Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center

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Simms Center620 Simms Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Phone:  540-437-9213

Hours of Operation: 

7:00am - 9:00pm, Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday

Facility Holiday and Event Closings - Please call for specific holiday and event closing information.

Gym Schedule: 

PDF[51KB] Simms Summer Gym Schedule (June 10-August 17, 2024)



The Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center (Simms Center) has a gymnasium with showers available, a fitness center, a Computer Lab and various programming and meeting spaces. It houses the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham. 



Membership Fees (Valid calendar year, half-year memberships available July 1)

Adults:  $60 Resident / $120 Non-Resident

Youth:  $30 Resident / $60 Non-Resident

Seniors (50+):  $30 Resident / $60 Non-Resident

Family:  $150 Resident / $300 Non-Resident

pdf.png[67KB] 2023 Membership Information

Daily/ Guest Fees (covers an entire day of facility usage)

Resident Adult Guest Pass: $3.00 

Resident Youth Guest Pass: $2.00 

Non-resident Adult Guest Pass: $6.00 

Non-resident Youth Guest Pass: $4.00 

Facility Reservations - Please call for facility reservation information.

PDF[174KB] Facility Use Permit Application

PDF[262KB] Facility Use Policies



Lucy Simms

For a brief history of Lucy F. Simms and the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, visit Celebrating Simms, the Story of the Lucy F. Simms School.

This booklet is a companion to the exhibit commemorating the contributions of the Lucy F. Simms School and the Northeast neighborhood to the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia. The exhibit was produced by James Madison University students and their professors, Dr. Mollie Godfrey and Dr. Seán McCarthy, working in close collaboration with countless community members and the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project in association with Billo Harper. The exhibit opened on April 25, 2016, and is permanently housed in the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center.


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