Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center

At Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center, "fitness for all" is more than a slogan. With an annual attendance of over 200,000 and amenities such as indoor lap pools and quality fitness equipment, we invite you to join us and see why the Center has become one of the most popular gyms in Little Rock. 

Our mission is simple and impactful:

We provide an array of innovative, affordable, and universally accessible health and wellness programs and classes to Little Rock's citizens and visitors, improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities. 

We shall be the premier inclusive fitness and aquatic center for the City of Little Rock, based on the excellence of our people and access to health and wellness programming.

Learn more about classes, fitness equipment, and hours. Come by and try out one of the top Little Rock fitness & aquatics centers!. Like us on Facebook at our new Jim Dailey Facebook page. 



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Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center
300 South Monroe Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 664-6976


statement on  Indoor Pool Repairs & Renovations


The Aquatic Center at JDFAC closed on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, due to major renovations and repairs needed. Specialists and engineers were brought in to inspect the facility and the findings were a complete failure of the HVAC system within the Aquatic area which necessitated closing the facility.

  • With the complete failure of the HVAC system, this system has to be specially designed by the engineer to fit the specs and square footage of the facility with a current sustainability and efficient model to fit the needs for safety in the pool area and this process takes a lot of time to build from the ground up.
  • Since February 1, 2023, the city hired contractors created a plan for much-needed repairs, and created the action steps to address these needs as soon as possible. 
  • Additional repairs include improving the pool surface, windows, lighting, the pool deck, fixtures, and the whirlpool.
  • In August 2023 the bid process was finalized and will take another 30 days to complete.

The Little Rock Parks department is dedicated to providing quality aquatic experiences and believes this closure is in the best interest of the center, our members, and our guests. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

For further information, please call the Parks & Recreation main office at 501-371-4770.