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City of Bel Aire

Bel Aire, Growing with You



Bel Aire Rec Center

5251 E. 48th N.
Bel Aire, KS 67220
Phone: (316) 744-2700

The mission of the Recreation Department is to provide high quality recreational opportunities, promote community through organized programs and provide excellent customer service.

The Bel Aire Recreation Center offers numerous activities for all ages. Located on 48th St, the Bel Aire Rec Center has many fields for soccer, flag football, baseball and softball in addition to an indoor gym facility, exercise equipment and community rooms.  Memberships and day passes to the Center are available.

The Rec Center is open for operations on the following days and times:

  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday -  8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday & Friday - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Rec Center is closed on Sundays and most holidays; hours are subject to change.

Memberships  and day passes to the Center are available, with 2016 fees below.


Type: Residents: Non-Residents:






Senior (55& over)



Senior Couple (55 & over)



Day Passes




Tia Chi

New Programs

Is there something that the Bel Aire Recreation doesn't do that you would like to see? Do you have what it takes to lead a new program? Most Bel Aire Recreation programs are led by local residents. The Recreation Center is always looking for new program ideas. Anyone interested in starting a new program is encouraged to contact us at (316) 744-2700 or email us at



Gymnasium and Activity Rooms are available for rent to scout troops, basketball & volleyball teams, meetings, birthday parties, etc. Ballfields are also available for rent to Bel Aire resident groups. Rentals are subject to availability. Please call (316) 744-2700 for details. 

The Rec Center also offers a Book Swap program. A community bookshelf is located in the Recreation Center lobby. Book donations of appropriate content may be dropped off at the front desk. Residents are then encouraged to take another book of interest.

Upcoming Program Information

A list of upcoming programs is available at the Recreation Center reception desk or refer to the youth and adult recreation pages of this website.

Click Here for Registration, Cancellation, Scheduling & Team Formation Guidelines


2015 Distinguished New Professional awarded to Drew Conwell!

City of Bel Aire Recreation Program Supervisor Drew Conwell has been named the 2015 Distinguished New Professional by the Kansas Recreation & Park Association. This award goes to a KRPA member who has rendered outstanding service to any phase of the recreation and park profession on a local, state or national level. This award is for those persons having served at least one year but not more than five years as a full-time employee in the park and recreation field.  Drew has worked for the city in his current position for 3 years and 3 years part-time while in college before that.


Drew in his short time as Recreation Supervisor has restored passion and commitment to our programs.  Programs were becoming stagnant and were beginning to decline in participation.  Drew's personal passion and commitment to the community has in a short time restored some of what had been missing.  Several new programs have been offered as well dusting off several old ones.  Drew makes it a point to know every participant and family by name and has become very visible in the community.  Drew has become proficient in every aspect of the organization from facility maintenance to clerical duties while upholding the quality of programming.  Bel Aire Rec has always held volunteers and spectators to a higher standard of behavior but Drew's efforts have taken this to the next level.  Bel Aire Rec can honestly state that we are known in the area to provide quality programs with a high level of sportsmanship amongst its participants, volunteers, and spectators. 


Although relatively new to the profession, Drew made it a point the past three years to get involved outside of our organization.  At a KRPA conference he attended a session on the Hershey's Track & Field Games.  Being a former track star himself he wanted to get involved.  He joined the state committee and has assisted with nearby local and state meets.  In 2013 he was asked to help chaperone the Kansas delegation to the national meet.  All of this was done during our busiest time of the year and was able to pull it off without missing a step.  I know the Hershey trip was a lifetime experience for him listening to the stories after he got home.  He has also shared his experience with the community through local media and has given several presentations to groups and service clubs in the area.