239 West Main St; Richmond, KY 40475 | (859) 623-1000

Richmond Teen Center

The Richmond Teen Center is a quality recreational program designed to serve youth from 6th-12th grade in a fun, educational and recreational setting. The Richmond Teen Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is overseen by the Richmond Teen Center board. Board members include parks and recreation staff, Madison County 4-H, EKU and Madison County Schools employees.

Hours (adjusted for COVID-19; please call):

  • 3:00pm-7:00pm Monday-Friday – During the School Year
  • CLOSED Monday-Thursday –  During June
  • CLOSED During the Police Camp (6 week June-July)

Participants: 6th grade – 12th grade

Location:  Betty Miller Park Building, 325 N Estill Ave; Richmond, KY

For More Information:  Please contact the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department at (859) 623-8753.

Applications can be obtained at Madison County Schools or Richmond Parks & Recreation. Completed applications can be faxed to (859) 624-0376

Public Transit:  During the school year, Madison County Public Schools provides transportation to the Richmond Teen Center from Caudill, Madison and Clark-Moores Middle Schools. Parents are required to pick up their children no later than 7:00 PM M-F.

2021 Back to School Bash

The 2021 Back to School Bash will be Thursday, August 12th from 11AM-2PM at Irvine McDowell Park (345 Lancaster Avenue). The Back to School Bash is a fun way for the students in the Richmond community to kick off going back to school. It is also a great event to market the RTC and bring in more teens. Most importantly, it is an event where the RTC can provide the youth in Richmond with much needed school supplies. The Back to School Bash will have several community organizations present to help connect the local students with various opportunities in Richmond.

There will be free backpack giveaways, vendors, inflatables, music & more.

If you’re interested in making a monetary or item donation, please call (859) 623-8753 or email parksandrec@richmond.ky.us. We’re looking for items such as paper towels, paper, notebooks, crayons, etc. Anything helps!


Back-to-School Bash Donation Form: 2021 Back to School Bash Donation Letter

Mentoring Opportunities

The Home of Opportunities and Dreams: The HOOD’s  goals are focused on programs and ​services that will empower and educate the youth and families being served.  The purpose of education and empowerment is to help at-risk youth and vulnerable young adults build a positive self-esteem, improve their self-image, and enhance their self-worth; while increasing personal responsibility for actions and behaviors.

Programs & Services include: Volunteerism, Mentoring, Advocacy, Assessments, Partnering, Family Services, Case Management, Transitional Services, and Group Psycho-Social Education.

For more information, email David Townsend at David.Townsend@thehoodinc.org or visit http://thehoodinc.org/about/

Teen Center Photo Gallery