Charles Whitlock Recreation Center

Visitors work out in the cardio equipment area of Whitlock Rec Center.

Located at 1555 Dover St., Whitlock features a fitness studio, free weight and TRX zones, three gymnasiums, two racquetball courts and four outdoor pickleball courts. Whitlock is a popular spot for sports, fitness classes, adult leagues and youth leagues.

Drop-in sports include basketball, pickleball, volleyball, wheelchair sports and badminton. Racquetball reservations are encouraged but not required. Unreserved racquetball courts are available on a first come, first serve basis. General admission fitness classes are offered with pre-registration. The pool is closed due to a lifeguard shortage.

Charles Whitlock Recreation Center hosts a Feel the Beat vibrotactile floor which supports providing music and dance for those who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and for those with or without disabilities. Learn more about Feel the Beat technology or contact the rec center for class schedules.

Gym Schedule

General Admission Classes

Know Before You Go


Visitors are expected to adhere to all facility rules and the department's code of conduct. Alcohol is not allowed. 

Rules and Regulations


All visitors will enter through the front doors. Bring your Lakewood recreation ID card to check yourself in at the front desk. If you do not have a card, staff will issue you a new one on your next visit.


Pre-registration is required for all fitness classes. For same-day registration, call 303-987-4800


  • Reservations are encouraged but not required. Unreserved courts are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • No equipment provided except wallyball net.


  • Drop-in badminton is available Monday-Friday View the gym schedule for specific hours.
  • Open to all levels, first come, first served.
  • No equipment provided except badminton net.

Make A Reservation

Pre-registration is required for all fitness classes, including general admission. 

General admission reservations can be made up to 8 days in advance. Same-day reservations can be made by calling 303-987-4800.

Register now 


1555 Dover St, Lakewood, CO 80215  View Map

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