5027 North Idlewild Road
Features and Amenities:
- Full-Size Gymnasium
- Multipurpose Rooms
- Meeting Room
- Nature Trail
- Multipurpose Field
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Facility Manager: Brent Stainback
Recreation Specialist: Tiffany Peterson
Recreation Specialist: Ivan Jones
Recreation Attendant: Larry Blair, Joseph Clyburn, Leslie Caldwell, Marcus Rivens, Portia Gordon Brown
Beach Body Fit - Come enjoy Beach Body a program that is designed to target every muscle group of the body through a mixture of cardio based, martial arts and cross fit classes. Space is limited; registration is required. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. This class is free! Pre Registration is Required. Space is Limited! For more information contact Julienne Perez at 702-508-1506.
Beach Body Fit Seniors - Come enjoy Beach Body a program that is designed to target every muscle group of the body through a mixture of cardio based, martial arts and cross fit classes. Classes are held on Mondays from 10am to 11am. This class is free! Pre Registration is Required. Space is Limited! For more information contact Julienne Perez at 702-508-1506.
Children's Writer's Initiative -This program is a writing program for youths ages 5-17. CWI is a program that is focused on the writing, communication, and personal expression skills of teens and youths; allowing each participant to express their inner feelings and experiences through artist forms of creative writing, communicative presentation, play writing, and directing. This program will be held Wednesday-Friday from 3:30pm-5:30. The cost is $20 per month. For more information contact Mekole Wells at 872-230-3977.
Zumba Fit-Let's Zumba! This Latin-dance inspired fitness class uses international rhythms and dance moves for an invigorating and exciting workout! The cost is $5 per class. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm. All fitness levels welcome. For more information contact Tanisha at 704-605-7444.
Albemarle Road Recreation Center offers ongoing programs for all ages. Visit Eparks to sign up for one of our many programs.
Brother2Brother Basketball Clinic
-This will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9am to 4pm. The Brother2Brother Basketball clinic is a free event designed for boys ages 9-17. Participants will learn basketball handling skills through intensive ball control drills. Each session provides a mix of physical activity, practice, instruction, life skills, and fun! For more information contact Mr. Terry Brown at 704.907.6048.
Spring Egg Hunt
-Join us on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm for a fun filled day of games, prizes, arts and crafts, and much more! Bring your basket to find and collect colorful eggs! All ages welcome! For more information contact us at AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
or call 704.567.1941.
Spring Break Sports Camp
-This program is designed for boy and girls ages 6 to 14. The Spring Break Sports Camp is dedicated to the development of athletes in both traditional and nontraditional sports. Come join us this spring break as we play different sports, work on specific skills, and discuss strategy and much more. The camp will be held from Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18, 2014 from 9am to 5pm. The cost is $40.00 per child; extended care is an additional $20.00 per child. For more information please contact us at AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
What's Happening At Albemarle Road Recreation Center:
Youth & Teens:
4-H Health & Fitness: Participants will learn and engage in healthy lifestyles centered around the 4-H Health Rocks and Staying Healthy curricula. For more information call 704.567.1941.
Afro Russe Dance Class, and Ballet: This program is designed to inspire, build strong character, and give students an all around cultural and dance experience by fusing African, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance. This class is offered to students ages 8 and older. For more information, contact Elsie Mufuka at 843.441.8803
Charlotte Cheer Elite Cheer & Gymnastics: Ready for the Next Level! This program is designed to introduce young ladies age 6 to 12 to the fundamentals of cheerleading in an exciting, encouraging, and safe environment! Cheer Elite’s staff is eager to provide challenging instruction in gymnastics, cheer motions, jumps, stunts and dance. Students are also offered an opportunity to participate on our competition teams. For more information please contact Latoya Cornish at 704-241-1871 or visit www.charlottecheerelite.com.
North Carolina Dance Community Outreach: This program provides free, accessible, high quality dance instruction and performance opportunities to over 41 students here at the recreation center from ages 7 to 10. Selection for this program will be determined by open auditions for boys and girls, financial need and commitment of the parents to the program. Contact the center to find out when then next audition will be at 704-567-1941.
Young Achievers: This program is designed for boy and girls ages 14-17. This program is based on teaching young teens the importance of integrity, independence, leadership and moral stability. We will encourage positive and critical thinking, promote self-respect, teach life skills, and develop leadership qualities. For more information contact 704-567-1941.
Young Champions Of America-Self Defense
Self Defense: Incorporates the most effective defense techniques from many martial art systems with a comprehensive safety awareness course to develop an unparalleled curriculum for students ages 5 to 15. Classes are held every Friday. For more information contact Young Champions of America at 1.888.655.9404 or 919-535-8304.
Virtuous Diamond in a Ruff - This program is design to encourage sisterhood, spiritual, self-esteem, and education among girls and young women within the community. Make new friends and talk about what's going on. Learn to embrace similarities and differences within us all through interactive games and activities. For more information contact us at AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or at 704.567.1941.
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation offers a wide variety of athletic programs to youth participants throughout the year. All youth athletics programs are Recreation Center based and take place at various parks and recreation centers throughout Mecklenburg County. For more information on Youth Athletics and information on how to register please visit the Youth Athletics Page.
YWCA Youth Learning Center: The YWCA of Central Carolinas engages the entire family in the education of youth participants through our family support component. Parents empower themselves with tools and resources that help support an active role in their child’s educations. The program is designed for K-5th grade students. The YWCA Youth Learning Center operational hours are as follows: Monday-Friday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. Must meet income eligibility requirements. For more information please call 704.525.5770 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult & Seniors:
Afro Russe Dance Class, and Ballet:
This program is designed to inspire, build strong character, and give students an all around cultural and dance experience by fusing African, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance. This class is offered to students ages 8 and older and meets every Thursday. For more information, contact Elsie Mufuka at 843.441.8803.
Families Eating Smart and Moving More - EFNEP offer practical nutrition information, food preparation, food resources management and food safety education in settings convenient for the participants. Using 'hands-on' experiences, participants are taught to make wise choices with their food dollar; improve eating habits; and practice food safety principles. For more information contact us at AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or at 704.567.1941.
MeckSenior Card Tournaments -If you loved to play Spades, Bid Whist, or Pinochle and love to meet new people, join us for a afternoon of competition, prizes, light refreshment and lots of fun! This program is held throughout the year. For more information and upcoming tournament dates please contact us at AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.567.1941.
See Charlotte! - We offer trips and tours that vary from season to season year-round…Shopping, sporting events, festivals, museums, historic, and winery type day tours are just some of the many trips offered. Registration fee is $5.00 per person. Additional fees may apply. For more information contact us at AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.567.1941
Savvy Senior Computer Class: Learn to use a computer, access the Internet, and connect to family and friends through e-mail in a low-pressure environment. Class offerings include Computer Fundamentals, Intermediate Computer Skills, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Microsoft Office, E-Mail, and Computer Security. For more information call 704-567-1941
Senior Recreation Club: Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Seniors come together in a caring and supportive atmospheres for social, recreational and educational opportunities for age 55-up. Sessions include light refreshments, seminars, classes, field trips or special events.
Rental space at the Albemarle Road Recreation Center is available for individuals, groups or businesses to utilize for special occasions or events. The center features meeting rooms of different sizes with various amenities and a gymnasium.
Some of the events held at the center's rental facilities include:
- Birthday, wedding and anniversary parties
- Dance, music, and theater recitals
- Worship Services
- Family reunions
- Leadership and teen conferences
- Business and HOA meetings, employee training
Note: Completion of rental contract is required; we do not tentatively hold rental space upon inquiry.
**Facility must be reserved at least 30 days in advance.