May 6th @ 5am


Saturday, May 4th

5K Fun Run 9 am | Parade 10 am
Ribbon Cutting & Public Open House 10:30 am – 2 pm

Would you like to walk in our Parade to the REC?

Sunday, May 5th

Public Open House 12 pm – 3 pm

No Enrollment Fee

Sign Up Today for our Grand Opening Special!

Offer ends May 31.

Choose Your Package Below


Family of 5
$10 for each additional child

$65 per month Resident
$70 per month Non-Resident


Ages 19-59

$35 per month Resident
$40 per month Non-Resident


Ages 60+

$30 per month Resident 
$35 per month Non-Resident


Ages under 16

$20 per month Resident
$25 per month Non-Resident


Ages 16-21

$25 per month Resident
$30 per month Non-Resident


Ages 19-59

$60 per month Resident
$65 per month Non-Resident


Ages 60+

$45 per month Resident
$50 per month Non-Resident


10% discount off Adult and Family memberships with valid ID

New Membership Sales Hours

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You can sign up in person and see a preview of The REC at the Preview Center located at 10025 Bunkum Road  |  Fairview Heights, IL 62208

  • Monday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of operation?

Monday-Thursday : 5:00am – 10:00pm

Friday : 5:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday : 7:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday : 10:00am – 6:00pm

Are classes included in a membership?

Yes, the majority of classes are included with your membership.  Specialty classes and specialty programs such as boot camps, personal training, swimming lessons, etc. may be an additional cost.

What is the youth policy?
Aquatic Center:

Ages 6 and under:
Parent or guardian (18+) must be actively with child in the water (within a few feet)

Ages 7-10:
Youth must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian (18+)

Ages 11-15:
Youth must have a parent or guardian (18+) present at The REC at all times


Track and Gymnasium:

Ages 6 and under:
Parent or guardian (18+) must be actively with child

Ages 7-10:
Youth must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian (18+)

Ages 11-15:
Youth must have a parent or guardian (18+) present at The REC at all times


Fitness Room:

Ages 10 and under:
Youth is not allowed in fitness floor or fitness classes

Ages 11-15
Must pass safety orientation and be supervised by parent or guardian (18+)

What is the Clip ‘N Climb?

The REC is excited to introduce Clip ‘N Climb to the Metro East!  Popular internationally, Clip ‘N Climb is climbing wall meets theme park.  Our Clip ‘N Climb will have numerous walls with various levels for all ages to enjoy! Your membership includes a deeply discounted rate for the Clip ‘N Climb.

Hours for the Clip ‘N Climb:

  • Monday-Thursday : 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday : 3:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday : 11:00am – 6:00pm
What is the proposition for safety and security?

At The REC, membership experience is our top priority with safety as one of our core values.  Our facility will be enforced with top security including surveillance cameras and trained employees throughout The REC from check-in to departure.  The REC will have a series of plans and thoroughly trained staff to protect its members in the event of an emergency (tornado, fire, evacuation, etc.).

What type of fitness equipment will there be?

The REC will have Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, and Sci Fit equipment for various types of cardio and strength training opportunities.  TRX bands, Wellbeats Virtual Fitness Training, and more will also be available!

Will there be child care?

Yes! The Lil RECers Zone will be open to children of the ages 1 to 10.  The Lil RECers Zone is included in family memberships, but is also available to non-members at a rate of $2.00/per hour/per child.  The maximum of hours in The Lil RECers Zone for youth is 2 hours per day.

Hours for The Lil RECers Zone:

  • Monday-Friday : 7:30am – 12:00pm / 4:00pm –8:30pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Can we bring in food and beverages?

Food and beverages are permitted in designated areas only (vending machine area, birthday party rooms, and room rentals). Outside food is prohibited.  Glass containers are prohibited at all times.  Water and sports drink are allowed in activity areas if it’s an enclosed, unbreakable container.

Will there be birthday parties?

Yes! Celebrate your birthday at the REC at either the Clip ‘N Climb, pool, or both!  Birthday parties at The REC will be full of fun and include everything you need to make your birthday one to remember.  Every party will include a party attendant, pizza and drinks, gift for the birthday boy/girl, gifts for the party attendants, digital and printed invites, and setup/cleanup!

What type of sponsorship opportunities are available?

The REC always welcomes sponsorship opportunities and is pleased to partner with local businesses!  Please contact Andy or Chris at 618-489-2353 for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

The Future is in Fairview Heights

Join us in watching as we develop the community’s first full spectrum recreational complex and all-in-one destination.  The Rec will be the place for a daytime adventure at the area’s only Clip ‘N’ Climb Climbing Wall, a home for all of your fitness needs, and a location for your next party, wedding or corporate event. You’ll be able to enjoy outdoor time on the soccer field or get in some cardio on the 6-lane track before taking a dip in the pool, a slide down the waterslide, or a splash into the lazy river. It’s easy to see that The REC will have everything you need to entertain your family, find yourself, find friends, and focus on the moments in life that matter the most. 

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Swimming just got real at The REC. This massive facility will have a 4-lane zero entry pool with certified lifeguards, exercise classes, swimming lessons, and more!

Your average day at the pool just got a lot more exciting. When the new REC opens, you will be able to enjoy a few twists and turns on the waterslide, create some fun on the splash pad, and dominate a game of water volleyball or basketball before a relaxing float in the lazy river.



Congratulations! You’ve finally found your all-in-one functional fitness destination. Our group fitness classes will provide options to everyone from the slow mover to the trained athlete. From Yoga to Boot Camp, we’ll keep you on your toes every moment that you spend at The REC.

If you are more of a lone wolf when it comes to your fitness routine, you’ll definitely find your happy place working out in our state-of-the-art weight room or on the various treadmills, ellipticals and other cardio and training equipment that you’ll find at The REC.



Welcome to your outdoor home away from home. Take a walk on the walking path and enjoy watching (or joining) all of the fun that happens inside of our custom dog park! Have some fun playing soccer on the full-sized soccer field or test out your 50-yard-dash skills on the six-lane running track.

Whether you are a walker, a runner, or a watcher, there’s something for everyone outside of The REC.



Rock Climbing, meet The REC. With a range of levels and an opportunity for healthy fun at any age or strength, Clip ‘N’ Climb will take your love for fitness to new heights! So strap on a harness, take a deep breath, and get ready for an experience that can only be found at The REC!



When it comes to courts, there’s no match for The REC. Whether you are just learning to dribble or a pro with the ball, you’ll love spending time on our full-sized basketball court.

Don’t worry, if you prefer to spike the ball instead of dunk it, the court is easily converted in to two volleyball courts! Maybe you’d rather have something to swing at? We’ve got you covered by converting the courts in to two additional pickleball courts!



With space for up to 100 guests, the party and meeting rooms at The REC are ready to host everything from weddings to bar mitzvah’s, birthday parties to retirement parties and everything in between! Let us show you how to party at The REC!

What People Are Saying About The REC

I feel really good for our youth in our community because this is such a central focal point for families and youth to go out and recreate and have activities and create family memories.

There will be a lot of aspects that everyone will enjoy in the pool area.

We are building a building, but we’re really building a complex.

People should see that the city is investing in itself.

The Mayor wanted something iconic; something different; something that’s not like the other ones around town.

I used to have to take my kids to St. Louis for everything. Now I’ll have a place close by to take my grandkids.