Our Recreation Progress Through the Years
Whether it be for the young or the old, to exercise or just to have fun, rest assured you will receive . . .
A Great Experience at Minden's Rec. Complex
Since the Minden recreation complex opened in 2002, many people of all ages have taken advantage of one or more of the programs or activities that the complex offers.
In 2002, under the guidance of the Minden City Council and Mayor Bill Robertson, the City of Minden Recreation Complex opened to much fanfare. Now, more than four years later, the staff of the center strives daily to provide the citizens of Minden and the surrounding area with the best recreational services possible.
From soccer to baseball, softball, football and basketball, the complex annually has 900 to 1,000 children registered. And many more take part in non-league sports at the complex as well.
But as most people know, the complex is not just for kids. There a variety of programs and facilities that adults can take part in.
“We have a number of activities for all ages,” Recreation Director Winky Newer said. “There are a number of things to interest all people.”
There are several water aerobic classes, aquatic fitness classes and a chair aerobics class for seniors.
Also, the walking track and weight room facilities are always open to the public. And there are times set aside for adult usage of the basketball gym floors. And during the summer months, the adult softball fields are always full.
The complex is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The gym hours of operations are Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for junior high students and under and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for high school and up.
On Saturdays, after little league basketball season, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. is set aside for the junior high and under, and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. for high school and up.
For children 17 and under, the fitness room is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Throughout the day, the complex has many employees available to take registrations for the various programs the complex offers, as well as give assistance to anyone that asks.
In addition to the basketball, football, softball and soccer leagues for the children, during the summer months swimming and tennis lessons are available.
The Minden Recreation Complex has also been used for other events such as meetings, and other sporting events like the Louisiana State Golden Gloves Championships. The Complex also helped out the residents of south Louisiana as it was used as a shelter during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.