Our Story

In recent years, a small group of citizens have engaged in conversations exploring strategies for how to make Crawford County a more attractive place to live and work. This effort has now developed into a large grassroots movement that involves both the labor force and leadership from some of the largest employers in the county.

This group visited communities that are vibrant and growing and found three things that all these communities held in common:

  • EResidents had access to an excellent K-12 educational system
  • EResidents had access to quality comprehensive health care
  • EResidents of all ages had opportunities to engage sport and recreational activities

Nearly all stakeholders that were surveyed believe that Crawford County has an excellent education and health care system, but widely reported a lack of opportunities for lifelong participation in sport and recreational activities. To address this critical need, a new non-profit organization (CCRC) has been established to bring a large general-purpose sport and recreation complex to Crawford County. Our efforts have been met with a groundswell of support from residents and local employers who are ready to partner with us to bring a new recreation center to Crawford County.

Our Mission

The Crawford County Recreation Center strengthens the community by providing a venue and programming for everyone in Crawford County to improve their health and the health of their community, to engage in youth development to nurture the potential of every child and teen and to promote civic responsibility and engagement.

OUr Staff

Marty Hale

Athletic Director

Doug Edwards

Facility Director

Rendi Bierman

Interim Executive Director

OUr Board

Barret Von Behren

Mark Shaner

Bill Sandiford

Kristi Rawlings

Tony Pleasant

Alex Pleasant

Tracey Gower

Chris Forde

Doug Florkowski

John Brooks

Tona Ambrose

36,000 square feet facility

The CCRC is a facility unlike anything else in Crawford County. Our amenities have something for every age and experience level. Whether
you are looking for a sports league, wanting to lift weights, swim laps, or enjoy classes with friends, our facility has a variety of options for staying active and having fun.

1220 State Hwy 1.
Robinson, IL 62454

  • $Transform your workout in our wellness area which boasts the latest in cardio, resistance machines, and free weights.
  • $Make a splash in our renovated and heated indoor aquatic center featuring lap pools, water aerobics, and party room.
  • $Have a ball in our large indoor gymnasium with a dedicated walking track, 4 pickleball courts, 1 1/2 basketball courts, and volleyball court.
  • $Get moving in our three fitness studios with a variety of fitness and recreation classes such as yoga, cycling/spinning, mommy & me fitness, senior fitness, arts & crafts, personal defense, improv, tumbling, and dance.
  • $Utilize our fully staffed child watch center for parents to fully focus on getting stronger and healthier.
  • $Take it to the next level with our personal training services that are available for those who desire the expertise and accountability necessary to achieve their fitness goals.
  • $Cool down in our fully equipped locker room with individual wet and dry changing rooms for personal privacy and families.

Additional Amenities

  • 6 Private Bathrooms with showers
  • 6 Private Dry Changing Areas
  • 4 Additional Bathrooms
  • Large Parking Lot
  • Refueling Concessions


  • Huge 11,200 square foot gymnasium
  • Walking track
  • Basketball
  • Pickleball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer

Wellness Center

  • Spacious 5,250-foot square area
  • Cardio Machines
  • Strength Machines
  • Free Weights

3 Functional Fitness rooms

Program examples:

  • Yoga
  • Cycling
  • Zumba
  • Strength Training
  • Private or Group Personal Training


  • 2 Pools
  • 1 Lap Pool
  • 1 Dive Pool
  • Modern wet changing areas with individual private showers and bathrooms

JOin Our Team

Join our team at Crawford County Recreational Center, where we are passionate about helping individuals achieve their fitness goals.