session 3 registration

Tuesday, October 29thst 11:00 AM

Our Session 3 Activities are now available on the website and in our Winter/Spring brochure.

Collage workshop

6:00-8:00 PM


Friday, November 15th

or Friday, December 16th

Using cut or torn paper, we’ll create Collage artwork. Challenge yourself to form representational images or express yourself with abstraction. Explore color and composition in a fun art workshop environment.

Intro to Synchronized Skating Class

Mondays October 7th through December 16th. 

Time 6:00pm-6:45pm

Class Fee $143

We are still accepting skaters into our Intro to Synchro class.  Open to Lexington and Non-Lexington skaters working on Freeskate 1 or higher. Teamwork, friendship and a whole lot of fun!  Synchronized Skating is the fastest growing discipline of figure skating and what better way to get involved than to try it out for yourself.  Skaters will learn the basics of Synchronized skating, and will learn a routine that will be performed during the holiday show. We are looking forward to this skating season. Class runs from September through December.

Skating with friends is more fun!

december Vacation Camp

Registration begins November 13th at 7:00 AM

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM


December 23rd

December 26th

December 27th

December 30th

December 31st

Activities may include art projects, group games, outdoor play, time in the Hayden gym, free swim & more!

Hayden One Day | November 8th

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM


About Us


The Josiah Willard Hayden Recreation Centre is a privately endowed, non-profit, corporation.  Established in 1937, the purpose of the corporation is “To establish a place of meeting of the youth of Lexington for their moral, mental, and social improvement and development and in general to do all things which may promote directly or indirectly their intellectual, social, and physical welfare.”

The Centre has two facilities located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Worthen Road.  The Hayden Recreation Centre houses a swimming pool, gymnasium, weight room, dance studio, gymnastics studio, pottery studio, art studio, is home to the Josiah Hayden Pre-School, the Hayden After-School program, and the Hayden Summer Camp programs.  The John P. Chase Ice Facility is an indoor, full-size ice surface which offers Learn to Skate USA classes for ages 4 and up, hockey clinics, introduction to synchronized skating, general skate times, U.S. Figure Skating test sessions, and is home to the Hayden Recreation Centre Figure Skating Club.  Approximately 400 children are members of the Hayden Figure Skating Club.  Both facilities also offer adult programs including, skate lessons and open skate options, lap swimming, water exercise classes, and access to our weight room and gymnasium.

The Hayden Recreation Centre facility was officially dedicated on January 24, 1958, followed by the construction of the John P. Chase Ice Facility in 1965.  Throughout the years, both facilities have experienced multiple renovations and the programs and activities offered have evolved to meet the needs of the Lexington Community.  Although there have been many changes in our 60 year history, our goal has remained the same, to provide a positive experience to the youth of Lexington.




Thank you to the Lexington Minuteman for featuring the Hayden Centre in The paper! Thank you to our wonderful families for making our 60th Anniversary possible.

Read the full article here!

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