The Roswell Recreation Center offers adult and senior programming. This is a place where adults meet to socialize and enjoy learning new things or expanding what they already know in a safe environment. The Center has been serving adults over the age of 18 for over 40 years. The facility was once the Memorial Youth Center but with the closure of the Walker Air Force Base the City of Roswell decided to attract seniors to this area to help the economy - and it worked! The adults soon outgrew the facility that they were using and saw a great possibility to utilize this center. The youth were moved to the Yucca Recreation Center where activities were geared toward the youth in the community.
The Roswell Recreation Center covers a square city block. A playground and park area on the east side and a park, walking trail, horseshoe pits and shuffleboard courts are located across the street to the west. The beautiful walk/bike trail on the west side surrounds the area and leads to Enchanted Park, walkers and bikers can travel east and be at the Spring River Park and Zoo. The RRC has three entrances with plenty of parking. There are 13 rooms in the facility and eight bathrooms. The rooms are utilized for classes, activities, rentals and monthly organization meetings.
A current class schedule offering over 25 classes is available daily at the front desk and can also be emailed to you.. Classes that are offered include: glass art, ceramics, yoga, aerobics and dance, just to name a few. Most classes are $30 for a ten week session. There is also a cardio room that can be utilized for a minimal cost. The RRC also has a pool room with four of the best pool tables in the area. There are monthly dances plus numerous special events scheduled throughout the year. The monthly newsletter can be picked up at the office or can be emailed for your convenience.
Whether you’re an avid bridge player, an antique car enthusiast, quilter, rockhound, pool shark, artist extraordinaire, photo nut or a social butterfly you will thrive here. Come by and let the staff give you a guided tour. Smiles are free.