Kirksey Recreation Center
Become a part of the Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center experience today! Take advantage of our many membership options to accommodate all ages and lifestyle needs.
For an up-to-date look at our latest classes and programs, check out our Connections magazine for class dates, times, and fees, or call us at (734) 466-2900. Also, check out our Events Calendar for upcoming events, special announcements, and holiday family fun!
KultureCity Sensory Inclusive
We have resources for visitors with sensory issues. Sensory bags are available for check out at our front desk. Before visiting our facility or attending our events, guests may explore our “Social Story” on the KultureCity app.
CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION
The Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center offers class sessions. The registration start dates are based on your membership or resident status and begin at 6 a.m. on the listed dates.
|2023||Fall I* (8 weeks)||Fall II* (7 weeks)|
|Members||Aug. 7||Oct. 9|
|Residents||Aug. 8||Oct. 10|
|Non-Residents||Aug. 10||Oct. 12|
|Classes Begin Week of||Sept. 5||Oct. 30|
|Classes End Week of||Oct. 29||Dec. 17|
*No classes Sept. 4, Nov. 23-24
Some programs may vary in the number of weeks offered. Refer to your class selection for details. You may begin registering online based on your membership or resident status, as noted above.
Effective Feb. 27, 2023, individuals who are not members will no longer receive cards, but will instead be checked in at the Express Membership Kiosk in order to gain access to the Recreation Center for their class or activity only.
EASY WAYS TO REGISTER
- Program / Class Viewing
- Acknowledgement of Risk
- Photo Release
- Age Verification
- EFT Membership Cancellation
Subject to change through a resolution adopted by the Livonia Parks and Recreation Commission and/or Livonia City Council.
PROGRAM / CLASS VIEWING
To assist our instructors in providing an optimum learning experience for your child, we ask that you refrain from entering the teaching area. This helps eliminate distractions for both the instructor and student. Space permitting, parents may be invited to view their children's progress at specified times. Seating areas are available while your child is in a program/class. Your understanding is appreciated.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK
We want the registrants in our programs to be aware that when they participate in certain activities, there is a natural element of risk of injury which each participant must assume. As a loss prevention measure and risk management standard, participants are required to sign an Acknowledgment of Risk form for certain classes and activities. If a participant is under 18 years of age, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is necessary. It is recommended that participants in program/classes involving strenuous activity consult with their physician prior to the start of their program/class.
Photographs, digital images, or videotape of program participants and spectators taken by department representatives may be used for future promotional or marketing material. Cameras, cell phones or any other devices capable of taking still and/or video pictures are prohibited from being used in the Kirksey Recreation Center locker rooms, family changing room or restrooms. Thank you for your cooperation.
For most program/classes, age requirements will be as of the date of the first class, unless noted. Age requirements are established for the benefit of the student and instructor as well as for safety. Please verify that your child is within the specified guidelines.
Shutdown Week Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2023
The Kirksey Recreation Center will be closed Monday-Friday, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, for Shutdown Week. This is the week we complete lots of maintenance, repairs, upgrades and more that would otherwise be a bit invasive to do while members were in the building. Thanks for your patience!
There are also a few additional closure dates:
Aug. 21-Sept. 1 - Lap Pool
Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - MAC Gyms
Aug. 27 from 1-7 p.m. - FitHubs (second-floor cardio equipment will be available)
Membership Access Change
On Sept. 6, 2022, the Kirksey Recreation Center will begin the process to phase out membership cards for entry and instead use Rec Tag. Rec Tag helps to facilitate ease of entry into our facilities and helps prevent fraud. In order to use Rec Tag, you simply place your finger on a reader. The system, which utilizes the technology of biometrics, takes an image of your finger, converts the image into a unique numerical value, and immediately discards the image. The numerical value is recalled when you use Rec Tag to enter the Recreation Center. Rec Tag does not store fingerprints.
Members with existing cards will be able to scan their card or switch to Rec Tag. We are no longer printing membership cards. If you don’t want to use Rec Tag, you can simply carry and show a photo ID that matches the name identified with your membership. Contact the Kirksey Recreation Center front desk for assistance with this process.
Frequently asked questions
Kirksey Recreation Center “Rec Tag” Check-In
Our new membership access solution saves time and money! It also cuts down on fraud in order to help keep you safe. To enroll in this new system, your fingerprint is used to create a unique mathematical code (UMC) which gets linked to your membership. When you use the scanner the next time, the system matches your fingerprint with the UMC on file and confirms your membership.
These FAQs were written by a concerned Livonia citizen and Kirksey Recreation Center member who volunteered their efforts to help fellow citizens make an informed decision.
No! Our membership access solution does not save/store any images of your fingerprint. Instead, it takes the image and converts it into a proprietary-encrypted template, so it is just a mathematical representation. The initial fingerprint scan image is deleted immediately.
Once the initial enrollment image is gone, it is gone. Your UMC cannot be reversed back into an image of your fingerprint. The mathematical representation is completely useless for any other purpose other than to allow access to the Kirksey Recreation Center and our outdoor pools.
No. The system and technology used is property of the City of Livonia’s Kirksey Recreation Center and will not be shared with any other entities within the city or outside of the city.
No. We will not share access to this system with any law enforcement agency. Even if they did gain access, they wouldn’t be able to do anything with your UMC, as your actual fingerprint is not saved.
No. This system is 100% local and cannot be accessed over the public Internet.
Livonia Parks and Recreation employees do not have access to the database.
The data is encrypted using 256-bit, military-grade encryption. All data is encrypted at rest and in transit. City employees who do have access follow industry-standard security procedures for access and authentication.
Using your UMC allows us to guarantee that membership cards are not used by anyone who doesn’t have authorized access to the facility — such as when your card is lost or stolen.
This solution saves you time in not having to carry a physical card — which means if you or anyone in your family forget it at home or in the car, you don’t have to waste the time to go back and get it — or wait in line at the desk to check-in. Printed membership cards cost the City roughly $10,000 per year. That cost goes away completely.
You can stop at the desk and display your state-issued ID for membership confirmation and access into the facility.