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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.  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
Labor Day                          7:00AM - 12:00PM
Thanksgiving Day            7:00AM - 12:00PM 

Open Gymnastics (Must be enrolled in a gymnastics class or have the instructor's consent to participate.)
Friday                                 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Pool Hours 
Lap Swim
Monday - Friday                 5:00AM - 8:30AM
Monday - Friday                11:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturday (only 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
September 28                      1:00PM - 3:00PM 
October 10 & 26                  1:00PM - 3:00PM
November 23, 25 & 30       1:00PM - 3:00PM

Duis Fitness Drop-in             $6.00
Open Gymnastics Drop-in   $5.00
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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