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, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Open Memorial Day - Labor Day
Pool Hours - Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • For morning classes at Broadway Recreation Center, call 256-760-6418.

  • Swimming -  Various classes are offered for infants through adults.  A registration fee is charged.  For more information call 256-764-2911.

  • Tennis – League play is available on various Park and Recreation Courts around the city.  Free play is also available.  For more information call 256-760-6628. 

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 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

  • Cheer Club Activities for the mentally and physically challenged.  Meets at Royal Ave. Recreation Center the first Monday of the month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  For more information contact Nora Handley at 256-383-1525.

  • Dulcimer Club – “Friday Fritters” meet at Royal Ave. Recreation Center each Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.  For more information call 256-760-6425.

  • Quad-Cities Square DanceSquare dancers meet every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 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 256-760-6424.

  •  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 256-760-6425.

  •  Tennessee River Woodcarvers Shoals area woodcarvers meet at Royal Ave. Recreation Center the second and fourth Monday evening of each month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   For information call 256-760-6425.