The Pinkerton Health and Recreation Complex is one of the finest campus recreational facilities in Texas.  It offers the student, faculty, and staff of Texarkana College as well as community members in the Texarkana area, the opportunity to participate in many indoor and outdoor recreation activities.  The 28,000 square foot athletic facility, makes this complex a participant’s delight.

On January 1, 2019, TISD assumed management of the Pinkerton Fitness Center Pool.  Membership to the PFC no longer grants access to the pool.  Please read College, TISD finalize pool deal for more information
  • Seven Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Four Pickleball Courts (coming soon)
  • Classroom
  • Full Weight Facility
  • 1/2 Mile jogging track
  • Exercise/Aerobics/Dance Studio
  • Multi-Use Gym Area:  Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis
  • Fitness Room:  Stationary Bicycles, Treadmills, Stairmasters, Elliptical, Rowing Machines, Spin Bicycle

General Policies

The complex was designed and is maintained with the students of Texarkana College in mind.  At certain times part of the facility will be utilized by classes, and community members and general students must work around these times.  Credit and non-credit classes are given priority.

All students who are currently enrolled at Texarkana College who carry the appropriate ID may enter and use the facility.  All full-time faculty and staff of TC, spouses and children 16 years or older and currently carried on parents’ insurance, may also use the facility.

Students and community members may bring two guests per visit, as long as they are age 16 and over, at a cost of $5.00 per person per visit.  Members must present their ID card for admittance to the facility.

On January 1, 2019, TISD assumed management of the Pinkerton Fitness Center Pool.  Membership to the PFC no longer grants access to the pool.  Please read College, TISD finalize pool deal for more information
Members (age 16-59)
One-time setup charge$60.00
Primary Member$25/month
Additional (each)$15/month
Seniors (age 60+)
One-time setup charge$50.00
Primary Member$20.00/month
Additional (each)$15.00/month

To join or renew your membership, please contact:

Pinkerton Center Coordinator, Vicki Dodson, 903-823-3413 or the TC Business Office, 903-823-3040.

Available payment methods include cash, check, or debit card.

Community members should contact the Pinkerton Center (903) 823-3415 regarding payment of dues.

Members may pay by the month, and the monthly fee is for the calendar month. An additional one-time setup charge will be required to rejoin if there is a lapse in membership of more than 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a student/faculty/staff, can I use the Pinkerton Center, and if so, does it cost anything?

There is no charge to TC students/faculty/staff with a current ID card– be sure to bring it with you each time you come in because all patrons must present an ID card at our front desk for admittance.

Can I bring a friend?

Of course—in fact, you can have 2 guests per visit at a charge of $5.00 each per visit as long as they are age 16 and over, and have a Photo ID showing the age of the guest.

Where can I put my stuff while I’m working out?

Lockers are available for use while you are in the PRC. 

Do I have to bring my ID everytime that I come to class?

No ID card is required if coming in for a credit class, but please stop and check in at the front desk if you plan to stay after class to work out-an ID will be required for you to stay.

Is there a dress code for working out?

Loose, comfortable clothing is the best choice and shirts and shoes are always required. Court shoes are also required if using the gym and racquetball courts.

Can I use the tennis courts after dark?

Of course! All 8 tennis courts are usable after dark—just check with the front desk to have the lights turned on. Occasionally, the tennis courts will be reserved for tournaments, but signs will always be posted beforehand letting you know the dates.

How many times around the walking track makes a mile?

Twice—the walking track is a ½ mile long so it takes two times around to equal a mile

Can my friends and I use the Aerobics Room for dance practice?

Yes, you can use the Aerobics Room anytime that a class is not in session—be sure to bring your own music!

Can I reserve a racquetball court, and if so, for how long?

Yes you can! You can use a court for up to 1 hour and can reserve it 24 hours in advance

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