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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.; Sat. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sun. 4-7 p.m.
SENIOR PROGRAM: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: Mon.-Thu. 3-6:30 p.m.; Fri. 3-6 p.m.
CLOSED: Dec. 23-Jan. 1 & 18-20, March 13, April 10-12 & May 25

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.

    YOUTH PROGRAMS
    AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM • ONGOING REGISTRATION
    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.

    SPRING SEMESTER • Jan. 6-May 22 • Mon.-Thu. • 3-6:30 p.m. & Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
    All Day Program • Jan. 6-7, Feb. 17-18, March 9-12 & April 13 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Closed • Jan. 20, March 13, April 10 & May 25-29

    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

    KIDS OKINAWAN KARATE • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
    Martial arts helps develop discipline, self-defense skills, and proper judgement regarding when skills are used. This noncontact training program emphasizes the traditions of Karate-Do (the way of karate). The instructor, Chiyo Spaulding, is an AAU National Champion and has been teaching martial arts to children for the past 15 years. She has produced several nationally-ranked competitors. Parents are welcome to enroll with children. No class March 9-13.

    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • Jan. 6-27 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Wed. • Jan. 8-29 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • Feb. 3-24 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Wed. • Feb. 5-26 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • March 2-30 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Wed. • March 4-April 1 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • April 6-27 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Wed. • April 8-29 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • May 4-18 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Wed. • May 6-20 • 5-6 p.m.

    BASKETBALL OPEN GYM
    Practice your basketball skills, meet friends, and stay active. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. Times are subject to change.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 6-May 20 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Sat. • Jan. 25-May 16 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Sun. • Feb. 2-April 26 • 4-7 p.m.

    PICKLEBALL PASS • PURCHASE YOURS TODAY
    Practice your pickleball skills, play in a pick-up match, meet friends, and stay active. Balls and nets are provided. The pass is good for the spring season and can be purchased at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Times are subject to change.

    Ages 16+ • $15 Resident/$18 Non-Resident • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 6-May 20 • 6:30-8 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • $15 Resident/$18 Non-Resident • Tue., Wed. & Thu. • Jan. 7-May 21 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • $15 Resident/$18 Non-Resident • Sat. • Jan. 25-May 16 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    *NEW* THE DANCE EXPERIENCE • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    Learn the basics of Salsa, Merengue, and Afro House. Spike your creativity and discover dances that promote not only your physical well-being, but also boosts your confidence, focus, discipline, and teamwork. There will also be special guests throughout to teach other dance genres. On-site registration is available.

    Ages 8-16 • $5 per class • Wed. • Jan. 8-May 20 • 5-6 p.m.

    MINDS OF CHAMPIONS • ONGOING REGISTRATION
    Learn proper and healthy singing techniques. This class will raise your child’s confidence, and remove their fear of singing and acting in front of an audience. Our award-winning instructor’s former students have performed with Grammy Award winners Kirk Franklin and Donald Lawrence. The choir will perform at the 36th Annual Dr. Martin Lither King, Jr.: Keeping the Dream Alive Celebration and Motown Review Production.

    Ages 6-15 • $45 • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 8-May 18 • 5-6:30 p.m.

    *NEW* TOTAL BODY BOOSTER BOOT CAMP • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
    This boot camp style class will feature running, plyometric and cardiovascular exercises, and resistance training. All fitness and skills levels are welcome. Join us for a free class demonstration on Jan. 7 and 8 from 6-7 p.m.

    Ages 16+ • $25 • Mon. & Tue. • Jan. 13-Feb. 25 • 6-7 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • $25 • Mon. & Tue. • March 16-April 21 • 6-7 p.m.

    *NEW* ARTS & CRAFTS • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
    Structured to help preschool and pre-K children build their fine motor skills through arts and crafts. Participants will work with a variety of materials to create projects to develop their skills in tearing, cutting, gluing and painting. An adult must attend with their child. No class on March 10 and 12.

    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Tue. • Feb. 4-25 • 10-11 a.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Thu. • Feb. 6-27 • 10-11 a.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Tue. • March 3-31 • 10-11 a.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Thu. • March 5-April 2 • 10-11 a.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Tue. • April 7-28 • 10-11 a.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Thu. • April 9-30 • 10-11 a.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Tue. • May 5-19 • 10-11 a.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Thu. • May 7-21 • 10-11 a.m.

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
    5th-8th graders are invited to join us for an evening of free food, fun, and door prizes.

    Ages 10-15 • Free • Fri. • Feb. 7, March 20 & April 17 • 7-10 p.m.

    *NEW* SCIENCE ON SPRING BREAK • REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 3
    Participants will investigate and discover while using the scientific method as they explore activities based on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    Ages 8-13 • $55 • Mon.-Thu. • March 9-12 • 9-11 a.m.
    Ages 8-13 • $55 • Mon.-Thu. • March 9-12 • 1-3 p.m.

    ENGINEERING CLUB WITH SPARK! • REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 1
    Young engineers will increase their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by building, testing, and improving their very own inventions

    Ages 8-15 • $20 • Wed. • April 1-22 • 4:30-6 p.m.

    FULL-DAY SUMMER CAMP • REGISTRATION: APRIL 6-JULY 6
    Offers ages 6-15 a variety of daily activities, including outdoor recreation, performing and creative arts, character and team-building exercises, local and out-of-town field trips, and more. Breakfast and lunch are provided, but campers are asked to bring a morning and afternoon snack. Registration will take place on-site at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Parent orientation for first-time campers is on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

    Ages 6-15 • $60 Resident/$72 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri. • June 1-26 • 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Ages 6-15 • $60 Resident/$72 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri. • July 6-31 • 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

    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 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-6 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. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. Times are subject to change.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 6-May 20 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Sat. • Jan. 25-May 16 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Sun. • Feb. 2-April 26 • 4-7 p.m.

    PICKLEBALL PASS • PURCHASE YOURS TODAY
    Practice your pickleball skills, play in a pick-up match, meet friends, and stay active. Balls and nets are provided. The pass is good for the spring season and can be purchased at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Times are subject to change. 

    Ages 16+ • $15 Resident/$18 Non-Resident • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 6-May 20 • 6:30-8 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • $15 Resident/$18 Non-Resident • Tue., Wed. & Thu. • Jan. 7-May 21 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • $15 Resident/$18 Non-Resident • Sat. • Jan. 25-May 16 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    *NEW* TOTAL BODY BOOSTER BOOT CAMP • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
    This boot camp style class will feature running, plyometric and cardiovascular exercises, and resistance training. All fitness and skills levels are welcome. Join us for a free class demonstration on Jan. 7 and 8 from 6-7 p.m.

    Ages 16+ • $25 • Mon. & Tue. • Jan. 13-Feb. 25 • 6-7 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • $25 • Mon. & Tue. • March 16-April 21 • 6-7 p.m.

    *NEW* BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF COOKING • REGISTRATION ENDS FEB. 3
    Learn the basic fundamentals of cooking from K&J Southern Cuisine and Catering. This course will help you build confidence in the kitchen to prepare home-cooked meals.

    Ages 18+ • $65 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 3-26 • 6-8 p.m.

    HOMEBUYER EDUCATION COURSE • REGISTRATION ENDS FEB. 4
    If you are thinking about becoming a homeowner, this course will equip you with the knowledge you need to make wise and informed decisions. Topics include understanding credit, managing your money, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for a home, and protecting your investment. Be sure to attend each session to obtain a certificate. To learn more or register, visit cstx.gov/homebuyer or call College Station Community Services at 979.764.3778.

    Ages 18+ • Free ($20 optional workbook) • Tue. • Feb. 4-25 • 6-7:30 p.m.
    SENIOR ADULT PROGRAMS
    FITNESS CENTER & WALKING
    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
    Enjoy a variety of board games, cards, dominoes, and spades.

    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. Exercises are designed to accommodate all abilities and focus on building strength, balance and endurance.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon., Tue. & Wed. • Weekly • 1-2:30 p.m.
    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-10:30 a.m.

    BEGINNING LINE DANCE WORKSHOP
    Workshop is designated to teach beginners the steps and terminology of line dancing.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. & Thu. • Weekly • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

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

    SOUL LINE DANCING
    A fun, exciting way to dance your way to good health. Join us as we learn line dancing steps to old school R&B songs while burning calories.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Weekly • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
    Free blood pressure check. This can help you detect any rise in your blood pressure, giving you and your doctor an early warning of any related issues.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Tue. • Monthly • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    BINGO
    Test your luck and meet new people with a friendly game of Bingo.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 2nd Tue. & Thu. • Monthly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages 55+ • Free • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    NUTRITION EDUCATION

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

    Ages 55+ • Free 3rd • Tue. • Monthly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    HOT BREAKFAST
    Enjoy a healthy breakfast prepared monthly by our senior members.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 2nd Wed. • Monthly 9:15-10:30 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.-1:30 p.m.

    VALENTINE’S DAY SOCIAL
    Enjoy a day of fun, fellowship and fashion while enjoying entertainment, light refreshments, door prizes, speakers and more. Interested in modeling? Email kpeterson@cstx.gov by Jan. 31.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Feb. 14 • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    EVENING WITH DANCING
    Dance to the oldies from the 60s to the 80s, swing, line dance, or boogie. Dominoes and card games will also be available. Refreshments will be served.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Feb. 14 • 7-9 p.m. • Theme: Valentine’s Day
    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • April 24 • 7-9 p.m. • Theme: Hollywood Walk of Fame

    MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION • REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 6
    Dress in your favorite denim and accessorize with diamonds. Enjoy entertainment and door prizes as you highlight your perfect outfit with accessories from Ginny’s Boutique. RSVP by May 6 by calling 979.764.3779.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • May 8 • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    ALL AGES WELCOME
    COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY
    Local pastors lead Bible studies on peace, love, and unity.

    Ages 14+ • Free • Wed. • Jan. 8-29 • 6:30-8 p.m.

    Jan. 8 • “Sustain Hope,” by Pastor A. C. Clark, III
    Jan. 15 • “Love Your Enemies,” by Pastor Sam Hill
    Jan. 22 • “Work for Equality & Justice,” by Pastor Eleanor Colvin & Donna Renfro
    Jan. 29 • “Build the Beloved Community,” by Pastor Dan DeLeon

    36TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE CELEBRATION 
    Join us for an evening of praise honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hear words of empowerment from Pastor Marie Nutall of Bryan’s New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church uplifting spirituals by our Minds of Champions Youth Choir. Special recognition will be bestowed on those who have made a significant impact in our community. Dinner by K&J Southern Cuisine will be served before the program for $10 per plate. The menu includes smothered chicken or meatloaf, green beans, mashed potatoes, peach cobbler, and a roll.

    All Ages • $10 per plate • Fri. • Jan. 17 • 6-9 p.m.

    CAREER & JOB FAIR
    Dress to impress and bring your resume to connect with local employers. Offered in partnership with Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley.

    Ages 16+ • Free • Thu. • Jan. 23 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    TEEN TALK
    An open forum designed to give teens a safe, judgment-free zone to discuss the issues and topics most important to them. The goal is to bridge generational gaps, encourage open communication, and foster an environment where we are more understanding of others.

    Ages 11-15 • Free • Thu. • Jan. 30 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    ANNUAL SOUL FOOD & BLUES NIGHT
    Enjoy food for the soul, catered by K&J Southern Cuisine, while listening to live blues and R&B by Mi’Chel Rose. Menu includes fried chicken, beef tips and rice, loaded mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, yams, greens, cornbread muffin, peach cobbler, and tea.

    All Ages • $10 per plate (1 meat, 2 sides, bread, dessert) $15 per plate (2 meats, 2 sides, bread, dessert) • Fri. • Feb. 7 • 6-9:30 p.m.

    MOTOWN REVIEW PRODUCTION

    Minds of Champions Youth Choir will be paying tribute to some of Motown's greatest musicians such as Gladys Knight, the Temptations, Michael Jackson, and many more. This production will be complete with catchy choruses that will leave you singing days later.

    All Ages • Free • Mon. • Feb. 24 • 6:30-8 p.m.

    PART-TIME JOB FAIR
    Don’t stand on the sidelines, join our team! The City of College Station has a variety of seasonal and part-time positions available this summer. Recreation assistants for our youth programs, lifeguards for our pools, water safety instructors to teach swim lessons, swim coaches for our Tsunami Swim Team and more! Meet with program supervisors and find the right fit for a summer job. Light refreshments will be served.

    Ages 16+ • Free • Wed. • March 4 • 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
    All ages can take a picture with the Easter Bunny, play games, and enjoy an afternoon of fun. Ages 10 and under can participate in the egg-travagant hunt at W.A. Tarrow Park.

    All Ages (egg hunt is for ages 10 and under) • Free • Thu. • April 9 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
    Join us as we celebrate this memorable day in Mexican history. There will be food trucks, live entertainment, and more!

    All Ages • Free • Sun. • May 3 • 3-5 p.m.
    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- $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

    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
    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 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

    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.

Links

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 by calling 979.764.3779. Please download the volunteer application and background disclosure and bring it to orientation.

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

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

SENIOR CALENDAR
Daily activities and events for seniors located at the Lincoln Recreation Center and Meyer Senior & Community Center: Link (PDF)

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