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Lincoln Recreation Center

Contact Information

Lincoln Recreation Center1000 Eleanor St.College Station, TX 77840979.764.3779

ADDRESS: 1000 Eleanor St.
PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.3779
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
CLOSED: Sept. 7, Nov. 25-29 & Dec. 21-Jan. 3
SPLASH PAD: Closed

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.

FALL PROGRAM

    AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
    AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM • REGISTER TODAY!
    Guided by well-trained staff, ages 6-15 can engage in games, sports, arts and crafts, and have time for homework. Transportation is provided from South Knoll, College Hills, Rock Prairie, Southwood Valley, River Bend, Oakwood Intermediate and A&M Consolidated Middle School for those who have paid the appropriate semester fee and signed a waiver. Space is limited, and participants must be engaged in on-site classroom learning through CSISD. Dates are subject to change, and the program will follow the CSISD schedule. Register online or by calling 979.764.3779. Qualifying households can drop-off proof of eligibility at the Lincoln Recreation Center, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    SEMESTERS
    Fall Semester • Aug. 18-Dec. 18 • Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m.
    Early Release Day • Dec. 18 • 12:30-5:30 p.m.
    All Day Program • Oct. 12 & Nov. 23-24 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Closed • Sept. 7, Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 21-Jan 1

    Spring Semester • Jan. 5-May 21 • Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m.
    All Day Program • Jan. 4, Feb. 15, March 15-18 & April 13 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Closed • Jan. 1 & 18, March 19, April 2 & May 24-28

    FEES
    Resident • $75
    Qualifying Households • $45 Resident (must bring proof of eligibility)
    Transportation • $45
    Late Pick Up Fee • First 15 minutes: $5 ($1 for each additional minute)

    DOCUMENTS (PDF)
    > Youth Parent Handbook
    > Member & Staff Protocols
    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
    Non-Resident - $90
    Resident - $75

    GOLD GYM HALF COURT
    Per hour, 4-hour max
    Non-Resident - $60
    Resident - $50

    PURPLE GYM (ATHLETIC EVENTS)
    More than 4 hours ($400 deposit)
    Non-Resident - $60
    Resident - $50

    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 - $78
    Resident - $65

    ACTIVITIES ROOM
    Per hour, 3-hour max ($200 deposit)
    Non-Resident - $72
    Resident - $60

    SPECIAL EVENT
    Fee includes the gym, community room,sound system and 450 chairs
    Non-Resident - $425
    Resident - $350

    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

    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 - $200
    Mon.-Thu. - $150
    Fri.-Sun. & Holidays - $200

    NON-RESIDENT FEES
    Deposit - $200
    Mon.-Thu. - $180
    Fri.-Sun. & Holidays - $240

    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
    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 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. 

    COVID-19 RESPONSE
    The Parks & Recreation Department will adhere to federal, state, city, and county guidelines to help avoid exposure and transmission of COVID-19 at events, programs, and facilities. Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms with a temperature above 99.5 F degrees, or has come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, is prohibited from participating or attending events or programs. Participants must acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you or your children may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 through participation and that such exposure or infection may result in injury, illness, permanent disability, or death. The risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself or others, including, but not limited to, city employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

    AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
    Member & Staff Protocols (PDF)

    COVID-19 REFUND NOTICE
    Due to the evolving and fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, our department will continually evaluate the safety and compliance of our programs. As federal, state and local mandates adapt, our programs may be affected. Once a program has started, no refund will be given since many of our expenses are in the initial planning and implementation stages. Every effort will be made to complete the program.
    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    WHEN WILL ADULT & SENIOR PROGRAMMING RESUME?
    Adult and senior programming won’t resume until the spring. People 65 years and older and those who live in nursing homes or long-term care facilities are encouraged to stay home as much as possible.

    WHEN WILL THE FITNESS CENTER OPEN?
    The fitness center will remain closed through the fall. We will decide at the end of the season regarding the possibility of opening in the spring. 

    IS PICKLEBALL & OPEN GYM AVAILABLE?
    Regrettably, indoor sports have been suspended for the fall due to strict CDC guidelines regarding group sizes, activity restrictions, social distancing, and sanitation.

    ARE YOU ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS?
    We are currently not accepting volunteers to limit the number of individuals in the facility. 

    WHEN WILL THE SPLASH PAD OPEN?
    We will decide at the end of August regarding the possibility of opening splash pads in September.

    ARE YOU ACCEPTING FACILITY RENTALS?
    We will start accepting rentals on Monday, Aug. 17. 

    WILL REFUNDS BE ISSUED IF PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19?
    Due to the evolving and fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, our department will continually evaluate the safety and compliance of our programs. As federal, state and local mandates adapt, our programs may be affected.Once a program has started, no refund will be given since many of our expenses are in the initial planning and implementation stages. Every effort will be made to complete the program.

LINKS

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
View the Youth Parent Handbook and Member & Staff Protocols that are in place for the After-School Program.

Youth Parent Handbook (PDF)
Member & Staff Protocols (PDF)

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

WE'RE HIRING
View all City of College Station job openings and to apply: csjobs.cstx.gov.

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