Northside Recreation Center

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900 Annafrel Street                  

Facility Supervisor:  Andre Marks
Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk Office Hours:  Mon. - Fri. 2 PM - 5 PM
Open Gym Hours: Mon. - Thur. 6 PM - 8 PM; Sat. 1 PM - 4 PM Admission: Free          Park Rules

Northside Recreation Center is the place to be if you want to express your creative side or take an exercise class to stay in shape. The adventurous can even try out the Indoor Climbing Wall on the second Monday night. The center also includes a community room, game room, gym, craft room, and meeting rooms. The center’s community rooms can be reserved for group functions. Upcoming classes, activities and events at Northside Center are included in the Parks, Recreation & Tourism calendar. Pottery classes are the specialty at Northside Recreation Center with both hand-built and wheel pottery techniques offered. Classes are also available for home-schooled students. Video-led aerobics classes for adults are offered every six weeks with instructor assistance.

The center supervisor coordinates the Rec-in-the Box program offered at various parks during the summer as well as the popular Daddy Daughter Dance held in the spring.

Facility Rental

Northside Center includes a 5.5 acre park which features many amenities. The park is the home of one of four public swimming pools which is open during the summer months and offers free swim lessons. The picnic shelters and pool can be reserved to accommodate group functions.
Northsire Recreation Exterior view
Park Features:

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Playground
  • Two Picnic Shelters
  • Multi-Purpose Field
  • Connector to the Northside Greenway 

Indoor Climbing Wall

Northside Recreation Center is home to a hand-build, 25 ft. indoor climbing wall. The wall boasts seven different top-rope routes with a bouldering area for non-roped climbing. There are a variety of wall angles and a wide array of features that are suitable for climbers of all ages and skill levels. 

Open Wall Time

The climbing wall is open the second Monday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Cost is $5.00 per person for the two hours. 

For more information about the climbing wall please contact Molly Koester at or 803-817-5122.