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Ivory/Baker Recreation Center

1920 Stroud Park Court
Charlotte, NC   28206
Telephone: 704-432-4580
Fax: 704-432-4589          
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Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm  
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm


Open Gym Hours*:
*Times are subject to change. Call ahead for availability.

Open Gym Daily Admissions:
Adults (18+ years): $2
*Please show ID to staff

Our Staff:

Facility Manager: Terence McMurray
Recreation Specialist: Cara Helfer
Recreation Specialist:
Recreation Attendant: Yolonda Horton
Recreation Attendant: Toni Williams
Recreation Attendant: Joe Richardson
Recreation Attendant: Morgan Ward
Recreation Attendant: Damitria Morris


Pre-School Programs

Parent participation is required for Pre-School Programs!
Pre-Registration is required for ALL programs!
RAY Fit Play
Tots will engage in structured activities to enhance motor skills, balance,
hand-eye coordination & overall fitness.
Ages: 2-4 years            
Cost: $1 per child/class
When: Wednesdays
Time: 10am-10:45am
Dates & Course Codes: 
March 5         54952
April 2           54953
May 7           54954
Registration Deadline: 5 days prior to each class date. 
Tiny Tots Story Time
Children are read a story & make a craft based upon the story.
Ages: 2-5 years 
Cost: FREE
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
When: Fridays
Dates & Course Codes: 
March 14       54955
April 11         54956
May 9           54957
Registration Deadline: 5 days prior to each class date.
Little Tykes Painting
Get messy and creative with paint. Clothing may get stained, please dress appropriately.
Ages: 2-5 years 
Cost: $2 per child/class 
Time: 10am-11am
When: Wednesdays
Dates & Course Codes:  
March 12       54944
April 9           54945
May 14          54946
Registration Deadline: 5 days prior to each class date
Foreign Language Experience for Toddlers
This program introduces toddlers to learn words from the alphabet & numbers to colors & other daily used words in English, Spanish & Sign Language through interactive & creative activities by listening & speaking the languages.
Ages: 3-5 years     
Cost: $2 per child/class      
Time: 6-7pm
When: Mondays      
Dates & Course Codes:
March 3         54964
March 10       54965
March 17       54966
March 24       54967
Registration Deadline: 5 days prior to each class date.
Crazy Play Days
Parent/Guardian must attend with child.
Ages: 2-5 years
Cost: $2      
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Activity/ Date/ Course Code:
Spring Fairy Fun Day        March 20      54624
Children will make a Spring Fairy craft, hear a story, and play a game as they celebrate the first day of spring.   Registration Deadline:  3/17
Mother Goose Day               May 1         54625
Children will hear Mother Goose poems, play a game and make a craft as they celebrate Mother Goose Day.    Registration Deadline:  4/28
Mini Chefs
Children will have fun getting messy while following recipes & creating healthy foods. Parent participation & pre-registration is required. Note that meat & dairy products are sometimes used in class.  
Ages: 4-6 years               
Cost: $4 per child/class
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
When: Wednesdays           
Dates & Course Codes:
March 19       54968    
April 23         54969   
May 21          54970
Registration Deadline: 5 days prior to each class date.
Youth/Teen Programs
Pre-Registration is required for ALL programs in order to attend!
Happy Hearts Girls Club
A social activities program introducing young females to a variety of activities & encouraging development growth through socialization skills.
Ages: 6-14 years    
Cost: FREE   
Time: 2pm-4pm
When: Sundays                
Dates & Course Codes:
March 9         54971
April 13         54972
May 11          54973
Games Galore
Come & play cards, board games, video games & make new friends.
Ages: 8-14   
Cost: FREE
Time: 4pm-6pm
Dates & Course Codes:
March 4         54868
March 18       54869
April 1           54870
April 15         54871
May 6           54872
May 20          54873
School Day Out Programs

Pre-Registration is required for ALL programs!
Out of School PLAY Days
(Positive Leisure Activities for Youth) offers a variety of activities on CMS Out of School days to keep participants moving and engaged. Activities may include games, social time, fitness and a field trip. Children must bring a packed lunch & wear sneakers. 
Ages: 5-12 years    
Time: 8am-5pm        
Spring Break Camp
Monday-Friday, April 14-18, 2014 
Course Code: 54948                 
$45 full week per child or $15 daily drop-in fee
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2014  
Family Programs

None at this time!    

 Adult Programs
N'Shape with Nettie
Funky Fit is dance based aerobics that puts emphasis on fun. You will also receive fitness and nutrition tips. For more information, contact Nettie Reeves at 704.334.4848 or visit
When: Thursdays (ongoing)
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Ages: 18+
Cost: $5 (paid to instructor)
TMJadea Dance & Fitness -Zumba Fitness
A Latin inspired dance- fitness class that incorporates international music & dance movements, creating an exciting fitness routine.
When: Mondays (ongoing)
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Ages: 18+
Cost: $5 (paid to instructor)
Contact Tammy Johnson at for more information.
Queen City Groove Soul Line Dance
Participants will learn the newest line dances as you work toward your fitness goals.
Ages: 18+         
Cost: $5-$10 (paid to instructor)
When: Meets on the 2nd & 4th Saturday        
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Contact Shelia at 704-763-0848 for more information & register.
Scrapbooking 101
Create your very own unique scrapbook pages each month. Bring your own pictures to use.
Ages: 18+
Cost: $2 per person or Free, if you bring supplies to donate to the classes
When:  2nd Thursday each Month
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Registration Deadline: 5 days prior to each class date
Earth Day Community Service Event
If you have your own gardening gloves, please bring them with you & wear clothing that will get dirty as we beautify the I/BRC courtyard & front areas. Groups welcome! Contact Cara for more information.
Ages: 18+                        
Cost: FREE
When: April 22                 
Time: 4pm-7pm
Registration Deadline: April 18
Community Yard Sale
Reduce your clutter. Rent a table & help someone find their treasures. People can rent 1-3 tables for $10 per table to sell items to the public. Participants must purchase a table. NO FOOD or DRINKS can be sold during event. No weapons of any kind can be on the premises. Rain or Shine!
Ages: 18+                        
Cost: $10 per table
When: Saturday, May 10    
Time: 9am-2pm
Registration Deadline: May 5


Senior Programs
Pre-Registration is required for ALL programs!
Seniors Bridge
Metrolina Duplicate Bridge Club
Only the best players in Charlotte come here to play Bridge!
All levels are encouraged to attend and participate.
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing)
Time: Tues. 5pm-8pm       
         Thurs. 11am-2pm     
Ages: 55+
Contact: Melinda Vinson 704.563.9508     
Crafty Seniors
Create unique art & craft projects each month. You could enter your artwork for the Senior Games SilverArts program. Pre-registration is required!
When: Thursday, March 20
Time: 2:30pm- 4pm
Ages: 55+
Cost: $2 per person
Bingo and Beyond
Enjoy an evening of fun & fellowship playing Bingo, PO*KE*NO & other exciting games. Prizes awarded for different games played. Bring your friends and meet others as you have fun playing these exciting games.

Ages: 50+

When: Fridays        
Time: 6pm–7:30pm
Dates:                      Course Codes:

March 7                  #54938

March 14                #54939

April 4                    #54940

April 25                  #54941

May 16                  #54942

May 30                  #54943

FREE - Must bring a prize valued at $5.00 to participate       

Registration Deadline: 5 days prior to each program date.
I/BRC District 8 Senior Rockers
Come and participate in wholesome recreational, cultural, and educational experiences. This club is a District VIII Member with the North Carolina Association of Senior Citizen Clubs. Ongoing program, except in July & August. Always looking for more members!
When: 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 10am-12pm
Ages: 55+
Cost: FREE

Features and Amenities: 

    • Full-Sized Gymnasium
    • Large Meeting Room
    • Multi-Purpose Rooms
    • Computer Lab
    • Courtyard Area

    Computer Lab:
    The computer lab is available to adults 18 & older.
    Youth are allowed only with adult supervision.
    Printers are not available nor the ability to save documents, except on your personal flash drive. 

    Rental Rates:

    Gym Rental: $51 per hour (full court)  (No food or drinks allowed in Gymnasium) 
    Smaller Multi-Purpose Room (15-25 people) $20 per hour
    Larger Multi-Purpose Room (30-55 people) $40 per hour 

    For more information or to check the availability of a space, contact Facility Manager 
    Terence McMurray.


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    Courtyard area
    Courtyard Area                    

    Lobby area
       Lobby Area

    Lobby area with Meeting A/B view
    Lobby Area with View of
    Meeting Room A/B

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         Multi-Purpose Room 1

    Computer Lab Area
    Computer Lab
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    Office Location:

    Park and Recreation 5841 Brookshire Blvd Charlotte, NC 28216

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.


    Patsy Houston