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Fred Archer Neighborhood Center

 


 

Contact Hours Calendar of Events
Center Use Rates Amenities Youth & Teen Programs
Senior Programs Leisure Classes Archer Pool
Archer Center History Human Service Programs  

 


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Archer Center is located south of Cholla High School on La Cholla and south of Starr Pass

  

Center Supervisor: Linda Shenk
Email: linda.shenk@tucsonaz.gov
Address: 1665 S. La Cholla
Phone Number:  520-791-4353
Hours: 
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday and Holidays Closed (Mon., May 26 and Fri., July 4)

 

Calendar of Events

 

Archer Center Youth Programs

 

 

 

 

Center Use Rates

Daily, quarterly and annual passes are available.

  

Amenities Information

Indoor Outdoor
  • Weight room
  • Craft room
  • Game room
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Lounge/TV area
  • Vending machines
  • Covered basketball court
  • Year-round swimming pool
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground area
  • Walking path

 

 

Youth and Teen Programs

Schoolzout program

An activity based program for ages 5-11 years (5 years olds must have completed kindergarten, proof may be required) before the start of the Summer KIDCO program. Dates include: May 28-31 and July 29-31. Cost is $2 per child per day. No discounts. Activities include, games, music, sports crafts, field trips, movies, and more.  contact Center staff for more information and to register.

KIDCO summer recreation program

A summer program for ages 5-11 years (5 year olds must have completed kindergarten, proof may be required). Games, arts and crafts, sports, nutrition, music, movies, reading time, dance and lots of fun. Offered Monday-Friday from 7:30am-6pm. No program on Thursday, July 4.
Session 1 - June 7-27 (4-weeks) $125/$157
Session 2 - June 30-July 25, (4-weeks) $125/$157
Participants may register for one or both sessions.

Youth Open Drop-in Recreation

Monday-Friday 5pm-closing, must be at least 7 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or adult. Daily center use fee or quarterly pass applies.

InBetweener's Club
In-Betweeners Club Schoolzout (IBC)

For ages 11-14 years before the start of the Summer IBC program. Dates include: May 27-30 and July 28-30. Cost is $2 per child per day. No discounts. Activities include, cooking, games, community service projects, guest speakers, sports, fi eld trips, movies and more. Contact Center staff for more information and to register.

In-Betweeners Club (IBC)

A daily summer program for ages 11-14 years (must have completed 5th grade) beginning June 2 through July 25, Monday through Friday, 7:30am-6pm. No program on Friday, July 4. Activities include, guest speakers, sports, games, movies, cooking community service, music, dance, and more.

 

Senior Programs

Senior 50+ Club

Senior Club includes free admission to our gym and swimming pool on Mon., Wed., and Thurs., 9-6pm. Club members enjoy field trips, special events and daily activities.

Daily activities include cards and game playing, Bingo, Guest Speakers, Texas Hold’em, and Movie Days.

Senior Nutrition Program

A socialization and nutrition program funded in part through a federal grant provides seniors 60+ with healthy nutritious meals as well as an opportunity to socialize and participate in a variety of recreational activities. Donations  accepted for meals. Senior Activity card is not required to participate in this program.

Senior Newsletter

Feb 2013 Calendar

 

 

 

Leisure Classes

Archer Neighborhood Swimming Pool offers Deep Water Fitness and Shallow Water Fitness courses as well as swimming lessons for the summer session.

 


 

Fred Archer Neighborhood Center’s Swimming Pool Opening April 1

 

Adult Lap Swim
Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5 pm - 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recreation Swim
Monday - Friday

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 - 7:00  pm

Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pool Entry Fees:

Adults – Age18+   $2.00
Youth – Age 17 and under    $1.00

For more information please contact 520-791-5388.

 

 


 

External Agencies Providing Human Service Programs

Southwest Midwifery Services

Days, times and costs vary
Please call 520-882-8228 for more information.
 

USDA Rural Housing

4th Wednesday of each month.  1:00 - 4:00 pm. For more information please call 520-548-1769 and ask to speak with Gerri Robinson.

 


 

 

Archer Center History

The area surrounding the Fred Archer Neighborhood Center was first settled in the 1930’s & 1940’s by African American homesteaders. Since 1963, the dream of many of the "A" Mountain residents was to have a center that would offer the neighborhood full recreational facilities. Many local residents wanted something new, something exciting, which everyone could savor – a neighborhood recreation center.

The goal for the neighborhood center was to provide social and recreational experiences to the public, primarily residents of the general area.

The "A" Mountain Neighborhood Center was completed in September of 1978. Now known as the Fred Archer Neighborhood Center (named after its first director, Fred Archer), the recreational facility offers valuable programs, which target specific needs in the immediate community.

Agencies currently housed out of the center include the Henry Ryan Learning Center, Southwest Midwifery, Planned Parenthood and USDA Rural Housing.