170 Community Center Dr. | Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
One of the best-kept secrets in Pigeon Forge for endless family fun is the Pigeon Forge Community Center. Built in 2000, this relatively new center is a well-maintained 86,000-square-foot recreation facility filled with activities you and your guests can enjoy throughout your Pigeon Forge stay.
Whether you’re looking for an indoor pool where you can escape the hot weather, a court where you and your buddies can shoot some hoops, or even a quiet space where you can host a corporate gathering or trade show, the Pigeon Forge Community Center has got it all, and for reasonable prices, making your getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains convenient, affordable, and—of course—full of fun!
Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(These hours are subject to change depending on holidays, maintenance, and weather.)
Although the Pigeon Forge Community Center operates on a membership system, visitors to the area can purchase day passes to popular activities or even week passes to the facility at reasonable rates. Below you’ll find the current rates* for non-residents wanting to use the facility. Keep reading for rates that correspond to certain activities offered at the center.
Day Guest Pass—$6
Weekly Guest Pass—$20
30-Day Guest Pass—$50
*Rates do not include sales tax.
When you purchase a guest pass to the Pigeon Forge Community Center, you’ll have access to all of the following recreational centers and activities:
- Fitness Center (2 aerobics rooms and a wellness center)
- Aquatic Center (25-yard, 6-lane pool and shallow water baby pool)
- Walking Track (0.1 mile)
- Basketball Courts (3 courts)
At the facility, you’ll also find seasonal outdoor pools, racquetball courts, a 10-lane bowling center, a childcare center, and a meeting room. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it at the Community Center!
Aquatic Center and Outdoor Pool
The Aquatic Center at this facility is one of the most popular attractions. This indoor attraction includes a 25-yard, 6-lane pool and a shallow water baby pool. Entrance to the Aquatic Center is included with day passes to the Pigeon Forge Community Center. Aerobics classes and swim lessons offered at the Aquatic Center can be purchased separately.
Another popular water attraction for visitors to Pigeon Forge during the late spring and summer is the outdoor pool at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. This large pool features a water slide and a kiddie play area—great options for beating the heat and having a great time with the family during your summer getaway in Pigeon Forge.
The outdoor pool opens Memorial Day weekend and closes in mid-August. The pool is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fees for the outdoor pool are as follows:
The Bowling Center, while located at the Pigeon Forge Community Center, is not included in the guest pass price. However, bowling at the facility is still really reasonable compared to other bowling centers. The prices* for non-members to bowl during the day are:
$2.70 per game
$2.30 per game (Seniors)
The prices for non-members to bowl during the evening (after 6 p.m.) are:
$2.95 per game
*These prices do not include your shoes, which can be purchased for an additional $1.95 per pair.
Bowling during the day is fun, but if you’re looking for an even more exciting way to spend time with the family, consider coming to a night of Cosmic Bowling at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. Cosmic Bowling takes place every Friday and Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The price is only $9.50 per bowler, and this includes the cost of renting shoes.
If you’re bringing kids on your Smoky Mountain getaway, you might be interested in this convenient service offered by the Pigeon Forge Community Center. Perhaps your kids are too little for a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or you want a romantic afternoon to yourself. If so, check out the facility’s childcare services for 1-year-olds (who are walking) all the way up to 9-year-olds.
This service is offered twice a day. Their hours of operation for morning childcare are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They also offer afternoon childcare to the same age group from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
The cost for non-members to use the facility’s childcare program is $5 per child for two hours per day.
Besides all the exciting amenities already listed, the Pigeon Forge Community Center has special events throughout the year that can add a little something extra to your Smoky Mountain vacation. Consider attending one of the following during your next visit.
Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Easter Bunny—No need to forsake your Easter traditions just because you’re away from home, and even better, you can make new ones in Pigeon Forge! Bring your kids (ages 0 to 12) to this FREE event held at Patriot Park the Saturday before Easter. And after the egg hunt, they can meet the Easter Bunny himself at the delicious Old Mill Restaurant located beside the park.
Trick-or-Treating at the Community Center—If you’re bringing your family to the Smokies in October, your little ones will love this FREE event held the Thursday before Halloween. This non-scary event is a safe alternative for families wanting to trick or treat in Pigeon Forge while they’re away. And your kids will love all the decorations and interactive displays set up by local vendors.
Tree Lighting at the Community Center—You don’t have to be in the Big Apple to experience the excitement of lighting the tree for the holiday season! When you’re in Pigeon Forge, head over to the Pigeon Forge Community Center on the first Tuesday in December for the lighting of the Woody Brackin’s Memorial Christmas Tree. Enjoy snacks, entertainment, games, and a visit from Santa at this FREE, family-friendly event.