If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat, take a dip in one of the post’s pools. The 50-meter pool, at 1710 Swimming Pool Road, has summer and winter hours, thanks to a pool dome enclosure that can be used in colder months. The pool is seven lanes wide and has two diving boards with heights of 1 and 3 meters. The 25-meter pool is on 10th Street. It is closed in the winter. Younger guests can cool off at the Splash Park at 1352 Wyoming Ave.
Swimming lessons at all levels are available for a fee. Special pool events include winter raft nights, where the pool is transformed into an aquatic park with slides and flotation devices for the whole family to enjoy. The aquatic facilities also host water aerobics classes and the Youth Sports Swim Team.
For more information, visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/aquatics or https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/splash-park.
The batting cages are on Ninth Street. Call 337-531-5441 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/batting-cages for more information.
The Strike Zone Bowling Center, at 2087 Ninth St., offers specials, tournaments, a pro shop and the Strike Zone Snack Bar. Regular events include league bowling, family day bowling, color pin bowling and cosmic bowling.
Call 337-531-6273 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/strike-zone-bowling-center for more information.
The 18-hole Warrior Hills Golf Course is at 1321 Corps Road. Call 337-531-1982 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/warrior-hills-golf-course for more information.
The Allen Memorial Library, at 7460 Colorado Ave., hosts a variety of activities for all ages. Programs include a book club, arts and crafts, an adult coloring book club and more.
The library’s website also has information on the General Library Information System, an automated system that gives registered library users access to downloadable audio books and e-books (for free).
For more information, call 337-531-2665 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/allen-memorial-library.
Mini Golf and Go-Kart Center
Klubs & Karts is Fort Polk’s own mini golf and go-kart center. Enjoy a round of nine- or 18-hole mini golf or a fast drive around the track in a go-kart. There are go-kart timed trials throughout the year as well as 18-hole mini golf tournaments where you can win up to a year of mini golf for free. The center is in Building 1402.
Call 337-531-5481 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/klubs-karts for more information.
Outdoor Recreation facilities and programs include recreational equipment checkout, a shooting range, and information on local recreation and RV sites. Visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/categories/outdoor-recreation for more information.
On G Avenue, the Tiger Land Soldier Recreation Center has a large lobby with a TV and DVD player that offers a large selection of DVDs. There’s also a smaller TV room. The center has books, billiards, pingpong, video gaming systems, an internet café and more. Call 337-531-5015 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/162nd-soldier-recreation-center for more information.
The 15,000-square-foot Home of Heroes Soldier Recreation Center, at 2165 Ninth St., has six 52-inch TVs connected to a variety of video gaming systems. The center also features a Zen room for relaxation, a computer lab, a movie theater, pool and pingpong tables, live karaoke and more. Call 337-531-5870 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/home-heroes-soldier-recreation-center for more information.
Sports and Fitness Programs
Fort Polk has four fitness centers with state-of-the-art amenities. Enjoy indoor and outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, racquetball courts, steam rooms, boxing equipment, fitness equipment, free weights and more. One center even has a rock climbing wall.
The post also has a CrossFit facility. JRTC CrossFit offers CrossFit and boxing instructional classes as well as a variety of workout equipment.
The post’s intramural sports program offers 18 sports, featuring both team and individual competition. Sports and activities include 10K cross-country runs, basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, horseshoes, racquetball, slow-pitch softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and more.
For more information on the sports and fitness facilities at Fort Polk, visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/categories/sports-and-fitness.
The Showboat Theatre, at 7090 Alabama Ave., offers dinner theater and performance-only productions throughout the year. Call 337-531-2337 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/showboat-theatre for more information.
In the library at 7460 Colorado Ave., the Leisure Travel Office provides a range of travel services to active-duty and retired military personnel, as well as DOD civilians and their family members. The staff can help you find great deals on cruises, hotels and theme parks. Leisure Travel offers advice, pamphlets and packets with all kinds of information. Overnight ticket orders for more than 700 attractions are available.
Call 337-531-2728 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/leisure-travel-services for more information.