Merrillville Residents now get FREE fitness memberships. You must come in to register. We are closed Memorial Day, but normal hours are Monday-Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 7am-8pm, and Sunday 7am-7pm.

Reminder: We no longer rent out the Pruzin Community Center. That building now belongs to the Merrillville Police Department. However, we do rent rooms at the new Dean and Barbara White Community Center. Contact Barb for full details! Also, we are now able to offer Summer Camp in our new faci...

Read More

Walking Track & Open Gym: The walking track and open gym will be available Mon-Fri 6am-9pm, Sat 6am-8pm, Sun 6am-7pm unless there is a tournament when both will be closed. There will not be a fee for the walking track or open gym but those 15 and under must be with an adult.

We also offer var...

Read More

McDonalds Community Room Rental Pricing (minimum 2 hours, maximum 6 hours):
Merrillville Resident $25 per hour + 7% Sales Tax + $50 Refundable Damage Deposit + $50 Kitchen Cleaning Fee
Non-Resident $45 per hour + 7% Sales Tax + $50 Refundable Damage Deposit + $50 Kitchen Cleaning Fee
Due to the p...

Read More

Event Center Pricing (must include decorating & clean up in your time requested): Section rate per hour, per section (minimum 2 hours, 6 hours maximum)
Merrillville Resident $100 per hour (minimum 2 hours = $200 minimum, 6 hour maximum $600) + 7% Sales Tax + $200 Refundable Da...

Read More

Climbing Wall Hours & Fees:
A completed waiver must be filled out every time you want to climb the wall. Helmets & Belay can be rented for $5 for those who don’t bring their own. No Street Shoes Allowed. Must reserve at least 7 days in advance so trained staff can be scheduled.
Mon - Thurs, 1pm...

Read More


9 months ago
I had the opportunity to visit the New Merrillville Parks and Recreation Center it is amazing it has everything to rock climbing, indoor track, exercise\ workout, many programs you and your family can enjoy and together. You can enjoy playing basketball, volleyball,etc.. so if you in the neighborhood come on and stop in and visit you won’t be disappointed 😃
- Harriet M
5 months ago
Came here for a wrestling tournament and the facility is great! Clean and bright. Looks brand new. Bathrooms were clean. There's like 8 or so family locker rooms. It's a 100 degrees outside but nice and cool in here. Great venue.
4 months ago
I had a 50th birthday celebration in the event center in June. The experience was amazing, everyone enjoyed it. Very professional and clean facility. We will recommend this for your next event. And we will be back. Thanks to a great time.
- Aquandra's T

Dean & Barbara White Community Center

We offer yoga, summer camp, and rooms for rent.  Call 219-980-5911 for more information.

Contact Us


Call now
  • (219) 980-5911


Get directions
6600 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
United States

Business Hours

Mon:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tue:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thu:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat:7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Contact Us
Message sent. We'll get back to you soon.