The Activity Center

The Rec CenterWelcome To The Activity Center!

Great Bend Rec owns and operates The Activity Center, a multi-use facility that provides quality programs to improve quality of life and the community. 

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Contact Information

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2715 18th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
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Call: (620) 793-3755, ext. 220
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Contact person: Garet Fitzpatrick

The Activity Center Hours

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Summer Hours

(Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
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Winter/Spring Hours

(Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend)

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed, except when programs are in session

The Activity Center Amenities

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Classroom
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Exercise & Dance Classroom
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Gymnasium
  • Square footage: 8,000
  • Seating: 350

The Activity Center AmenitiesMy BackYard Playground

The My BackYard Playground is an inclusive playground that balances physical accessibility, age and developmental appropriateness, and sensory-stimulating play for children of all abilities.
Great Bend’s newest destination playground features the latest in playground equipment, a 1/8 of a mile walking trail surrounding the playground, a sensory garden area, open green space for activities and plenty of shade and seating, which makes this a family friendly playground that engages all family members.

My BackYard Features

My BackYard Playground includes such play features as the Omni Spinner, Roller Slide, Wee Saw, Net Plex, various climbing rocks and a ZipKrooz zip line.

There also is an ensemble of outdoor musical instruments called Freenotes that create a “Harmony Park” within the central area of the playground. The Freenotes offer a unique play experience, connecting people through musical play in a playground setting.

The My BackYard Playground is designed for 2-5-year olds and 5-12-year olds.

The Activity Center AmenitiesImagination Playground

Imagination Playground is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms any space into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and above all, fun.

Using Imagination Playground blocks, kids build a new world every day. They make objects like animals, rocket ships, and robots. They make imaginary places like houses, factories, and cities. Most important, they make the rules. Because Imagination Playground is child-directed and open-ended, it encourages self-expression through deep, joyful play.

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Activity Center Field Trip Inquiries or Questions?

Questions about The Activity Center or wanting to schedule some field trip fun for your class? Contact Garet Fitzpatrick at (620) 793-3755, ex. 200, or submit an online form through our Contact page.