Simply...Garnett, Kansas

The 24-hour access key card system and online registration system was made possible through a grant received by the Goppert Foundation.

  The online system allows individuals to not only access membership to The Rec, but will soon provides for online registration of individuals and families for all recreation programs for youth and adults, as well as reserving park facilities and campsites.

  The City of Garnett wishes to express sincere gratitude to the Goppert Foundation for making this technology possible for our patrons.

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The City of Garnett offers 24-hour access to the Garnett Recreation Center/Goppert Wellness Center to members.  All members are required to create an online account and register for membership.  Once this is complete, members can pick up their key cards at the recreation center during regular office hours.  Those who have questions or cannot make it into the center during office hours can make arrangements by contacting the Phil Bures, Director of Parks and Recreation at 785-448-5496, then press #2. 

 City staff encourage you to visit: Garnett Recreation Rec Desk to create your account now.  For instructions on how this process will work, please view the online video: Use Rec Desk

  Please note for persons who need assistance with registration:  A special registration station is available in the Rec Center Office so that staff can help patrons with the online account process if needed.

About the REC.

Building for the Future

Garnett Recreation Center

Goppert Wellness Center

​510 North Lake Road

Garnett, Kansas 66032



All ages  - Public admittance during regular hours (2-7 p.m.)              $  3.00               

Single, ages 11-18                                                                               $ 20.00
Single, ages 19-54                                                                               $ 30.00
Family (of 4)                                                                                         $ 40.00
Senior Citizen, ages 55+                                                                      $ 20.00

​Single, ages 11-18                                                                               $200.00
Single, ages 19-54                                                                               $300.00
Family (of 4)                                                                                         $400.00
Senior Citizen, ages 55+                                                                     $200.00

Join THE REC...

Sign up for all fitness programs online. Water aerobics classes are held at the Garnett Municipal Swimming Pool during the summer months.  The pool is located directly across the street from The Rec.


About THE REC, Garnett Recreation Center


Goppert Wellness Center

"The REC" has something to offer members of any age! Join for a day, month or year and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The old National Guard Armory has been transformed into a beautiful workout center for our community thanks to generous donations and support. If you would like to help support the Garnett Recreation Center, please see "Building for the Future" made possible through the Garnett Community Foundation.


Cardio Room

Weights & Conditioning Room

Aerobic Fitness Room

Spin Room


Conference Room

Full Kitchen


Contact us today about renting all or part of the Recreation Center for your next event!

Please note:

  • The Garnett Recreation is now open 24-hours for members and resume normal hours for others as of Tuesday, June 9th.
  • Staff Hours and Cleaning:              8 a.m.-12 p.m., 2-7 p.m.
  • "High Risk" hour is 10-11 a.m.
  • Social distancing rules in place in all areas.
  • Basketball court is open with restrictions.
  • Rental of facilities is available on a limited basis. 
  • Showers will remain closed at this time.

Please read this IMPORTANT UPDATE on city parks and recreation. Also, please see OPEN GARNETT AGAIN.

Office ​Hours:
2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday 
8 a.m. to noon     Saturday
CLOSED             Sunday​​