J. Ray Shute Community Center

J. Ray Shute game room.Outside of the J. Ray Shute gymnasium.J. Ray Shute basketball camp participants.

J. Ray Shute Community Center

506 East Green Street
Monroe, NC 28110

J. Ray Shute Community Center is located minutes from Downtown Monroe and behind Monroe Middle School.  This facility provides many after-school activities and community events.  This community provides many recreational opportunities to our commuity including a gymnasium, a meeting room, a game room, a picnic shelter, and a playground.

Hours of Operation

Mon. - Fri.  12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat.             11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open Gym)
                     9:00 am - 10:00 pm (Reservations)
Sun.             1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Open Gym)
                     1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Reservations)


J. Ray Shute Beyond the Bell participants learning about Capoeira.J. Ray Shute Beyond the Bell participant holding an animal.J. Ray Shute participants learning during a community youth workshop.

For a complete list of J, Ray Shute Community Center programs, CLICK HERE!

Beyond the Bell After-School Enrichment Program

Beyond the Bell provides enrichment programs to children after school.  Kids will be exposed to cultural activities through community partnerships in a fun and safe environment.  Activities include theatre groups, arts and crafts, gym activities, mentorships, food service, and much more.

School buses do not pick up for this program.  Students are welcome to walk the program from their normal drop-off spot.

Teen Programs

J. Ray Shute Community Center provides a wide variety of teen programming.  This facility provides a safe and fun place for teens to utilize.  Programs are designed to benefit teens by providing activities that are not only fun but also assist them with planning for their bright futures!

Community Happenings

spooktacular halloween festival

Thursday, 10/24; 5p - 7p
The J. Rat Shute Center is haunted once a year!!  You can find all your faciorite Halloween activities right in your neighborhood!  Dress up in your favorite Halooween costue and enjoy Halloween games, music and fun food in a safe and fun environment.

Family First Nights

1st Thursday of every month
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring the entire family for fun activities, pizza, movies and so much more!  Meet your neighbors and enjoy everything our community centers have to offer.  Spend some quality time with your family and friends!

Click on the pictures below for facility reservations or information on facility reservations.

J. Ray Shute Gym

J. Ray Shute Gymnasium

J. Ray Shute Meeting Room