Fred Archer Neighborhood Center

Center Supervisor: Carolyn Spickard -

Center Use Rates Amenities Youth & Teen Programs
Senior Programs Leisure Classes Archer Pool
Human Service Programs Archer Center History  

Archer Center Youth Programs

Center Use Rates

Daily, quarterly and annual passes are available.

Amenities Information


  • Weight room
  • Craft room
  • Game room
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Public access computers
  • Lounge/TV area
  • Vending machines
  • Room rental available


  • Covered basketball court
  • Year-round swimming pool
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground area
  • Walking path
basketball court playground area
picnic table game room


Youth and Teen Programs

Schoolzout program

This program is for youth 5-14 years old, (Kindergarten through Middle School only) during out of school time (Fall, Holiday and Spring Break). 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.

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.

kids exercising

kids doing crafts

In-Betweeners Club Schoolzout (IBC)

For ages 11-14 years before the start of the Summer IBC program. Dates include: October 3 - 10 and December 19 - January 2. Cost is $2 per child per day. No discounts. Activities include, cooking, games, community service projects, guest speakers, sports, field 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 Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 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 Activity Card is required.

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.

Preregistration is required along with a $2 daily donation when possible.

group of seniors

Senior Newsletter

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

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:
$2.00 – Adults – Age 18+
$1.00 – Youth – Age 17 and under

For more information please contact 520-791-5388.

wide angle view of Fred Archer pool Fred Archer pool
Fred Archer pool slide  


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.