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Lincoln Recreation Center1000 Eleanor St.College Station, TX 77840979.764.3779

ADDRESS:
1000 Eleanor St.
PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.3779
BUSINESS HOURS: Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
SENIOR PROGRAM: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
CLOSED: Nov. 20-26, Dec. 18-29, Jan. 1 & 15, March 15 & 29, May 27
SPLASH PAD: Closed for the season


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 two gymnasiums, game room, fitness room, multipurpose rooms, splash pad, 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.

WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE

    YOUTH PROGRAMS
    AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM • REGISTER TODAY!
    Guided by well-trained staff, kids ages 6-15 engage in games, sports, arts, and crafts – and still have time for homework. Transportation is provided from South Knoll, College Hills, Rock Prairie, Southwood Valley, River Bend, Oakwood Intermediate, Cypress Grove Intermediate, A&M Consolidated Middle School, and International Leadership of Texas for those paying the appropriate semester fee and signing a waiver. Register in-person at the Lincoln Recreation Center or call 979.764.3779 for more information. Spots are limited.

    SPRING SEMESTER • Jan. 3-May 17 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
    All Day Program • Feb. 19, March 11-14, April 1 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Closed • Jan. 15, March 15 & 29, May 20-27

    SEMESTER FEES
    Resident • $80
    Non-Resident • $95
    Qualifying Households • $48 Resident & $57 Non-Resident (must bring proof of eligibility)
    Transportation • $48
    Late Pick-Up Fee • First 15 minutes: $6 ($2 for each additional minute)

    BEGINNER OKINAWAN KARATE • REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-FIRST CLASS DAY
    Martial arts foster discipline, self-defense skills, and sound judgment regarding applying techniques. This class is open to children aged 5-10 and beginners with a yellow belt or lower. Instructor Chiyo Spaulding is a former AAU national champion who has taught children martial arts for 20 years, producing several nationally-ranked competitors. Caregivers are welcome to enroll with children. We won't have class on Jan. 15.

    Ages 5-10 • $40 • Mon. • Jan. 8-29 • 5:15-6 p.m.
    Ages 5-10 • $40 • Mon. • Feb. 5-26 • 5:15-6 p.m.
    Ages 5-10 • $40 • Mon. • March 4-25 • 5:15-6 p.m.
    Ages 5-10 • $40 • Mon. • April 1-22 • 5:15-6 p.m.
    Ages 5-10 • $40 • Mon. • April 29-May 20 • 5:15-6 p.m.

    ADVANCED OKINAWAN KARATE • REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-FIRST CLASS DAY
    Martial arts foster discipline, self-defense skills, and sound judgment regarding applying techniques. The non-contact training program focuses on the traditions of Karate-Do, the way of karate. This class is open to children and adults (ages 11+) and advanced students with a blue belt or higher. Participants will engage in light sparring and practice weapon forms. Instructor Chiyo Spaulding is a former AAU national champion who has taught children martial arts for 20 years, producing several nationally-ranked competitors. Caregivers are welcome to enroll with children. We won't have class on Jan. 15.

    Ages 11+ • $50 • Mon. • Jan. 8-29 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 11+ • $50 • Mon. • Feb. 5-26 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 11+ • $50 • Mon. • March 4-25 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 11+ • $50 • Mon. • April 1-22 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 11+ • $50 • Mon. • April 29-May 20 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.

    FUTURE CHEFS COOKING SESSIONS • REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-FIRST CLASS DAY
    Show your passion for cooking by learning basic techniques, creating delicious dishes from different cultures, and exploring new recipes with K&J Southern Cuisine. Supplies are provided.

    Ages 7-10 • $120 • Wed. • Jan. 10-24 • 4-5:30 p.m. • Breakfast Food
    Ages 11-15 • $120 • Wed. • Jan. 10-24 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Breakfast Food
    Ages 7-10 • $120 • Wed. • Feb. 21-March 6 • 4-5:30 p.m. • Appetizers
    Ages 11-15 • $120 • Wed. • Feb. 21-March 6 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Appetizers
    Ages 7-10 • $120 • Wed. • April 3-17 • 4-5:30 p.m. • Snack Boxes
    Ages 11-15 • $120 • Wed. • April 3-17 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Snack Boxes
    Ages 7-10 • $120 • Wed • May 1-15 • 4-5:30 p.m. • Dinners & Casseroles
    Ages 11-15 • $120 • Wed. • May 1-15 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Dinners & Casseroles

    LOVE BUGS VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE
    Join us for the enchanting Love Bug Valentine's Dance, a formal event for families and youth ages 6-10. Participants are encouraged to bring a parent or guardian for an evening filled with family-friendly music, exciting games, creative crafts, and light refreshments.

    Ages 6-10 • Free • Fri. • Feb. 9 • 7-9 p.m.

    GIRLS IN STEM EXPO • REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-FEB. 9
    Young girls are encouraged to participate in an interactive and engaging exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Lunch is provided.

    Ages 8-18 • Free • Sat. • Feb. 10 • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    FULL-DAY SUMMER CAMP • REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1
    Full-day camp offers ages 6-15 various daily activities, including outdoor recreation, performing and creative arts, character development, team-building exercises, and more. Breakfast and lunch are provided, but campers are asked to bring a morning and afternoon snack.
       
    Ages 6-15 • $63 Resident/$76 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri. • May 28-June 28 • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.    
    Ages 6-15 • $63 Resident/$76 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri • July 8- Aug. 2 • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 
    ADULT PROGRAMS
    MEMBERSHIPS
    Programs marked “membership” are free with a facility membership. 

    MONTHLY
    Resident • $16
    Non-Resident • $19

    DAILY
    Resident • $4
    Non-Resident • $6

    PROGRAMS

    FITNESS CENTER
    The center has cardio machines, a weight-training circuit, single-station machines, and free-weight equipment such as benches, barbells, and dumbbells.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon.-Thu. • 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Fri. • 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    ZUMBA
    Zumba® is an easy-to-learn aerobic dancing fitness program inspired by Latin dance using dance moves and cardiovascular exercises to upbeat Latin music. All levels are welcome. We won't have class on Jan. 15.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Thu. • Jan. 8-May 16 • 5:45-6:30 p.m. 

    BASKETBALL OPEN GYM
    Shoot around with your friends or play a pickup game. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis -- reservations aren't accepted, and basketballs aren't provided. 

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon.-Thu. • Jan. 8-May 16 • 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 8-March 6 • 6-8 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Sun. • Feb. 18-April 28 • 3:30-6:30 p.m.

    PICKLEBALL
    Practice your pickleball skills, play in a pick-up match, meet friends, and stay active. All skill levels are welcome. Balls and nets are provided.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Tue., Wed., & Thu. • Jan. 9-May 16 • 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. • Gold Gym

    GOODEN FITNESS GROUP TRAINING • REGISTRATION: DEC. 1-FIRST CLASS DAY
    Elevate your fitness with Gooden Fitness's comprehensive circuit-style training program. This program is your pathway to weight loss, enhanced muscle tone, increased strength, and heightened self-assurance. The fee encompasses nutritional guidance and body assessments. The one-hour full-body workout prioritizes endurance, strength, and cardio, efficiently burning calories and delivering long-lasting results. For the best results, we recommend attending three sessions per week. Participants will receive a t-shirt with initial registration. The class takes place in the Iris and Orchid room.

    Ages 16+ • $168 • March 4-April 25 

    CLASS TIMES
    Mon., Tue., Thu. • 9-10 a.m.
    Tue., Wed., Thu. • 6:15-7:15 pm

    HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION
    Explore simple yet effective relaxation techniques that can be easily integrated into your daily routine from the comfort of your home. During our sessions, you'll quickly learn how to achieve genuine relaxation, embracing the lightness and joy of your true self through heartfulness meditation techniques. This silent meditation is practiced in an upright sitting position, and it may be helpful to have a journal at hand for your convenience. Linda Didsbury, an experienced cognition coach for children and adults since 2017, is the instructor for this class. With 14 years of certification as a Heartfulness Meditation Trainer, she provides free training for individuals seeking a personal experience of a heart-centered, self-development approach to meditation. Registration is not required.

    Ages 16+ • Free • Wed. • March 6-April 24 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.   

    LADIES NIGHT OUT: TRIVIA & GAMES
    Ladies, prepare to have a blast as you gear up for an evening of trivia, board games, and music, all wrapped in an atmosphere of pure enjoyment. Put on your game faces, and let the fun begin!

    Ages 18+ • Free • Tue. • March 19 • 6:30-9 p.m.

    WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT LUNCHEON: WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL BRANDING? • REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-MARCH 14
    Join us for a delightful luncheon where you can network with accomplished women professionals. Immerse yourself in empowering discussions on crafting your brand while enjoying a light meal.

    Ages 20+ • Free • Thu. • March 21 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    PRINTABLE CALENDAR
    Daily activities and events for seniors: Link (PDF)

    MEMBERSHIPS
    Free memberships are for ages 55 and older and can be used for senior programming at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Memberships can be obtained in person or by calling 979.764.3779.

    WEEKLY

    FITNESS CENTER & WALKING 

    Use the treadmill or elliptical or get your steps in by walking outdoors under the covered pavilion while listening to oldies music. The fitness center has cardio machines, a weight-training circuit, single-station machines, and free-weight equipment such as benches, barbells, and dumbbells. Enjoy the fitness center by registering as a senior member.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    COFFEE & CHAT
    Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and discuss current events.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9-9:30 a.m.

    TABLE GAMES
    Enjoy board games, cards, spades, and dominoes.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    WALKING CLUB
    Bring a friend to walk in the gym and record the weekly laps.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon., Wed., & Fri. • Weekly • 9:15-10 a.m.

    INTRODUCTION TO SCRAPBOOKING
    Interested in learning to preserve memories using decorative paper and craft materials? Join our creative crafters' group to master scrapbooking basics with laughter and fellowship. Limited supplies available.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • Weekly • 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m.

    HOT LUNCH
    A healthy, well-balanced lunch is provided daily. Enjoy the meals with the approved client intake form.
     
    Ages 60+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  

    FOREVERSIZE 
    The class encourages healthy lifestyle practices while exercising to your favorite tunes. Exercises accommodate all abilities and focus on strength, balance, and endurance. No class on Oct. 10.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-11 a.m.

    BODY & BRAIN GAMES
    Have fun while building your fine and gross motor skills.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 11-11:45 a.m.

    BINGO 
    Test your luck and meet new people with a friendly game of bingo. Prizes are awarded.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    MONTHLY

    BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
    Measure your blood pressure to help your healthcare team diagnose health problems or early warning signs.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st. Wed. • Monthly • 9-10 a.m.

    SOUL LINE DANCE CLASS
    Discover a fun and exciting way to improve your health through dance. Learn lively line dancing steps to old school and R&B songs while burning calories.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Wed. • Monthly • 12-1 p.m.

    MOTIVATIONAL MOMENTS
    Hear inspiring words that motivate, encourage, and stimulate your mind.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Thu. • Monthly • 9:15-10 a.m.

    MOVIE & POPCORN
    Enjoy newly released films and popcorn with friends.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Fri. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    GAME DAY
    Test your dominoes, spades, hearts, bid whiz, and other skills - singles and partners are welcome! The first Friday of the month is a challenge day, and we'll host a tournament on the third Friday.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st & 3rd Fri. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    ARTS & CRAFTS 
    Experience the benefits of arts and crafts as you stimulate your senses, boost your mood, and spark positive memories. Each class has an engaging and fun theme. 

    Ages 55+ • Free • 2nd. & 4th Wed. • Monthly • 9:30-11 a.m.

    BE WELL & LIVE WELL
    The program on healthy aging presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension shows you how to reduce disease risks, engage in a healthy lifestyle, increase cognition, and enhance physical abilities. Each session features a new topic.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTIES

    Celebrate monthly themed birthdays with fun activities using motor skills.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Last Fri. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
     
    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    SENIORS NIGHT: DANCING & GAMES
    Put on your spring fling attire and lace up your dancing boots! Enjoy an evening of dancing to country music and oldies from the 1960s to the 1980s, or join in a game of cards, board games, or dominoes.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • March 22 • 7-9:30 p.m.
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    WHO ARE WE: WE ARE BLACK HISTORY! 
    Young members of the Lincoln Recreation Center will journey into the past to explore the vibrant history of Black performing arts, creating an extraordinary exhibition that celebrates Black Excellence. Ages 18 and under are invited to participate in the exhibition. Contact Markeesha Watson at 979.764.3779 or [email protected] for more information.

    All Ages • Free • Fri. • Feb. 23 • 5:30-7 p.m.

    EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
    Hop over to celebrate Easter with holiday-themed games and grab a photo with the Easter Bunny. Instead of an egg hunt, ages 10 and under will receive a bag filled with eggs, candy, toys, and a coloring sheet.

    Interested in volunteering? Click here to sign up!

    Is your business, school, church or organization interested in setting up a booth as a vendor? Click here to apply!

    All Ages • Free • Thu. • March 28 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    SHOW 'EM OFF CAR AND BIKE SHOW • REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-MAY 4
    Get your motor running and show off your car or bike as one of the best in Bryan-College Station! The show is free and open to the public, but participation is $5 per car or bike. Reservations are required by May 4. All makes and models are welcome; your car must be in place by noon on May 4.

    Ages 16+ • $5 per car/bike • Sat. • May 4 • 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  
    RENTAL INFORMATION

    FACILITY RENTALS

    GOLD & PURPLE GYM DEPOSIT
    Non-Resident - $420
    Resident - $368

    GOLD GYM FULL COURT ALL DAY
    More than 4-hours
    Non-Resident - $568
    Resident - $473

    GOLD GYM FULL COURT
    Per hour, 4-hour max
    Non-Resident - $95
    Resident - $80

    GOLD GYM HALF COURT
    Per hour, 4-hour max
    Non-Resident - $63
    Resident - $53

    GOLD GYM CONCESSION USAGE
    Non-Resident - $38
    Resident - $32

    PURPLE GYM FULL COURT ALL DAY
    More than 4-hours
    Non-Resident - $580
    Resident - $483

    PURPLE GYM FULL COURT
    Per hour, 4-hour max
    Non-Resident - $108
    Resident - $90

    PURPLE GYM HALF COURT
    Per hour, 4-hour max
    Non-Resident - $76
    Resident - $63

    COMMUNITY ROOM
    Per hour, 2-hour minimum ($263 deposit)
    Non-Resident - $95
    Resident - $80

    ACTIVITY ROOM
    Per hour, 2-hour minimum ($210 deposit)
    Non-Resident - $76
    Resident - $63

    GAME ROOM
    Per hour, 4-hour minimum ($210 deposit)
    Non-Resident - $63
    Resident - $53

    TRANSFER/CANCELLATION FEE
    1/3 of Rental Fee

    AFTER-HOUR CHARGE
    Based on facility usage beyond normal operating hours
    $33/hour

    W.A. TARROW PAVILION
    W.A. Tarrow Park was named in honor of the late principal of the old Lincoln High School. The adjacent Lincoln Recreation Center provides a variety of recreational and social services, including an indoor gymnasium, 1-mile lighted jogging trail and a playground.

    Maximum Occupancy: 100
    Parking Spaces: 319
    Amenities: Basketball
    Nearby: Sidewalk, spray park, playground

    RESIDENT

    Deposit - $210
    Mon.-Thu. - $158
    Fri.-Sun. & Holidays - $210

    NON-RESIDENT FEES
    Deposit - $210
    Mon.-Thu. - $190
    Fri.-Sun. & Holidays - $252

    FACILITY PHOTOS
    Click here to view album.

    RENTAL INFORMATION

    FACILITY RENTALS
    Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis and will not be held without proper documentation and fees. Reservations can be made by calling 979.764.3779 or by visiting the Lincoln Recreation Center, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Cash, credit card or check accepted. Checks should be made payable to “City of College Station.” 

    PAVILION RENTALS
    Pavilions are rented per day. Reservations are all-day and on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Deposits will be refunded if facilities are left clean and free of damage. Reservations canceled within seven days prior to the rental date will incur a $20 cancellation fee. Pavilions may be used if they are not rented, but no access will be allowed to kitchens or restrooms.

    PAVILION RENTAL DEADLINES
    Monday-Thursday rentals must be made no later than 12 p.m. one business day prior to the desired reservation date. Friday-Sunday rentals must be made no later than 3 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the desired reservation date.

    DEPOSITS
    A security deposit is required for rentals. Portions or all of the deposit will be forfeited if damage, extra maintenance, or extraordinary cleanup occurs as a result of rental. Deposits will be refunded on the following conditions: (1) terms of your rental have been met, (2) facilities are left in good condition, or (3) cancellation procedures have been followed.

    CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
    Cancellation refunds more than 10 days: If the rental is cancelled, in writing, at least ten (10) days in advance of the originally scheduled date, a full refund of fees and deposits, including security deposit, will be returned to customer.
     
    Cancellation refunds less than 10 days: If the rental is cancelled, in writing, less than ten (10) days but more than 48 hours in advance of the originally scheduled date, deposits, including security deposits, will be forfeited by the customer in favor of the City.
     
    Cancellation refunds less than 48 hours: If the rental is cancelled, in writing, less than 48 hours in advance of the originally scheduled date, all fees and deposits, including security deposits, will be forfeited by the customer in favor of the City.
     
    Cancellation due to inclement weather: At the sole discretion of the City, if the event cannot be held or rescheduled due to inclement weather, fees and deposits, including security deposit shall be refunded to customer.
     
    Deposit refund post event: If the facility is left to standard and required keys (if applicable) are returned within 24 hours, the customer's deposit will be refunded. 

    All refunds are processed within 30 days of request by check. No cash refunds will be issued.

    FACILITY RENTAL REQUEST FORM
    Click here to request a rental. Submittal of this request form does not guarantee availability for the facility and date(s) requested.

LINKS

CALENDAR
Daily activities and events for seniors:  Link  (PDF)

YOUTH PARENT HANDBOOK
Program policies and procedures: Link (PDF)

W.A. TARROW SPLASH PAD
View the hours of operation of the splash pad: cstx.gov/pools

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