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2801 Forest Ridge
Bedford, TX 76021

, Community Services Manager

Welcome to the Bedford Parks and Recreation Division. It is the department's mission to provide creative and diverse programs and services to enrich our community through education, socialization and wellness opportunities. We do this by fulfilling our vision to provide outstanding leisure experiences for a better quality of life. We invite you to take full advantage of our programs for citizens of all ages and to enjoy our beautiful parks.

Boys Ranch Activity Center

2801 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, TX 76021

The Boys Ranch Activity Center (BRAC) is the only recreation center operated by the Department of Community Services.  The 24,000 square-foot activity center houses a full court gymnasium, fitness room, meeting room, men’s and women locker rooms, and classrooms. The Boys Ranch Activity Center offers a variety of exciting programs for all ages. Programs include Jazzercise, arts and crafts, free play basketball, yoga, tai chi, and much more. For more information, please call 817-952-2323.

BRAC (Boys Ranch Activity Center) Hours of Operation
Monday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (only the BRAC Fitness Room is Open)
BRAC Memberships
Yearly membership usage fees are required for use of the lobby activities and gymnasium. You must bring an ID and current utility bill to become a member! Members ages 17 and under MUST have a parent/guardian sign a release of liability in order to join. Ages 8 and under MUST always be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

Facility Cards (Yearly) Resident Non-Resident
Youth (up to age 15) $12 $26
Adult (16 and older) $26 $52
Senior (55 and older) $20 $32
One-Day Pass $7.00 $7.00
Brac Fitness Room
There are two options for fitness facility memberships. There is a pay by the year option which includes your facility card. There is also a pay by the month option. With that option you must also purchase a facility card. The yearly option gives you a discounted rate. You must purchase a membership to have use of the fitness facilities.  You must be 16 years or older to purchase a fitness membership.
Yearly Fee for Weight Room* Resident Non-Resident
Adult (16 and older) $127 per year or $17 per month + card $26 $202 per year or $22 per month + card $52
Senior (55 and older) $82 per year or $12 per month + card $20 $122 per year or $17 per month + card $32
*There is a $5 replacement fee for lost cards
*Everyone who enters the facility MUST have a Facility Card.

Facility Rentals
There is one multi-purpose room (2,160 sq. ft.) that can be divided into two or three tile floor rooms. These rooms are referred to as Rooms A, B and C. Room A (790 sq. ft.) has a full kitchen consiting of a sink, stove, oven microwave, refrigerator, ice machine and diswasher. Each room has a wall-mounted television.

Rooms A, B and C combined, will hold about 200 people lecture style. If tables are used each room holds about 36 people more can be accommodated depending on arrangement of tables. We do provide tables and chairs:

  •  25: 8ft. long rectangle tables
  • 35: 5ft. round tables
  • 200 chairs

For no additional charge the lessee can hire caterers for the rental. They are also allowed to decorate however they wish as long as it does not damage the walls or building in any way. These decorations must be removed before they leave.

Facility Rental Fees

  Non-Peak (Sep-Apr) Peak (May-Aug)
One Room $37/hr $47/hr
Two Rooms $47/hr $57/hr
Three Rooms $57/hr $67/hr

The BRAC Lobby is included in room rentals. Members will still be allowed to use table games during rental hours. For no additional charges the lessee can hire caterers for rental. They are also allowed to decorate however they wish as long as it does not damage the walls or building in any way. These decorations must be removed before they leave.

**Food and Beverage is strictly prohibited in the lobby area. Patrons must reserve a room to serve food and beverages.

Gym Rental Fees
The Basketball Gym can be rented and holds about 400 people (more or less depending on the arrangement of tables and chairs). All full court rentals must be after hours with a 2 hour minimum rental. Half court may be rented during open hours.

  Non-Peak (Sep-Apr) Peak (May-Aug)
Half Room $37/hr $47/hr
Full Court $47/hr $57/hr
Special Event (2 Hour Minimum) $87/hr $97/hr

Hockey Rink Rental

Rink w/o Lights $17/hr
Rink w/ Lights $22/hr

Meadow Park Baseball Fields

  Non-Peak (Jan-Aug) Peak (Sep-Dec)
Field Rental $37/Hour $42/Hour

In front of the BRAC there is a large covered pavilion (Corporate pavilion) that can be reserved and holds about 200 people. There are 2 grills, a fire pit, and 8 electrical outlets. This pavilion’s rental times are from 9AM – 3PM or 4PM – 10PM.

  Non-Peak ( Sep-Apr) Peak (May-Aug)
Rink w/o Lights $122 per 6 Hours $142 per 6 hours
Rink w/ Lights $77 per 6 hours $102 per 6 hours

In addition to this we have a medium sized pavilion with a grill, located near the pond. There is also a smaller pavilion located throughout the park that seats about 15 – 20 people. These two pavilions are not for rent and are taken on a first come first serve basis.

Rental times are either 9:00 am - 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.



Bedford Summer Camp
Summer Camp is a great place for kids who are between the ages of 6 and 12. Each day is filled with positive, supervised, fun activities. Themes are set for each week where staff is able to gear several activities towards that theme. Camp is hosted at the Boys Ranch Activity Center. Each week campers will be able to attend Bedford Splash to go swimming, and also make a trip to the Bedford Public Library. The camp is divided into two halves by age, meaning that 6-8 year olds are in one camp and 9-12 year olds are in the other. Parents will enjoy a flexible drop off time as early as 7:00 a.m. and pick up as late as 6:30 p.m. each day. Please make plans to attend our parent meeting at the Boys Ranch Activity Center on Wednesday May 24 at 7:00 p.m. We will cover basic camp rules, policies, daily schedules, etc. We will also have time to answer any questions you might have.

One-time registration fee of $52 upon sign-up. Discounted fee of $26 for any additional campers in family.

Weekly Fees:
$107/week for all weeks paid in advance (Before the first day of camp on May 30)
$117/week for weeks paid before Wednesday of preceding week
$122/week for weeks paid Wednesday or later of preceding week

Summer Camp Dates
Week 1 May 30 - June 2 (No Camp on Memorial Day)
Week 02 June 05 - June 09
Week 03 June 12 - June 16
Week 04 June 19 - June 23
Week 05 June 26 - June 30
Week 06 July 03 - July 7 (No Camp July 4)
Week 07 July 10 - July 14
Week 08 July 17 - July 21
Week 09 July 24 - July 28
Week 10 July 31 - August 04
Week 11 August 07 - August 11
Week 12 August 14 - August 18

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