The District 3 Commissioner Felicia Franklin, in partnership with Clayton County Senior Services Department and the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, will host a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the new Flint River Community Center, which is located at 153 Flint River Road, Riverdale, Georgia, 30274. Attendance for the onsite ceremony is by invitation only and limited to those who are program participants due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The public can participate and view the virtual grand opening program online by registering in advance at: https://tinyurl.com/3ehcrask.
“The opening of our arts and cultural 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, and I am excited that we can commemorate this neighborhood with this milestone.”
Funded by the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), the Flint River Community Center is the first of its kind intergenerational center and Boys & Girls Club in Clayton County to welcome seniors and youth in a multi-generational activity space.
“From recreation, community classes, senior and youth programming, and cultural exchanges in our innovative Black Box Theater, there’s something for everyone at the Flint River Community Center,” added Commissioner Franklin.
Flint River Community Center features:
- Game Rooms
- Exercise Rooms
- Multi-Purpose Gym
- Outdoor Splash pad
- Black Box Theatre
- Multi-Purpose Kitchen
“I am thankful that this was a collaborative effort with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Clayton County Public Schools, Comcast, and Home Depot,” stated Commissioner Franklin. “Working together, this facility speaks community in more ways than one, and we will enjoy it for many years to come.”
“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 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 help them realize and reach their full potential. We are beyond excited to get to know the kids, families, and community in Clayton.”
For more information about the Flint River Community Center, to register for classes or to schedule a tour, visitwww.claytonseniors.com, call 770-347-0370, or access:
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 www.claytonsplost.com.