Membership at the center, 100 Stilwell Road, is $15 a year for youth and teens and $20 a year for adults and seniors. Membership is open to the community and members can take part in open recreation activities, which includes use of the game room and gym. Some events at the center, which is run by Hampton’s Parks and Recreation Department, will also be free with membership.
Daily passes for the pool are $1.50 for adults, $1 for seniors and $1 for youths and teens.
The pool, gym and multipurpose room can be rented for parties, class reunions, showers and other gatherings. Pool rental is $50 an hour for up to 50 swimmers and $100 an hour for more than 50 swimmers. Gym rental is $100 an hour and the multi-purpose room can be rented for $50-100 per hour.
In addition to the gym, swimming pool, and multipurpose room, the center includes:
Locker rooms with shower areas and lockers for men and women
A full-service ceramics studio that will have fees for selected pieces and tools
A computer room that’s available for public use
A library featuring popular adult and children selections
Eliptigo outdoor bikes that can be rented
Current classes include karate, Zumba, ceramics, cake decorating and fresh-cut flower arranging.
Community and private groups may use Hampton Parks and Recreation Department facilities when, they are not scheduled for use by any Department of the City of Hampton. To ensure the availability of rooms, any user requesting more than a single reservation may be granted a facility use permit for no more than 15 consecutive uses.
The U.S. Army deactivated Fort Monroe years ago, and President Obama created a national park service monument on the 565-acre property a few months later. Today, Fort Monroe is a mix of private and public buildings and property.
For more information about classes and services at the community center, call 727-6831 or 727-6833.