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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.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: Mon.-Thu. 3-6:30 p.m.; Fri. 3-6 p.m.
CLOSED: Sept. 2, Nov. 27-29 & Dec. 23-Jan. 1

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 • REGISTRATION ENDS DEC. 2
    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. 2, Nov. 27-29, Dec. 23-Jan. 3 

    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

    THE MINDS OF CHAMPIONS • REGISTRATION ENDS SEPT. 3
    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.

    Ages 6-15 • $45 • Mon., Tue. & Thu. • Sept. 3-Dec. 5 • 5-6:30 p.m.

    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 non-contact 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.

    Ages 6+ • $40 • Wed. • Sept. 4-25 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • Sept. 9-30 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Wed. • Oct. 2-23 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • Oct. 7-28 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Wed. • Oct. 30-Nov. 20 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • Nov. 4-25 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • Dec. 2-16 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Wed. • Dec. 4-18 • 5-6 p.m.

    ENGINEERING CLUB WITH SPARK! • REGISTRATION ENDS SEPT. 11
    Young engineers will increase their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by building, testing, and improving their very own inventions.

    Ages 8-15 • $30 • Wed. • Sept. 11-Oct. 30 • 4:30-6 p.m.

    *NEW* THE DANCE EXPERIENCE • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    Learn the basics of Salsa, Merengue, and Afro House. Spike your creativity and learn 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. • Sept. 18-Dec. 18 • 5-6 p.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. • Sept. 27 & Nov. 1 • 7-10 p.m.

    *NEW* SCIENCE ON SATURDAY • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    Participants will experience a STEM-based learning environment that emphasizes how science and related topics can be fun and exciting outside of a classroom environment. Participants will spend part of their time engineering chemical reactions, flying drones, designing propulsion systems for land, water, and air type vehicles. In addition, students will learn about STEM-related competitions and how to participate. Students will also have the opportunity to use Playmation technology in a "save the city" simulation as members of Marvel's Avengers to showcase their teamwork and problem-solving skills. On-site registration available.

    Ages 8-13 • $12 per class or $40 for all classes • Sat. Oct. 5-26 • 10 a.m.-12 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.-8:30 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • Membership • Sat. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    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.

    PICKLEBALL PASS • PURCHASE YOUR PICKLEBALL 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 (50 visits) • Tue. & Thu. • Aug. 20-Dec. 19 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • $15 Resident/$18 Non-Resident (50 visits) • Wed. • Aug. 21-Dec. 18 • 6:30-9 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • $15 Resident/$18 Non-Resident (50 visits) • Sat. • Aug. 24-Nov. 23 • 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 learn dances that promote not only your physical well-being, but also a boost to your confidence, focus, discipline, and team work. There will also be special guests throughout the year to teach other dance genres. On-site registration available.

    Ages 17+ • $5 per class • Wed. • Sept. 18-Dec. 18 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    HOMEBUYER EDUCATION COURSE • REGISTRATION ENDS OCT. 1
    If you are thinking about becoming a homeowner, this course will equip you with the knowledge you need to make wise and informed decisions. To learn more or register, visit cstx.gov/homebuyer or call the College Station Community Development Office at 979.764.3778.

    Ages 18+ • Free ($20 optional workbook) • Tue. • Oct. 1-22 • 6-7:30 p.m.

    ACRYLIC PAINTING • REGISTRATION THROUGH CLASS DAY
    This beginner’s class focuses on the foundations of painting with acrylics with Dr. Dary Dega. Register for all dates or just those that work best with your schedule. Supplies will be provided. No class on Oct. 24 and 31.

    Ages 16+ • $20 per class • Thu. • Oct. 3-Nov. 21 • 6:30-8 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

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

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

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

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • Weekly • 10:30-11:30 a.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 • Mon., Tue. & Wed. • Weekly • 1-2:30 p.m.
    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-11 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.

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

    Ages 55+ • Free • 2nd Tue. • Monthly • 8:45-10 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.

    HEALTH EDUCATION
    Participants will learn healthy strategies to maintaining and increasing functional capacity, maintaining or improving self-care, and stimulating one's social environment by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Sept. 17 & Nov. 19 • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    MEDICARE EDUCATION SEMINAR
    In honor of National Medicare Education Week, we invite anyone that is eligible for Medicare to join us for this education seminar. United Healthcare Agent, Callin O’Brien with walk participant through Medicare services, what they pay for and the services available to help pay for expenses not covered by Medicare.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Sept. 18 • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    FUN EVENING WITH DANCING & GAMES
    Join us for an evening of dancing and games. 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. • Oct. 18 • 7-9 p.m.

    AGE OF ELEGANCE: BLACK & WHITE GALA
    Enjoy an evening of fashion and fellowship while enjoying music, entertainment, light refreshments, and door prizes. Interested in modeling for the fashion show? Email awilliams@cstx.gov or stop by the Lincoln Recreation Center before Nov. 29.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Sat. • Dec. 14 • 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    ALL AGES WELCOME
    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTY
    Join us for a National Night Out party to mingle with your neighbors, meet new friends, and engage with local police officers. The goal of National Night Out is to heighten awareness of crime prevention, to strengthen neighborhood spirit, and police-community partnerships.

    All Ages • Free • Tue. • Oct. 1 • 6:30-8 p.m.

    MONSTER'S BASH & HAUNTED HOUSE
    Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun and games! Activities will include a haunted house, carnival games, joy jumps and more. Refreshments and candy will be available for children. Interested in volunteering? Click here. Deadline is Monday, Oct. 21.

    All Ages • Free • Thu. • Oct. 24 • 5:30-8 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

    Resident - $90
    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 - $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
    Covered outdoor basketball 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, splash pad, playground

    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.

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, Meyer Senior and Community Center, and the Southwood 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 three-year term: Link

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