Smith Recreation Center

1520 Slater Avenue, (910) 433-1571
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 am-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm



Smith Fitness Center

Adults can now exercise using some of the latest fitness technology!  The Fitness Room is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes to increase cardiovascular fitness. A simple questionnaire must be completed on the first visit and renewed annually.
Adults 18+; Mon.-Fri.; 10-9 pm, Sat.; 9-5 pm, Sun.; 2-5 pm
Youth 13-17; Must be accompanied by parent

Youth Open Gym

Enjoy playing basketball?  Then come to open gym and work on your basketball skills while improving your health along with others your age. Gym hour vary depending on center activities. High School students should be prepared to present picture identification. Gym shoes and clothes must be worn.
17-under yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 3-5:30; Sat.; 2-4 pm; Free

Adult Open Gym

Gym hours may vary depending on center activities. Valid picture identification is required.
18+; Mon.-Thurs.; 10 am-1 pm; $2/person

Senior Fitness Time

Whether you want to stay fit or get in shape come and join our super seniors.
55+; Mon., Wed. and Fri.; 9-10 am; Free

Traditional Martial Arts Academy

Join our martial arts classes and learn self-defense and discipline. Our trained instructor will help you develop self-confidence, balance, control and overall physical fitness through these innovative techniques. Participants also have the opportunity to compete in local and regional tournaments.
All Ages; Tues. and Fri.; 6-8 pm; $25/person per month

“Act like a lady” workshop series

This program is designed for young ladies to get together and discuss topics as a team that will help promote building socialization skills, positive interventions, healthy living skills, and structure strong self-esteem. Workshop will be ongoing. For more information send an email to  or call the Center for further contact information.
17-under yrs; Wed.; 6-8 pm; Free

Community Yard Sale

Can’t find what to do with all of your unwanted items after cleaning? Set up a table at our community yard sale. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Come see what treasures you can find. Tables are limited so reserve yours today!
All Ages; 1st Sat. of each month; 10 am-1 pm; $10/table

Game Night

Join us for a night of Chess, Bingo, Go and other classic board games for the entire family to enjoy. We will play several games and styles! Call to pre-register by Wed. of that week.
All Ages; 3rd and 5th Fri. of the month; 7 pm; Free

Mason Unlimited After School Support

Children receive tutoring and help with homework during the school year. First fifteen kids are free. Discounted rate for qualified and non-qualified families. Spaces are limited. 
4-18 yrs; Mon.-Thurs.; 2:30-5 pm; For more information send an email to

Mason Unlimited “The Village”

Teaching families how to build appropriate boundaries to increase positive relationships between family members.
Every 2nd and 4th Thurs.; 6-7:30 pm; For more information send an email to

Poetry/Open Mic

Looking for a place to express your creative side? Come showcase your talents or enjoy hearing others for a night of poetry and open mic. All ages are welcome and refreshments will be provided. Anyone interested in performing please contact the recreation center a week prior to performance.
All Ages; 2nd Thurs. of the month; 7 pm; Free

Swing Dance Class

Whether you want to learn how or maybe you are a seasoned dancer, come and join the fun in our Swing Dance Class. This program offers a night filled with exhilarating and enjoyable dancing giving participants the opportunity to meet new people in a safe and comfortable environment.  Everyone is welcome; couples, singles, and families. 
18+; Mon.; 6-9 pm 

Volunteer Initiative

Do you need volunteer community hours? Partner with FCPR and the Police Activity League and let us plan and organize monthly activities that build on humility, communication, and leadership traits that are needed to become a well-rounded adult.
Families are welcome.
13-18 yrs; 2nd and 4th Sat.; 10 am-2 pm; Free

Spring Sports 

Sun shining hot weather that can only mean one thing time for spring sports. Baseball, Softball, Indoor Soccer, Rugby, Lacrosse, and Track season will be here soon. Come on and sign up while there are plenty of spaces still available. We even have “Lil Hitters” for 3 and 4 year old boys and girls.  Registration going on now until March 1 with a cost of $20. Late registration will begin on March 2 and the cost will be $25.
3-17 yrs; $20 or $25 after March 2


Association Meetings 

AARP 55+

Meets 2nd Mon. of each month; 10 am-noon

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Meets 2nd Sat. of each month; 10 am-noon

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

Meets 3rd Sat. of each month; 9:30 am-12:30 pm

National Association of Black Veterans

Meets 2nd Sat. of each month; 10 am-1 pm

Men’s Progressive Club

Meets 3rd Thurs. of each month; 7:30-8:30 pm

Loyal Seniors

Meet 1st Thurs. of each month; 10 am-1 pm

Area A Senior Club

Meet 2nd Tues. of each month; 11 am-1 pm

District 2 Senior Club

Meet 1st Fri., of each month; 11 am-1 pm


Changing for the Future: Teen Summit

In partnership with the Fayetteville Police Department, there will be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Registration must be completed before Sept. 16 at a local FCPR recreation center. Boys teams, girls teams and co-ed teams are allowed. Teams consist of sets of 3 and 1 alternate. Birth Certificates are needed to register. Game day check in is at 8 am and games will start after check-in. There will be an open discussion panel for the youth as well.
13-17 yrs; March 24; 9 am-5 pm; Free 

Easter Egg Hunt

Come out and join in the fun at our annual Easter Egg Hunt!!! Don't for get to bring your own baskets. This event will be hosted at the Smith Recreation Center and is absolutely free!                        
4-under yrs; Sat., March 31; 11 am
Hunt times: 
5-9 yrs; noon
10-12 yrs; 1 pm