About The REC

Fairview Heights’ All-Inclusive Recreation Facility


Fitness Classes

Fitness Center


Aquatics Center

Dog Park

Soccer Field

Indoor and Outdoor Tracks

Clip 'N Climb

and so much more!


REC Hours


5:00 am – 9:00 pm


5:00 am – 8:00 pm


7:00 am – 5:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Little RECers

Monday-Friday | 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM &
5:00PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday | 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Pool Hours

Monday-Friday | 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Saturday | 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sunday | 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Clip ‘N Climb

Monday Thursday | CLOSED

Friday | 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Saturday | 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Sunday | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the hours of operation?

Monday – Thursday: 5:00am – 9:00pm

Friday: 5:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Are classes included in a membership?

Yes, the majority of classes are included with your membership. Specialty classes and specialty programs such as boot camps, personal training, swimming lessons, etc. may be an additional cost.

Can I attend classes without a membership?

Yes! Our classes are available to non-members with purchase of a daily pass.

What is the Clip 'N Climb?

The REC is excited to introduce Clip ‘N Climb to the Metro East!  Popular internationally, Clip ‘N Climb is climbing wall meets theme park.  Our Clip ‘N Climb will have numerous walls with various levels for all ages to enjoy! Your membership includes a deeply discounted rate for the Clip ‘N Climb.

Hours for the Clip ‘N Climb:

  • Monday – Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
What is the proposition for safety and security?

At The REC, membership experience is our top priority with safety as one of our core values.  Our facility will be enforced with top security including surveillance cameras and trained employees throughout The REC from check-in to departure.  The REC will have a series of plans and thoroughly trained staff to protect its members in the event of an emergency (tornado, fire, evacuation, etc.).

What type of fitness equipment do you have?

The REC has Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, and Sci Fit equipment for various types of cardio and strength training opportunities.  We have two deadlift and squat racks, free weights, and multiple benches. TRX bands, Wellbeats Virtual Fitness Training, and more will also be available.

Is childcare available?

Yes! The Lil RECers Zone is open to children of the ages 1 to 10.  The Lil RECers Zone is included in our memberships, but is also available to non-members at a rate of $5.00/per hour/per child.  The maximum of hours in The Lil RECers Zone for youth is 2 hours per day.

Hours for The Lil RECers Zone:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00am – 12:00pm & 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Can we bring in food and beverages?

Food and beverages are permitted in designated areas only (vending machine area, birthday party rooms, and room rentals). Outside food is prohibited in areas outside of the designated areas. Nothing besides water is allowed on the courts.  Glass containers are prohibited at all times.

Do you have birthday party packages?

Yes! Celebrate your birthday at the REC at either the Clip ‘N Climb, pool, or both!  Birthday parties at The REC are full of fun and include everything you need to make your birthday one to remember.  Every party will include a party attendant, pizza and drinks, gift for the birthday boy/girl, gifts for the party attendants, digital and printed invites, and setup/cleanup! Come into the Rec to book your party today!

What sponsorship opportunities are available?

The REC always welcomes sponsorship opportunities and is pleased to partner with local businesses!  Please email fhrec@cofh.org for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Youth Policies

Aquatic Center

Ages 6 & under

Parent or guardian (18+) must be actively with child in the water (within a few feet)

Ages 7 – 10

Youth must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian (18+)

Ages 11 – 15

Youth must have a parent or guardian (18+) present at The REC at all times

Lifejackets/Puddle Jumpers

Anyone in a Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) must be in arm’s reach of someone of adult age (18 or older) as it signals to the lifeguards that they are non-swimmers or weak swimmers.


Inflatables are not allowed as they are not Coast Guard approved flotation devices and could pop or deflate at any time.  Larger inflatables like rings, baby seats, and rafts prevent the lifeguards from seeing under them, causing a potentially dangerous situation.

No Diaper and Clothes Changing on the Pool Deck

Please remember to utilize the locker rooms when changing clothes or diapers in order to keep our Pool clean!

Photo & Video Policy

As swimmers are not fully dressed, photos and videos are not allowed in order to protect the safety and privacy of members and program participants.

Fitness Room

Ages 10 & under

Youth is not allowed in fitness floor or fitness classes

Ages 11 – 15

Must pass safety orientation and be supervised by parent or guardian (18+)

Guests 17 & under

MUST be with a parent/legal guardian after the following times:

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 PM

Friday: 6:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 PM

Failure to comply may result in dismissal from the weight room or Recreation facility

Track and Gymnasium

Ages 6 & under

Parent or guardian (18+) must be actively with child

Ages 7 10

Youth must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian (18+)

Ages 11 15

Youth must have a parent or guardian (18+) present at The REC at all times

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