In pursuant of the Mayor’s orders, you will need to wear a face mask while in the Recreation Center, except while exercising or swimming (with the exception of those classes where instructors have asked for face masks to be worn during class).
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
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, and Sauna 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.
- Are gloves required to enter the facility?
- No, you do not need to wear gloves to enter the facility. Members should wash or disinfect hands upon entering a facility and after any interaction with employees, other customers, or equipment they use.
- 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.
- 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.
- How far in advance can i make a reservation to work out?
- For use of the weight room, Fitness on Demand, or land aerobics classes, reservations may be made up to one week in advance.
- Due to the limited space and high demand for pool use, reservations may be made up to 24 hours in advance.
- 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.
- Children ages 12-15 years of age may participate in a Group X class with a parent or guardian, 18 yrs or older, if a reservation is made for both participants.
- Children ages 12-15 years of age may make a reservation for 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 for the child.
- 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?
- The Locker Rooms will be opened to the public starting June 15, for locker and shower use.
- Members who have lockers rented and have chosen to place their memberships on hold may also put their locker rentals on hold and continue to store their items in their lockers or retrieve their items. Please contact the Front Desk if you would like to place your rental on hold or cancel your locker rental.
- What if I want to reserve more than one block of time for the same day?
- Members may reserve more than one block of activity at a time. However, to allow as many members to utilize the facility as possible, this may not be available during peak times or classes.
- 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?
- The sauna will not be opening during Phase 1, June 1 - August 31.
- A limited number of showers will be opening beginning June 15.
- 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.