FORT MCPHERSON


Recreation

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Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem employees and their Families work hard to make these installations the successes they are.When it's time to relax, there are many recreational activities available to them.

On-Post Activities
Athletic Fields and parks
Fort McPherson has two athletic fields: Gammon Field and Talmadge Field. Both are located next to the Bowling Center, Building 401, and are used for organized softball and flag football games. There are two parks at Fort McPherson: Jacobs Park and Early Park. To use and reserve these facilities, call the Fort McPherson Fitness Center staff at 404-464-2121.

Automotive Hobby Shop
A five-bay, do-it-yourself auto craft shop is located in Building 370 on Fort McPherson. Active duty, reserve component, retired and DoD personnel and Family members age 16 and older can work on vehicles for a minimal fee. This facility provides tools for in-shop use. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 404-464-2070.

Bowling Center
The Bowling Center, located in Building 401 on Fort McPherson, offers a theme snack bar called the Strike Zone. The bowling center has eight lanes equipped with the latest in automatic pin setters and electronic scorers, small pro shop, a game room and bowling equipment storage lockers. For more information, call 404-464-2479.

Fitness Centers
Fort McPherson has two fitness centers located next to each other on Van Horn Road. Use of the facilities is free to eligible patrons. The centers offer a wide range of resources, including Nautilus equipment, free weights, treadmills, life cycles, life rowers, saunas, racquetball courts and an indoor, 50-meter lap pool. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. These facilities are closed holidays. Patrons must have a military or Civilian government ID card. Children 16 and younger require close parental or adult (18 or older) supervision at all times. Children under 16 are not authorized in the weight room. For more information, call the fitness center staff at 404-464-2121 or 404-464-3034.

Fitness Trails
Fort McPherson has four fitness trails, each with varying distances. For maps of the trails, visit the Fort McPherson Fitness Centers. For more information, call the Fort McPherson Sports OfUce staff at 404-464-3762.

Frame Shop
The Frame Shop, located in Building 135 (with the Leisure Activities Center) at Fort McPherson, is contract operated and offers the latest in framing and matting services. For more information, visit the shop or call 404-464-2476.

Golf Course
The Commons at Fort McPherson houses both the combined community club and the Golfer's Club. Fort McPherson's 18-hole golf course is one of the fines and most challenging par 72 courses in the Army. Greens fees may be paid daily or annually. Tee times are often required. For more information, call 404-464-2178.

Neal Fitness Center
The Neal Fitness Center, Building 700 on Fort Gillem, is located one block off of Hood Avenue on North 23rd Street. The 26,370-square-foot facility, features an NCAA-regulation-size basketball court and two practice courts. It also offers two volleyball courts and an aerobics exercise room, a separate weight room with high-tech cardiovascular exercise equipment that includes treadmills, life cycles and step climbers and a variety of free-weight equipment. TVs are located in the weight room for viewing while exercising. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The facility is closed holidays. During intramural basketball and volleyball seasons (Monday through Thursday from December through March), the Neal Fitness Center will remain open until the last league game is played. Patrons must have a military or Civilian government ID card. Children 16 and younger require close parental or adult (18 or older) supervision at all times. Children under 16 are not authorized in the weight room. For more information, call the Neal Fitness Center staff at 404-469-3276.
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