Facility Features


The Joe Farmer Recreation Center gym features a hardwood floor and six official-height basketball goals. The gym is available for open play basketball or volleyball. Basketballs and volleyballs may be checked out at the downstairs desk with a membership ID card.

Indoor Track

The track is two lanes, overlooking the gym (17 laps is one mile). Lap counters are available to check out at the front desk with a membership ID card. Please do not stop or stand anywhere on the track. Walkers stay on the inside lane and joggers stay on the outside lane of the track.

Racquetball / Handball Courts

Two courts are available and may be reserved by a member up to 48 hours in advance. Reservations are for one hour, beginning on the hour. Reservations may be made in person or by calling the center. Only one reservation can be made daily. Members using the courts must be 14 years or older. Youth ages 7 - 13 must be accompanied by an adult member. Other play is first-come, first-served. Racquets, racquetballs and protective eye-wear are available at the counter to check out with a membership ID card.

Tuesday nights from 6 - 9 p.m. are reserved for Challenge Court.

Fitness Room

Cardiovascular machines, weight machines and free weights are available for use by members 16 years of age and older. Youth 14 and 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult member. There is a 30-minute time limit on cardiovascular machines. A membership ID card is required to enter the fitness room. Shirts and close-toed shoes must be worn at all times in the fitness room.

Game Room

Game room includes table tennis, air hockey, billiards and foosball. All equipment may be checked out at the downstairs desk with a membership ID card. There is a 30-minute time limit on equipment use.

Disc Golf

Located around the recreation center is one of the best disc golf courses in North Texas. Disc Golf at Bethany Lakes is full of surprises from the wide open distances of the first three holes to water challenges to a 200-foot tunnel. The course packs just the right amount of challenge whether you have a big arm or a precision game. Beginners and experienced players alike can enjoy this well-designed course. Park includes DISCatcher baskets, helpful signage and bathrooms. With minimal course traffic compared to some area courses, you are guaranteed a peaceful game bounded by tremendous beauty and natural surroundings. 


Located on the grounds of the recreation center is a hillside amphitheater, which is home to Summer Sounds concerts.

Facility Rules

Joe Farmer Recreation Center is located at:

1201 E. Bethany Dr.
Allen, TX 75002

For more information, please call 214.509.4750.