When comparing the offerings from fitness clubs, check the facilities at recreation centers run by local governments. Many jurisdictions offer fitness club-type facilities that are much less expensive to use than comparably equipped fitness clubs.

Below we list the local-government-run recreation centers we could identify as having at least a weight room/fitness center and/or an indoor swimming pool.

District of Columbia

Anacostia Recreation Center
1800 Anacostia Dr. SE, 202-698-2250

Bald Eagle Recreation Center
100 Joliet St. SW, 202-671-5125

Banneker Recreation Center
2500 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-673-6861

Barry Farm Recreation & Aquatic Center
1230 Sumner Rd. SE, 202-442-5420

Benning Park Community Center
Southern Ave. & Fable St. SE, 202-645-3957

Benning Stoddert Community Center
100 Stoddert Pl. SE, 202-698-1873

Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard St. NW, 202-671-0373

Deanwood Recreation & Aquatic Center
1350 49th St. NE, 202-671-3077

Dunbar Aquatic Center
101 N St. NW, 202-724-5328

Emery Heights Recreation Center
5801 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-576-3211

Ferebee Hope Aquatic Center
3999 8th St. SE, 202-671-1289

Fort Stanton Recreation Center
1812 Erie St. SE, 202-671-1040

Fort Stevens Recreation Center
1327 Van Buren St. NW, 202-541-3754

HD Woodson Aquatic Center
540 55th St. NE, 202-673-2097

Hillcrest Recreation Center
3100 Denver St. SE, 202-645-9200

Kenilworth Recreation Center
4321 Ord St. NE, 202-299-5094

Kennedy Recreation Center
1401 7th St. NW, 202-671-4794

King Greenleaf Recreation Center
201 N St. SW, 202-645-7454

Lamond Recreation Center
20 Tuckerman St. NE, 202-576-9541

Marie Reed Aquatic Center
2200 Champlain St. NW, 202-671-1289

Marvin Gaye Recreation Center
15 61st St. NE, 202-899-6002

North Michigan Park Recreation Center
1333 Emerson St. NE, 202-541-3526

Palisades Recreation Center
5200 Sherier Pl. NW, 202-545-7201

Raymond Recreation Center
3725 10th St. NW, 202-671-2181

RH Terrell Recreation Center
155 L St. NW, 202-939-5948

Ridge Road Recreation Center
830 Ridge Rd. SE, 202-671-6747

Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center
501 Riggs Rd. NE, 202-576-5224

Rosedale Recreation Center
1701 Gales St. NE, 202-727-2591

Sherwood Recreation Center
640 10th St. NE, 202-698-3075

Southeast Tennis & Learning Center
701 Mississippi Ave. SE, 202-645-6242

Takoma Recreation & Aquatic Center
300 Van Buren St. NW, 202-576-7068

Therapeutic Aquatic Center
3030 G St. SE, 202-645-5708

Trinidad Recreation Center
1310 Childress St. NE, 202-727-1293

Turkey Thicket Recreation & Aquatic Center
1100 Michigan Ave. NE, 202-576-9238

William H Rumsey Aquatic Center
635 North Carolina Ave. SE, 202-724-4495

Wilson Aquatic Center
4551 Fort Dr. NW, 202-730-0583

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Arundel Olympic Swim Center
2690 Riva Rd., Annapolis, 410-222-7933

North Arundel Aquatic Center
7888 Crain Hwy. S., Glen Burnie, 410-222-0090

Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg Aquatic Center
2 Teachers Way, 301-258-6345

Greenbelt

Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center
101 Centerway, 301-397-2204

Howard County

Gary J. Arthur Community Center
2400 Route 97, Cooksville, 410-313-4840

North Laurel Community Center
9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd., Laurel, 410-313-0390

Roger Carter Community Center
3000 Milltowne Dr., Ellicott City, 410-313-2764

Laurel

Laurel Armory—Anderson & Murphy Community Center
422 Montgomery St., 301-725-8088

Robert J. DiPietro Community Center
7901 Cypress St., 301-497-0300

Montgomery County

Bette Carol Thompson Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center
7700 Scotland Dr., Potomac, 240-777-8075

Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center
14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville, 240-777-6922

Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreation Center
7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, 240-777-4910

Damascus Community Recreation Center
25520 Oak Dr., Damascus, 240-777-6930

East County Community Recreation Center
3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, 240-777-8090

Eunice Kennedy & Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center
5900 Executive Blvd., N. Bethesda, 240-777-8070

Germantown Indoor Swim Center
18000 Central Park Cir., Boyds, 240-777-6830

Germantown Community Recreation Center
18905 Kingsview Rd., Germantown, 240-777-8095

Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center
2450 Lyttonsville Rd., Silver Spring, 240-777-4900

Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center
4301 Willow Ln., Chevy Chase, 240-777-6855

Long Branch Community Recreation Center
8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring, 240-777-6965

Longwood Community Recreation Center
19300 Georgia Ave., Brookeville, 240-777-6920

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, 240-777-4970

Martin Luther King Jr Swim Center
1201 Jackson Rd., Silver Spring, 240-777-8060

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring, 240-777-6820

Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center
13850 Travilah Rd., Rockville, 240-773-4800

Olney Swim Center
16605 Georgia Ave., Olney, 240-777-4995

Piney Branch Public Pool
7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 301-891-8017

Plum Gar Community Recreation Center
19561 Scenery Dr., Germantown, 240-777-4919

Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Rd., Potomac, 240-777-6960

Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center
18529 Brooke Rd., Sandy Spring, 240-777-8050

Upper County Community Recreation Center
8201 Emory Grove Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-8077

White Oak Community Recreation Center
1700 April Ln., Silver Spring, 240-777-6940

Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center
5311 Friendship Blvd., Chevy Chase, 240-777-8088

Prince George’s County/M-NCPPC

Allentown Splash, Tennis & Fitness Park
7210 Allentown Rd., Ft. Washington, 301-449-5566

Baden Community Center
13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine, 301-888-1500

Beltsville Community Center
3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville, 301-937-6613

Berwyn Heights School Community Center
6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights, 301-345-2808

Bickford Natatorium at Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Rd., Largo, 301-546-0676

Bladensburg Community Center
4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg, 301-277-2124

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center (ages 60 & up)
6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs, 301-449-0490

Cedar Heights Community Center
1200 Glen Willow Dr., Seat Pleasant, 301-773-8881

College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Ave., College Park, 301-441-2647

Deerfield Run Community Center
13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel, 301-953-7882

Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center
5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant, 301-386-5525

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex
13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel, 301-362-6060

Fort Washington Forest Community Center
1200 Fillmore Rd., Ft. Washington, 301-292-4300

Glassmanor Community Center
1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill, 301-567-6033

Glenarden/Theresa Banks Complex
8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden, 301-772-3151

Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale, 301-352-8983

Good Luck Community Center
8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham, 301-552-1093

Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, 301-203-6040

Hillcrest Heights Community Center
2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills, 301-505-0897

Huntington Community Center
13022 8th St., Bowie, 301-464-3725

John E. Howard Senior Activity Center
4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights, 301-753-2400

Kentland Community Center
2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover, 301-386-2278

Lake Arbor Community Center
10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, 301-333-6561

Langley Park Community Center
1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville, 301-445-4508

Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, 301-390-8390

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center
7120 Contee Rd., Laurel, 301-206-3350

Marlow Heights Community Center
2800 St Clair Dr., Marlow Heights, 301-423-0505

North Brentwood Community Center
4012 Webster St., North Brentwood, 301-864-0756

Oakcrest Community Park School Center
1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights, 301-736-5355

Palmer Park Community Center
7720 Barlowe Rd., Landover, 301-773-5665

Prince George’s Plaza Community Center
6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, 301-864-1611

Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover, 301-583-2400

Rollingcrest/Chillum Community Center
6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum, 301-853-2005

Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool
6122 Sargent Rd., Chillum, 301-853-9115

Seat Pleasant Activity Center
5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant, 301-773-6685

South Bowie Community Center
1717 Pittsfield Ln., Bowie, 301-249-1622

Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex
7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington, 301-749-4160

Stephen Decatur Community Center
8200 Pinewood Dr., Clinton, 301-297-4648

Suitland Community Park School Center
5600 Regency Ln., Forestville, 301-736-3518

Temple Hills Community Center
5300 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills, 301-894-6616

Tucker Road Community Center
1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington, 301-248-4404

Upper Marlboro Community Center
5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd., Upper Marlboro, 301-627-2828

Westphalia Community Center
8900 Westphalia Rd., Upper Marlboro, 301-516-5300

William Beanes Community Center
5108 Dianna Dr., Suitland, 301-568-7719

Vansville Community Center
6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville, 301-937-6621

Rockville

Lincoln Park Community Center
357 Frederick Ave., 240-314-8780

Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Dr., 240-314-8800

Rockville Swim & Fitness Center
355 Martins Ln., 240-314-8750

Thomas Farm Community Center
700 Fallsgrove Rd., 240-314-8840

Twinbrook Community Recreation Center
12920 Twinbrook Pkwy., 240-314-8830

Virginia

Alexandria

Charles Houston Recreation Center
901 Wythe St., 703-746-5552

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
3210 King St., 703-746-5553

Cora Kelly Recreation Center
25 W. Reed Ave., 703-746-5554

Nannie J Lee Recreation Center
1108 Jefferson St., 703-746-5550

William Ramsay Recreation Center
5650 Sanger Ave., 703-746-5558

Arlington County

Arlington Mill Community & Senior Center
909 S. Dinwiddie St., 703-228-7790

Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center
4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr., 703-228-0701

Fairlington Community Center & Park
3308 S. Stafford St., 703-228-6588

Gunston Community Center
2700 S. Lang St., 703-228-6980

Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center
2121 N. Culpeper St., 703-228-5210

Madison Community Center & Park
3829 N. Stafford St., 703-228-5310

Thomas Jefferson Community & Fitness Center
3501 S. 2nd St., 703-228-5920

Wakefield Aquatics Center
1325 S. Dinwiddie St., 703-228-2395

Washington-Lee Aquatics Center
1301 N. Stafford St., Door #7, 703-228-6262

Yorktown Aquatics Center
5200 Yorktown Blvd., Door #3, 703-228-8754

Fairfax County

Audrey Moore RECenter
8100 Braddock Rd., Annandale, 703-321-7081

Cub Run RECenter
4630 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, 703-817-9407

George Washington RECenter
8426 Old Mount Vernon Rd., Alexandria, 703-780-8894

Lee District RECenter
6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia, 703-922-9841

Mount Vernon RECenter
2017 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria, 703-768-3224

Oak Marr RECenter
3200 Jermantown Rd., Oakton, 703-281-6501

Providence RECenter
7525 Marc Dr., Falls Church, 703-698-1351

South Run RECenter
7550 Reservation Dr., Springfield, 703-866-0566

Spring Hill RECenter
1239 Spring Hill Rd., McLean, 703-827-0989

Terry L Smith Aquatics Center
2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston, 703-476-4500

Herndon

Herndon Community Center
814 Ferndale Ave., 703-787-7300

Leesburg

Ida Lee Park Recreation Center
60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, 703-777-1368

Loudoun County

Claude Moore Recreation & Community Center
46105 Loudoun Park Ln., Sterling, 571-258-3600

Dulles South Recreation & Community Center
24950 Riding Center Dr., South Riding, 571-258-3456

Loudoun Valley Community Center
320 W. School St., Purcellville, 540-338-4122

Round Hill Indoor Aquatic Center
17010 Evening Star Dr., Round Hill, 571-258-3562

Manassas

Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center (operated by Prince William County, city of Manassas, and George Mason University)
9100 Freedom Center Blvd., Manassas, 703-993-8444

Prince William County

Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center
13025 Chinn Park Dr., Prince William, 703-730-1051

Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center
14300 Minnieville Rd., Dale City, 703-670-7112