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Lincoln Recreation Center

Contact Information

Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486

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.
SUMMER CAMP: Mon.-Fri. 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
CLOSED: July 25-28 & Sept. 2

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, 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, as well as an indoor gymnasium, 1/3 mile lighted jogging trail, and playground. The Wayne Smith Ball Fields are included in this park. A State Historic Site Marker is also located here for African American Education in College Station.

    YOUTH PROGRAMS
    AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM • REGISTRATION ENDS DEC. 1
    With guidance from well-trained staff, ages 6-15 can engage in games, sports, arts and crafts, and have time to work on homework. Transportation is provided from South Knoll, College Hills, Rock Prairie, Southwood Valley, Oakwood Intermediate and A&M Consolidated Middle School for those that have paid the appropriate semester fee and signed a waiver. Registration will take place on-site at the Lincoln Recreation Center.

    Fall Semester • Aug. 15-Dec. 20 • Mon.-Thu. • 3-6:30 p.m. & Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
    All Day Program • Oct. 14-15, Nov. 25-26 & Dec. 20 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Early Release Day • Dec. 19 • 12:30-5:30 p.m.
    Closed • Sept. 1, Nov. 27-29 & Dec. 23-Jan. 3

    FEES PER SEMESTER
    Resident - $75
    Non-Resident - $90
    Qualifying Households - $45 Resident/$54 Non-Resident (must bring proof of eligibility)
    Transportation - $45
    Late Pickup Fee - First 15 minutes: $5 and $1 each additional thereafter

    THE FACILITIES OF COLLEGE STATION PARKS & RECREATION ARE NOT CHILD CARE FACILITIES AND THE 2015 PROGRAMS ARE NOT LICENSED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS FOR CHILD CARE UNDER TEXAS HUMAN RESOURCES CODE SEC. 42.041(B)(14).
    ADULT PROGRAMS
    MEMBERSHIPS
    Memberships are good for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Below programs marked “membership” are free to those with a facility membership.

    DAILY
    Resident - $2
    Non-Resident - $3

    MONTHLY
    Resident - $10
    Non-Resident - $12

    ANNUAL
    Resident - $100
    Non-Resident - $120

    PROGRAMS

    FITNESS CENTER
    Center is equipped with cardio machines, a weight-training circuit, single-station machines and a complete range of free-weight equipment including benches, barbells and dumbbells.

    Ages 18+ • Membership • Mon.-Thu. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • Membership •Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • Membership • Sat. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • Membership • Sun. • Weekly • 4-7 p.m.

    BASKETBALL OPEN GYM
    Practice your basketball skills, meet friends and stay active. No reservations are necessary or accepted. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • 6-9 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Sat. • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Sun. • 4-7 p.m.

    OPEN REC NIGHT
    Gather with your friends in our Game Room for an evening of games and fun. The Game Room is equipped with foosball tables, pool, table ping-pong tables, cards, a PlayStation 4 and various board games.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon.-Thu. • Weekly • 6-9 p.m.

    PICKLEBALL PASS • PURCHASE YOUR PASS TODAY
    Practice your pickleball skills, play in a pick-up match, meet friends and stay active. Balls and nets are provided. The pass includes 50 visits and is good for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Passes can be purchased on-site at the Lincoln Recreation Center.

    Ages 16+ • $15 Resident/$18 Non-Resident • Wed. • May 29-July 31 • 6-9 p.m.
    SENIOR ADULT PROGRAMS
    FITNESS CENTER
    Use the treadmill or elliptical in the fitness room or get your steps in by walking indoors in the gym or outdoors under a covered pavilion. The fitness center is equipped with cardio machines, a weight-training circuit, single-station machines and a complete range of free-weight equipment including benches, barbells and dumbbells. Participants must be a registered senior participant.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9-10:30 a.m.

    TABLE GAMES & DOMINOES

    Enjoy a variety of board games, cards, dominoes, spades and pool.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    HOT LUNCH
    A healthy, well-balanced lunch is served daily. Enjoy with approved client intake form.

    Ages 60+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

    FOREVERSIZE
    This class is specifically designed to encourage individuals to adopt healthy lifestyle practices through nutrition tips and exercising. Exercises include toning, stretching, strength building and cardio workouts.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-10:30 a.m.

    BIBLE STUDY

    A diverse but inclusive community of faith where seniors search, study and grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Weekly • 9:15-10 a.m.

    NUTRITION EDUCATION
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offers cooking demonstrations with healthy recipes.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 3rd Tue. • Monthly • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    BINGO

    Winners will receive homemade chocolate chip cookies provided by Signature Select Services.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 3rd Fri. • Monthly • 10-11 a.m.

    BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    Enjoy a potluck lunch and fellowship on the last Friday of each month.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Last Fri. • Monthly • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
    National Senior Citizens Day recognizes contributions senior citizens make in communities. Join us as we celebrate our local citizens’ contributions while enjoying light refreshments.

    Ages 55 + • Free • Wed. • Aug. 21 • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEON • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    College Station’s Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures over our community’s history. Reservations are required and are due the Friday before the luncheon. Call 979.764.6351 or email kpeterson@cstx.gov to reserve your spot.

    All Ages • $7 • Wed. • Aug. 21 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. •  "The Historic School Houses" by Dr. James Lindley 

    FUN NIGHT WITH DANCING & GAMES 
    Join us for an evening of dancing and games. Dance to the oldies from the 60’s to the 80’s, swing, line dance or boogie. Dominoes and card games will also be available. Refreshments will be served.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Aug. 30 •7-9 p.m.
    ALL AGES WELCOME
    EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEON • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    College Station’s Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures over our community’s history. Reservations are required and are due the Friday before the luncheon. Call 979.764.6351 or email kpeterson@cstx.gov to reserve your spot.

    All Ages • $7 • Wed. • Aug. 21 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. •  "The Historic School Houses" by Dr. James Lindley 
    RENTAL INFORMATION
    FACILITY RENTALS

    GOLD GYM MORE THAN 4 HOURS ($350 DEPOSIT)
    Non-Resident - $420
    Resident - $350

    GOLD GYM FULL COURT PER HOUR, 4-HOUR MAX

    Resident - $60
    Non-Resident - $75

    GOLD GYM HALF COURT PER HOUR, 4-HOUR MAX
    Resident - $60
    Non-Resident - $50

    PURPLE GYM (ATHLETIC EVENTS) MORE THAN 4 HOURS ($400 DEPOSIT)
    Non-Resident - $432
    Resident - $360

    PURPLE GYM FULL COURT PER HOUR, 4-HOUR MAX
    Non-Resident - $102
    Resident - $85

    PURPLE GYM HALF COURT PER HOUR, 4-HOUR MAX
    Non-Resident - $72
    Resident - $60

    GYM EVENT PER CHAIR (GOLD GYM ONLY)
    Non-Resident - $1
    Resident - $0.50

    CONCESSION USAGE

    Non-Resident - $36
    Resident - $30

    COMMUNITY ROOM PER HOUR, 3-HOUR MAX ($250 DEPOSIT)
    Non-Resident - $65
    Resident - $78

    ACTIVITIES ROOM PER HOUR, 3-HOUR MAX ($200 DEPOSIT)
    Non-Resident - $72
    Resident - $60

    TRANSFER/CANCELLATION FEE
    1/3 of Rental Fee

    AFTER-HOUR CHARGE BASED ON FACILITY USAGE BEYOND NORMAL OPERATING HOURS
    $30/hour

    W.A. TARROW PAVILION
    The W.A. Tarrow pavilion has multiple uses but is primarily used for basketball or open play.

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

    NON-RESIDENT
    Deposit - $200
    Monday-Thursday - $180
    Friday-Sunday & Holidays $240

    RESIDENT 
    Deposit - $200
    Monday-Thursday - $150
    Friday-Sunday & Holidays - $200

    RENTALS 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 979.764.3779 or by visiting the Lincoln Recreation Center, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6 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
    Customers must cancel three days prior to the rental date to be eligible for a refund. If a cancellation is made fewer than three days prior to rental date, deposits will be forfeited. Refunds are processed within two weeks of request by check. No cash refunds will be issued.

Volunteers

Make a positive impact in the lives of youth by becoming a volunteer. Orientation is held the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. or by scheduling an appointment. Please download the volunteer application and background disclosure and bring it to orientation.

---> Volunteer Application (PDF)
---> Background Disclosure (PDF)


Links

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

SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICATION
The Senior Advisory Committee is made up of College Station residents ages 55 or older and members serve a three-year term: Link

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