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Duis Recreation Center

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Duis_FrontIn 1968, the Duis Recreation Center property was purchased and the facility was dedicated on April 6, 1970. The Duis Center originally consisted of a 25 yard swimming pool and diving well with one and three meter diving boards, two basketball/tennis courts with uni-turf flooring and a handball court. Other activities that the facility has had through the years are shuffleboard, bumper pool, ping-pong, arcade games, a nature center, and several various forms of fitness equipment. The building has also been home to the Sterling Stingrays Swim Club since it was completed.

Duis_FitnessThe original exterior siding and roof of the building were replaced in 2009 as the first phase of construction. The parking lots have been resurfaced and a new north parking lot has also been added. The interior design was completed by Gary Anderson & Associates of Rockford with assistance from Sterling Park District staff. In April 2010, the Sterling Park District Board of Commissioners approved the bid for Sjostrom & Sons, Inc., of Rockford to complete the interior renovations. The interior renovations consisted of completely renovated lobby space, registration desk, staff offices, restrooms, locker rooms, fitness center, multipurpose room, upstairs viewing for both the pool and the gym and the addition of an elevator. Additionally, both pools, the pool area and the gymnasium were repainted and incorporated into the new color scheme and overall design. As a part of the construction, the gymnasium has been converted into the new home of the Sterling Park District's gymnastics program, Saltos Gymnastics. The facility re-opened on October 29, 2010.

211 East St. Mary's Road

Sterling, IL 61081

(815) 622-6200

Facility Hours
Monday - Friday          5:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday                        9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday                          12:00PM - 6:00PM

Holiday Hours
Easter                            CLOSED
Memorial Day              7:00AM - Noon

Pool Hours 
Lap Swim
Monday - Friday         5:00AM - 8:30AM
Monday - Friday         11:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday (2 lanes)       9:00AM - 12:00PM

Open Swim
Friday                            7:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday & Sunday    12:00PM - 6:00PM

Sterling Public Schools Days Off Open Swim
March 16-20 & 25        1:00PM - 3:00PM
April 3, 6 & 29             1:00PM - 3:00PM
May 26-29                    1:00PM - 3:00PM

Duis Fitness Drop-in     $6.00
Open Swim Drop-in     
Ages 5 & under              $2.50
Ages 6 & over                 $5.00
Early Bird/Noon Lap Swim Drop-in     $2.50
Multipurpose Room     $40.00/hour

Duis Recreation Center

(815) 622-6200 

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