General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center
David Gleaton, General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center Supervisor
The Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department manages the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center, one of the city's four recreation centers. This recreation center, formerly known as the Base Recreation Center, is unique. The facility is available for rent! For more rental information, click here. Contact the recreation center directly to inquire. The facility includes the following amenities...
- Large Ballroom
- Wooden Stage
- Meeting Rooms
- Billiard Tables
- Shuffleboard Table
- Dominoes Set
- Chess Board
- Dart Board
- Ping Pong Table
Monday through Friday... 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday... By Reservation Only
PROGRAMS & WI-FI
General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center offers various classes and activities (click here for PDF). The recreation center reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet minimum enrollment numbers, with a full refund provided for cancelled classes. Call 843-918-2380. Free Wi-Fi services are available Monday through Friday during hours of operation. Please bring your own laptop, enjoy some coffee, catch up on the world news and surf the web. If you are interested in teaching a class, workshop or leading a group, contact the Recreation Center Supervisor at 843-918-2381.
- Billiards is popular throughout the year. The recreation center host seasonal 8-ball and 9-ball leagues. The pool tables are open for free play any time during business hours when leagues are not scheduled.
- Bingo is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Participants must bring a prize valued at $1 in order to play (no playtime charge).
- Bridge is a trick-taking game using a standard 52 card deck. It is played by four players in two competing partnerships, which partners sitting opposite of each other. Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online, or with friends it home, making it one of the most popular card games, particularly among seniors. Join us for Bridge from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays.
- Canasta is a card game of the rummy family that is believed to be a variant of 500 Rum. Although many variations are possible for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played with a group of four, split into two teams, while using two standard decks of cards. The object is to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand. Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays to play.
- Chess and Checkers are strategic games that are free and fun, and free coffee is available. Bring a partner and play with deluxe Staunton-style chess pieces. Games are played from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays.
- Cribbage and Euchre games are played on Thursdays, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cribbage is a card game traditionally for two players, but can also be played with three, four or more participants. It involves grouping cards in combinations in order to gain points. Euchre is a trick-taking card game that uses a standard playing card deck, and it is popular worldwide.
- Hand and Foot is a variation of Canasta and is played with four to six standard decks. It is ideal for two players, but there are options for four to six players. Each player is dealt two hands, and the first set of cards is considered the hand. The second set is considered the foot. Join us from 11:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays to play.
- Mahjong is a Chinese tile game that is simple to learn and play. Join us for Mahjong on Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Pinochle is a trick-taking card game typically with two to four participants and played with a 48-card deck. Players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds. Join us for Pinochle from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.
- Table Tennis is from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and playtime costs $2. Annual memberships are available for $10 per year for city residents and $20 for non-city residents. All are welcome to join this competitive group.
LESSONS & EVENTS
Dance is popular at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center. We offer a variety of dance classes, as well as senior dances.
- Line Dance Lessons… Line Dance Class with Sonia teaches the latest line dance moves. The low-intermediate class is 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays. A beginner line dance class is also available from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. City residents with a swipe card pay $23 for 10 visits and non-city residents with a punch card pay $40 for 10 visits. Pay per class pricing is $4 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents. The first class is free!
- Guitar Lessons… Lessons are taught by Steve Marino on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, by appointment. Steve offers quick and easy instructions for beginner students to learn theory and technique. Classes occur in one hour increments, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Students must provide their own guitar. A maximum of four students are allowed per slot. Guitar classes are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents.
- Open Art Studio… Held on Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the artwork project program is perfect for the creative types. Available options for artwork projects include oil paints, acrylics, watercolors and color pencils. Open Studio is $5 per session for city residents and $10 for non-city residents.
- Quilting... The Quilting Group meets on Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Participants make quilts and learn skills from group members. Participation costs $2 per visit, with annual memberships available for $10 per year for city residents ($20 for non-city residents). All are welcome to join.
- Senior Movies... Senior Movies are free for adults and seniors on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.