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Mack Gaston Community Center

The Dalton Community Center was established in 1954 by a group of concerned citizens dedicated to the development of better health and wholesome recreation.  In 1966 the Community Center became part of the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department.  This additional expansion provided additional recreational services to the residents of the Eastside Community.  The Community Center offers many different types of activities for all ages. Basketball, soccer, computer lab, tutoring, weight room facilities, dance classes, aerobics, meeting space and rental space for receptions and parties.  Finished in 2012, the construction includes a much larger Community Center (Mack Gaston Community Center). This facility has given DPRD much needed athletic facilities as well as space for community collaborations. The facility has two gyms, an indoor walking track, a state of the art computer lab, weight room, aerobic room and other rooms for outside groups. Mack Gaston Community Center also includes space for WIC, a health center, and an information center for the Dalton Police Dept. DPRD is very fortunate to have partnerships with these and other outside agencies.

Special Programs

Summer Camp- Ages 5-13
Summer Basketball League- Ages 6-18
Summer Volleyball League-Adults and Youth
Mentoring Youth Workshops
Civic Group Meetings
Boxing, Karate, Yoga, Zumba, Line Dancing

(Fees are applied)

Educational Activities

After School Tutoring

Mentoring Workshops

English Classes 

Bible Study

Recreational Activities

Training /Weight Room
Senior Adult and Youth Programs
Summer Camp
Dance Classes
Girl’s Club
Meeting Rooms

3 Pickle Ball Courts


Splash Pad 
Soccer Field
Computer Lab


Seasonal Events

M.L.K. Celebration- January

Black History Events- February

End of School Celebration- May

Memorial Day Celebration in the Park- May

Juneteenth Celebration- June

Pre-M.L.K. Talent Show- November

Feed the Hungry Day– November

Children's Christmas Party- December



Contact Information

Tom Pinson, Center Director


218 North Fredrick Street  

Dalton, GA 30721

Recreation Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm

Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm

Closed Sundays

Splash Pad Hours

Opens Memorial Weekend

Monday-Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: $2.00 per person