FAQs

How many laps to a mile for the track at the Community Recreation Center?


10 laps = one mile

Must I accompany my child at the Community Recreation Center?


Children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by someone age 15 or older.

What documents are accepted as proof of Farmers Branch residency?


In order to obtain a membership or apply for financial assistance, a resident must have a valid government-issued ID with a Farmers Branch address, or a valid government-issued ID and current utility bill with a Farmers Branch address. 

What does a fitness membership at the Community Recreation Center include?


The 60,000-square-foot facility offers something for the entire family, including:
  • Cardio and fitness area
  • FREE Flex Fitness classes
  • Discount on fee-based classes
  • Available dance/fitness studio
  • Three-lane walking/jogging track
  • Full-service locker rooms
  • Two gymnasiums
  • Recreational gymnastics gymnasium with parent viewing area
  • Tree House (child care) with attached pay yard
  • Three community rooms with audio-visual equipment
  • Warming kitchen
  • Snack and Play room
  • Member Lounge with coffee service
  • Monthly Member Appreciation events featuring "perks" such as breakfast, chair massages, etc. Check with staff for dates/times of Member Appreciation events.

What are the facility hours?

  • 5: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday

Are there membership fees?


Yes. Fees for Farmers Branch residents, C-FBISD employees, and Corporate residents (those who work within the Farmers Branch city limits) are as follows:

Basic Membership (Individual or Family) for ages 7 and up 
  • $25 per year, per individual, or $50 per year, per family (immediate family members only)
  • Includes gymnasiums, snack and play, walking track (for ages 15 and up), and a discount for classes
Individual Fitness Membership
  • $180 per year, per individual
  • Payment options include payment in full or continuous monthly draft of $15
Family Fitness Membership
  • $360 per year, per family (immediate family members only)
  • Payment options include payment in full or continuous monthly draft of $30
Non-resident membership rates are as follows:

Basic Membership (Individual or Family) for ages 7 and up
  • $50 per year, per individual, or $100 per year, per family (immediate family members only)
  • Includes gymnasiums, snack and play, walking track (for ages 15 and up), and a discount for classes
Individual Fitness Membership 
  • $270 per year, per individual
  • Payment options include payment in full or continuous monthly draft of $22.50
Family Fitness Membership
  • $455 per year, per family (immediate family members only)
  • Payment options include payment in full or continuous monthly draft of $37.92

Is there a drop in fee if I don't have a membership?


A Day Pass is $5/person. A liability waiver must be signed (by an adult 18 or older) 

Do you offer personal personal training?


There are a variety of packages available. For more information, contact the Community Recreation Center at 972.247.4607.

Do you have babysitting? How can I reserve a timeslot?


Yes, for ages 6 months to 6 years in our Treehouse room. Treehouse hours are:
Monday and Wednesday from 9-11 a.m.
Monday and Wednesdays from 5:30-8 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45-8 p.m. 

The cost is $2/child for the first hour and $1/hour for an additional hour. There is a two-hour maximum stay. A parent/guardian must remain on site (or next door at the Aquatics Center). Reservation are required by 4 p.m. the business day prior and space is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 972.247.4607 or emailing childcare@farmersbranchtx.gov 

What kind of classes do you offer?


There are a variety of fitness classes, sports classes and camps, pre-school classes, martial arts, dance, and recreational gymnastics to name a few.

How can I view a listing of all classes offered?


Pick up a copy of the Branch Living Brochure at the Recreation Center or view the class listings by clicking on the Activity Guide link from our website. 

Are some classes included in the membership?


Yes, the Flex Fitness classes are FREE to fitness members. Individuals and families with basic or fitness memberships receive a discount on fee-based classes. Visit our Fitness Classes section for details. 

Do you have to be Farmers Branch resident to take classes?


No, but residents receive priority (early registration) for some classes. Refer to the Branch Living Brochure for more info and details.

Do you have specific programs for youths and teens?


Yes, please visit the Programs and Activities section 

Can you rent the Recreation Center for a private party? Do you offer Birthday Party packages?


Yes, we have a variety of rental space available as well as youth birthday party package options including gymnastics, dance, art, and basketball. Please visit the Rentals & Parties section for details. 

Is financial assistance available?


Financial assistance is available for classes, leagues, and other related supplies for qualified Farmers Branch residents age 18 and under. Summer Funshine and Holiday Craze also offers financial assistance.