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Southwood Community Center1520 Rock Prairie RoadCollege Station TX, 77845979.764.6351
ADDRESS: 1520 Rock Prairie Road
PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.6351
HOURS OF OPERATION: The facility is only open during program times.
CLOSED: Dec. 19-Jan. 1, Jan. 16, & April 7-9

The Southwood Community Center is located within Brian Bachmann Community Park and offers a wide variety of programming for all ages and abilities. When not occupied with programming, Southwood is available to rent for your next family reunion, homeowners association meeting, birthday party, or any other event that requires an ideal facility in a perfect location. While our building is a modest 4,700 square feet with a meeting and party room, you have easy access to a premiere skate park, sparkling swimming pool, and well-groomed athletic park.

WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE
    YOUTH PROGRAMS
    AGGIELAND FLY FISHERS
    Are you interested in fly fishing, tying, and conservation? Join the Aggieland Fly Fishers for a free monthly education session taught by certified casting instructors. All skill levels are welcome. The Aggieland Fly Fishers Club meeting follows each session from 6:30-8 p.m. and is open to the public.

    Ages 10+ • Free • 3rd Thu. • Monthly • 5:30-6 p.m.

    TAEKWON-DO CLASSES • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-FEB. 6
    The class teaches physical and mental training for self-defense, health, and recreation. Learn principles and values to be a better person, athlete, and martial artist: become a champion. Instructor Jose Aponte has 28 years of uninterrupted training and experience in ITF taekwondo and is a sixth-degree black belt from the International Taekwondo Federation. He is an active member of the official ITF taekwondo organization in the United States, with experience and participation in international championships and as a team trainer.

    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 6-27 • 4-4:45 p.m.
    Ages 6-11 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 6-27 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 6-27 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • March 1-29 • 4-4:45 p.m.
    Ages 6-11 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • March 1-29 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • March 1-29 • 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • April 3-26 • 4-4:45 p.m.
    Ages 6-11 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • April 3-26 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • April 3-26 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.

    NATURE MOVEMENTS: MEDITATION & LEADERSHIP • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-FEB. 6
    The series incorporates nature's movements, mindfulness meditation, and reflective journaling to strengthen the body, sharpen the mind, and empower the heart. The self-motivated leadership program introduces three critical components; relax the body for health, quiet the chaotic mind for serenity and mental clarity, and calm the emotions to self-lead from courage, compassion, and love.

    Ages 13-17 • $90 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 6-22 • 5-6 p.m.
    ADULT PROGRAMS
    AGGIELAND FLY FISHERS
    Are you interested in fly fishing, tying, and conservation? Join the Aggieland Fly Fishers for a free monthly education session taught by certified casting instructors. All skill levels are welcome. The Aggieland Fly Fishers Club meeting follows each session from 6:30-8 p.m. and is open to the public.

    Ages 10+ • Free • 3rd Thu. • Monthly • 5:30-6 p.m.

    FIT SELF-DEFENSE • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-SATURDAY BEFORE FIRST CLASS
    Lose weight and condition your muscles, mind, and body while learning to defend yourself. The class is physical and mental training for self-defense and is ideal for all ages and abilities. Stroller babies are welcome. Instructor Jose Aponte has 28 years of uninterrupted training and experience in ITF taekwondo and is a sixth-degree black belt from the International Taekwondo Federation. He is an active member of the official ITF taekwondo organization in the United States, with experience and participation in international championships and as a team trainer.
     
    Ages 16+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb 6-27 • 8-8:45 a.m.
    Ages 16+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. •  March 6-29 • 8-8:45 a.m.
    Ages 16+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • April 3-26 • 8-8:45 a.m.

    MEDITATION IN MOTION & ART • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-FEB. 6

    Celebrate nature through moving meditation with an emphasis on training for agility, flexibility, balance, peace, and calmness. The class also incorporates free-flow watercolor painting to encourage creative play and comradery. Participants move and flow for 40 minutes and flow onto paint for 20 minutes. All abilities are welcome. Painting experience and not required, and supplies will be provided.

    Ages 16+ • $75 • Mon. • Feb. 6-27 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    TAEKWON-DO CLASSES • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-FEB. 6
    The class teaches physical and mental training for self-defense, health, and recreation. Learn principles and values to be a better person, athlete, and martial artist: become a champion. Instructor Jose Aponte has 28 years of uninterrupted training and experience in ITF taekwondo and is a sixth-degree black belt from the International Taekwondo Federation. He is an active member of the official ITF taekwondo organization in the United States, with experience and participation in international championships and as a team trainer.

    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 6-27 • 6:15-7:15
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • March 1-29 • 6:15-7:15 p.m. 
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • April 3-26 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    MEMBERSHIPS
    Memberships may be used for senior programming at the Southwood Community Center, Meyer Senior and Community Center, and the Lincoln Recreation Center. Memberships can be purchased in person at the facilities or by calling 979.764.2670 and are good for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Programs marked “membership” are free with a senior membership.

    ANNUAL
    Resident • $27
    Non-Resident • $32

    DAILY

    Resident • $3
    Non-Resident • $5

    WEEKLY

    BEGINNING LINE DANCE 
    The fun workout is filled with energizing routines set to great music and is designed to teach beginners the steps and terminology of line dancing. We won’t have class on April 7.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon., Wed., & Fri. • Weekly • 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

    FOREVERSIZE
    The class is specially designed to encourage healthy lifestyle practices. Exercises accommodate all abilities and build strength, balance, and endurance.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Weekly Starting Jan 9 • 1-2:30 p.m.

    BEGINNER YOGA 
    The class is an introduction to yoga for those with little or no experience. Learn beginner-level asanas and breathwork focusing on alignment and listening to your body to establish a sound foundation. Bring your mat since they won't be provided.
     
    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly starting Jan. 24 • 9-10 a.m.

    ADVANCED BEGINNER LINE DANCE
    This class is designed for beginners ready to move to the next level of line dancing with a fun, upbeat workout introducing new choreography and step patterns. As a result, the course is more comfortable for participants than intermediate line dance classes.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 1-2 p.m.

    BEGINNER LINE DANCE WORKSHOP 
    The monthly class teaches the basic steps of beginner line dancing. The steps, turns, and names of various dances are taught in a slow-paced environment. As a result, the workshop is more comfortable for participants than other line dance classes. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly Starting Jan 12 • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    GENTLE YOGA 

    The class includes all the components of beginning yoga but progressively takes it to the next level. The program is for those looking for more of a challenge. Bring your mat since they won't be provided.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly starting Jan. 26• 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    BINGO
    Grab your cards and get ready to shout “Bingo!” before claiming your prize each Friday. Winning isn’t promised, but having fun is guaranteed.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 6-8 p.m.

    MONTHLY

    BIRTHDAY LUNCH

    Join friends to celebrate monthly birthdays with fun activities and light refreshments.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Last Mon. • Monthly • 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

    SENIOR ADVISORY GROUP
    This group collaborates with the Parks and Recreation Department to develop programs, events, and activities to serve local seniors. Visitors are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly • 9-10 a.m.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    WINTER DANCE & GAMES
    Enjoy an evening of dancing and board games. Light refreshments are available, and no registration is necessary.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Dec. 16 • 6-9 p.m. 

    SENIORS NIGHT OUT: DANCING & GAMES
    Join us for an evening of dancing and games dressed in themed attire. Dance to country music and oldies from the 60s to the 80s, or play a game of cards, board games, or dominoes. Light refreshments are served, and registration is not required.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Jan. 20 • 6-9 p.m. • Barn Dance
    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • May 19 • 6-9 p.m. • Country Western
    ALL AGES WELCOME
    GAMES FOR ALL
    All ages are invited to join us for a night of fun board games. Enjoy chess, checkers, Catan, and much more to challenge your mind and create friendships. An adult must accompany minors. 

    All Ages • Free • 4th Tue. & 4th Fri. • Monthly starting in January • 6:30 p.m-8:30 p.m.
    RENTAL INFORMATION
    FACILITY RENTALS
    Fees are per hour with a $210 deposit, 2-hour minimum.

    MEETING ROOM
    Non-Resident - $76
    Resident - $63

    GAME ROOM
    Non-Resident - $95
    Resident - $80

    MEETING & GAME ROOM
    Non-Resident - $180
    Resident - $147

    FACILITY PHOTOS
    Click here to view album.


    RENTAL DETAILS
    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 979.764.6351 or by visiting the Southwood Community Center, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cash, credit card or check accepted. Checks should be made payable to “City of College Station.”


    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

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

CINDY HALLARAN POOL
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FIELD RENTALS

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