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 am-9 pm, Sat.; 9 am-5 pm, Sun.; 2-5 pm
Youth 13-17; Must be accompanied by parent no children under 13 allowed

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. Youth open gym form required.  
17-under yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 3-5:30 pm; Sat.; 2-4 pm; Free

Adult Open Gym

Gym hours may vary depending on center activities. Valid picture identification is required.
18+; Tues. and Thurs.; 10 am-2 pm; Sun. 2-5 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.; 10-11 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.; 6:30-8 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.; 5:30-7:30 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

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.; 7-9 pm 

All Girls Sports Academy After School Program

This educational and athletic program is for young girls who want to strongly improve their academics and advance their athletic skills.

The educational support revolves around general homework assistance, but FOCUSES on fundamental 5th, 6th and 7th grade ELA standards, writing skills and math enrichment (common core standards, reading comprehension, note, test & study skills)
9-12 yrs; Mon.-Thurs.; 3:30-6:30 pm; $65/week

Common Sense Self-defense

CSSD is a Self-defense class that will teaching you how to use your body and everyday items to defend yourself and your love ones all while help you to get into shape and burn calories. We believe in One Mind Any Weapon!
10+; Wed., 6-7 pm; $20/month or $5/class

Legacy Cheerleading 

Legacy Cheer Program is here to inspire and empower girls to reach their greatest potential through sisterhood and the creative outlet of cheer. This program offers a safe place to grow mentally and physical while gaining confidence, poise, self-worth, pride, self-discipline, leadership skills and respect for themselves and others.
5-7 yrs; Wed.; 6-7 pm; 8+; Sun.; 3-4:45 pm; $30/month

Legacy Dance

Legacy Dance Program is here to inspire and empower girls to reach their greatest potential through sisterhood and the creative outlet of Dance. This program offers a safe place to grow mentally and physical while gaining confidence, poise, self-worth, pride, self-discipline, leadership skills and respect for themselves and others.
5-7 yrs; Wed.; 7-8 pm; 8+; Fri.; 7-8 pm; $30/month

Temple Building Dance Fitness

Temple Building Dance Fitness specializes in exercising to contemporary Gospel and Hip hop music!! Our goal is to lift your spirits with encouraging music while you build endurance and strength in your body through a variety of exercises! Don't think it's possible??? Come out and give us a try! All skill levels and abilities are welcome!
All Ages; Thur.; 6-7 pm; $24/month or $6/class

Sports Programs

Sports are year around from Football, Basketball, Wrestling, 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 for sports is on going.
3-17 yrs; $25, Football is $30; Late registration will begin the day after the last day of regular registration for an additional $5


Gun Violence Awareness 

Gods Style Outreach, B.R.E.M. and Smith Rec Center will be hosting this gun violence awareness were we will be discussing the concerns and challenges our children are facing in today society. Speakers from YDIGS, US Army Drug Testing Coordinator/Prevention, Operation Cease, Gang prevention, and others will be in attendance. Come join the discussion and let’s curve this epidemic.
All ages; Sat., Sept. 7; 1-4 pm; Free

HBCU College Fair 

Come out and connect with admission representatives from over 8 HBCU, hear from current college students, attend engaging college planning seminars and learn about local scholarship opportunities.
14-18 yrs; Sat., Sept. 28; 10 am-2 pm; Free

Plant Swap  

Are your plants taking over your house or are you looking for something new?  We will be giving seminars on different topics such as soil composition and testing, composting and worm farming (topic may change). Swap, sell and/or trade. Come on out and bring clippings, you never know what you may take home. Please pre-register by Oct. 7
All age; Sat., Oct. 12; 10 am-2 pm; Free

Fall Festival 

Bring out your entire family for a fun-filled afternoon! Face painting, bounce house, games, food and more. Dress up as your favorite character for treats and a movie
All ages; Sat., Oct 26; noon-3 pm; Free

Holiday Movie Time 

Bring your children out to watch a Holiday Movie, make ornaments, eat cookies and drink hot chocolate to celebrate the holiday season. Must pre-register by Dec. 9.
12-under yrs; Fri., Dec.13; 7-9 pm; Free

Unity Walk 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. (MLK) Join us as we show some love to our neighbors and neighborhood by cleaning up and showing how we can all make a better world by being UNITED. Food and music will be included. Pre-register by Mon., Jan. 13
All Ages; Sat., Jan. 18; 10 am-1 pm; Free

Paint the Cake 

Come learn how to decorate cupcakes and make different baked treat for that special someone. Please pre-register by Mon., Feb. 3.
All ages; Sat., Feb. 8; 10 am-noon; $5/person



Association Meetings 

AARP 55+

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

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

Life Changing Mentor

Meet 1st and 3rd Tues. of each month; 6 pm-7 pm

Loyal Seniors

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

Men’s Progressive Club

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

National Association of Black Veterans

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