Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
to the floor plans
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|Gymnasium (2 full courts, 12 baskets)||
12,400 sq. ft.
|Meeting Rooms (3 24' x 36' rooms)||
2,978 sq. ft.
600 sq. ft.
|Kid Zone (child care area)||
957 sq. ft.
1,205 sq. ft.
|Youth Training Room||
1,403 sq. ft.
|Women's Locker Room|
|Men's Locker Room|
|Family Locker Room|
|ARC Administrative Offices|
Includes triple-loop slide, 3 lap lanes, vortex pool, hydro-therapy pool, lazy river, water play structure, zero-depth entry, handicap lift, 2 party rooms
12,988 sq. ft.
|Group Exercise Area||
1,881 sq. ft.
1,288 sq. ft.
Equipment includes: 2 complete circuits of selectorized equipment, stretching mats, dumbbells, olympic benches and weights
4,502 sq. ft.
|Outdoor Fitness Area||
1,511 sq. ft.
|Fitness Attendant Room|
|2 Uni-Sex Restrooms|
6.4 laps per mile
The 73,000 sq. ft. Activity and Recreation Center opened to the public on December 16, 2002.
The indoor leisure pool features a triple loop slide, water play structure for the kids, a beach-style entry, a lazy river with a current that is great for water walking, a vortex pool, 3 lap lanes, a class area, and a hydro-therapy pool. Wet multi-purpose rooms are used for birthday parties. The pool is open special hours on days when school is out. Water fitness classes are offered for all ages.
On the main level is a gymnasium that hosts two full courts for basketball, volleyball, and other games. A group exercise room, cardio theater area, strength area, and state-of-the-art track (6.4 laps per mile) are on the building's second level.
For youth, after-school programs are offered at a special rate. A game room is open for use with no entry fee. Volunteers from the University YMCA offer free tutoring for youth in grades 6-9 in the technology center. A youth fitness room is available for specialized training. Dance classes, acting, Spanish, along with spring break and "school's out" programs will be offered.
Individuals with physical challenges can enter the pool via the beach-style entry, stairs with railings, or a chair which lowers into the water. The hydro-therapy pool is easily accessible. An elevator provides access to the second floor. Other features throughout the ARC, including strength/cardio equipment, provide access for everyone.
Admission fees can be paid daily or a 20-punch pass can be purchased. Annual memberships can be purchased and paid for on an annual or monthly basis. Visit or call the ARC at 1701 W. Ash Street (573-874-7700) or the Parks and Recreation Office at 1 S 7th Street (573-874-7460) for more information.