Paula Martin Jones Recreation Center

8316283050_48fa598f54_o

Paula Martin Jones Recreation Center

515 West Avalon Avenue
903-239-5500



Paula Martin Jones Recreation Center reopened May 18 and is available for the Longview community at 25% capacity. For Paula Martin Jones this equates to 15 people on the dry side and 10 in the pool.  The hours have been adjusted to Mon-Fri 7am - 7pm.  In accordance with the protocols established by the Texas Department of State Health Services locker rooms and shower facilities will remain closed.  

As we open the facility, we wanted to share with you a few of the things we have done with the facility, measures to minimize transmission and expectations for visitors.  

These steps have been developed to allow individuals the opportunity to plan for using the recreation centers owned and operated by the City of Longview.  These are subject to change based on direction provided by state and local officials.  Visitor behavior will influence the protocols and strategies moving forward.  

Our staff has cleaned and sanitized the building.  Following the guidance from the CDC, appropriate disinfectants have been used with particular attention paid to high touch areas such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, and toilets. Hand sanitizing stations have been installed.  Restrooms will be cleaned/sanitized every 2 hours.  

Access to the facility has been altered since the locker rooms are inaccessible. Visitors will be routed through the facility limiting access to portions of the building. Cardiovascular equipment has been moved to provide a minimum of 6 feet of separation.  Some equipment has been moved to the gymnasium.  Tape has been placed on the floor in certain areas for appropriate distancing.  Signage has been placed throughout the facility with health and safety reminders. 

One staff member has been designated as our safety monitor.  Our staff will have their temperatures checked prior to each shift.  They will carry hand sanitizer and have cleaning/sanitizing equipment available to them.  They will be required to wear masks and gloves.  

As you consider visiting Paula Martin Jones, please take into account the following:
  • Individuals 65 and over and those with known high-risk medical conditions are encouraged to avoid visiting recreation centers.  
  • The City of Longview strongly recommends all individuals wear face coverings, social distance and practice good hygiene.  
  • Visitors must follow CDC social distancing guidelines.  Avoid close contact with those not in your household. 
  • Individuals are encouraged to bring their own hydration and nutrition. 
  • Avoid using the facility if displaying symptoms such as:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chils
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever greater than 100.0 degrees
  • No equipment may be brought into the facility.
  • Disinfect equipment before and after use, including machines and weights. 
  • Wash or disinfect hands upon entering the center.
  • Wear gloves that fully cover from the wrist to the fingers while exercising. 
  • No “spotting” in the weight room is permitted
We are excited to welcome back our members.  Prolonged conversations and exposure increases transmission risk, so out of respect for you and our employees, please limit interactions with staff.


Monthly Membership Packages:
Individual $25.00
Family $25.00 plus $10.00 per family member
Senior $20.00
Senior Family $20.00 plus $10.00 per family member

Annual Membership Packages:

Individual $250.00
Family $250.00 plus $100.00 per family member
Senior $200.00
Senior Family $200.00 plus $100.00 per family member

Corporate Membership Packages:
This package benefits companies that wish to provide a discounted rate for their employees. The corporate package covers the first 15 individuals.
Monthly $250.00
Monthly Additional $10.00 per person after the initial 15 members
Annual $2,500.00
Annual Additional $100.00 per person after the initial 15 members


Day Passes can be purchased at the front desk for $7.00 per day. 


Paula Martin Jones Facility Rental Information


Full Facility


The full facility can be rented for $90.00 per hour plus staff costs.
A $100.00 refundable deposit is required.

Gym Rental


The gym can be rented for a minimum of three hours for $40.00 per hour plus staff costs.
A $100.00 refundable deposit is required. 

Pool Rental


The pool can be rented for a minimum of two hours for $50.00 per hour plus staff costs.
A $100.00 refundable deposit is required.