Pool Schedule ●
Rental Information ●
John H. Jackson
Community Center History ●
Dedicated in memory of Orlando's first black Recreation
Superintendent, who dreamed of a place where youth have
access to positive recreational and educational
opportunities, the John H. Jackson Community Center has
developed that dream into a reality. The site offers
positive recreational activities in the after-school and
summer camp programming for children ages 5-10, provides
teens ages 11-17 age appropriate activities through Digital
U, and hip-hop dancing, while simultaneously offering the
newly dedicated Orlando Magic Computer Lab bringing new-age
technology to the neighbors in the Parramore Heritage
Community. Other amenities desirable at the facility include
youth and adult fitness center, PlayCity playground, tennis
courts, swimming pool, and a community room for reunions,
meetings, and neighborhood dinners.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central
Florida - Parramore Branch (ages 11 - 17): Monday - Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Fri
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Encouraging teens to participate in age
appropriate activities lead through peer role models who
facilitate internal activities such as SWAT, Passport to
Manhood, Smart Girls, Life Skills, Digital U, where media
presentations are created and designed presentations are
promoted, and Money Matters, which certainly lives up to
it’s promotion of "a positive place for teens" to congregate
to meet with peers, and dances to hip-hop complements of UCF
Camp Orlando Summer Camp (ages 5 - 14):
a safe and affordable
summer camp program for
five-day week program at 16 City recreation centers offers a
variety of activities, including swimming, crafts, outdoor
activities, nature programs, exciting field trips
(additional expense), computer labs, arts and crafts, and
special events. Sites may offer different activities
according to the interests of the children who participate
Computer Lab (all ages):
Offering open lab for research, resume writing, homework,
internet access, and other activities in the Center's
Orlando Magic Computer Lab. Hours for open lab are:
Mon - Fri:
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
OASIS (Orlando After School Is Super) (ages 5 - 10):
An after-school program for youth ages 5 to 10 that provides
supervised activities for elementary school age children. Children
can have access to opportunities such as homework assistance,
computer labs, game rooms, cultural arts, pottery, arts
and crafts, dance recitals and field trips to local attractions,
football, and basketball games.
School Vacation Daze (ages 5-
10): A youth program coinciding with school holidays from 7:30 a.m.
- 5:30 p.m. Offering fun activities during school
breaks, children can enjoy crafts,
outdoor activities, game rooms, and much more during the
traditional Orange County Public School vacation calendar year. Register at site prior to school holidays.
UCF Reading Camp (ages 6 -
10): Sat 10 – 11:30 a.m., (Sept – Nov) (Feb
- May) University of Central Florida education majors
trained in effective reading strategies and reading clinic
procedures bring those techniques to this high energy,
highly motivated the elementary school age children who
desire reading abilities sharing the love of reading in this
highly motivated reading camp children succeed.
Adult Programs (ages 18 and older):
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm & Sat. 10am-6pm. Fitness Room Memberships
2nd & 4th Sat of each month 11a-2:30p,
the program reaches out to young girls within the community
and teaches them etiquette, which is code of behavior that
delineates expectations for social behavior and learning the
basics of social behavior.
Community Service Project:
2nd Sat of each Month 9a-12p, Local youths in the Parramore
district get a chance to give back to their community by
picking up trash.
As a way to show our appreciation a picnic lunch is
provided to all volunteers.
Adults are welcome too!
Mon-Fri, 8a-1p & 6p-8p & Sat 12p-6p. Sit and
lounge in the lobby of the facility while using your own
WIFI devices, interacting with your friends and accessing
free internet services. Free and open to the public.
(all ages) The Computer Lab and Game room are free for
public use and are closed to the public during
Evening Programs: Mon -
Fri, 6 - 8 p.m. Come and enjoy different activities each
evening, game room, video challenge, cards, and reading.
Junior Counselor (ages 13 - 15):
This year round program offers teens the opportunity to
learn job skills by being interviewed, assist counselors and
front desk personnel, assist with evaluations, attend field
trips to businesses in the area, workshops, and seminars.
Young Fathers of Central Florida -Gents 2 Gentlemen (Ages
3rd Thursday of each month from 6p-7p. A
program geared towards tweens, that will focus on “character
development” to include etiquette. Tweens will learn how to
choose the correct clothing attire, groom oneself, respect
each other, and foster pride and acceptability amongst their
Rentals and Public Use:
John H. Jackson Community Center offers certain rooms within the
facility for rent for events such as birthday parties, meetings,
showers, and so on.
Rental Policy and Procedures
Multi-Purpose Room - $50 per hour - Capacity 100 persons.
Kitchen - $15 per hour - Capacity 10 persons.
$100 Damage Deposit Required. Deposit will be refunded 4
to 6 weeks after rental if no damage was found after the
rental. Insurance is not refundable and prices range from
$31 to $80 and will protect any injuries that may
happen during the rental.
No Alcoholic Beverages allowed.
All rentals must be scheduled 14 days prior to event.
All rentals must be paid in full at time of booking.
Rentals must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to event
to receive a refund.
Fitness Center memberships
are available at daily, monthly, six month, and annual
rates. For more information, call the Center.
Game Room and Computer Lab are open to the public at no
charge during operational hours.
The Game Room and Computer Lab will close for the
after school program from August through May from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday.