There will be no Drop-in Fitness Classes on Saturday, March 8 due
to a special event. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Carver Recreation Center features over 33,000 sq. ft. of recreational space including: a gymnasium; fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment; drop-in fitness classes with offerings such as spinning and zumba; recreational studios for arts & crafts, gymnastics, and dance; plus a free hi-tech teen center. Carver is also home to a variety of special events like roller skating, dances, concerts, and even birthday parties.
Looking for a unique space in downtown Charlottesville to host your own special event? Carver Recreation Center features a 4,300 sq.ft. banquet hall that is available for private rentals. The room features beautiful hardwood floors with 15 ft. ceilings, an elevated stage, Wi-Fi, tables and chairs, restrooms and a catering kitchen. Complimentary parking is also available on-site. Call (434) 970-3267 for rates and availability.
Carver Recreation Center is located in the Jefferson School City Center, adjacent to the upper parking deck on 4th St. NW.
Carver Features and Amenities:
- Basketball and Volleyball Courts
- Fitness Center
- Personal Training
- Gymnastics Studio
- Dance Studio
- Group Exercise Studio
- Spinning/Indoor Cycling
- Arts & Crafts Center
- Teen Center
- Roller Skating
- Multi-Purpose/Banquet Hall
- Locker Rooms
- Family Changing Room
- Catering Kitchen
- Free Public Wi-Fi Access
- On-Site Parking
- Registrations and Business Services
- Private Rental Space
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 6 am - 9 pm
Friday: 6 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Purchasing a "Recreation Access Pass" gives you access to the Carver Fitness Center, group exercise classes, and gymnasium during designated hours. Click here for detailed information about the Access Pass and payment options.
If you have a Recreation Access Pass, there is no charge to use the facility, just swipe your pass when you visit.
Group Exercise Schedule| Open Gym Schedule | Roller Skating *
* Please note there is no skating on the following days due to special events:
March 16 and April 25.
Effective July 1, 2013 Drop-In Fees will be required for Open Gym as follows:
* Adult (18+) $2
* Youth (17 and Under) Free
Click here for Group Exercise class descriptions
Learn more about Carver Recreation Center by downloading the Facility Guide