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JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

STARLIGHT MUSIC SERIES HONORING JUNETEENTH
Join us Saturday, June 11 from 6-10 p.m. at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater for an evening of praise through R&B at the Starlight Music Series featuring Memphis Train Revue with Gabrielle Ayers, G.R.A.C.E. and Dysfunkshun Junkshun. For more information, visit cstx.gov/starlight.

FREEDOM WALK
On Thursday, June 16 at 9 a.m., you're invited to participate in the 2.2-mile legacy walk from the Lincoln Recreation Center to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. After the walk, stay for the Museum’s free educational storytelling program “Sonkofa” performed by Oba William King. Using his drums and voice, King will encourage us to go back to our roots to move forward. King is a nationally-recognized and award-winning interactive traditional folk artist.


10000 Eleanor Street, College Station TX 77840-- map
The Lincoln Recreation Center offers a wide variety of amenities and services aimed at improving the quality of life of College Station residents. Residents can take advantage of services in the areas of youth programming, senior services, special events, and community outreach. The facility includes a gymnasium, game room, fitness room, multipurpose room, zero depth water park, and a 13,000 square foot covered pavilion.

HISTORY
Originally constructed as the A&M Consolidated Negro School, the Lincoln Center is located at 1000 Eleanor in W.A. Tarrow Park. The facility has been used at one time or another as a neighborhood center, recreation center, senior citizen's center, maintenance shop, and was formerly the headquarters for the College Station Parks and Recreation Department. The center now provides a variety of recreational and social services to the citizens of College Station, as well as an indoor gymnasium, 1/3 mile lighted jogging trail, and playground. The Wayne Smith Baseball Fields are included in this park. A State Historic Site Marker is also located here for African American Education in College Station.

OLDER ADULT PROGRAMS
Older adults in College Station have long sought a comfortable place to socialize and engage in activities and programs designed specifically for them. The Lincoln Recreation Center is now that place from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Special activities and groups include chair exercise, needle point, walking, bible study, nutrition education and more. For more information on these activities click here.

YOUTH PROGRAMS
Youth programming is a key element of the Lincoln Recreation Center. We offer a positive after-school and summer environment for ages 6 to 15 years. The center offers a supervised, activity-oriented program on school days. With guidance from well-trained staff, the children will learn new games, sports, create their own special works of art, and have a chance to work on homework. Please click here for more information on our youth programs.

RENTAL INFORMATION
Looking for the perfect location for your next birthday party, family reunion or corporate gathering? Well, look no further...you are there! Please come by to see our facility and visit with staff about your reservation needs. For more information on rentals click here. Afraid we're not big enough? Then ask about reserving the pavilion and ball fields also!


FACILITY HOURS 

Mon-Thurs:  9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Senior Adults (55+ years)
3-6:30 p.m. Youth & Community Programs
After 6 p.m. Rentals/Special Events
Fri: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Senior Adults (55+ years)
3-6 p.m. Youth & Community Programs
After 6 p.m. Rentals/Special Events
Sat-Sun: Anytime Rentals/Special Events
Closed: All Day Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 21-Jan. 4


CONTACT INFORMATION: 979.764.3779
For more information, call 979.764.3779 or visit the Lincoln Recreation Center, 1000 Eleanor Street. 

Lance Jackson
Lincoln Recreation Center Supervisor
979.764.3733, ljackson@cstx.gov

Cheletia Johnson
Lincoln Recreation Center Assistant Supervisor
979.764.3779, cjohnson@cstx.gov

 

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Last updated: 5/25/2016 2:36:08 PM