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Jacksonville Community Center

Admission Fee

Fees vary. State issued photo ID required.


  1. Aerobics
  2. Banquet Hall with Stage (5,500 square feet)
  3. Department Offices
  4. Exercise Classroom
  5. Fitness Mezzanine
  6. Gymnasium
  7. Indoor Pool
  8. Locker Room
  9. Meeting Room with Kitchen (1,500 square feet)
  10. Pickle Ball
  11. Racquetball Courts
  12. Walking Track Indoor
  13. Walking Track Outdoor
  14. Weight Equipment


The Jacksonville Community Center was officially opened April 10, 1995. The center is an award winning 56,000 square feet facility operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. It is the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association 1995 Facility of the Year, a 1995 Community Development Awards Program winner, and received the 2000 Governor's Leadership in Fitness Award.

Fitness Area

Offers a variety of activities for all ages and physical abilities. This part of the center includes a full hardwood floor gymnasium with two side courts striped for basketball and volleyball, plus an aerobics classroom. A fitness mezzanine includes a walking track overlooking the gym floor, an assortment of cardiovascular equipment (stair masters, treadmills, recumbent and upright bicycles), plus a complement of weight / resistance equipment. Two racquetball courts complete the fitness area. Personal assistance is available at all times. 

Aquatics Area

Features a heated 25-yard, six lane pool. Water depth in the L-shaped pool varies from 2.5 - 9.0 feet. Water aerobics, instructional classes and a swim team program are among the activities offered.

Family Fitness Area

The area offers parents the freedom to work out and watch their child or children play in an adjacent area separated by a 4-foot wall. The family fitness area is a safe haven for parents and children. It gives the parents who otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to use the gym an opportunity to come and bring their children without having to find day care, which can be nearly impossible. Parents can work out with cardio training equipment such as ellipticals, a treadmill, a recumbent bike and an upright bike. The children’s area is a safe, clean space where children can play with other children or entertain themselves with toys, games, coloring books and a television to watch.

Meeting Area

With 6,500 square feet of meeting space, the center is suitable for a myriad of events. The Banquet Hall includes a stage and will accommodate up to 500. The Meeting Room has a kitchen, and a capacity of 130. Both rooms can be divided into smaller areas. Reasonable rates, free front door parking, and easy access make it the center of activity. 

Meetings & Special Functions

The meeting room, banquet hall, pool and gymnasium are available for rental during and beyond the normal hours of operation of the center. Special arrangements will be made with individual groups according to need when the reservation is finalized.