Due to the COVID19 pandemic, gym availability may be limited during high participation dates and times.  In order to maintain social distancing, we are offering sign up for open gym.  By signing up for a specific date and time slot for open gym, you will be guaranteed entry into the gym.  Walk-ups are still available but preference will be given to those who sign up.  We will be using Sign-Up Genius to reserve open gym spots.  Instructions on how to create an account and reserve gym spots are located on the right hand banner of this page.

Click Here to Sign Up for an Open Gym Date and Time Slot

Stay up-to-date on the gym schedule by checking the gym calendar.  The gym may be closed at times due to ERC Programs, so please check ahead by calling the front office 620-340-6300 or check the calendar below.  You can also subscribe to this calendar by clicking the Notify Me button.

Gym Calendar

Gym Hours - Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday’s 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Due to COVID19, there will be new requirements and procedures for use of the Gym.  Please review the information below before visiting the ERC.

Personal items:

  • Non-essential items are discouraged
  • Personal water bottles are allowed
  • Locker Rooms are not available
  • ERC will not provide any equipment

Check-in Procedures:

  • Enter South doors
  • Gym capacity is (20) participants
  • Check-in with front office
  • Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Check-out at front office

Facility Requirements:

  • Hand sanitize upon entry
  • Social distance of 6 feet required
  • No sharing of equipment (except in same household)
  • No non-participants allowed
  • No social gathering
  • Face masks required in the gym at all times during all activities.  Exception: Children ages pre-K and under.

**The Emporia Recreation Commission asks patrons/parents to decide what is right for you and your family at this time. We are working with local and state authorities as well as the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) to ensure we comply with the guidelines being put into place to provide the best possible experience for all. However, the ERC cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren)will not become infected with COVID-19.**

Open Gym Schedule:

Monday - Friday

6 am - 11 am

2 pm - 6 pm


10 am - 2 pm

$2 drop-in fee for participants 18 years and over

Indoor Sports Pass available- $40 for 22 activities (For Pickleball, Racquetball, Indoor Soccer and Open Gym)


Pickleball Players at the ERC

Monday – Friday

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pickleball is a fun game which combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. The game is played with wooden paddles and a waffle ball the size of a baseball. Ordinarily this game is played on a tennis or badminton court, but ERC has moved it indoors to the gymnasium & racquetball courts.   Pickleball is easy for beginners to learn, but can also be a competitive game for the experienced players.

$2 drop-in fee for participants

Indoor Sports Pass available- $40 for 22 activities (For Pickleball, Racquetball, Indoor Soccer and Open Gym)