Membership Promotions

Family Fun Nights

Bounce houses, unlimited climbs at Clip ‘N Climb, pool access, and A LOT OF FAMILY FUN!

Dates: September 23 | October 21 | November 18 | December 9
Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Members: $5 | Non-Members: $10

Member Only Gym Days

Enjoy one of the many perks of being a member at The Rec with a members only gym day. This is a great time to gather the family or get together with other members to enjoy a game of soccer, volleyball, or basketball in a less crowded gym.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: All Day  |  Members Only

Aquatics Sports & Splash

Every Friday at 6pm, the lap lanes will be removed until close for basketball, volleyball, and pool toys.

Date: Fridays
Time: 6pm-close  |  Members Only

Senior Programs


Join us on the first Thursday of the month for an afternoon filled with food, friends and fun. After lunch, you can sit back and enjoy the all-time favorite game of bingo. Registration is limited, please call if you are interested. Tickets for lunch must be purchased in advance.

11 AM  |  Ages 60+ | Holland Room at The REC | Price: $8


Are you lucky with the roll of the dice?  If so, this is the club for you!  The Bunco Club will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Enjoy snacks & refreshments each week as you roll your luck for a chance to win gift certificates at local establishments.

10 AM  |  Ages 60+  |  Holland Room at The REC
$3 for Residents of Fairview Heights | $4 for Non-Residents

Wine Trip

Join us on a trip to Augusta, MO to visit some of the local wineries. Each location will offer wine tasting for all attendees. Participants may purchase their favorite wine or snacks from each winery. We will stop for lunch at the Hawthorne Inn, then continue on our wine tasting adventure.  The cost of the trip includes transportation and tasting fees. Pick up and drop-off location will be in The REC parking lot.

Residents: $65  |  Non-Residents: $70
Date: Thursday, September 29  |  Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Here Comes Santa Claus

Ho! Ho! Ho! away we go. Join us as we embark on a journey to Santa Claus, Indiana. While we are there we will visit a few famous landmarks and museums. We will start by visiting the Abraham Lincoln boyhood home and museum. Then we will visit some of the Santa themed places in town including the Santa Claus museum, Candy Cane Lane, Santa Claus store, Santa’s Toy Shop and Santa’s post office. While we are in town we will stop at S & S BBQ & Pizzeria where you may choose to order from the menu or buffet for lunch.  The cost of the trip includes transportation and tour fees. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Pick up and drop off location will be in the REC parking lot.

Residents: $110  |  Non-Residents: $115
Date: Thursday, October 20  |  Time: 8 AM – 6 PM

Shopping in St. Charles

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Join us as we stroll down the old brick-paved streets in downtown St. Charles, MO. You will be able to explore the various local shops to do some early Christmas shopping or buy some gifts for the upcoming holidays. Participants can choose to eat at one of the local restaurants for lunch. We will stop at Ginghams Homestyle Restaurant for an early dinner. On our way home we will stop at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows to view the Christmas lights. Cost of trip includes transportation.

Residents: $50  |  Non-Residents: $55
Date: November 30  |  Time: 10 AM – 6 PM

Special Events

Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, September 10

The Fairview Heights Fishing Rodeo will take place at Lake Mitchell in Moody Park. Participants may fish from 9:00-11:00 am. All participants must stop fishing by 11:00 am and have their fish weighed. Lunch will be provided by Fairview Heights Elks Lodge #664.

Event note: Weigh in and calculations may take up to an hour. During that time participants may eat lunch, receive their complimentary gift bag, and fish for fun while results are being calculated.  Winners will be announced at noon.

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages: 5-13
Location: Moody Park, Lake Mitchell

Touch a Truck 
Saturday, October 1

Call the Fairview Heights Library for more information at 618-489-2070.

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: St. Clair Square Mall

Craft and Vendor Fair
Saturday, December 10

Get gifts for everyone in your life this Holiday Season with our vendor craft fair. If you’re interested in being a vendor, email by Monday, December 5th.

Cost: $20 Vendor Fee | Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ages: All Ages | Location: REC Holland Room

Trek for Trash

On the second Saturday of the month, we will meet at the parking lot behind the Walgreen’s at 8am. We will work to clean up the Fairview Heights community.

Date: Second Saturday of the Month
8:00 AM | Ages: All
Location: Behind Walgreen’s Parking lot

5K Foot Pursuit
Saturday, October 30th

Fairview Heights Police Department 5K run/walk at the Rec.
Participation medals provided for pre-registered entrants. Race day and late registrations are not guaranteed a medal. Refreshments, food truck, and live music following the race. All proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics.

Time: 8:00 AM | Ages: All Ages
Cost: $25 Entry Fee | $30 Late Entries & Race Day Entries
 The REC

Halloween Events

13 Nights of Halloween
October 19 – October 31

13 days of membership, member specials, and prizes! 

Pumpkin Glow
Friday, October 21

Come join us for the great pumpkin glow! The whole family is invited to participate, just pay $10 per pumpkin. We will provide the pumpkins, carving tools and stencils. Must Register by Friday, October 14. 

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: The REC
Cost: $10 per pumpkin

Halloween Spooktacular Track of Treats
Friday, October 21

Celebrate Halloween early with The REC . Bring the family out to join us for the Track of Treats. Families are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes and parade around the outdoor track at The REC. Decorated booths will be set up around the walking trail by local businesses and organizations waiting to hand out candy to families. 

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Cost: Free to the public
Ages: Families with children
Location: The outdoor track

If your family, business or organization is interested in setting up a booth and handing out candy/goods at the Track of Treats, contact The REC at Vendors are encouraged to decorate their booth. 

Business Sponsor: $20
Family Sponsor: FREE
Non-Profit Sponsor: FREE

Christmas Events

Holiday Hoopla
December 13 – December 24

12 days of membership and member specials. 

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 3
Register by November 23

Mrs. Claus and company are making breakfast for some of Santa’s closest friends. Register for Breakfast with Santa at The REC. Enrollment includes breakfast, craft, visit with Santa, and a treat to take home. Registration is limited and must be complete by November 23. 

Time: 9:00 AM or 10:30 PM
Residents: $10

Family Gingerbread House Night
Wednesday, December 14

Bring your family to The REC for our Family Gingerbread house night. Families will receive materials to build their very own Gingerbread house. Choose to build a house of your very own style and design or follow directions from our models provided. Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Cost: $15 per family