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

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Classes & Activities 

Youth/Teen Sports

Browse classes Man coaches young girl on basketball court Opens in new windowLearn the basics of beloved sports, from soccer to basketball to archery and more.

Youth Camps

Browse camps Camp counselors in tie-dyed shirts pose for photo with campers Opens in new windowSchool is out, camp is in! Banish boredom with weeklong programs for students.

Adult Fitness

Browse classestwo women exercise in a group fitness class Opens in new windowGet motivated and moving with specialized fitness classes geared toward ages 16+.

Tiny Tots Open Gym

Upcoming sessionssmall child and baby slide down indoor inflatable play equipment Opens in new windowConnect with other parents while the kids burn off some energy. Next stop, nap time!

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

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


Allen Residents
Non-Residents
ADULT (Age 18-59)
$10
$14
YOUTH (Age 3-17)
$5
$7
SENIOR (Age 60+)
$5
$7
FAMILY
$25
$35


Day Pass


Allen Residents
Non-Residents
ADULT (Age 18-59)
$8
$11
YOUTH (Age 3-17)
$5
$7
SENIOR (Age 60+)
$5
$7
FAMILY
$12
$17

Fees effective January 1, 2023

VIDEO: Inside Joe Farmer Recreation Center

2023 Membership Changes

Multi-facility access will not be offered for new or renewing members in 2023. Those who wish to access multiple recreation centers can purchase separate memberships - or, if visiting infrequently, purchase a day pass to visit a facility without joining. Members at Joe Farmer Recreation Center will receive free access to Ford Pool as a membership perk. Seniors must be 60 years or older to access discounted senior rates at Allen Parks & Recreation facilities.


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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Lakeside Clubhouse small pavilion with glass windows and corner fireplace

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Special Events

Art Extravaganza

Fri-Sun, Feb. 24-26 | Submit Your ArtLarge room set up as an art gallerySubmit artwork to a family-friendly juried competition by Feb 21. Artwork will be displayed in a community exhibit.

Drive-In Movie

Saturday, March 11 | Register Now Two female friends with popcorn sitting in the car while watching a movie at drive in cinema Opens in new windowSit back and enjoy a family-friendly movie from the comfort of your car!

Outdoor Adventure Day

Saturday, March 25 | Register Now Children giggle as they race down a hill Opens in new windowLet the adventure begin! Learn new ways to experience the great outdoors right here in Allen.


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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Instructors

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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