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

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.; 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

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.; 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

Grandparents Bingo

Come play bingo, do so crafts and hang out with your grandchildren while listen to good music and share some memories. Let us help you start a tradition that brings your family a little closer together. Please pre- register by Sept. 4.
All ages; Sat., Sept. 8; 10 am-noon; Free

Parents Night Out

Bring your kids for popcorn, games and a movie (rated P and PG). Participants must register by the 3rd Fri. of the month. 
5-10 yrs; Last Fri. of the month; 6-9 pm; Cost $5

Costume Dodgeball

Gather your team for a fun filled afternoon of Dodgeball! Bring your team or come solo and get on an open team. Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume. Teams will max at 8 persons. Pre-register by Wed., Oct. 24

All Ages; Sat., Oct. 27; 10 am-1 pm; Free

Mini Hoopers

Is your toddler a Baller? Smith Recreation Center is offering a toddler basketball program with a competitive edge. Register your 4-5 year old to play basketball against other toddler while developing their teamwork skills.
4-5 yrs; Fri., Jan. 11;  6-9 pm; Cost $20

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


Association Meetings 

AARP 55+

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

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