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Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center

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Admission Fee

$3 per day (Ages 3-15 years) $6 per day(Ages 16 years and older)


  1. AMT
  2. Classroom
  3. Cybex Arc Trainers
  4. Elipticals
  5. Gymnasium
  6. Indoor Track
  7. Meeting Room
  8. Recreation Center
  9. Recumbent Bikes
  10. Restrooms
  11. Spin Bikes
  12. Splash Ground (outdoor)
  13. Steppers
  14. Swimming Pool (indoor)
  15. Swimming Pool (outdoor)
  16. Treadmills w/TV
  17. Upright bikes
  18. Walking Track
  19. Weight Room


Leisure Pool
Adults Only
Leisure Lanes &River:    
Mon-Fri: 5am-8am 
Mon-Fri: 8am-2pm*
*Please note there may be classes in the river and swim lessons in the leisure lanes during this time.

All Ages
Entire Pool & Splash Ground   
Mon-Thu: 2pm-4:45pm  
Fri: 2pm-9:45pm  
Sat & Sun: 1pm-5:45pm

Leisure Slide
Fri: 5pm-8:45pm
Sat & Sun: 1pm-5:45pm

Lap Pool
Public Lap Swim (At least 2 lap lanes available at all times)
Mon-Fri: 5am-9:45pm
Sat: 8am-5:45pm
Sun: 1pm-5:45pm

Drop Slide & Diving Board
Fri: 7:15pm-8:45pm
Sat: 3:15pm-5:45pm
Sun: 3:15pm-5:45pm

- Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied by and within arm’s reach of a paying adult (16 years & older) in the water at all times.
- The lap lanes are provided for those wishing to keep fit through continuous lap swimming. All swimmers must be able to swim continuously and demonstrate knowledge of lap swimming etiquette. Swimmers unable to do so will be asked by the pool staff to leave the lap lane. 

Open Play Table Tennis is held:
Wednesday 6pm – 9:30pm 
Sunday 1pm – 5pm 


Open Play Badminton is held: 
Monday 6pm – 9:30pm 
Wednesday 6pm – 9:30pm 

Open Play Volleyball is held: 
Friday 7pm – 9:30pm 
*must have at least 6 adults by 7:30pm to set-up net – minimum age for players is 1

Membership Information
You may purchase your membership at any recreation center. Memberships are valid at all recreation centers and public pools and not required to enroll in our courses. For membership information please see Memberships.

You must check in and present your membership card at the front desk each time you visit. Another form of ID is required if you do not have your membership card. Replacement cards are available at $2 each. A membership card is required to check out any equipment, even for children.

Daily Admission Fee
A drop-in fee is available for those guests without a membership or those who wish to try out the facility.
Ages 3-15          $3/day
Ages 16 & up     $6/day

This fee includes admission to the recreation center and the pools. Adults must present a valid photo ID at the front desk at the time of check in. Children under 2 years of age are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. All users must follow the rules and policies for use of the recreation center.

One Month User Fee
All ages         $29/month

A variety of day time and evening classes are available for all age groups and all areas of interest. For a complete listing of classes, please see the current Leisure catalog or visit Leisure OnLine. Pre-registration is necessary for all courses but membership is not required.            

The gym is available for drop-in basketball. Organized practices and private coaching are not allowed. Basketball court shoes must be worn. Dunking or grabbing on basketball rims will result in suspension from the facility. Full-court games are not allowed in order to make room for more players. Junior or standard sized basketballs may be checked out at the desk with a membership card.

Weight Room
Free weights, machine weights and cardio machines are available for use by individuals 16 years of age and older. Individuals 13 to 15 years of age may use the weight room if accompanied by a parent/guardian member (18 yrs & older) at all times. Please bring a towel to wipe off equipment after use.
Children are not allowed in the weight room for safety reasons. Youth-sized weight resistance equipment is available for ages 10 and older with adult supervision.

Need help getting your workout started? Hire one of the personal trainers associated with our facilities to get your fitness regimen headed in the right direction. Inquire at the desk of your favorite rec center!

Game Room
Equipment available for check out and play in the game room includes air hockey, billiards, board games, foosball and table tennis. Membership cards are required to check out equipment. There is a 20-minute time limit on game use during peak hours in order to allow more time for everyone. Members must be at least 9 years of age to check out billiards equipment.

Indoor Track
Our indoor track measures 1/11 of a mile (11 laps="1" mile). All users are expected to travel in the direction indicated and are asked not to stop or stand any where on the track. Proper shoes must be worn. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult while using the track. Children under the age of 8 must be within arm's length of the adult. Lap counters are available for check out at the front desk with a membership card.
Indoor Swimming
Our indoor lap pool ranges from 3.5 feet to 12 feet and includes eight 25-yard lanes, a diving board and a large drop slide. The lap pool is heated to 83 degrees year-round. The indoor leisure pool features an easy-access ramp, two walking lanes, play structure for toddlers, vortex, current channel, and a large water slide. The indoor pool is heated to 85 degrees year-round. Pool hours vary seasonally and usually follow the Plano Independent School District calendar. Children 2 years and younger are admitted free. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. For safety, children must be 48 inches tall and be able to swim in order to use the water slides. Flotation devices are limited to US Coast Guard approved life jackets which are provided for you if needed (limited quantities available). The lap lanes are provided for those wishing to keep fit through continuous lap swimming. All swimmers must be able to swim continuously and demonstrate knowledge of lap swimming etiquette. Swimmers unable to do so will be asked by the pool staff to leave the lap lane.

Piranhas Youth Swim Team
The Piranhas team is designed for kids who want to have fun while advancing their swimming skills. While primarily a summer swim team, they do hold clinics throughout the entire year. For more information, visit our Piranhas Team Page.

Outdoor Swimming

We offer a variety of entertainment during the summer months at our outdoor facility. It features a shallow-water leisure pool with a sitting area and fountains, water volleyball, play structure for toddlers, and a variety of spray features. The outdoor facility also offers three large slides with run-outs, one of them is enclosed. Our outdoor facility offers a separate entrance along with bathrooms, showers, concessions and a party area available for rent.

Flotation devices are limited to US Coast Guard approved life jackets which are provided for you if needed (limited quantities available).

Pool Party Rentals & Reservations
From birthday parties to family reunions, we offer several options for your pool party needs. Exclusive rentals may be made for two hours for each of the indoor pools, the outdoor pool, or any combination. There is also an option for Pool Party Room Rental, which may be reserved during public swim hours. Party Room rentals allow you to have party food and gifts in a designated area with each person paying the public swim admission. Rentals can only be made up to three months or 90 days in advance and must be paid in full at the time of reservation. For more information on times and fees see the
Pool Rental Fee Schedule, ask a staff member or call us at 972-769-4404 during normal business hours.

Room Rentals
Reservations for room rentals must be made in person at the center. Rooms are available no more than 60 days in advance and availability is based on course programs being offered at the center. Click here for our room rental policy. Click here for current room rental rates.

Lobby Art - Landscape of Light
The art piece, "Landscape of Light," by Ray King is a three-dimensional landscape consisting of thousands of laminated dichroic glass squares suspended on stainless steel cables. The work was inspired by the beauty and natural contours of the Texas countryside. The artist's desire was to create "a sculpture which evokes a sense of fascination, stimulation, beauty, contemplation and intrigue." This art work was commissioned for citizens through the Plano Public Art Program and administered by the Public Art Committee.

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