The sarcastic comment is often made that our city, as well as many others, have a Walgreens or Wal-Mart located at every corner.
When plans for the city’s new REC Center were announced similar statements were made about St. Joseph having too many work out facilities. With many years of planning and building underway, this impressive facility will ‘awe’ those that ever had that thought cross their minds.
This town definitely doesn’t have anything compared to this that is available for everyone to use, owned by the city, with this variety of equipment and space. If you haven’t seen the new facility...you really need t go check it out. Once again...WAY TO GO ST. JOE!!!
St. Joseph has another state-of-the art facility to add to their inventory.
The St. Joseph Recreation, Exercise and Community Center has officially opened to the public (7.12.12)! Located at the corner of 28th Street and the Parkway, next to Phil Welch Stadium, the center has many new amenities to offer the community. The facility was built to replace the Munchenberger Recreation Center and has been in the works for a few years now.
This awesome facility has some of the newest, best equipment there is for cardio, strength building and weight training. Also, 3 full size courts, an elevated walking track, community room available for parties, events, and more, all in an indoor facility. The hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 6 AM to 10 PM, Saturday 6 AM to 7 PM and Sunday Noon to 5 PM. Fees vary; memberships are available on a monthly and yearly basis, offering many reasonable price breaks for families, companies, seniors, etc. You can also pay individually as you go if you just want to use specific areas of the facility. Gym floors and the community room are available for rent by the hour. The facility was built to serve the community, so the pricing was set with that in mind. It is very reasonable for anyone to join.