Royal Ave. Recreation Center

Supervisor:  Scott Dorroh;; (256) 760-6426

  Felecia Smith;; (256) 760-6425

Swimming Pool Contact:
(256) 718-5187
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm


Open Memorial Day - Labor Day
Pool Hours - Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm
Admission: $2.00 per person

Classes at Royal Avenue Recreation Center

  • Fitness Certified Instructor, Linda Clanton leads low-impact aerobics and floor exercise classes on Monday-Thursday; 5:30-6:30

  • For morning classes at Broadway Recreation Center, call 760-6418.

  • Swimming -  Various classes are offered for infants through adults, taught through the American Red Cross.  A registration fee is charged.  764-2911.

  • Tennis – League play is available on various Park and Recreation Courts around the city.  Free play is also available.  For more information call 760-6628. 

Clubs and Organizations that meet at Royal Avenue Recreation Center

  • 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 am – 1:00pm.

  • Bridge – Competitive clubs play on Monday and Wednesdays from 12:00 – 4:00pm and at the Florence Senior Citizen Center - Non-competitive play on Wednesdays from 12:30-5:00pm.

  • CheerClub Activities for the mentally and physically challenged.  Meets at Royal Ave. Recreation Center the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:30pm.  For more information contact Nora Handley at 256-383-1525.

  • Dulcimer Club – “Friday Fritters” meet at Royal Ave. Recreation Center each Friday morning from 9:00am – 1:00pm.  For more information, call 760-6425.

  • Quad-Cities Square DanceSquare dancers meet every Thursday from 7:00-10:00pm at the Royal Ave. 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 760-6424.

  •  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 760-6425.

  •  Tennessee River Woodcarvers Shoals area woodcarvers meet at Royal Ave. Recreation Center the second and fourth Monday evening of each month 7:00pm – 9:00pm.   For information, call 760-6425.