Community Center

Community Center


315 South Center Street Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-6521
Varies by program

Open 7 days a week, the Community Center is always the center of activity in the county. It serves at the central site for many of the county's community athletic events. It is also home of adult athletic leagues and classes including Men's Basketball, Co-ed Volleyball, Ladies Volleyball and Tennis.

Rentals - The Community Center may be reserved for Birthday Parties, Family Parties and Practices Friday or Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon. Please call for times that are available. Reservations must be made by an adult. Activities scheduled must be paid in full at the time of scheduling. There are no cash refunds or credit/debit card reimbursements. All parties eligible for a refund will receive a check from Otsego County within 2 weeks of cancelation.

INCLEMENT WEATHER If Gaylord Schools are closed due to weather, all scheduled activities involving youth/students are canceled.

Fees: 1 hour $22.50, 2 hour s $45.00 new prices effective 12/9/13

18 years of age or older and no longer in high school $1.00 per person for any open gym time or open volleyball.


  • Lock-ins Friday or Saturday 9:00pm - 7:00am. Lock-ins must be reserved by an adult. Limit to one per week. Non-profit organizations or private groups. Limit to 25 students. Student may not leave unless with parent. No letters. No exceptions.
  • Full Basketball Court
  • 1 Pool Table
  • 1 Bumper Pool Table
  • 1 Ping Pong Table
  • 2 Pop a Shot Basketball Games
  • 2 Foosball Tables
  • 1 Xbox Kinect Game Console and Various Games
  • 1 Outdoor Basketball Court
  • 1 Pickle Ball Court
  • 2 Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Large overhead stereo system
  • The Community Center also has a surveillance system

Bear Basketball

Bear Basketball is a recreational league open to boys and girls in grades 3-6. The cost is $15 per person.

We hold instructional classes on Saturdays between October 6th and November 10th, 2018.

  • 3rd Grade: 1:00pm
  • 4th Grade: 2:00pm
  • 5th & 6th Grade: 3:00pm

These are instructional classes intended to teach students how to play basketball.

Recreational League Games, Grades 3-6: January 5th 2018 - Febuary 16th 2019

Games are played on Saturdays and Sundays. Saturday games begin at 9:00am. Sunday games begin at 1:00pm.

Open Gym


The Community Center offers open gym for adult and school students several times a week.

Open gym is offered for school students from 3:00 - 5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for students in grades 4th - 12th. All students are required to have a waiver on file before participating in Open Gym. Waivers are available at the Community Center.

Pick-up Basketball games for adults 18 & over is offered Monday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00pm. Adult use (18 and over) costs $1.00 any time there is open gym.

Community Playgroup


The community playgroup is for children up to 5 years old and their caring adult. It is coordinated by Laura Cherry.

Held Tuesdays during the school year 9:30 - 11:30am.

Note: If school is cancelled for any reason, playgroup will not meet.


  • Bounce a ball
  • Ride a bike
  • Try the slide
  • Have a snack
  • Race with a friend
  • Paint a picture
  • Build a block tower
  • Come and Have Fun
  • Free admission
  • Everyone is Welcome

Volleyball Leagues

2017 Ladies League

Four on Four Ladies League will start in late March

For more information please Contact Us today!

Boyne Area Gymnastics

Instructors from Boyne Area Gymnastics provide classes every Wednesday during the school year. For more information about fees and class times please contact the owner Kari Streelman at (231) 582-9787.

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