El Rio Center

El Rio Center Neighborhood Center

The El Rio Center is located in El Rio Park.

Weight Room Orientation Classes

  • Parent/Guardian approval is required for all participants ages 14-17.
  • Participants ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by a designated adult, who has completed an orientation class, at all times while using Fitness Room equipment.
  • Weight Room Orientation Video - A release form must be completed at the recreation center acknowledging that you have watched the video. (QR code available at front desk)

Youth Programs

School's Out (Ages 5-11)

This program is for youth 5-11 years old, (Kindergarten through 5th grade only) during out of school time (Fall, Holiday and Spring Breaks). Activities are supervised, engaging and fun. Includes games, sports, social interaction, dance, art projects, and nutrition-based learning activities. Contact Center staff or see the Youth Programs page for more information.

Youth Open Drop-in Recreation (Age 8 )


Monday-Friday, starting at 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon-4 p.m.

Monday-Thursday Noon-8 p.m. and Friday noon-6 p.m.
Must be at least 8 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or adult.
Center offers table tennis, pool table, computers, and foosball. Daily center use fee or quarterly pass applies.


Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Baile Folklorico

Tuesdays, 6-7:45 p.m.
Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.

Adult Programs


Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.


Offered through El Rio Health Center
Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 p.m.

Baile Folklorico

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m.
*Center's daily use cost applies

Senior Programs

El Rio Calendar(PDF, 157KB)

Senior Meal Program

We offer a meal program for seniors ages 60 that is grant funded through Pima Council On Aging (PCOA. Meals are provided with the completion of free registration. Meal fees are donation only with a recommendation of $2.

Enhance Fitness

Enhance Fitness is a class offered through Pima Council on Aging at the El Rio Center. This program offers four key components of fitness: strength training, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, and balance training critical to reducing the risk of falls. This class is taught by a certified instructor and accommodates all levels of fitness. Expect regular fitness checks along with a healthy dose of fun and socializing.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon

Note: Additional fees apply through Pima Council on Aging.

Transportation to the Center

We pick-up and drop-off seniors that live in the area. Join us for a day of fun, activities, food and the freedom from staying at home. Please call Diane at 520-837-8210 for more information about this great program.

Program includes:

  • Nutrition Class
  • Guest Speakers
  • Crafts - Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Memory Game (improve your memory skills) - Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Games - Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Senior Chair Yoga - Tuesdays from 10-10:50am.
  • Health and blood pressure - 2nd Tuesday each month
  • Bingo - Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Field trips - dates/times vary



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