You are now leaving the City of College Station websiteloading

Lincoln Recreation Center

Last item for navigation

Contact Information

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. 6, Nov. 24-26, & Dec. 20-Jan. 1
SPLASH PAD:
Open daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. through Aug. 31

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
    AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM • ONGOING REGISTRATION
    Guided by well-trained staff, kids 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, Cypress Grove Intermediate, A&M Consolidated Middle School, and International Leadership of Texas (ILT) for those who have paid the appropriate semester fee and signed a waiver. Register in-person or call 979.764.3779. Click here to view the Youth Parent Handbook.

    FALL SEMESTER • Aug. 17-Dec. 17 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
    All Day Program • Oct. 8 & 11 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Early Release Day • Dec. 17 • 12:30-5:30 p.m.
    Closed • Sept. 6, Nov. 22-26

    SPRING SEMESTER • Jan. 3-May 20 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
    All Day Program • Jan. 3 & 4, Feb. 18 & 21, March 14-17 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Closed • Jan. 17, March 18, April 15

    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 10-15 • $1 • Fri. • Sept. 10, Oct. 8, & Nov. 5 • 7-9 p.m.
    ADULT PROGRAMS
    MEMBERSHIPS
    Programs marked “membership” are free with a facility membership.

    MONTHLY
    Resident • $15
    Non-Resident • $18

    DAILY
    Resident • $3
    Non-Resident • $5

    PROGRAMS

    FITNESS CENTER

    The 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.

    PICKLEBALL

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

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Tue. & Thu. • Aug. 17-Dec. 16 • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Wed. • Sept. 1-Dec. 15 • 6-8 p.m.

    CARDIO FITNESS • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-CLASS DAY
    Groove to the hits you love for an easy-to-follow cardio dance workout. A spirited dance session provides a beneficial cardio workout and burns calories while improving strength, alleviating stress, easing depression, and unleashing a plethora of exercise endorphins.

    Ages 16+ • $5 per class • Wed. • Sept. 1-Dec. 15 • 6:30-7:15 p.m.

    ELEVATE DATE NIGHT WITH K&J SOUTHERN CUISINE: BRING LOVE TO THE KITCHEN • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-SEPT. 3 
    Create an aura of love for date nights at home. The hands-on class teaches you how to cook a seven-course meal, including presentation, salads, soups, appetizers, the main course, and dessert. The class is for individuals or couples, and supplies are provided. 

    Ages 18+ • $160 for two individuals • Tue. & Thu. • Sept. 7-30 • 6-8 p.m.

    EXPLORE CRICUT • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-CLASS DAY
    Are you tired of watching online videos to learn how to use your Cricut? Learn everything you ever wanted to know from local enthusiasts -- without the commercials. Bring your Cricut and supplies.

    Ages 16+ • $10 per class • Tue. • Sept. 7 & 21 • 6-8 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. No open gym Nov. 22-24.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Sept.  8-Dec. 15 • 6-8 p.m.

    SEW SOCIAL • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-CLASS DAY
    Do you enjoy sewing, especially in groups? Sew Social brings novice and expert sewers together to sew in a fun and creative environment. Join us for the whole day or a few hours – and don’t forget your sewing machine, materials, and lunch. Join us for a free social on Sept. 11 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Ages 16+ • Free • Sat. • Sept. 11 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • $25 • Sat. • Oct. 16, Nov. 13, & Dec. 4 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    NIA FITNESS • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-SEPT. 13
    Discover the Joy of Nia®! Drawing on the wisdom of dance, martial arts, and healing arts, Nia is a fabulously fun workout for the body, mind, and spirit. Done barefoot (shoes are fine) to soul-stirring music, Nia is perfect for anyone who wants to dance to stay fit. The class is tailored to adults and seniors, and the movements are easily modified. Taught by Holly Nastasi, the sessions will leave you energized and refreshed with a smile on your face.

    Ages 18+ • $45 • Mon. & Fri. • Sept. 13-Nov. 12 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYM
    Practice volleyball skills or play a game. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis -- reservations are not accepted. Volleyballs are available, but you’re encouraged to bring your own.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. • Sept. 13-Nov. 1 • 6-8 p.m.

    ZUMBA • REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-CLASS DAY
    Students have fun in the popular fitness program inspired by Latin dance using dance moves and cardiovascular exercises set to upbeat Latin music.  Zumba® is aerobic dancing that’s easy to learn. All levels are welcome. No class on Nov. 22 or 25.

    Ages 16+ • $5 per class • Mon. & Thu. • Sept. 16-Dec. 16 • 5:45-6:30 p.m.   

    COMPUTER LITERACY CLASS • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-NOV. 11
    In the digital age, computer knowledge is essential. The single, hour-long presentation is for those who need a little more instruction on computer basics, ranging from parts to keyboard tricks. 

    Ages 16+ • Free • Sat. • Nov. 13 • 10-11 a.m.
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    PRINTABLE CALENDAR
    Daily activities and events for seniors: Link (PDF)


    WEEKLY

    FITNESS CENTER & WALKING TO OLDIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SCRAPBOOKING 
    Our circle of creative crafters preserves memories in a fun and creative way. Participants must bring their supplies.

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

    BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING & SELF CHECK PRESENTATION
    Receive a free blood pressure check and learn how to better take care of your health courtesy of a Nurse’s Touch.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    SIT & FIT VIDEO 
    The exercise video encourages individuals to adopt healthy lifestyle practices through toning, stretching, and strength building while sitting.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Weekly • 11-11:45 a.m.

    BODY & BRAIN GAMES
    Have fun while exercising your fine and gross motor skills.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 11-11:45 a.m.

    FOREVERSIZE 
    The class is specially designed to encourage healthy lifestyle practices. Exercises accommodate all abilities and focus on building strength, balance, and endurance.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-11 a.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 • Wed. • Bi-weekly starting Sept. 8 • 9:30 -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

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

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

    SOUL LINE DANCE CLASS

    Line dancing is a fun, exciting way to dance your way to good health. Learn line dancing steps to old school and R&B songs while burning calories.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st & 3rd Fri. • Monthly • 10-11 a.m.

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

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

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

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

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    NIA FITNESS • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-SEPT. 13
    Discover the Joy of Nia®! Drawing on the wisdom of dance, martial arts, and healing arts, Nia is a fabulously fun workout for the body, mind, and spirit. Done barefoot (shoes are fine) to soul-stirring music, Nia is perfect for anyone who wants to dance to stay fit. The class is tailored to seniors, and the movements are easily modified. Taught by Holly Nastasi, the sessions will leave you energized and refreshed with a smile on your face.

    Ages 55+ • $45 • Mon. & Fri. • Sept. 13-Nov. 12 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    SENIORS NIGHT OUT: THEMED PARTIES
    Join us for an evening of dancing and games dressed in your themed attire. Dance to the oldies from the 60’s to the 80’s or play a game of cards or dominoes. Light refreshments will be served.

    Ages 55+ • $2 • Fri. • Sept. 24 • 7-9 p.m. • Chucks & Pearls
    Ages 55+ • $2 • Fri. • Nov. 12 • 7-9 p.m. • Boots & Bandana’s 

    FALL PREVENTION
    Learn about your risks and protect your health by attending the Fall Prevention presentation sponsored by Heart to Heart Hospice. Fall injuries are a leading cause of injury among seniors but a fear of falling doesn't need to rule your life. Heart to Heart Hospice will share several tips to help keep yourself safe as you stay active. 

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Oct. 7 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    SENIOR AUTUMN FEST
    Put on your Halloween costume and join us for free food, music, a cakewalk, door prizes, and much more!

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Oct. 21 • 5-7 p.m. • American Pavilion at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex (3101 Harvey Rd.)

    MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT EDUCATION
    Medicare Open Enrollment, help! What are all those TV ads about? Certified Medicare Benefits counselors from the Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging present information and resources related to Medicare open enrollment and what it means for your coverage. 

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Oct. 28 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    AN EVENING OF STARS HOLIDAY BALL 
    Experience a night of sophistication with friends. Dress to impress and enjoy listening and dancing to soulful sounds from a local live band. Refreshments are served. Admission is $5 per person, and registration isn’t required.

    Ages 55+ • $5 • Sat. • Dec. 11 • 6-9 p.m.
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    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 10-15 • $1 • Fri. • Sept. 10, Oct. 8, & Nov. 5 • 7-9 p.m.

    COMMUNITY FIELD DAY
    Foster community spirit and comradery with a little friendly competition. Enjoy a classic field day with activities for all ages and abilities, including tug-o-war, sack races, egg toss, 50-yard dash, and more. Registration for each activity takes place on the event day.

    All Ages • Free • Sat. • Sept. 25 • 6-8 p.m.

    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTY
    Mingle with your neighbors, meet new friends, and engage with local police officers with a National Night Out party. National Night Out aims to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit, and enhance police-community partnerships.

    All Ages • Free • Tue. • Oct.  5 • 6:30-8 p.m.

    ANNUAL FALL FEST & HAUNTED HOUSE
    Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun and games! Activities include a haunted house, carnival games, joy jumps, and more. Refreshments and candy are available for children. Interested in volunteering? Click here.

    Interested in hosting a candy booth? It's free! We welcome all business, non-profit and charitable organizations to set-up a candy booth. Click here for more information, the deadline is Oct. 15.

    All Ages • Free • Thu. • Oct. 28 • 5:30-8 p.m.

    AN EVENING OF STARS HOLIDAY BALL 
    Experience a night of sophistication with friends. Dress to impress and enjoy listening and dancing to soulful sounds from a local live band. Refreshments are served. Admission is $5 per person, and registration isn’t required.

    Ages 55+ • $5 • Sat. • Dec. 11 • 6-9 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
    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. 

LINKS

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
View the Youth Parent Handbook for the After-School Program: Link (PDF)

SENIOR 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

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

City of College Station | All Rights Reserved | Powered by CivicLive | © 2021 Intrado Corporation.