Parks & Recreation Fee Schedule
Beginning on September 5, 2023, the Town of Valdese Parks and Recreation Department is restructuring many of our fees to make participating in our activities easier for our patrons. With regards to our youth sports, all youth athletic programs with the exception of the swim team, will have a $20 uniform fee. The base athletic fees will not change. Facility rentals will increase slightly from last year, and we will be offering some additional party options in the bowling alley this year. Pool and fitness day-pass fees will now be $5 for all ages. The pool and fitness memberships have been restructured to two categories within the in-town and out-of-town framework: individual and household. Household memberships are for up to six members of a household. Any additional members over six members will need to purchase an individual membership. Patrons who pay town taxes and live in town limits will see a decrease in their membership fees from the previous amount. Patrons who have previously enjoyed an in-town membership rate because of having a Valdese mailing address but who don’t actually live in town limits will now need to pay the out-of-town rate. If you have a SilverSneakers, RenewActive, Prime, Silver & Fit, or other membership through your insurance provider, there will be no change to your memberships. Aquatics members will still receive 50% off of all swim lessons. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff if you have any questions about these changes. We look forward to serving you at your Valdese Parks and Recreation Department.
Aquatics & Fitness Center Program Information & Schedules
**Hours are subject to change due to holidays and staffing availability.**
Day Use: Pool All Ages $5.00 | Fitness Center All Ages: $5.00 - ($4.00 minimum for all credit cards + 3% surcharge)
The Valdese Aquatics and Fitness Center provides recreational and exercise facilities for members and walk-in visitors on a year-round basis. Nearly one thousand people signed up for membership within the first eighteen months. The pool is twenty-five yards long, with ten lanes for swim meets or lap swimming. It is enclosed from October through May to allow for year-round swimming. In warm months, the cover is removed, allowing you to tan as you swim. The fitness center features Cybex "nautilus-style" weight training equipment, dumbbells, stair-steppers, treadmills, recumbent and traditional exercise bikes, and ellipticals. Anyone needing assistance with the machines can call on a full-time attendant to explain how everything operates. A number of classes, including yoga, aerobics, water aerobics, and step aerobics, are offered for a small fee. All classes are led by certified instructors. The Jimmy C. Draughn Aquatics and Fitness Center provides recreational and exercise facilities for members and walk-in visitors on a year-round basis.
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Valdese Parks & Recreation Department is now a Silver&Fit® participating fitness center! Silver&Fit is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education. Silver&Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low-cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans. Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated. If your health plan offers Silver&Fit and you would like more information about Valdese Parks & Recreation Department, please contact Valdese Parks & Recreation Department at 312 Massel Ave. NW, or call 828-879-2144. You may also visit Silver&Fit at www.SilverandFit.com. Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.
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