Royal Avenue Recreation Center


Royal Avenue Recreation Center

420 N Royal Ave
Florence, AL 35630

Supervisor:
Kevin Medley; kmedley@florenceal.org; (256) 760-6426

Secretary: 
                                                                                            (256)760-6425

Swim Team Coach:
Chelsea Hughes
; Chughes@florenceal.org; (256) 760-6425


Congratulations to the FAST 2022 Swim Team
FAST took home 2nd at State! ��
We had such a great weekend! We walked away with only 1 DQ out of 86 events!
��Four 1st Place finishes-
Madelyn Dawson: 50 Free, 100 IM, 50 Free
Aria White: 25 Breast
��One 2nd Place finish-
Aria White: 100 IM
��Three 3rd Place finishes-
Lo Hammond: 50 Free
Caleb Lett: 100 Free
15-18 Girl Free Relay
We had several top 8 finishes and even more PRs! This weekend was a perfect end to our summer season! GO FAST! ����‍♀️��������‍♂️


FAST 2nd @ State 2022

2nd @ State!!!!

July 22, 2022 State

July 22, 2022

15-18 relay team

15-18 Relay Team

Aria White 2022


Aria White State Champion 25 Breaststroke!!!

Madelyn Dawson


Madelyn Dawson State Champion in 50 M Freestyle and 100 M Individual Medley!!!

Congratulations to all Swimmers!!!

Excellent Job!!!  You are all OUTSTANDING at Representing FAST throughout the State and Nation!!!






Lifeguard Certification Classes:

Please contact Jennifer at 256-246-9622  at the YMCA for more information.  Space is limited.


You may also contact the Sheffield Recreation Center for certification class information
@ 256-386-5615     


Bridge – Competitive clubs play on Monday and Wednesdays from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Mr. Cale at wgcale@gmail.com.

Bridge poster 3-2-2022

Bridge game.1 2-11-2019 - Copy


Quad-Cities Square Dance – Square dancers meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Royal Avenue Recreation Center. Open to singles and couples. Line dancing is also incorporated and free classes offered during the “Introduction to Dance Night.” For more information call 256-760-6425.

Square Dance 2022

Royal Avenue and Handy Pool Lifeguards are featured in the Fall Alabamian Issue of Alabama Recreation and Parks Association on page 6.  Follow the link below to read.

2021 Lifeguards and Pool Attendants from Royal Avenue and Handy Pools




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Parks and Recreation Department

Current Status:

All Recreation centers' are at a
40 person maximum capacity for programs and rentals.  If a larger capacity is required please contact the Coliseum for your event at 256-760-6389.

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 F.A.S.T 

Email:  FlorenceAlabamaSwimTeam@gmail.com

Florence Alabama Swim Team

Fall 2022 Swim Session

 which is from September 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 

Registration opens August 1-31, 2022 for Fall 2022 Swim Session

Spring 2023 session will be

January 1 - April 31, 2023 

Registration will open December 1-31, 2022

Registration Fee  is $35.00 .

 

Register online @ florenceal.org

Go to the Parks and Recreation webpage and click on the green register button twice.

If the child has never been on the swim team they must email the swim coach @ FlorenceAlabamaSwimTeam@gmail.com to schedule a swim test.

                                                                                                                                                                                           

Swimming Pool Contact:
(256) 760-6425

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Recreation Center rentals:
The center may be reserved for birthday parties, holiday gatherings, anniversary parties, weddings, etc. from the 1rst weekend after Labor Day weekend till the last weekend in April of each year.
Please call (256) 760-6425 to check for availability.  Reservations must be made at the Royal Avenue Recreation Center office.  Cash or Check only is accepted for payment.  The cost is $20.00 per hour with a 2 hour reservation minimum.  No reservations after 10 p.m.  
Sunday reservation hours must be 1-5 p.m. 
Monday evenings through Friday evenings if available 5-10 p.m. only.
Saturdays 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. if available.  No more than 8 hours at a time. 

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Swimming Pool Contact:
(256) 760-6425

Royal Avenue Pools are closed for the 2022 year.


Maximum capacity varies each day depending on Lifeguard availability  at Royal Avenue Pools till further notice.




Admission:


No $50 or $100 dollar bills accepted.

No Pool passes will be sold.

Concessions:  Sold at Royal Avenue Pools only

 

Pool Rental Parties:

                                                            All dates booked for this summer.  Pools are closed for the 2022 season.

Rate:          Up to 75 people…… $ (includes Recreation pool and kiddie pool)

                    Up to 76-100 people….. $ (includes Recreation pool and kiddie pool)         

                    101-300 people… $ (includes Competition pool, Recreation pool and kiddie pool)

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Classes at Royal Avenue Recreation Center

Swimming - Various classes are offered for infants through adults for the summer.  A registration fee is charged.  For more information please visit:
http://www.ymcashoals.org/programs/aquatics/swim-lessons/
Or call 256-246-9622.
       Summer swimming lessons - register at the YMCA.  

Tennis
– League play is available on various Park and Recreation Courts around the city. Free play is also available. For more information and to make a reservation for a tennis court please contact the Athletics office at 256-760-6628.  To report maintenance issues please call 256-760-6425 or 256-760-6416.

Clubs and Organizations that meet at Royal Avenue Recreation Center:

*Some programs are still not meeting due to CoVid concerns.  Please call for information on the group you are interested in.*
*Please call 256-760-6425 for updates.*

Bridge – Competitive clubs play on Monday and Wednesdays from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Mr. Cale at wgcale@gmail.com.

Bridge game.1 2-11-2019 - Copy

Florence Senior Citizen Center - Non-competitive play on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Quad-Cities Square Dance – Square dancers meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Royal Avenue Recreation Center. Open to singles and couples. Line dancing is also incorporated and fee classes offered during the “Introduction to Dance Night.” For more information call 256-760-6425.

Florence Alabama Swim Team -
Florence Alabama Swim Team is a competitive swim program for ages 6 – 18. The swim team is affiliated with USA Swimming and the Tennessee Valley Conference. For more information call 256-760-6425 or visit the FAST facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/FAST-Florence-Alabama-Swim-Team-480556235371731/

Email:  CHughes@florenceal.org


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Summer Job Information:

LOOKING FOR A JOB?

THE CITY OF FLORENCE MAY HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department has both seasonal and part-time positions that maybe available throughout the year.  When you visit the Human Resources webpage on the City of Florence, AL website you will be able to see what positions are available to apply for.

Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/florenceal/ for open positions.

For assistance in applying online for open positions please call the HR office     @ 256-760-6360.  For all other information please call the Parks Central office      @ 256-760-6416.

Positions that may be available are as follows:

Royal Avenue – Lifeguards, pool maintenance, and pool attendants in season.

Handy Recreation Center – seasonal help.

The Club – seasonal help.

Sports Complex, Golf course and other areas – maintenance workers, grille workers, concession workers, and recreation assistants.

Positions usually start being posted online in February but may be posted year round depending on the needs of the City.