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Southwood Community Center1520 Rock Prairie RoadCollege Station TX, 77845979.764.6351
ADDRESS: 1520 Rock Prairie Road
PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.6351
HOURS OF OPERATION: The facility is only open during program times.
CLOSED: Nov. 23-26, Dec. 18-31, Jan. 1 & 15, March 29-31

The Southwood Community Center is located within Brian Bachmann Community Park and offers a wide variety of programming for all ages and abilities. When not occupied with programming, Southwood is available to rent for your next family reunion, homeowners association meeting, birthday party, or any other event that requires an ideal facility in a perfect location. While our building is a modest 4,700 square feet with a meeting and party room, you have easy access to a premiere skate park, sparkling swimming pool, and well-groomed athletic park.

WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE
    YOUTH PROGRAMS
    TAEKWON-DO • REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-FIRST CLASS DAY
    The class teaches physical and mental training for self-defense, health, and recreation. Learn principles and values to be a better person, athlete, and martial artist: become a champion. Instructor Jose Aponte has 28 years of uninterrupted training and experience in ITF taekwondo and is a sixth-degree black belt from the International Taekwondo Federation. He is an active member of the official ITF taekwondo organization in the United States, with experience and participation in international championships and as a team trainer. We won't have class on Jan 20. 

    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 8-31 • 4-4:45 p.m.
    Ages 6-11 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 8-31 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 8-31 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 5-28 • 4-4:45 p.m.
    Ages 6-11 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 5-28 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 5-28 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • March 4-27 • 4-4:45 p.m.
    Ages 6-11 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • March 4-27 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • March 4-27 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 3-5 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • April 1-29 • 4-4:45 p.m.
    Ages 6-11 • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • April 1-29 • 5-6 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • April 1-29 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.

    AGGIELAND FLY FISHERS
    Are you interested in fly fishing, tying, and conservation? Join the Aggieland Fly Fishers for a free monthly education session taught by certified casting instructors. All skill levels are welcome. The Aggieland Fly Fishers Club meeting follows each session from 6:30-8 p.m. and is open to the public. 

    Ages 10+ • Free • 3rd Thu. • Monthly starting Jan. 18 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    ADULT PROGRAMS
    TAEKWON-DO • REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-FIRST CLASS DAY
    The class teaches physical and mental training for self-defense, health, and recreation. Learn principles and values to be a better person, athlete, and martial artist: become a champion. Instructor Jose Aponte has 28 years of uninterrupted training and experience in ITF taekwondo and is a sixth-degree black belt from the International Taekwondo Federation. He is an active member of the official ITF taekwondo organization in the United States, with experience and participation in international championships and as a team trainer. We won't have class on Jan 20. 

    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 8-31 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • Feb. 5-28 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • March 4-27 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    Ages 12+ • $50 • Mon. & Wed. • April 1-29 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.

    AGGIELAND FLY FISHERS
    Are you interested in fly fishing, tying, and conservation? Join the Aggieland Fly Fishers for a free monthly education session taught by certified casting instructors. All skill levels are welcome. The Aggieland Fly Fishers Club meeting follows each session from 6:30-8 p.m. and is open to the public. 

    Ages 10+ • Free • 3rd Thu. • Monthly starting Jan. 18 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    MEMBERSHIPS
    Memberships are for ages 55 and older and can be used for senior programming at the Meyer Senior and Community Center, Southwood Community Center, and the Lincoln Recreation Center.  Memberships can be purchased in person at the facilities or by calling 979.764.2670 and are good for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Programs marked "membership" are free to those with a facility membership. 

    ANNUAL
    Resident • $27
    Non-Resident • $32

    DAILY

    Resident • $3
    Non-Resident • $5

    WEEKLY

    BEGINNING LINE DANCE  

    The fun workout is filled with energizing routines set to fabulous music and is designed to teach beginners the steps and terminology of line dancing.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m. 

    ADVANCED BEGINNER LINE DANCE 
    The class is designed for beginners ready to move to the next level of line dancing with a fun, upbeat workout that introduces new choreography and step patterns. No class Jan. 1 & 15.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. • Weekly •10-11 a.m.

    FOREVERSIZE
    The class is specially designed to encourage healthy lifestyle practices. Exercises accommodate all abilities and build strength, balance, and endurance. No class Jan. 1, 3, or 15.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Weekly • 1-2:30 p.m.

    FIT SELF-DEFENSE 
    Condition your muscles, mind, and body while learning to defend yourself with physical and mental training ideal for all abilities. Instructor Jose Aponte has 28 years of uninterrupted training and experience in ITF taekwondo and is a sixth-degree black belt by the International Taekwondo Federation. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Weekly • 3-3:45 p.m.

    ACTIVE SENIOR MEDITATION CLASS
    Explore the art of relaxation, stress relief, and embracing a state of flow through guided movements on your feet. This experience provides opportunities to unwind your body, calm your mind, and access the inner reservoir of strength within you. The class is meticulously designed to improve balance, agility, and energy in both body and mind. It imparts a fresh perspective on the spaciousness and expansion within your body and movements, emphasizing their role in promoting overall vitality and flow. Kalea Hartman, a Texas A&M graduate with a degree in Pre-Med Public Health, teaches the class.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 8-9 a.m.

    INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING II
    Experienced and advanced line dancers are invited to learn new dances. No class March 29.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Fri. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    COMPUTER & TECH CLASS
    Discover the fundamentals of computer usage, including emailing, navigating Microsoft Office programs, practicing internet safety, and computer maintenance. Space is limited, and skill levels are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-11 a.m.

    OPEN COMPUTER LAB TIME
    Are you looking for extra computer time? Following our computer and tech class, our computer lab is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Space is limited.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    GAME NIGHT
    Play games with your friends in a relaxing, after hours environment.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 6-9 p.m.

    BEGINNER YOGA 
    Beginner Yoga is a gentle, foundational yoga class featuring slow-paced stretching and simple breathing exercises. Learn relaxation techniques and beginner-level poses that inspire you to build your own practice and become comfortable with yoga. All levels are welcome, whether you are a seasoned yogi or a newcomer. Please bring a mat. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 7:30-8:30 a.m.

    HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION
    Explore simple yet effective relaxation techniques that can be easily integrated into your daily routine from the comfort of your home. During our sessions, you’ll quickly learn how to achieve genuine relaxation, embracing the lightness and joy of your true self through Heartfulness Meditation techniques. This silent meditation is practiced in an upright sitting position, and it may be helpful to have a journal at hand for your convenience. Linda Didsbury, an experienced cognition coach for children and adults since 2017, is the instructor for this class. With 14 years of certification as a Heartfulness Meditation Trainer, she provides free training for individuals seeking a personal experience of a heart-centered, self- development approach to meditation.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    GENTLE SENIOR MEDITATION CLASS
    Embark on a journey to relaxation and find your state of flow through gentle, guided movements, most of which are done while seated. This class offers you the chance to unwind your body, quiet your thoughts, and tap into the inner strength that resides within you. It’s a space where you can cultivate community with your peers and, more importantly, within yourself. Join us in this dedicated class that seeks to harmonize your physical and mental well-being, fostering increased agility in both body and mind. Kalea Hartman, a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Pre-Med Public Health, teaches this class.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 8-9 a.m.

    MONTHLY

    CHAIR VOLLEYBALL
    More fun than you can stand - while seated! The game is perfect for working on upper-body mobility and joint flexibility. It enhances muscle tone, reflexes, hand-eye coordination, and endurance. It is played with a beach ball and a net, and participants must remain seated.

    Ages 55+ • Membership 1st & 3rd Thu. • Monthly • 1-3 p.m.

    SENIOR ADVISORY GROUP

    The group collaborates with the Parks and Recreation Department to develop programs, events, and activities to serve seniors. Visitors are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly • 8:30-9:30 a.m.

    SILVER SONGS KARAOKE
    Take a nostalgic trip back and enjoy some of your favorite songs from the 1940s to the 1970s. Be a star by singing or playing games and having a great time! We’ll supply water, soda, and popcorn.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly • 4-6 p.m.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    SENIORS NIGHT OUT: DANCING & GAMES
    Join us for an evening of dancing and games dressed in themed attire. Dance to country music and oldies from the 60s to the 80s, or play a game of cards, board games, or dominoes. Light refreshments are served, and registration isn't required.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Jan. 26 & April 26• 6-9 p.m. • Country Western
    ALL AGES WELCOME
    GAMES FOR ALL
    All ages are invited for a night of fun board games. Enjoy chess, checkers, Catan, and more to challenge your mind and create friendships. An adult must accompany minors.  

    All Ages • Free • Fri. • Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 8, April 12 • 6:30-9:30 p.m.

    HOT COCOA FOR ALL 
    Join us for a warm cup of hot cocoa and an opportunity to connect with our staff. Share your ideas for the future of the Southwood Community Center. An adult must accompany minors.  

    All ages • Free • Thu. • Jan. 25 & Feb. 29 • 3-5 p.m.

    KARAOKE FOR ALL
    Enjoy an evening of family-friendly karaoke and games! Gather with your loved ones to take the stage and sing your favorite songs, engage in fun games, or simply relax and enjoy the show. We will provide water, soda, and popcorn. An adult must accompany minors.  

    All Ages • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly starting Jan. 25 • 6-8 p.m.

    RESUME BUILDING WORKSHOP 
    Unlock the art of crafting and enhancing your resume to showcase your unique self on paper! Join us as we delve into resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

    All ages • Free • Last Tue. • Monthly starting Jan. 30 • 5-6 p.m.

    ICE CREAM FOR ALL
    Indulge in a scoop of ice cream and join us to connect with our staff. Your ideas for the Southwood Community Center's future are valuable. We'll also have non-dairy options available. An adult must accompany minors.  

    All Ages • Free • Thu. • March 28 & April 25 • 3-5 p.m.
    RENTAL INFORMATION
    FACILITY RENTALS
    Fees are per hour with a $210 deposit, 2-hour minimum.

    MEETING ROOM
    Non-Resident - $76
    Resident - $63

    GAME ROOM
    Non-Resident - $95
    Resident - $80

    MEETING & GAME ROOM
    Non-Resident - $180
    Resident - $147

    FACILITY PHOTOS
    Click here to view album.


    RENTAL DETAILS
    Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis and will not be held without proper documentation and fees. Reservations can be made by calling 979.764.6351 or by visiting the Southwood Community Center, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cash, credit card or check accepted. Checks should be made payable to “City of College Station.”


    DEPOSITS
    A security deposit is required for rentals. Portions or all of the deposit will be forfeited if damage, extra maintenance, or extraordinary cleanup occurs as a result of rental. Deposits will be refunded on the following conditions: (1) terms of your rental have been met, (2) facilities are left in good condition, or (3) cancellation procedures have been followed.

    CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
    Cancellation refunds more than 10 days: If the rental is cancelled, in writing, at least ten (10) days in advance of the originally scheduled date, a full refund of fees and deposits, including security deposit, will be returned to customer.
     
    Cancellation refunds less than 10 days: If the rental is cancelled, in writing, less than ten (10) days but more than 48 hours in advance of the originally scheduled date, deposits, including security deposits, will be forfeited by the customer in favor of the City.
     
    Cancellation refunds less than 48 hours: If the rental is cancelled, in writing, less than 48 hours in advance of the originally scheduled date, all fees and deposits, including security deposits, will be forfeited by the customer in favor of the City.
     
    Cancellation due to inclement weather: At the sole discretion of the City, if the event cannot be held or rescheduled due to inclement weather, fees and deposits, including security deposit shall be refunded to customer.
     
    Deposit refund post event: If the facility is left to standard and required keys (if applicable) are returned within 24 hours, the customer's deposit will be refunded. 

    All refunds are processed within 30 days of request by check. No cash refunds will be issued.


    FACILITY RENTAL REQUEST FORM
    Click here to request a rental. Submittal of this request form does not guarantee availability for the facility and date(s) requested.

LINKS

SENIOR CALENDAR
Daily activities and events for seniors: Link (PDF)

CINDY HALLARAN POOL
View the hours of operation of the pool: cstx.gov/pools

FIELD RENTALS

Baseball and athletic field rentals: cstx.gov/rentals

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