Yvonne Richardson Community Center
Shaping today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges by providing recreational, educational and social opportunities.
Register for Programs
Visit our Program Registration page to learn about and sign up for programs!
Program Calendar (School Year)
|Afterschool Program||3 - 6 p.m.||3 - 6 p.m.||3 - 6 p.m.||3 - 6 p.m.||3 - 6 p.m.|
|Homeschool P.E.||9 a.m.- 11 a.m.||9 a.m. - 11 a.m|
|Fitness Classes||10 - 11 a.m.|
|Preschool Playtime||10 a.m. - Noon|
|Open Gym Basketball||11 a.m. - 2 p.m.||11 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
During the fall and spring semesters, we offer an after school program for ages Kindergarten to 6th grade from 3-6 p.m. on Monday through Friday
We provide fun and structured programming that includes educational enrichment and homework assistance. Youth are fed a snack provided by the Fayetteville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department. Additional activities include field trips, cooking, gardening, games, crafts, computer coding, physical education, outdoor education, and so much more!
Girls on the Run
YRCC serves as a community host site for the Girls on the Run program of Northwest Arkansas. The program is for girls in 3rd-5th grades. GOTR will meet twice a week September 12 - November 16, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm. Register directly through Girls of the Run of NWA. This wonderful collaborative opportunity affords young ladies the chance to have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels, and learn important life skills. Financial assistance available!
The YRCC offers a low-cost weekly physical education class for children enrolled in home-school to ensure that participants receive training in Health and Fitness as part of their studies. Classes teach the fundamentals of warm-up, physical activity, teamwork, health education, and nutrition all while partnering with local organizations to enhance and expand learning opportunities.
X-Factor is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters.
Bridge the Gap (Teens and Seniors)
NEW to YRCC is the "Bridging the Gap" program that connects teenagers ages 10 - 15 with senior citizens. The program's goal is to increase interaction between groups of people who do not normally interact. The groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Adult Center and the Yvonne Richardson Community Center. Teens and adults interact with each other by playing board games, and sports, conversing with each other, and more.
This is a special (free!) open gym time for ages 2-4 years and their caregivers. It features our imagination playground and obstacle course.
Check in at front desk, no sign up needed.
Kid Crops Gardening
The ARPA award-winning Kid Crops program gives children the opportunity to learn about gardening and nutrition, while planting and harvesting their own crops with Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Horticulturists.
Kid Crops is offered seasonally throughout the school year as a part of our after school program on Wednesday evenings from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the garden located on YRCC’s premises.
YRCC's summer gardening program is available from 9-10 a.m. to youth registered for Summer Fun4Kids Camp.
This one-week camp provides kids with a fun and active way to spend their spring break. The camp is open to children between the ages of 6 - 12 years old. This program is held at a low cost fee but space is very limited.
Join us at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center for a fun-filled summer at our Summer Fun4Kids Camp (SF4K)! We have eight weeks of themed day camps. Every week we go on field trips, play games, swim, do crafts, and explore the world around us. Our Summer Fun4Kids camp is for kids who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. Lunch and afternoon snack is provided for all campers by Fayetteville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department Summer Lunch and Snack Program.
Our teen camp is exclusively for students who have completed 6th through 8th grade. In addition to our regularly scheduled field trips teen campers will go on a unique adventures separate from the kids camp.
- Registration begins in February with camps starting in June.
This leadership opportunity is for teens that have completed at least one year of high school. An application and reference are required. Limited spots for each week are available.
- Applications and References due in early May
YRCC offers a variety of fitness classes for adults throughout the year. Attendees can pre-register or drop in. Each class is $3.00. Classes are Saturday mornings at 10 a.m.
Open Family Gym
Please check our calendar for Open Gym time, it can change depending on rentals and programming! During family gym, everyone is invited to come and be active. Basketballs and other athletic equipment are available.
Open Family Gym
Please check our calendar for Open Gym times, it can change depending on rentals and programming! During family gym everyone is invited to come and be active. Basketballs and other athletic equipment available.
Annual Egg Hunt
Each year, prior to the Easter holiday, YRCC organizes a large Egg Hunt for families to experience: food, community, fun, thousands of eggs, and prizes. Pre-registering for the event will help get you in the door faster!
Annual Holiday Bingo
Each Fall, the YRCC offers an event where adults ages 18 and up can enjoy Bingo! Several games will be played for the chance to win all sorts of prizes including: gift cards to restaurants, movie passes, toys, etc. We welcome all to join us and be merry.
Girls on the Run Northwest Arkansas
Yvonne Richardson Community Center Season Details
- When: Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Season starts the week of September 12
- Season ends November 18, 2023.
Registration opens on August 14. The registration fee ranges from $10 to $165. Financial assistance is available!
For more information and to register, visit Girls on the Run Northwest Arkansas.
Contact Tiffany Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org.