Columbus GA Department of Parks and Recreation




volleyball trail fitness area football
baseball soccer basketball playground
eating area shelter rec center arts and crafts

Recreation Center Hours
Mon. - Fri. 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED

Senior Center Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED

1441 Benning Drive | 31903
(706) 685-8016

Center Director:
Tim Marshall

Senior Center Director:
Joy Hendrix

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Benning Park is designed for the recreational needs of Columbus's residents and visitors. On March 23, 2007 Benning Park Supercenter was renamed in honor of Councilor Frank D. Chester.

Also located at the park is the Frank Chester Recreation Center and Frank Chester Senior Center.

The Frank Chester Recreation Center is a 19,000 square feet Recreation Center located at the Benning Park. It offers a diverse selection of classes for all ages ranging from arts and crafts to fitness and sports. The center can also be rented for private parties, reunions, sport events or banquets. Located in front of the building is a racquetball court, eight tennis courts, four softball fields, and Born Learning Trail. Children enjoy the playground equipment.

RENTAL FACILITIES - Please read our Rental Policies & Procedures. For more information on rentals call (706) 225-4658.
gym kitchen game room rec center
Capacity 505
Deposit $150
Rental Fee $100 for 3 hours
$35 each additional hour
Community Room/Kitchen
Capacity 35 - 50
Deposit $100
Rental Fee $60 for 3 hours
$20 each additional hour
Game Room
Deposit $100
Rental Fee $75 for 3 hours
$25 each additional hour
Entire Recreation Center Facility
Deposit $150
Rental Fee $150 for 3 hours
$300 for 6 hours
$50 for each additional hour