Royal Avenue Recreation Center
420 N Royal Ave
Florence, AL 35630
Kevin Medley; firstname.lastname@example.org; (256) 760-6426
Amy Edwards; (256) 760-6425
Swim Team Coach:
Chelsea Hughes; Chughes@florenceal.org; FlorenceAlabamaSwimTeam@gmail.com (256) 760-6425
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
Parks and Recreation Department
Closings and Cancellation status
as of 4/3/2020
The following facilities will be closed and programs suspended until at least November 8, 2020.
- All Youth and Adult Athletic programs to include soccer, baseball and softball. All athletic fields will also be closed during this time.
- Recreation Centers and programs to include Broadway Recreation Center, The Club “Senior Center,” Handy Recreation Center and Royal Ave Recreation Center. Rentals may be re-scheduled at a later date.
- Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum will be closed. Rentals may be re-scheduled for a later date.
- All Senior Citizen activities and dances are cancelled at the Club, however, The NACOLG lunch program will continue as follows:
- Home Bound meals will continue
- Participants that ride the bus will have their meals delivered to their homes
- Meals will still be provided by pick up for those that normally drive themselves to the Club. Sr.’s will need to notify the Club if they plan to pick up their meals.
- Blackberry Trail Golf Course will remain open.
- Tennis Courts will remain open.
- Parks and Shelters will remain open.
- McFarland Campground will remain open.
Florence Alabama Swim Team
Registration for the Fall 2021 Session
August 1, 2021 through August 30, 2021
Register online @ florenceal.org
If the child has never been on the swim team they must email the swim coach @ FlorenceAlabamaSwimTeam@gmail.com to schedule a swim test.
Summer 2021 session will be
September 1 - December 31, 2021
Registration Fee is $35.00
Swimming Pool Contact:
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.
Swimming Pool Contact:
Royal Avenue and Handy pools open June 5, 2021. $4.00 per person at Royal Avenue Pools. Maximum capacity will be 150 individuals at Royal Avenue Pools till further notice. Handy Pool is $1.00 per person.
Royal Pools will be closed to the public June 15 and June 29, 2021 for Home Swim Meets.
Tuesday through Sunday at Royal Avenue 1-5 p.m.
Handy Pool Tuesday through Saturday 1-5 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5 p.m.
$4.00 per person cash only
Concessions: Sold at Royal Avenue Pools only
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights only starting 1rst full week of June through July.
Rate: Up to 75 people…… $200.00 (includes Recreation pool and kiddie pool)
Up to 76-100 people….. $220.00 (includes Recreation pool and kiddie pool)
101-300 people… $275.00 (includes Competition pool, Recreation pool and kiddie pool)
Classes at Royal Avenue Recreation Center
Swimming - Various classes are offered for infants through adults. A registration fee is charged. For more information please visit:
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 may possibly start back the first week of January.*
*Please call 256-760-6426 or 256-760-6425 for updates.*
AARP – American Association of Retired Persons. Meets the third Thursday of each month for a covered dish lunch at Royal Ave. Recreation Center from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bridge – Competitive clubs play on Monday and Wednesdays from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. For more information please contact Mr. Cale at email@example.com.
Florence Senior Citizen Center - Non-competitive play on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Music Group - The Music group meets every Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Royal Avenue Recreation Center to practice Gospel, Country and Bluegrass selections. For more information call 256-760-6425.
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:
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.