Booker T. Washington Recreation Center


Located just one mile outside of downtown, Booker T. Washington Community and Recreation Center is Cleburne's only facility of its kind! It is a multipurpose facility featuring a cardio room, weight room, full basketball court and a banquet hall with a catering kitchen.

When visiting Booker T. Washington Recreation Center, patrons may purchase a daily pass, monthly membership or annual membership. Here at BTW, we have the amenities to offer a quality gym experience at an unbeatable value. (See pricing below)

Facility Overview

Our cardio room is fully equipped to help you meet your fitness goals--including treadmills, elliptical machines, stair masters, medicine balls and kettlebell sets, yoga equipment and more! The weight room has everything for strength training, from weighted machines and bench press sets to racks of hex dumbbells. Our multi-use basketball gym has two basketball hoops, a volleyball net and seating for spectators. We also provide a selection of different sports balls for you to use while you are here.

If you are looking for a spacious, yet affordable location for your next event event, stop by and check out the banquet hall and kitchen. You'll find that it's exactly what you need for you baby shower, birthday party, family gathering or any other private social function! Need something bigger for your event? Ask us about how to rent out the gym!

For more information about Booker T. Washington Community & Recreation Center, including our rental pricing, please give us a call during regular hours or view our brochure below:

  • View the Booker T. Washington Recreation brochure here.
  • Take a look at the programs and pricing here.
  • Register for programs at Booker T. Washington here.

Rec Center History

The original building constructed in 1904 was the Booker T. Washington High School.  The school served as the high school for African American students in Cleburne and Johnson County for over 50 years.  In 1965, all schools were integrated and the school was closed, thus ending use of the building as a school.   

In April 2009 after several years of construction, the new Booker T. Washington Community and Recreation Center opened its doors to the public.  The original gymnasium from the high school is the original structure, while the remaining part of the facility including classrooms, a computer room, a kitchen and banquet hall and lounge were newly constructed.