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Leonhard Recreation Center

Leonhard Recreation Center

Leonhard Recreation Center is your destination to be active and have fun! We feature an indoor walking track, weight room, indoor playground, and a large gym for your sports recreation needs. We also offer group classes for instructor-led fitness. Join us for birthday parties by renting our party room, or having our staff run the show! Make us your one-stop destination to keep you moving year-round! Our affordable prices and friendly atmosphere makes Leonhard Recreation Center the perfect place to get fit.

Leonhard Recreation Center opened to the public in 2014 and was funded in part by the Park and Recreational Facility Construction Grant Program, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, with additional geothermal mechanical system funding provided by The Illinois Clean Energy Foundation. The energy efficient geothermal system transfers heat by pumping water through pipes below the Earth’s surface. During the winter, the piped water absorbs underground warmth and brings heat to the building. In the summer, it is reversed for air conditioning!

PLEASE NOTE: During this time, Open Gym, Indoor Playground, and Birthday Party/Tournament Rentals are unavailable. Room rentals will be considered on a case by case basis.


LRC Updates

There have been updates to the LRC availability and hours of operations. For more information regarding LRC time slot availability and more, please read the most recent newsletter.



Our monthly and annual memberships to the Leonhard Recreation Center are affordable and fun!

Day Pass (R/NR): $5/$10

Annual Membership
Discounted rate, locked in for 12 Month Term
(Resident | Non-Resident)

  • Senior Membership (55+): $70 | $105
  • Individual: $90 | $135
  • Family of 2 or 3*: $180 | $270
    • Each additional member: $38 | $57
Monthly Ongoing Membership
3 Month Minimum, Auto Charged
(Resident | Non-Resident)

  • Senior Membership (55+): $8 | $12
  • Individual: $10 | $15
  • Family of 2 or 3*: $20 | $30
    • Each additional member after 3: $4 | $6

Initial Access Chip Fee: $10 per family member age 15+
Replacement of a lost key fob is $5. If they key fob has a chip, replacement cost is $10

*For pass sale purposes, a family includes an individual, their spouse and their own minor children residing with them. A family pass can also include minor children under legal guardianship of an adult family member or other adult relatives living within the household (verification required). Non-walking infants do not require a pass.

A card fee is applied the first time a Leonhard membership is purchased or any time a card is replaced due to loss or theft. Pass ID cards are used each year; new ones are not reissued without paying a card fee.

All members desiring access to the weight room and indoor playground must purchase additional $5 Access Chip.

Leonhard Recreation Center works with Silver Sneakers to cover the cost of membership fees for adults 65+. If one is interested in using this program for Leonhard Recreation Center, they will need to register with Silver Sneakers to obtain a membership ID and work with their insurance company to cover the cost.  Please bring membership ID when registering for Leonhard Recreation Center membership.


Leonhard Recreation Center Features

Weight Room & Indoor Track

One of the primary features of the Leonhard Recreation Center is an indoor three-lane walking track (10-11 laps= 1 mile). This well equipped facility also includes a Cardio/weight and locker room available during all open hours. Locker room does not include showers and is bring your own padlock. Browse the image gallery below to get a peek inside our weight room and indoor track.

Weight Room & Indoor Track


Fitness Classes

If you are looking for a great way to stay in shape in a social setting, join one of our fun, innovative, and invigorating classes to start getting the results you want! Learn the building blocks you need to help you transform your body, dance the calories away, and continue a lifetime of fitness. Visit our Fitness & Wellness page for more information.

Indoor Playground-Unavailable

  • Please Note: Indoor Playground is unavailable at this time. 
      Bring the whole family to try the farm-themed indoor playground. The cost is $5 (Resident) and $10 (Non-Resident) per walking child. Enjoy the three levels of interactive features like a slide, wrecking ball, tractor, and log obstacles. Gre
      • at for ages 1-10, the playground also features a toddler area, book tree, Legos, and sensory games.
      The indoor playground is available for use during all open hours.

    Indoor Playground

    Rentals & Party Packages-Unavailable

    Leonhard Recreation Center Staff-Led Themed Birthday Packages-Unavailable at this time

    Ages 6-12

    Choose from one of four fun themes: Let It Go, Superheroes Unite, Basketball Superstars, or Harry Potter’s Wizarding Bash. Theme details are below.

    Days: Saturday and Sunday
    Fee (R/NR): $200/$250, plus $50 refundable damage deposit. Includes private party room, tables, chairs, Park District party leader, decorations, and supplies. Family is responsible for cake and any other food items. Goodie bags are not provided.
    Duration: All parties are for 2-hour blocks.
    Max: 24 children
    Reservations: Schedule at least 3 weeks in advance of date.
    Accepting dates through May 2020.
    Questions: 217-398-2550

    PartyParty Description
    Let It GoChill out with a Frozen-inspired birthday party at the Majestic Leonhard Castle Estates. Let us create a perfect magical party with adventure and Frozen-themed games tailor-made for your young one. We guarantee a party fit for royalty.
    Superheroes UniteAs a superhero, you must be able to defeat a villain, fight crime, and save the day. Celebrate your birthday by attending a superhero training camp featuring a scavenger hunt.
    Basketball SuperstarsCalling all basketball stars! Kids will have a great time playing basketball with their friends. Baskets can be lowered to 8 feet for younger children. The two hour party includes a one hour full-court basketball rental and a gym attendant to assist you with court set up and guests. This party does not include any pre-planned games.
    Harry Potter's Wizarding BashWe are pleased to inform you that the Leonhard School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is now scheduling special classes in honor of your child’s birthday! After being sorted, guests will study Quidditch, Potions, Herbology, Divination, or Defense Against the Dark Arts. The surrounding area is well-protected by Memory Charms, so it will be safe to practice magic indoors or outdoors (weather permitting).

    Basic Birthday Package

    Looking for a no frills option? Try our Basic Birthday Party package. We’ll set you up in our party room and take care of cleanup.

    Days: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
    Fee (R/NR): $50/$75 per hr (minimum of 2 hrs) plus $50 refundable damage deposit, includes private party room, tables, and chairs. Family is responsible for cake and any other food items.
    Max: 48 – includes adults and children
    Reservations: Schedule at least 3 weeks in advance of date.
    Accepting dates through May 2020.
    Questions: 217-398-2550

    For even more fun, add a gym rental or the indoor playground to your party!

    • Kids in your party can explore the playground for a $60 additional charge, but it will not be exclusive (i.e. will be open to the public, too).
    • Rent a court in the gym for basketball or other fun activities for an additional charge of $60 per court/per hour-depends upon availability.

    Events + Room & Court Rentals

    The Leonhard Recreation Center hosts rentals as small as a 5 person meeting or as large as a sports tournament or trade show. From graduation parties to retirements, baby showers to corporate events, our experienced staff will make your next event a success! Gym, court, and room spaces are available. For the benefit of our members, we do not offer private playground or full-facility rentals. To book a party related event such as a birthday party, graduation party, or baby shower please contact Misty.Stocking@champaignparks.org call 217-398-2550. For all other facility rentals or questions please contact cody.evans@champaignparks.org or call 217-819-3986.

    Rental Rates

    Full Gym: $120/hr
    North Court: $60/hr
    South Court: $60/hr
    Quarter Court: $30/hr
    Party Room: $50/hr
    Group Fitness: $30/hr

    For 501-C3 non-profit rates please contact cody.evans@champaignparks.org or call 217-819-3986.

    Rentals & Party Packages

    PLEASE NOTE: Open Gym is not available with the soft opening of Leonhard Recreation Center.

    Open Gym hours will be posted every other week. Members may participate in open gym any time there is open gym listed by scanning their membership tag. Non-members may participate in the listed youth and adult open gym times. Youth open gym is available to participants 17 and under. Adult open gym is available to participants 18+.

          • All non-member participants must provide an ID to participate in open gym except children supervised by parents. ID’s will be returned upon departure.
          • Open gym participants 11-17 years old in middle school or high school may participate without parental supervision, but must provide a current school or state ID.
          • Elementary school children and younger must be supervised by a parent to participate in youth open gym. Open gym requires a second pair of shoes. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own equipment.
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