Recreation Center

Open Gym

The Gymnasium is located in the Recreation Center and is adjacent to the front office. Participants must be 12 years of age or older and have a valid Recreation Membership or pay the daily admission fee ($10) in order to be allowed into Open Gym unattended by a parent/guardian. Participants can play basketball in the gymnasium during Open Gym hours.

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Open Gym Hours

All hours are for half court play only.

Open Gym Hours - Fall 2019

Monday: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Thursday: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Friday: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM *Hours are subject to change depending on programming

All Open Gym hours are subject to change at any time.

Annual Recreation Membership


Annual Recreation Membership Benefits include:

  • ID Card
  • Use of Open Gym and Fitness Room
  • Ability to purchase Annual Aquatic Membership
  • Ability to reserve Tennis Courts (coming soon)
  • Discounts on facility rentals - $10 off facility rental or private pool party, does not apply to pool or picnic table rentals
  • Senior discounts on certain classes -Resident 50% (exclusions apply), Non-Resident $5 off
  • Second child discounts on certain camps, athletic leagues, swim team and some classes - inquire at time of registration

Annual Recreation Membership Fee

Residential StatusIndividualCoupleFamilySenior Discount
Resident$30$40$5010% off
Non-Resident$40$50$605% off

Recreation Center Facilities


The Bellaire Recreation Center has many great activities to offer. These include the Fitness Room and Open Gym. Sign up online for activities held in the Recreation Center.

Fitness Room

The Fitness Room is located on the Southeast corner of the Recreation Center (next to the locker rooms). Participants must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid Recreation Membership to use this facility. In addition, admittance to the Fitness Room requires a one time, FREE, 20-minute orientation class. To make an appointment call 713-662-8280.

Fitness Room Amenities 

  • Free Weights
  • Multi-Weight Machines
  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical Machines
  • Upright Bike
  • Recumbent Bikes
  • Stretching Area
  • TV

Proof of Residency

You must show proof of Bellaire Residency to purchase a Resident Recreation Membership. Please bring a valid driver's license and a current utility bill with you at time of purchase.

Visitor Policy

A guest is considered a Visitor to the Bellaire/Houston area and must pay the Visitor Pass Fee to use the Recreation Center. A current member must accompany a guest.

A visitor day pass costs $10.