• ARC exterior
  • ARC front counter
  • ARC water zone
  • ARC exterior
  • ARC Personal Training
  • ARC basketball court
  • Exercise bikes
  • ARC exterior
  • ARC Group Fitness Class
  • ARC gym volleyball
  • ARC Strength Training
  • ARC Water Aerobics

Activity & Recreation Center (ARC)

The ARC has reopened its gymnasium for basketball, pickleball, and volleyball on a reservation basis only (no drop in play).  Click here for more information on how to reserve your time slot.

1701 W. Ash St.

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(573) 874-7700

ARC activity & recreation center  Columbia Parks And Recreation

The ARC is Columbia, Missouri’s popular health club, fitness center, and place to exercise and have fun. This 73,000 sq. ft. facility has an indoor leisure pool, gymnasium (including basketball, volleyball, and pickleball), strength training equipment and weights, cardio equipment, indoor track, group exercise classes, and much more! The ARC is located in Clary-Shy Park, Columbia, Missouri.

Clary-Shy Park Mapopens PDF file

Mask Ordinance guidelines: 

On July 6, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone age 10 and older to wear face masks in public and private settings. The ordinance will take effect at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10.  The ordinance listed or identified a number of exempted activities, including indoor exercise as long as a distance of six feet from others is maintained.

The following times are when YES, masks are REQUIRED at the ARC:

  • When entering the facility
  • When not able to distance yourself from other patrons or staff
  • When using non-cardio equipment (weights) and not able to distance from other patrons
  • When in non-exercise areas (locker rooms, restrooms, etc.)
  • When exiting the facility

The following times are when NO, masks are NOT REQUIRED at the ARC:

  • When participating in group exercise classes
  • While utilizing a cardio machine or spinning bike
  • While swimming in the pool
  • If under the age of 10 years old

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