Recreation Center Reopening - Phase 1
Click on the image below to learn more about the policies, procedures, and services that will be provided during Phase 1. (June 1 - August 31, 2020)
Members only will be permitted to visit the Rec during Phase 1 of Reopening.
Recreation Center Membership Fees
Individual (18 - 59 years)
*Active Military Family
Active Military Individual (18 - 59 years)
Youth (10 - 17 years)
Senior Couple (Both 60+ years)
Senior Individual (60+ years)
*Additional Dependent (3+ years)
Methods of Payment
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard & DiscoverCancellation Form
Recreation Center "Phase 1" Hours
Monday - Friday
- 5:45am - 8:00pm
- 8:00am - 2:00pm
The Sauna will remain CLOSED during Phase 1 of Reopening.
The pools close 30 minutes prior to the building closure.
For more detailed pool hours click on the "Pool Hours" tab.
Financial assistance is available for Lake Jackson residents only.
To make an appointment to see if you qualify for financial assistance, contact:
Phase 1 of Reopening The Rec : June 1 - August 31, 2020
Due to the limited services offered, the following age rules will apply:
- Children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to enter the facility, with the exception of swimming lessons.
- Children ages 12-15 may attend a Group X or Water Aerobics class with a parent or guardian 18 years or older. A reservation must be made for both.
- Children 12-15 may make a reservation for a lane in the lap pool for lap swim only. If a parent accompanies the child, they must also reserve a lane to swim and will not be allowed to sit on the deck and wait.
- Teens must be 16 years of age to reserve a time block in the weightroom.
Time blocks must be reserved to participate in any of the following:
- Fitness on Demand
- Group X Classes
- Water Aerobics
- Self-Directed Water Fitness
- Lap Swim
- Weight Room
- Swimming Lessons
The KidZone, Raquetball Courts, Basketball Courts, Sauna, Showers, and Lockers will not be open during Phase 1.
PHASE 1 REOPENING - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- If I have to exit through the Natatorium, why can’t we enter from there?
- Our computers cannot take the heat or corrosive nature in the natatorium, so we are not able to set-up a check-in station.
- Why do we have to wear gloves to work out and during Group X classes?
- This is a state regulation for opening the center and something we have no control over.
- Can I wear any type of glove?
- Members should wear clean gloves that fully cover from the wrist to the fingertips.
- If I have to wear a mask for some of the fitness classes why doesn’t everyone have to wear masks?
- As an instructor for the Lake Jackson Recreation Center they have the right to set specific rules for their classes and some instructors feel more comfortable teaching their classes when participants have on masks and we support this. The governor nor our city/county officials have made it mandatory to wear face coverings only recommend individuals consider wearing cloth face masks coverings (over the nose and mouth) when entering the facility.
- If I don’t have to wear gloves in the pool, why do I have to have them on when I enter the facility?
- This is a state regulation in order to open the facility. Anyone entering must be wearing gloves.
- Why didn’t you move the weight equipment to the Aerobics Room so I can watch TV will on the treadmill?
- The aerobics room has a wood floor and would get damaged by the heavy weight equipment.
- Can I want to make a reservation for the next day while I am at the Rec Center to work out?
- Yes, we recommend doing so after you work out, so you have your full time to work out. When you are done just go to the front desk and one of our Rec Leaders will be happy to help you.
- What if my kids want to come workout how old do, they have to be?
- During Phase 1 children ages 11 and under may not utilize or enter the Recreation Center and children 15 and under may not use the weight room.
- What if my family wants to play about pickleball?
- Pickleball is open to ages 16 and up and a reservation must be made for each person.
- What if I want to put my membership on hold how long can I keep it on hold? How do I get a refund on my membership?
- During Phase 1, admittance to the Recreation Center will be kept to members only. We will not sell any daily entrance passes.
• RETURNING ACTIVE MEMBERS: All members who wish to return and had active memberships on March 13, 2020 will be given credit for the days we have been closed.
• NEW MEMBERSHIP: Patrons who would like to purchase a membership may do so.
• RENEWING A MEMBERSHIP: Members who would like to renew their memberships may do so.
• MEMBERS NOT READY TO RETURN: Members who do not wish to utilize the facility during Phase 1, may call the Recreation Center or email our Rec Desk at RCStaff@LakeJacksonTX.gov, and we will be happy to place your membership on hold or issue a refund.
- What if I have a locker – how do I get my belongings out of my locker?
- As per state regulations Locker Rooms will ONLY be open for restroom use. The changing areas and showers will be CLOSED. Members should arrive dressed in their workout or swim attire and leave in the same clothing.
Those who have lockers rented may continue to keep their items in the lockers and will not be charged until we are able to open them up again.
If you would like to retrieve your items, call the Rec in advance and a staff member will retrieve them for you.
- What if I want to reserve more than one block of time for the same day?
- To allow as many members to utilize the facility having limits on the number of times a member can reserve the facility is the only fair way for all members. As we move forward, we will reassess the facility usage and will make adjustments.
- Daycares are opening why can’t you open KidZone?
- KidZone is not a licensed Day Care but due to the nature of play and age of participants it is difficult to control and enforce social distancing.
- When will the sauna open? Showers?
- These areas they are very impossible to keep sanitized properly so for the safety of our members and employees they will remain closed.
- Are you offering Swim Lessons?
- Yes, but to ensure we follow the CDC Social Distancing Guidelines all lessons will be parent/child lesson where the parent will be in the water with their child. Registration will open June 1, 2020 and this year parents can register their children on-line. There will be more information on classes, registration etc. very soon.
- Will you be offering any Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes?
- No, the Red Cross currently recommends not having any classes where social distancing cannot be practiced.