The Allen R. Baca Center offers a wide variety of programming designed to meet the needs of Round Rock’s active 50+ population. Programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles. These programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities – those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and programs for those who have age-related limitations. Many of our members boast about making meaningful social connections, losing weight, increasing flexibility and balance, and traveling to regional destinations.
Conveniently located in downtown Round Rock, the Allen R. Baca Center has been serving the community since 2005. The Center has a weight room, billiards room, aerobics/dance room, meeting rooms, patio and much more. In addition, the facility is available for rental for your next baby shower, wedding shower, business luncheon or reception.
Facility/Weight Room Hours
Monday – Thursday from 7:00am-9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-1:00pm
301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Building 2
Round Rock, Texas, 78664
Join the Baca Center today for great member benefits. Members avoid the daily-use fee and enjoy the many daily activities at the Baca Center. The Baca Center has more than 1,300 members and you should join us!
|Adult 50+ without weight room||$30||$4.50||$1|
|Adult 50+ weight room included||$60||$9||$3|
|Adult 50+ CMRC & Baca Facilities||$110||N/A||N/A|
|Adult 50+ CMRC & Baca Combo for Couples||$185||N/A||N/A|
|Adult (21-49) weight room only||$80||$12||$5|
|Adult (21-49) CMRC & Baca weight room only||$160||N/A||N/A|
Come join the Baca Center today! Pick up a membership form at the front desk or call 512-218-5499 for more details.
See below for a brief description of the various programs offered at the Baca Center. NOT ALL PROGRAMS MAY BE OFFERED AT THIS TIME. PLEASE SEE CURRENT PROGRAM SCHEDULE.
Programs are offered on an ongoing basis, monthly, weekly or session based. Programs that have a fee associated are indicated. For more specific dates, times and fees for each program, please see the current Program Schedule.
CENTER ART CLUB: The Center Art Club includes artists age 50+ with interests in all media such as oil, acrylic, pen & ink, watercolor, 3D art and photography. You can find their artwork displayed throughout the center and many pieces of art are available for purchase. New artists are always welcome to join the club or visit the group for inspiration. There is a nominal fee to join the Center Art Club that you pay directly to the group and it helps pay for monthly demonstrations by outside artists. Participants learn from each other and at select meetings critique each other’s artwork. For more information, contact email@example.com
BOOK DISCUSSION: Book Discussions group discusses a variety of classic and contemporary essays, short stories, dramas, and poetry that present ideas of enduring human significance. Contact the Baca Center for more information on the group and what the reading material will be for each meeting date. Reading materials are provided by participants.
DAFFODIL GUYS AND DOLLS: This group virtually travels to many local treasures each month. A new location is featured each meeting for pleasure and group discussion. Check the current Baca Center Newsletter for travel locations.
GARDEN CLUB: The Round Rock Area Garden Club meets year-round. After a brief social and business meeting, the club provides gardening hints, plans field trips, and provides speakers who are knowledgeable about meeting the challenges of gardening in our particular soil and climate. Membership is free to Baca Center members; others pay $1 walk-in fee. For more information, contact club president at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOODCARVERS CLUB: The Woodcarvers Club meet to practice, learn and create wood carved objects. No experience necessary, however tools are needed to participate. Stop in and visit with the group to learn about woodcarving or just to watch the group make some great creations. Some pieces are displayed in our lobby.
WRITING CLUB: Participants are welcome to share their writing and get feedback, read someone else’s work or just come to listen. View the club’s anthologies on amazon.com by searching for Baca Writing Club. For more information, e-mail Bacawritingclub@gmail.com.
CRAFTY CRITTERS: This group comes together to work on their own items/crafts OR group projects for their craft sale.
DANCE & MUSIC
KLUB KARAOKE: This program is open to those of all skill levels and can sing and receive applause for their efforts. If you are not sure you are ready to perform in front of an audience, come in and enjoy listening. Songs from the 30’s to 90’s are provided and the group has FUN!!
LATIN DANCING: This self-led group joins together to learn from each other, socialize and to dance, dance, dance to various Latin music provided by the group leader.
LET’S DANCE: Have fun, exercise and socialize at the same time! Lemonade and coffee will be provided. Bring your own refreshments, snacks and BYOB. No guests, under age 50. Please register in advance. The May and December dances will have live music and the cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. All other dances, moderated by the group’s own DJ, are FREE for members and $5 for non-members.
LINE DANCE PROGRAM: The Baca Center offers four levels of line dance classes from Introductory Beginner to Advanced that helps participants move up and improve their skills. The improver dancers perform at various senior living communities and/or nursing homes. All classes cost $3 for members and $4 for non-members. Registration in advance is required. Not sure which class is for you? Stop in and visit with our instructor, Barbara Langham, before one of the classes to discuss your skills and which class is the best fit for your level.
PERFORMANCE GROUP: The Performance Group rehearses weekly. If you would like to sing, dance, play an instrument, tell jokes, read poetry, read an original story, perform a skit, this is your chance. An entertainment “show” will take place on the last Thursday of each month. If you are interested in participating, you must sign up at the Baca Center and attend a mandatory rehearsal on the Tuesday prior to the show. Come to entertain and be entertained. No experience necessary just a desire to perform.
SING-A-LONG: The Sing-A-Long group sings show tunes, country and pop music from the 20th Century. Song books are provided and new singers are always welcome.
SING FOR JOY: Do you love singing Gospel songs or listening to gospel music? This group meets to sing gospel songs. Singers and non-singers are invited to participate or just come to enjoy the gospel music.
SPANISH SING-A-LONG: This self-led and inspired group meets to sing their hearts out in Spanish. Join the group to sing-a-long and learn new songs or to be entertained. The group leader brings a large selection of Spanish songs.
TEJANO TIME: This award-winning group is self-led and meets to enjoy Tejano dancing. Group leaders provide the Tejano music for this multi-generational program in which participants learn to dance or come to socialize.
WINDJAMMERS: Music enthusiasts sing country, bluegrass, gospel and much more. This group joins together to enhance their playing abilities and/or learn new songs for occasional performances. Any kind of string instrument is acceptable as long as it is in good condition and players are an intermediate or advanced player. Being able to sing is a plus but not required.
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE: This course is offered to drivers 50+ that would like to get a 10% discount on their auto insurance. This does not dismiss tickets and not all insurance companies offer a discount. Fees are paid to the AARP instructor by check ONLY.
BENEFITS COUNSELING: Visit with Donna Bridges, from the Area on Aging, as she will provide one-on-one assistance with locating and accessing local support programs and resources. The assistance is free for older adults and family caregivers, to help you connect with the information, resources, programs, and education that will help you age successfully.
COMPUTER SUPPORT: Is your data backed up, your warranty over, want to fix your computer yourself? Join Scott Wheeler for “how to” classes which will cover cleaning up your Windows operating system, install/uninstall applications/drivers, troubleshoot diagnostics, manage viruses, and more.
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH: This is an informal, inclusive, and fun group for persons who already know/speak some Spanish and want to improve their conversational and reading skills. Classes include grammar, conversation, writing exercises, reading aloud, and more. No textbook required.
ROUND ROCK PRESERVATION LUNCH AND LEARN: Join this group on a quarterly basis to learn historic information about Round Rock. The public is invited to this free educational event. Attendees are invited to bring their own brown bag lunch and the preservation will provide water and a cookie for your enjoyment. Sponsors for the program are the City of Round Rock, Allen R. Baca Center and Round Rock Preservation. For information call: 512-373-3819.
ENTERTAINMENT & THEATER
CINEMA MOVIES: Join the Baca Center for Cinema Days. Movies are always FREE and open to adults 50+. Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks
AARP: “AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. AARP leads positive social change and delivers value to members through information, advocacy and service.” Membership is open to persons age 50+. You must be a member of the National Chapter to join a local chapter. Various topics which are of interest to those 50+ will be presented at the meetings.
WIDOW WARRIORS: Are you a widow or widower that would like to share or inspire others or are you looking for inspiration? This group gets together to make new friends, network and share your story of being a widow or widower and how it has affected your life. This group is meant to inspire and help each other through the hard times.
CARDS & GAMES
BRIDGE: The Baca Center offers various types of bridge games for all abilities. Bridge was derived from the English game of Whist in the 18th Century. Cards originated in China as far back as the 9th Century. The duplicate and evening bridge are for players that have a partner and that have advanced skills to play bridge. The neighbors and bridge for fun are for all skill levels that want to learn how to play, improve their skills and socialize. Please see the current Baca newsletter for exact games and times.
BUNCO: This is a fun fast-paced dice game that is easy to learn and a game that is not about skill but what the dice want to offer each player.
CANASTA: The Baca Center offers three different types of Canasta for your card-playing enjoyment. Canasta is a rummy-like card game that can usually be learned in a couple of sessions. Come to learn, play and socialize.
CRIBBAGE: Cribbage is easy to learn for those that have not played and for those who haven’t played in years. The group plays for fun, laughs and getting to know each other. Supplies will be provided.
DOMINOES: The Baca Center offers various opportunities to play games of dominoes. Participants can come to learn, improve their skills or just to socialize.
AMERICAN CHINESE MAH JONG: This game can help improve your cognitive skills as well as offer socialization. Game sets of 166 Chinese tiles are used and the game will stimulate your mind. Previous knowledge of the game required or stop by to watch how it is played and learn from others.
HEARTS: Hearts is an “evasion-type” trick-taking playing card game for four players, although most variations can accommodate between three and six players. It was first recorded in America in the 1880s and has many variants, some of which are sometimes referred to as “Hearts”.
OPEN PLAY: Open play is an opportunity for those wishing to play cards or games on their own. No reservation required and no supplies are provided.
PINOCHLE: This group meets on a weekly basis to play Pinochle which is a trick-taking game that takes lots of concentration.
SPADES: This group meets to play Spades and other fun card games. Join this group to learn to play Spades, improve your skills or socialize.
FITNESS & WELLNESS
CHAIR YOGA: This program is perfect for persons who may have difficulty getting to the floor and back up. The chair provides support and stability in standing and seated positions, allowing the student to experience a yoga class where gentle backbends, forward bends, lateral stretches and twisting postures are easily accessible. Participants will benefit by improving flexibility, strength, circulation, range of motion, balance, posture and breathing. Suitable for people with limitations.
GRANNY BASKETBALL: Do you like basketball and low impact exercise or are you looking for a team to support? Join the Round Rock Rockettes for Granny Basketball. This program is a gentle game for women of a certain age. There is no running or jumping (hurrying is allowed); no physical contact; and the court is divided into three courts. The team meets year-round at Clay Madsen Recreation Center. Games are played in Round Rock, Georgetown and Harker Heights. First time participants will need to purchase their uniform and pay a participant fee to the Granny Basketball Organization.
GROUP EXERCISE: The Baca Center believes that a healthy and active lifestyle is for everyone at every age. The Baca Center offers classes for their members throughout the day that are included in the weight room membership fees. Non-members must pay the visitor pass rate of $3/class. Please see the Baca Center front desk for current group exercise schedule and class guidelines.. Class participation is limited based on space & equipment.
KUPUNA HULA FOR BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE: Open to men and women 50+. All dancers will meet at 1:45 for basic instruction, technique, and Hawaiian language and history. The intermediate group meets at 2:45 to learn more advanced techniques and dances. Ladies will wear black t-shirts and a wrap or pa’u skirt; men will wear black shorts or pants and black t-shirt. Dancers who want to continue and to perform will need the class pa’u (purchased through the kumu) and class t-shirt. Also, dancers should bring three-ring notebooks to class. No new students after the first 2 classes in a session.
LIFESTYLE MOVEMENT CLASS – ACTIVE ASSISTED AEROBICS (A.A.A.): This class is designed for those wanting more advanced chair style aerobic exercise. Participants must stand and exercise, using chair for support and assistance. This class will feature more cardio, along with movement around the room. This class is open to all membership types.
LIFESTYLE MOVEMENT CLASS – SITTERCIZE: This class is designed for the beginner and those with limited mobility. Participants must stay seated in their chair for the duration of the class. This class is open to all membership types.
PICKLEBALL: Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is played with a paddle and plastic ball with holes. Games can be played as doubles or singles.
TABLE TENNIS: Like to play table tennis? Come check out our newest program to play and hone your table tennis skills. Paddles and balls will be provided to participants that do not have their own.
The Baca Center offers many trips throughout the Central Texas area. We travel within 2.5 hours of the Baca Center. We do NOT offer overnight trips.
The Baca Center offers many fun and exciting events throughout the year. For more information, call the Center at 512-218-5499.
The Allen R. Baca Center offers many trips throughout the Central Texas area. We travel within 2.5 hours of the Baca Center. Please see the latest trip guide for all trip guidelines and procedures.
FALL TRIP REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
Here are the ways you can register for our fall trips:
ONLINE at www.roundrockrecreation.com—This is the easiest way and can be done beginning at midnight on August 24. As a Baca Center member, you already have an online account with Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department. Please do NOT create a new account, as it will not recognize your membership and you will be charged the additional $5 per trip.
If you have NEVER accessed your account online, we will need to send you a temporary password. Please request it at from the Baca Center Front Desk or call 512-218-5499 PRIOR to August 24.
If you have accessed your account online before, but don’t know your password, select Forgot Your Password and a temporary one will be emailed to you. The email address must match the one we have on file for you. If you are unsure of the email we have on file for you, please request it at from the Baca Center Front Desk or call 512-218-5499 PRIOR to August 24.
IN PERSON AT THE BACA CENTER—This will be first come, first served with numbers handed out at 7:00 am when the building opens. Registration will begin at 8:00 am sharp. Please have your trip registration sheet completed and your payment ready to expedite the process. There is no need to arrive at the center before 7:00 am.
PHONE IN REGISTRATION—Please only call ONCE and leave a short message with your name and phone number. Calls will be returned in the order they are received. Calling more than once will not get you registered any quicker, as we will not be answering the phone until all phone calls have been returned. Please have your trip sheet completed and your payment ready. Make sure you keep your phone and this information handy. If we call and you do not answer, you will go to the bottom of the list.
Full payment is due at the time of registration. We accept cash, check made to City of Round Rock, Visa or Mastercard. Only credit cards will be an acceptable form of payment over the phone. If you would like to register one other person and they are NOT on your account, we will need name, address, date of birth and phone number and signed waiver to complete their registration. Please remember, only those 50+ can travel with the Baca Center and non-members pay an additional $5/trip.
Participants in wheelchairs that are unable to use the restroom or participate on their own will need to bring along a companion, relative or personal care taker. You will also need to tell the Baca team of your condition when you register so proper arrangements can be made for use of the lift. Due to the configuration of the bus, only one wheelchair can fit on the bus however, persons in a wheelchair that can transfer to a seat can also be accommodated.
Come check out the most up-to-date equipment at the Baca Center Weight Room. The weight room contains treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, machine weights and free weights. Participants must be 21 years or older to be eligible for a Baca Weight Room Membership.
Weight Room Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WEIGHT ROOM ORIENTATION
Are you new to working out or just interested in learning how to use the machines in the Baca Center weight room? Then this is the course for you! This 30-minute class led by a personal trainer will teach you the general rules of the weight room along with weight room etiquette. You will also learn proper technique for our machines. Please see the front desk or call (512) 218-5499 to schedule your orientation.
Adults age 50+ can get some one on one fitness with a certified personal trainer at the Baca Center. Our certified trainer will personalize a workout just for you and your physical limitations if needed. A Weight Room membership is required for personal training. Schedule your consultation and register for personal training sessions at the Baca Center Front Desk.
|1 Personal Fitness Consultation||FREE|
1 Personal Training Session
1 Personal Fitness Consultation FREE
1 Personal Training Session $40
3 Personal Training Sessions $75
5 Personal Training Sessions $115
10 Personal Training Sessions $225
15 Personal Training Sessions $315
20 Personal Training Sessions $400
PERSONAL TRAINING: PAIRS TRAINING
If the large group classes and one-on-one training is not your thing, then grab a partner and try Pairs Group Training! Pairs training is designed to provide participants a non-intimidating environment that has the structure of group exercise but the individual experience of Personal Training. Groups have their choice of number of sessions; the meeting times and days are discussed between the small group and their personal trainer. RESCHEDULING IS PROHIBITED. Call or stop by the Baca Center for more information and get signed up today!
|4 SESSIONS (30 Minutes)||$50 / PERSON||COMPLETE IN 30 DAYS|
|8 SESSIONS (30 Minutes)||$90 / PERSON||COMPLETE IN 60 DAYS|
*Sessions must be completed within the allotted days stated above. Any sessions not used will be discontinued. *
The Baca Center is one of many city facilities available for rental for business luncheons, receptions, weddings, socials and programs. Commercial/for-profit events in which a fee is charged to attend the event are prohibited.
The Baca Center could be the perfect place to host your next big party or small gathering. Call 512-218-5499 to schedule a viewing or to book your reservation. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Baca Center facilities are available for rental at the following times:
- 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday
- 4 p.m. to Midnight Friday
- 8 a.m. to Midnight Saturday
- 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
Rental parties must be out of the facility by the ending time specified for each day.
Grand Meeting Room
3000 sq. ft.
24 – 6’ rectangular and 21 – 5’ round
2596 sq. ft.
4 – 6’ rectangular and 12 – 6’ round
Meeting Room #1
1155 sq. ft.
4 – 6’ rectangular and 9 – 3’ square
Meeting Room # 2
1155 sq. ft.
4 – 6’ rectangular and 9 – 3’ square
Meeting Room #3
750 sq. ft.
6 – 6’ rectangular
Arts & Crafts Room
864 sq. ft.
3 – 6’ rectangular and 10 – 3’ square
496 sq. ft.
2 – 6’ rectangular and 3 – 3’ square
* Suggested Capacity for each room is seated with tables.
Week Day rental availability is limited due to Baca Center activities. Please contact the Baca Center for Week Day Availability and Pricing
- All rentals must include setup and clean up times in the reservation.
- Rental reservations require payment of deposit and fees at time of booking.
- Bookings can not be made more than a year in advance. Bookings may not be made less than 30 days in advance without approval from the building supervisor.
- Candles or any type of open flame are NOT allowed, per City Ordinance.
- Renter must be 21 years of age or older. Renter must stay on site at all times during the rental period.
- All rentals include parking in garage beneath the facility.
- Tables and chairs are provided but must be set up and torn down by the renter.
- The Grand Meeting Room is equipped with integrated sound system, cordless microphone projector and large screen, available upon request at time of booking. The rental includes use of the warming kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, stove and dishwasher.
- All other rooms do not have kitchen access. The Arts & Crafts room includes two small sinks.
Refund Policy & Return of Deposit
Request to relinquish use of a facility must be generated by the customer in writing. In the event that a customer cancels the rental the following options are available:
- Reservation Refunds requested 30 calendar days or greater from the event date will receive a 100% refund, less a $25 administrative fee.
- Reservation Refunds requested 29-15 calendar days from the event date will receive a 50% refund of total rental fees and loss of deposit.
- Reservation Refunds requested 14 calendar days or less will forfeit all rental and deposit fees.
Deposits and/or fees paid can take up to 14-21 days for refund.
Non-profit organizations with a current letter from the Internal Revenue Service deeming the organization as a 501(c)(3) can receive 25% off their rental fees (not deposit). IRS letters MUST not be older than 3 years.
The Baca Center is not available on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve and Day. If Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday or Monday the preceding weekend is unavailable. If Christmas Eve falls on Thursday or Friday the following weekend is unavailable.
Alcohol Restrictions & Chaperones
If alcohol is at an event, two Round Rock Police officers must be on duty during the hours the alcohol is on the premises. The Police Officers will be contracted and paid directly by the renter. The Police Department requires a three-week notice that officers are needed. The renter will be invoiced by the Round Rock Police for $110 per hour. Two officers will be on the premises during the times of the actual party (not necessarily during decorating times). If alcohol is found on the premises without proper officers on hand, a Baca Team Member will give the renter the opportunity to remove the alcohol from the facility. Police will be notified of any non-compliance. If the event is in honor of a minor (i.e. graduations, birthday parties, Quinceanera, etc.), NO alcohol is allowed.
Please contact the Baca Center at 512-218-5499 with any additional questions.
The Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties (OWBC) Senior Nutrition Program offers nutritionally balanced, homemade lunches at a low cost for seniors (60+) at the Baca Center.
Lunch is served Monday – Friday at 12:00pm. To become a client and register for the congregate lunches, please visit the OWBC office between 9:30am & 1pm in the Dining Room. Clients pay a suggested $3 donation for meals.
For more information, visit www.owbc-tx.org or call 512-255-4970
Directions to the Baca Center
From IH 35, Exit FM 620/Main Street. Go East on 620/Main Street heading towards downtown Round Rock. Turn Right on N Brown St. Go two blocks and take a Right on W. Bagdad Ave. The Baca Center is the second building on the left. The parking garage is located underneath the Baca Center with an elevator in the center which leads up into the building.
Holiday Hours and Closures
- Monday May 30, 2022: Memorial Day | Closed
- Monday June 20, 2022: Juneteenth Holiday | Closed
- Monday July 4, 2022: Independence Day | Closed
- Monday September 5, 2022: Labor Day | Closed