Join us at the Rec Center!

Looking for indoor or outdoor fun and social events?
Join us at the Rec Center!

You will find a Fitness Center with weight and cardio equipment, a gym with a full-size basketball court, Multi-purpose Rooms, an Outdoor Pool, a Park with Playground Equipment, and Tennis Courts (One with lines painted for Pickle Ball), and Kayaks to rent.

Residents gather in our multipurpose rooms for an assortment of weekly activities, classes, and clubs and to explore a variety of interests and hobbies such as cards, crafts, painting, Bingo, Bunco, book club, and more. Fun for adults, children, and families alike.

There are after-school programs and Summer Day Camps for kids.

You will also find our residents enjoying some delicious dishes from an assortment of Food Truck vendors during the summer months and into the fall.

Community activities also include a 4th of July parade and fireworks, Lunch with the Easter Bunny, Craft & Vendor Fair, Fall & Winter Festivals, Breakfast with Santa, and much, much more.

We have activities for all to enjoy. We continually update our Calendar of Events with new and exciting activities.

Our Public Beach and Party Deck by the Rec Center provide a great place to do some sunbathing or enjoy a picnic with friends and family. It is also where Candlewick Lake along with the Boone County Council of the Arts co-sponsor our Concert in the Park event. Come join us.

Our Rec Center is an epicenter of activities for all to enjoy.

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Recreation Center Pool


The Recreation Center Pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting.
Our Life Guards watch over two pools, a wading pool and an adult size pool with handicap access.

Enjoy Water Aerobics, Deep Water Tabata , Family Swim night, lounge poolside or just take a quick dip.

Dressing rooms and showers are available. When hunger strikes, you can grab a bite to eat at the snack bar.

It’s a great way for families to relax and cool off during the hot summer months.
Time to get wet and jump into Fun!

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Fitness Center

Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or just want to look and feel better, step into our Fitness Center where you will find an assortment of Precor and other equipment to help you reach your goal.

We have treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines, and upright and recumbent bikes for a great cardio workout; free weights, and an assortment of strength training machines that concentrate on specific areas: hip & thigh, back & abs, biceps/triceps, and more.

For those who practice yoga, Pilates, or are working to restore stability or improve balance we have exercise balls available to you.

Unfamiliar with the equipment? The Rec Center offers Fitness Orientation Classes for residents wanting to know how to properly use them.
For those who don’t feel quite ready to use the fitness center, join us mornings for the walking program in the gym.



Our gym has a full-size basketball court, bleacher seating, and a stage. When you stop by the gym you may find an exciting pickup basketball game in progress, but we also use the gym for other scheduled activities as well.

We have a Morning Walking Program in which some participants walk and work out to a DVD which allows each person to work at the speed and intensity that is best for each individual, while others simply walk the perimeter of the gym at their own pace.

Other activities include Zumba classes, Kids gym, open gym, and an assortment of meetings and events such as Breakfast with Santa, Valentine Bingo, Lunch with the Easter bunny and Easter Egg Hunt, Vendor and Craft Fair, to name a few.

Whether it is at a basketball game or one of the other events, the activities in the gym keep things jumping!

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The Water’s Edge Room

The Water’s Edge Room is one of the multipurpose rooms at the Rec Center. Here you will find our Lending Library. We have a variety of books for all ages from which to select. Take a book home with you or cozy up by the fireplace with a complimentary hot beverage and your selection to enjoy.

Here you can also try your hand at putting together a jigsaw puzzle, test your skill at playing a game or just put your feet up and watch Lake Activities and nature outside the windows from this comfortable setting. It’s a wonderful place to come and relax.


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Lakeview Room

The Lakeview Room is one of the multi-purpose rooms at the Rec Center where residents can go to embrace and explore a variety of events and activities.

You can enjoy your favorite hobbies or explore new ones; participate in sewing, arts and craft projects, and other social club activities.

Stop in to listen to guest speakers or attend a meeting. Children’s Programs are also held here and the list goes on.

Because this room is also available for rental, it has been used to celebrate all manner of life’s events: birthdays, wedding showers, receptions, graduations. It provides a warm and inviting setting for any occasion.

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Public Beach

Our Public Beach is a sand beach, located near the Rec Center and provides a great place to do some sunbathing, splash around in the water, and have some fun in the sun with friends and family. Watch the waterfowl activity or simply enjoy the beauty and serenity of the lake.

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Party Deck

When you are done having fun at the beach or the pool and need a break, or you are ready to relax with friends or family consider gathering at the Party Deck; maybe even plan a picnic.

The umbrella-covered tables provide a quiet comfortable setting for conversation and relaxation.

You might also catch an outdoor concert or ice cream served by our Public Safety Officers as part of the National Night Out Celebration.

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The Outpost is one of our multi-purpose facilities with a social room and kitchen used for meetings and banquets and where you will find our baseball diamond, Little Library, and Dog Park.


Outpost Park