The Sports Branch, 573-596-4359, in the Davidson Fitness Center coordinates a wide range of sports and fitness activities for the installation. In addition to overseeing numerous intramural sports programs, the Sports Branch hosts the annual Commander’s Cup tournaments. Ten softball fields, nine soccer fields and six tennis courts highlight the excellent outdoor sports facilities available to post community members.
Additional multiuse softball fields, flag football fields, youth athletic fields and 400-meter all-weather track are also available. During summer months, the sports staff oversees the operation of the recreation complex on Constitution Avenue with an 18-hole miniature golf course and go-kart track, an Olympic-sized outdoor pool (with a 50-foot water slide), a zero-entry splash park and a family-size pool in the Lieber Heights housing area. Pool parties, swimming lessons and lifeguard training are available.
The Davidson Fitness Center (DFC) provides fitness equipment and programs for the entire family. The 63,000-square-foot facility has basketball, racquetball and volleyball courts, an indoor 25-meter swimming pool, an elevated indoor running track, Nautilus and free weights, cardiovascular equipment, a cardio fitness theater, six locker rooms, towel service and equipment checkout.
The Davidson Fitness Center offers a Family Fitness Area that offers Insight Child Care — a play area to entertain your child while you exercise. The child MUST be in the parent or guardian’s line of sight at all times (no attendant is on-site). DFC is not responsible for the care of the children at the center; they MUST be with parent or guardian.
Group fitness classes are offered six days a week at a variety of times. The Personal Trainer Program is available to provide one-on-one consultation and guidance. Call 573-596-4359 for more information.
Specker Gym is in Building 1714 in the Specker Barracks complex. It is a premier weight-training center with Hammer Strength equipment, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, a racquetball court, equipment issue service and three locker rooms. For more information, call 573-596-7377.
The Recreation Complex (Rec Plex) is on Constitution Avenue across from the main PX. The Rec Plex offers a family-friendly water adventure, with an Olympic-size outdoor pool with dual water slides, a wading pool and a splash park that offers zero-depth entry, ground bubblers and misters, bucket pours, water guns and slides.
In addition to the aquatic area, the Rec Plex hosts a 23,000-square-foot miniature golf course. The beautifully landscaped mini-golf course features 18 holes of challenging and exciting obstacles with a waterfall as the main centerpiece.
The go-kart track offers a 1,000-linear-foot track with many challenging twists, turns and high-bank curves. The capability to have 12 carts racing at once creates a heart-stopping racing experience for all ages.
PINEY VALLEY GOLF COURSE
The Piney Valley Golf Course is on the east side of Fort Leonard Wood, just off Water Intake Road on FLW 20. It is a beautiful 18-hole, 72-par, 7,014-yard championship facility nestled in the valley of the Big Piney River. Amenities include a fully stocked pro shop, custom club fitting, lessons and driving range facilities to include putting and chipping areas. Piney Valley Golf Course offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels.
The Sandwedge Eatery snack bar, in the club house, features daily lunch specials and an outdoor deck with a view of the golf course, as well as a pavilion for special functions with catering available upon request.
Piney Valley Golf Course is a seasonal facility that offers full service mid-March through Nov. 30, weather permitting, and limited operations during the winter months. The course is open to the general public. For additional information and tee times, call 573-329-4770.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER
The Outdoor Adventure Center, Building 2290, has a fully stocked federal firearm license pro shop, which sells a variety of equipment for hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities. The pro shop rents a variety of camping, boating and sports equipment to include several recreation vehicles available for rent for personal use. The center also offers floating and float trip packages, including equipment and transportation.
The Outdoor Adventure Center also operates two paintball fields and skeet, trap and archery ranges, with basic instruction offered for first-time users. Paintball tournaments, kids’ fishing derbies and the Historical Weapons Managed Deer Hunt are just a few of the annual events sponsored by the Outdoor Adventure Center. The center coordinates park reservations on post, to include camping at the Big Piney Campgrounds. The Outdoor Adventure Center also sells Missouri and Fort Leonard Wood hunting and fishing permits.
For more details, call 573-596-4223.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS RECREATION AREA
Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area (LORA) is a year-round Army recreation facility, in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, about 50 miles from Fort Leonard Wood.
Lake of the Ozarks is more than just a lake; it’s a unique vacation destination. LORA is Fort Leonard Wood’s own vacation getaway, and is open to active-duty and retired military, National Guard and reservists, DOD employees, Family members and contract employees. At LORA, patrons can rent cabins or use campsites, RV sites and picnic pavilions.
The facility has a marina where customers can rent ski boats, deck boats, party barges, fishing boats, float tubes, fishing equipment and jet skis. A small country store, in the main recreation area, has fishing equipment, groceries and sundry items.
For more information, call 573-346-5640.
DAUGHERTY BOWLING CENTER
Daugherty Bowling Center is in Building 1609, South Dakota, across from Davidson Fitness Center. Open daily; the center has 40 lanes with computerized scoring capabilities, league bowling and Xtreme Bowling on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Game Room, inside Daugherty Bowling Center, has a variety of video games and pool tables. If you enjoy bingo, try your luck with hand-held Planet Bingo machines.
Located inside the Daugherty Bowling Center and open during regular operational hours, the Kids Adventure Zone (KAZ) offers a fun and whimsical place for the perfect kid’s birthday party, unit or family function, or an afternoon of fun. KAZ has a multitude of options for children of all ages and interests. Kids will love this action-packed play place, and parents can enjoy that there is no setup or cleanup involved.
Enjoy your favorite snacks in the Strike Zone, a full-service snack bar and pizzeria. Visit the pro shop, which sells a complete line of bowling equipment and performs custom drilling of balls. Call 573-596-1498 for more information.
AUTO SKILLS CENTER
Auto Skills Center, Building 1383, offers four flat car bays, five lift car bays, one motorcycle bay, a computerized and manual information center available for self-help services. Conveniently located near the Auto Skills Center is a 24-hour coin-operated car wash. A vehicle resale lot and RV and vehicle storage are also available. Call 573-596-0243 for more information.
LEISURE TRAVEL OFFICE
The Leisure Travel Office is in Building 490 (the PX Mini Mall). Leisure Travel sells discounted tickets for local and national attractions and sporting events such as Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Branson, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals and more. Information is available about the Armed Forces Vacation Club.
Located within the Leisure Travel Office, the World Class Travel section can assist in booking accommodations at select hotel and motel chains nationwide, as well as booking flights to any destination and cruises. World Class Travel will help make your vacation planning as relaxing as the vacation itself. Call 573-329-TKTS (8587) for more information.
CATERING AND COMMUNITY CENTERS
Family and MWR Catering, located at the Pershing Community Center, 4109 Piney Hills Drive, offers a variety of services designed to fit your needs. Catering services are available for personal and professional functions in the Pershing Community Center as well as other locations on post. Call 573-329-2455 for information.
The Pershing Community Center, Building 4109, includes the BlackJack Bar and Grill, offering a lunch buffet and dinner with full menu and entertainment available on weekends. The Pershing Community Center has rooms to host meeting, conference and formal events for unit and individual functions. For more information, call 573-329-2455.
Morelli Heights Bar and Grill is in the heart of the Morelli Heights IHG Complex, the student housing area, near the MSCoE Center. This bar and grill offers students and other patrons a convenient place to relax and socialize after duty hours. Call 573-329-2455 for details.