General Information & Rental Rates

The Oak Ridge Recreation Center


1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

The Oak Ridge Recreation Center was built in 1970 and is a 39,242 square feet building consisting of 2 large meeting rooms, 2 small meeting rooms, and a full-size gymnasium. The building is situated near the city center in a 41-acre park area. The facility is available for rental for business as well as personal events. The gym is available for free to play basketball as use permits. There is also an indoor pool that is open for public use on a varying schedule and an outdoor pavilion that is used for concerts and other events.  Children ages 14 and under must be supervised by an adult age 18 and over at all times.

Building Schedule

Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday – 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Closed on  Sundays

Recreation Center Code of Conduct

Building Closings

Subject to change daily

September 5th – Labor Day

September 16th – 17th – Memory Magic Scrapbook Event

November 24th – 25th – Thanksgiving

December 23th – 26th – Christmas Holiday

January 2 – New Year’s Holiday

Gym Schedule

The Shep Lauter Room Gym is open on Saturdays from 12:30 pm – 7 pm unless otherwise rented.

Contact us for gym rental inquiries

865-425-3450

Gym Closings

(Subject to change daily)

September 5th – Labor Day

September 16th – 17th – Memory Magic Scrapbook Event

November 24th – 25th – Thanksgiving

December 23th – 26th – Christmas Holiday

January 2 – New Year’s Holiday

Rental Information

Facility Rental Fee Chart

Special Event Application

Rec Center Meeting Rooms

A/B Room

Size: 64′ x 29′

Capacity: Auditorium – 120 / Banquet – 60

Club Room

(Unavailable until further notice)

Size: 21′ x 29′

Capacity: Auditorium – 30 / Banquet – 24

*No Food or Drink*

Craft Room

Size: 21′ x 29′

Capacity: Auditorium – 30 / Banquet – 24

Game Room

Size: 64′ x 29′

Capacity: Party Setup – 24

Shep Lauter Room (Gym)

Size: 115′ x 91′

Capacity: Auditorium – 1000 / Banquet – 675

Social Room

Size: 68′ x 27′

Capacity: Auditorium – 120 / Banquet – 60


Other Rental Options

Pavilion

Size: North Side – 60′ x 30′ / South Side – 72′ x 52′

Capacity: North Side – 4000+ / South Side – 1500+

Melton Lake Park Pavilion

Hold Harmless Agreement

Kitchen

Size: 19′ x 13′

Available Amenities: 2 Stoves / 2 Microwaves / 1 Refrigerator / 3 Bay Sink

*Available for rental with Gym or Social Room*