquets, quinceañeras, and wedding receptions.

For additional information on each space we offer for rental, as well as our policies, view rental information

Picnic Shelters Rental Information

Town of Cary picnic shelters may be reserved year-round. Reservations are accepted by residents no more than six months in advance, nonresidents five months in advance. To reserve, call a community center. 

For additional information, please visit Town of Cary Parks

Herbert C. Young Community Center

Updated on 01/17/2018 2:46 PM