Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Learn new skills, develop healthy lifestyles and experience unique recreation activities at Joe Farmer Recreation Center. Join the community and make fitness a new routine!

Operating Hours

Live LIFE at Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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Classes & Activities 

Youth/Teen Sports

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Youth Camps

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Adult Fitness

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Tiny Tots Open Gym

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Personal Training

Get advice on current training regimens, learn the basics of cardiovascular training and get a customized exercise program. Time and days are arranged between trainer and client. Call 214.509.4750 for more information about Joe Farmer Recreation Center's personal trainers.

Membership & Passes

Read our Membership FAQs

Enjoy all that LIFE in Allen has to offer when you join Joe Farmer Recreation Center! Members benefit from affordable access to high-quality equipment, experienced instructors, convenient hours and caring, professional staff.

Membership at Joe Farmer Recreation Center includes:

  • Fitness room with cardiovascular machines, weight machines and free weights
  • Gym with hardwood floors and 6 official-height basketball goals
  • 2-lane indoor track (17 laps = 1 mile) 2 racquetball and handball courts
  • Game room with table tennis, air hockey and foosball
  • Member discounts on programs and events
  • Free admission to Ford Pool

Day passes to Joe Farmer Recreation Center provide access to all available amenities and group exercise classes offered on that day. 

Resident rates include Allen residents and employees working for businesses, corporations and organizations located within the Allen city limits.

Monthly Membership

Debit or credit card required when purchasing monthly memberships.

Allen Residents
ADULT (Age 18-59)
YOUTH (Age 3-17)
SENIOR (Age 60+)

Day Pass

Cash, debit or credit accepted when purchasing day passes.

Allen Residents
ADULT (Age 18-59)
YOUTH (Age 3-17)
SENIOR (Age 60+)

*Resident rates are for those who own a home, business or are employed by a business that pays property taxes to the City of Allen. Proof of residency, ownership or employment in Allen is required.

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Parties & Rentals

Joe Farmer Recreation Center offers several options for birthday parties and other private rentals:

  • Meeting Rooms A and/or B: Located immediately inside Joe Farmer Recreation Center, this flexible space features a wall of windows overlooking Bethany Lakes Park.
  • Gymnasium: Gym with hardwood floors and six (6) official-height basketball goals. Use of game room, racquetball courts, up to six tables and twenty chairs included with rental fee.
  • Amphitheater: Outdoor stage surrounded by sloped grassy area, perfect for lawn chairs or picnic blankets.
  • Lakeside Clubhouse: Fully enclosed pavilion and private outdoor patio area with views of Bethany Lakes, ideal for an intimate event.

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Jobs at Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Allen Parks & Recreation offers full-time, part-time and seasonal job opportunities at Joe Farmer Recreation Center. We also contract with enthusiastic, qualified instructors to teach group fitness classes and other programs.

Staff positions

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Contact Joe Farmer Recreation Center

1201 E. Bethany Drive, Allen, TX 75002
Phone: 214.509.4750
Operating hours: View facility hours