Baxter Community Center

Baxter CC

1125 Cedar Court
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 574-2670

Supervisor: Renee Douglass 

Operating Hours:
Monday                                                        12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday                           12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday                                                      12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday                                                            10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday                                                       10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday                                                          Closed (Open as needed for rentals and special events)


Come visit the Baxter Community Center, located just east of downtown in Baxter Square. We have a gym open for basketball year-round and fitness center.  Programs are free with the exception of some listed field trips.

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What this center offers:

Kids Cafe 
Dare to Care Food Bank is proud to partner with local, non-profit after-school programs to offer free evening meals to children in our community through our Kids Cafe program. Children (18 and under) receive a warm, nutritious meal in a safe environment.  In addition to receiving a meal, each child has the opportunity to participate in academic and extracurricular activities. Serving times are Mon- Thurs, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
*Note: If JCPS is closed due to inclement weather, hot meals will not be served.


Computer Lab and Free Wi-Fi
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is happy to provide free WiFi and computer access to visitors of this center


Zone of Hope:
A more resilient, empowered community has been developed through the Zones of Hope initiative which focuses on reducing violence, increasing educational and employment opportunities and improving the narrative surrounding young men and boys of color.


  • ​Cardio Center
  • Game Room
  • Gymnasium
  • Teen Room

Volunteer Needs: 
Kids Cafe program at Baxter Community Center

Please check with center staff for more volunteer opportunities.