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Lincoln Recreation Center1000 Eleanor St.College Station, TX 77840979.764.3779
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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: Dec. 20-Jan. 3 & 17, March 18, April 15-17 & May 30
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.

WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE

    YOUTH PROGRAMS
    AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM • ONGOING REGISTRATION
    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 or call 979.764.3779. Click here to view the Youth Parent Handbook.

    All Day Program • Jan. 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)

    YOUTH IN ACTION: JOB READINESS WORKSHOPS • REGISTRATION: DEC. 6-CLASS DAY 
    Are you looking to land your first job or need to freshen up your interview skills? Join Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley for a three-part job readiness workshop. You will learn skills that help you secure and retain employment.

    Ages 15-18 • Free • Thu. • Feb. 3 • 5:30-7 p.m. • “Positive work ethics and responsibilities, including communication and listening skills”
    Ages 15-18 • Free • Thu. • March 3 • 5:30-7 p.m. • “How to complete a job application and build your resume”
    Ages 15-18 • Free • Thu. • April 7 • 5:30-7 p.m. • “Dress for success and mock interviews”

    TEEN NIGHT
    Looking for something to do Saturday night? Join us for a night exclusively for teens! Play basketball, video games, listen to music, or just hang out with your friends. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

    Ages 15-18 • Free • Sat. • Feb. 5, March 5, April 9, & May 21 • 6-9 p.m.

    OKINAWAN KARATE • REGISTRATION: DEC. 6-FIRST CLASS DAY

    Martial arts help develop discipline, self-defense skills, and proper judgement about when to use those skills. The noncontact training program emphasizes the traditions of Karate-Do (the way of karate). Instructor Chiyo Spaulding is an AAU national champion and has taught martial arts to children for 20 years. She has produced several nationally ranked competitors. Ryuei-ryu is home to Gold Medalist Ryo Kiyuna. Caregivers are welcome to enroll with children.

    Ages 6+ • $50 • Mon. • Feb. 7-28 • 6:45-7:45 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $50 • Mon. • March 7-28 • 6:45-7:45 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $50 • Mon. • April 4-25 • 6:45-7:45 p.m.
    Ages 6+ • $50 • Mon. • May 2-23 • 6:45-7:45 p.m.

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
    Fifth-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. • Feb. 25, March 25, & April 22 • 7-9 p.m.

    YOUTH IN ACTION: JOB FAIR
    Kids ages 15-18 are invited to connect with local employers looking for summer and part-time employees. Be sure to dress to impress and bring your resume.

    Ages 15-18 • Free • Thu. • May 5 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DANCE PARTY
    Dance the night away with food, music, and games. Glow sticks and other glow items are available, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

    Ages 10-14 • $1 • Fri. • May 20 • 7-9 p.m.

    FULL DAY SUMMER CAMP • REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 4
    The camp offers kids ages 6-15 daily activities such as 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. Register in-person or call 979.764.3779.

    Ages 6-15 • $60 Resident/$72 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri. • May 31-June 24 • 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Ages 6-15 • $60 Resident/$72 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri • July 5-July 29 • 7:30 a.m.-5 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

    WINTER & SPRING 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.

    NIA FITNESS • REGISTRATION: DEC. 6-FIRST CLASS DAY
    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. Each workout delivers full-body conditioning leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Instructor Holly Nastasi has 28 years of experience, and sessions leave you energized, refreshed, and smiling. We won’t have class on Jan. 17, March 18, or April 15. For more information, visit hollynastasi.com

    Ages 18+ • $60 • Mon. & Fri. • Jan. 10-Feb. 18 •11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • $60 • Mon. & Fri. • Feb. 21-April 1 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • $60 • Mon. & Fri. • April 4-May 20 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    ZUMBA
    Students always enjoy the popular fitness program inspired by a 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. We won’t have class on Jan. 17 or April 14.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Thu. • Jan. 10-May 19 • 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, and basketballs aren’t provided. We won’t have open gym on Jan. 17 or April 17.

    Ages 16+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 10-May 18 • 6-8 p.m.
    Ages 16+ • Membership • Sun. • Feb. 13-May 22 • 4-7 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., Wed. & Thu. • Jan. 11-May 19 • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    CARDIO FITNESS 
    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+ • Membership • Wed. • Jan. 12-May 18 • 6:30-7:15 p.m.

    COMPUTER LITERACY CLASS • REGISTRATION: DEC. 6-CLASS DAY
    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. You only need to attend one session.

    Ages 16+ • Free • Sat. • Jan. 27 or March 31 • 10-11 a.m.

    HOMEBUYERS EDUCATION CLASS • REGISTRATION: DEC. 15-JAN. 31
    If you’re thinking about becoming a homeowner, the course equips 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. Dinner is provided. To learn more or register, visit cstx.gov/homebuyer or call College Station Community Services at 979.764.3778.

    Ages 18+ • Free ($20 workbook optional) • Mon. • Feb. 7-28 • 5:30-7 p.m.

    COOKING WITH K&J SOUTHERN CUISINE: TOUR OF AMERICAN KITCHENS • REGISTRATION: DEC. 6-CLASS DAY 
    Learn how to make delicious cuisines with staple ingredients from around the USA. Supplies are provided.

    Ages 18+ • $35 • Thu. • March 3 • 6-8 p.m. • “Cajun Cooking”
    Ages 18+ • $35 • Thu. • March 10 • 6-8 p.m. • “Surf & Turf”
    Ages 18+ • $35 • Thu. • March 17 • 6-8 p.m. • “Baked Goods”
    Ages 18+ • $35 • Thu. • March 24 • 6-8 p.m. • “Pasta Creations”
    Ages 18+ • $35 • Thu. • March 31 • 6-8 p.m. • “Quick Family Meals”
    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 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.-12:45 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.

    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.

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

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

    MONTHLY

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

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

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

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Fri. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 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.

    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

    VALENTINE’S DAY SOCIAL • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    Celebrate love and friendship with a day of a day of fun and fellowship. Activities include a fashion show, entertainment, dancing, light refreshments, door prizes, speakers, and more. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 4, by emailing idavenport@cstx.gov or ckoenig@cstx.gov. Interested in modeling in the fashion show? Call 979.764.2670 by Jan. 28.

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

    SENIORS NIGHT OUT: THEMED PARTIES
    Revel in an evening of dancing and games dressed in themed attire. Dance to the oldies from the 60s to the 80s, or play a game of cards or dominoes. Light refreshments are served.

    Ages 55+ • $2 • Fri. • March 11 • 7-9 p.m. • St. Patrick's Day
    Ages 55+ • $2 • Fri. • April 22 • 7-9 p.m. • Spring Fling

    EASTER FUN & GAMES
    Enjoy fellowship and Easter-themed activities and games.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • April 14 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    CINCO DE MAYO ARTS & CRAFTS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with festive arts and crafts taught by Jani Rodriquez. To register, call 979.764.3779 or email idavenport@cstx.gov by Monday, May 2.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • May 5 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 979.764.3779
    Celebrate mothers with a light lunch, entertainment, and door prizes. You can also shop affordable clothing and accessories from Ginny’s Boutique. RSVP by Friday, April 29 by calling 979.764.3779 or email idavenport@cstx.gov

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • May 6 • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    DREAM WORKS IN ACTION
    Unite with the City of College Station, local leaders, and other community members at the Lincoln Recreation Center as we reignite Dr. King’s aspirations of keeping the dream alive.

    HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
    Start the new year with a renewed commitment to living a healthy and active life. Fitness centers, medical professionals, and nutrition consultants provide healthy living information, demonstrations, health assessments, and much more. Wear your athletic gear to participate in the fitness demonstrations. Interested in hosting a booth? Click here. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 31.

    All Ages • Free • Sat. • Jan. 8 • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    38TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE CELEBRATION
    Join us for a free evening of praise honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hear words of empowerment from Derron Robinson of Somerville High School, along with uplifting music and dance performances. Special recognition will be bestowed on those who have made a significant impact in our community. Dinner by K&J Southern Cuisine is served after the  celebration. The menu includes chicken and waffles or shrimp and grits. The cost is $12 per plate or $25 for both entrees.

    All Ages • Celebration is free (Dinner is $12 per plate or $25 for both entrees) • Fri. • Jan. 14 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
    Calling all friends and neighbors to help clean up the neighborhood around the Lincoln Recreation Center.

    Ages 14+ • Free • Sat. • Jan. 15 • 8:30-10 a.m.

    JOB FAIR
    Dress to impress and bring your resume to connect with local employers. The fair is offered in partnership with Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley.

    Ages 16+ • Free • Wed. • Jan. 19 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS
    Celebrate African American History Month throughout February. 

    FINANCIAL LITERACY • REGISTRATION: DEC. 6-FEB. 3
    Learn about financial literacy, debt management, and how to make better money decisions with Frost Bank. Lunch is provided.

    Ages 18+ • Free • Thu. • Feb. 3 • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    UJAMAA MARKET PLACE
    Enjoy a day of shopping at black-owned businesses and Afrocentric vendors. Shop for homemade goods and unique gifts such as apparel, art, jewelry, food, candles, and much more.

    All Ages • Free • Sat. • Feb. 5 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    WHO ARE WE: WE ARE BLACK HISTORY

    Lincoln Recreation Center youth and local organizations take us on a journey through the history of black excellence. They explore various African American inventors, poets, musicians, and dancers. Young entrepreneurs and visionaries also exhibit their knowledge and creations. Light refreshments are served. Interested in participating? Email mwatson@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3779.

    All Ages • Free • Thu. • Feb. 24 • 4:45-6:45 p.m.

    OLD SCHOOL VS NU’ SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME & SKILLS COMPETITION
    Still got game? Past and current Lincoln Recreation Center members and staff are invited to participate in the
    annual basketball game and skills competition (free throw and three-point shooting). The free skills competition kicks off at 2 p.m., followed by the game at 3:30 p.m.

    Ages 16+ • $9 per player • Sun. • March 7 • 2-6 p.m.

    EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
    Hop on over to celebrate Easter with holiday themed games, and grab a photo with the Easter Bunny. In lieu of an egg hunt, kids ages 10-and-under receive a bag filled with eggs, candy, toys, and a coloring sheet.

    All Ages • Free • Thu. • April 14 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION

    Celebrate this memorable day in Mexican history with food trucks, live entertainment, and more!

    All Ages • Free • Thu. • May 5 • 4:30-6:30 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.

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