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Dale Howard Family Activity Center

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Ellsworth Community College invites you to enjoy the Dale Howard Family Activity Center. Located at 1021 River St. in Iowa Falls, the Center was built with the needs of both students and the community in mind.

Now is the perfect time to renew or start your wellness program. Use the indoor walking/running track. Work out with state-of-the-art circuit training equipment, treadmills or fitness bikes. Enjoy an aerobics class in the exercise room. Take up tennis on the indoor court. Then, relax with a snack in the Panther Den (also featuring wireless internet access).

Join now and start enjoying this outstanding facility!

Sign up to use the Wellness Center

Must be 16 years old or older and have reserved your slot online in advance to use the Wellness Center at this time.  Limit of 15 slots per hour for current community members, faculty, and staff.  Patrons are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.  Day passes and walk-ins are not permitted at this time.

Sign Up!

Gym and Pickleball Court

The Gym and pickleball courts are open on a limited capacity.  Only two hoops may be used at once with a limit of 5 people per basket.  Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Youth 16 years or older with a valid ID may reserve a hoop for individual use without an adult.  Multiple individuals from the same household can use the same basket and timeslot.  Please call the front desk prior to visiting the Activity Center to check on availability.

Wellness Center Community Hours

Monday through Friday – 5:30 am to 9:30 am and 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturdays and Sundays – 9 am to 11:30 am

During the semester the DHFAC will post closings prior to breaks and holidays, including College holidays, spring break, and interim periods between College semesters.

Wellness Center Student Hours

Monday through Friday – 10 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays – 12 pm to 5 pm

Dale Howard Family Activity Center Membership Fees

All memberships are valid for 12 months from the date of signup. Annual memberships can be paid in one lump sum, or on a monthly payment plan; there is a 5% discount for memberships paid in full at signup.

Family Membership: Includes spouse or domestic partner and children ages 18 and under or still in high school. Foster children and foreign exchange students residing in the home are included. Young adults ages 19-22, whether attending college or not, are not included. Annual fee is $543.

Adult Couple: Includes married or domestic couples living at the same residence or a single parent with one minor child. Annual fee is $462.

Adult Single: Individuals age 19-64. Annual fee is $322.

Senior Couple: Includes married or domestic couple living at the same residence where at least one partner is age 65 or older. Annual fee is $351.

Senior Single: Individuals age 65 and older. Annual fee is $189.

Young Adult: Includes individuals in grades 8-12. Annual fee is $189.

Day Passes: Family: $20/day, Adult = $8/day, Youth = $5/day

College Students on winter break: $20

College Students on summer break: $65

Visitors: One week = $20, Two weeks = $35, and Three weeks = $50

Personal Training Services

The Dale Howard Family Activity Center offers the services of a personal trainer. Personal training rates are as follows:

  • 1 session = $40
  • 3 sessions = $105
  • 6 sessions = $180
  • 12 sessions = $300

For more information call the DHFAC Front Desk at 641-648-8712.