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Lincoln Recreation Center1000 Eleanor St.College Station, TX 77840979.764.3779

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.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.
CLOSED: Sept. 5, Nov. 23-25, Dec. 19-Jan. 2
SPLASH PAD: Closed for the season


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 SCHEDULE

    YOUTH PROGRAMS
    OKINAWAN KARATE • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
    Martial arts develop discipline, self-defense skills, and proper judgment about when to use those skills. The non-contact training program emphasizes the traditions of Karate-Do (the way of karate). Instructor Chiyo Spaulding is a former AAU national champion who has taught children martial arts for 20 years, producing several nationally ranked competitors. Caregivers are welcome to enroll with children. We won't have class on Nov. 20.

    Ages 6+ • $50 • Mon. • Aug. 8-29 • 6-7 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $50 • Mon. • Sept. 12-Oct. 3 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $50 • Mon. • Oct. 10-31 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • Nov. 7-28 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $40 • Mon. • Dec. 5-19 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.

    AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM • REGISTER TODAY!
    Guided by well-trained staff, kids ages 6-15 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, Cypress Grove Intermediate, A&M Consolidated Middle School, and International Leadership of Texas for those who have paid the appropriate semester fee and signed a waiver. Register in-person at the Lincoln Recreation Center or call 979.764.3779 for more information.

    FALL SEMESTER • Aug. 17-Dec. 16 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
    Early Release Day • Dec. 16 • 12:30-5:30 p.m.
    All Day Program • Oct. 7 & 10 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Closed • Sept. 5, Nov. 21-25, Dec. 19-Jan. 2

    SPRING SEMESTER • Jan. 3-May 19 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
    All Day Program • Jan. 3, Feb. 20, March 13-16, April 10 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Closed • Jan. 16, March 17, April 7, May 22-29

    SEMESTER FEES
    Resident • $75
    Non-Resident • $90
    Qualifying Households • $45 Resident & $54 Non-Resident (must bring proof of eligibility)
    Transportation • $45
    Late Pick-Up Fee • First 15 minutes: $5 ($1 for each additional minute) 

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
    5th-8th graders are invited for an evening of food, music, and games. The event is an excellent opportunity to mingle with peers. Admission is $1 per person, and registration isn't required.

    Ages 10-14 • $1 • Fri. • Sept. 16 & Nov. 4 • 7-9 p.m.
    ADULT PROGRAMS
    MEMBERSHIPS
    Programs marked “membership” are free with a facility membership. Classes won’t be available Sept. 5, Nov. 23-25, and Dec. 19-Jan. 2.

    MONTHLY
    Resident • $15
    Non-Resident • $18

    DAILY
    Resident • $3
    Non-Resident • $5

    PROGRAMS

    FITNESS CENTER
    The center has cardio machines, a weight-training circuit, single-station machines, and free-weight equipment such as benches, barbells, and dumbbells.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon.-Thu. • Aug. 8-Dec. 15 • 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Fri. • Aug. 12-Dec. 16 • 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    ZUMBA

    Students enjoy the popular fitness program inspired by Latin dance, using dance moves and cardiovascular exercises to upbeat Latin music. Zumba® is aerobic dancing that's easy to learn. All levels are welcome.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Thu. • Aug. 8-Dec. 8 • 5:45-6:30 p.m.   

    BASKETBALL OPEN GYM
    Shoot around with your friends or play a pickup game. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis -- reservations are not accepted. Basketballs are not provided.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Aug. 8-Dec. 14 • 6-8 p.m.

    HYPED DANCE FITNESS 
    We’re using your favorite hip-hop songs and easy-to-follow dance moves to bring you a high-energy dance experience you are sure to love. This hyped dance class provides a beneficial cardio workout and burns calories while improving strength, alleviating stress, easing depression, and unleashing exercise endorphins.
     
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Wed. • Aug. 17-Dec. 14 • 5:45-6:30 p.m.

    PICKLEBALL
    Practice your pickleball skills, play in a pick-up match, meet friends, and stay active. All skill levels are welcome. Balls and nets are provided.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Tue., Wed. & Thu. • Aug. 23-Dec. 15 • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    CREATIVE COOKS • REGISTRATION: AUG. 1-CLASS DAY
    Every week, participants are challenged to create a delicious mouthwatering meal using secret ingredients from individual mystery boxes. At the end of the course, participants will be able to make countless meals from an array of tasty ingredients. Supplies are provided.

    Ages 16+ • $40 per class • Wed. • Sept. 7-28 • 6:30 -8:30 p.m.  
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    PRINTABLE CALENDAR
    Daily activities and events for seniors: Link (PDF)


    WEEKLY

    FITNESS CENTER & WALKING 
    Use the treadmill or elliptical or get your steps in by walking outdoors under the covered pavilion while listening to oldies music. The fitness center has cardio machines, a weight-training circuit, single-station machines, and free-weight equipment such as benches, barbells, and dumbbells. 

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

    COFFEE & CHAT
    Join friends and discuss current events over a cup of coffee.

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

    TABLE GAMES
    Enjoy board games, cards, dominoes, and spades.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    HOT LUNCH
    A healthy, well-balanced lunch is provided daily through curbside pick-up. Enjoy the meals with the approved client intake form.
     
    Ages 60+ • Free • Mon.- Fri. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  

    INTRODUCTION TO SCRAPBOOKING 
    Are you interested in learning how to preserve memories using decorative paper and other crafty materials? Join this group of creative crafters to learn the basics of scrapbooking – with lots of laughter and fellowship. Participants must bring their supplies. No class on Oct. 10.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • Weekly • 9:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

    FOREVERSIZE 
    The class encourages healthy lifestyle practices while exercising to your favorite tunes. Exercises accommodate all abilities and focus on building strength, balance, and endurance.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-11 a.m.

    BINGO • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    Test your luck and meet new people with a friendly game of bingo. Prizes are awarded to winners.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    MOVIE & POPCORN
    Enjoy newly released films and popcorn with friends.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Weekly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    MONTHLY

    SCRAPBOOKING CROP
    Learn new scrapbooking tricks while socializing and connecting with other creative crafters. Participants must bring their supplies.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st & 3rd Mon. • Monthly • 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    SOUL LINE DANCE CLASS
    Soul line dancing is a fun, exciting way to dance to good health. Burn calories while learning line dancing steps to oldies and R&B songs.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st & 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 12-1 p.m.

    ARTS & CRAFTS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    Experience the benefits of arts and crafts as you stimulate your senses, boost your mood, and spark positive memories. Each class has an engaging and fun theme. 

    Ages 55+ • Free • 2nd. & 4th Wed. • Monthly • 9:30-11 a.m.

    MOTIVATIONAL MOMENTS
    Hear inspiring words that motivate, encourage, and stimulate your mind.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Thu. • Monthly • 9:15-10 a.m.

    BE WELL, LIVE WELL • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    The program on healthy aging by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension shows how to reduce disease risks, engage in a healthy lifestyle, increase cognition, and enhance physical abilities. Each session features a new topic.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTIES
    Celebrate monthly themed birthdays with fun activities using motor skills.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Last Fri. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    BRAZOS COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT PRESENTATION: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
    Are you prepared for an emergency? Join the Brazos County Health Department to learn tips on how to prepare before a disaster hits.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Oct. 4 • 12-1 p.m.

    FIELD TRIP • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    Join us for a Glass-bottom Boat Tour at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment in San Marcos.

    Ages 55+ • $8/lunch • Mon. • Oct. 10 • 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

    BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK
    Measure your blood pressure to help your health care team diagnose any health problems early.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Oct. 12 • 9:30-11 a.m.

    HEALTHY EATING PRESENTATION

    Learn how to eat healthy with the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Oct. 20 • 11a.m.-12 p.m.

    SENIORS NIGHT OUT: WESTERN
    Enjoy an evening of dancing and games dressed in western attire. Dance to the oldies from the 60s to the 80s, or play a game of cards or dominoes. Light refreshments are available. Admission is free and registration is not required.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Oct. 21 • 7-9 p.m.

    HOLIDAY PARTY
    Put on your casual Christmas attire and join us for a night of holiday cheer with food, fellowship, and music. Refreshments will be served.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Dec. 9 • 6:30-10:30 p.m. 
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    ANNUAL FALL FEST & HAUNTED HOUSE
    Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun and games! Activities include a family-friendly haunted house, carnival games, costume contest, and more. Refreshments and candy are available for children. 

    We are seeking candy booth vendors, it's free to participate! Click here to view complete details and to register by Oct. 14.

    Interested in volunteering? Click here to register by Oct. 14.

    All Ages • Free • Thu. • Oct. 20 • 5:30-8 p.m.  
    RENTAL INFORMATION

    FACILITY RENTALS

    GOLD GYM
    More than 4 hours ($350 deposit)
    Non-Resident - $540
    Resident - $450

    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 - $552
    Resident - $460

    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 - $90
    Resident - $75

    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

    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

    FACILITY PHOTOS
    Click here to view album.

    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
    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

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

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

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