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HECKART COMMUNITY CENTER

On August 6, 2019, Sedalia voters had the opportunity to vote on 2 ballot issues that would allow the Heckart Community Center to be built.  We are happy to announce that both ballot issues passed and work has begun to move this project forward. The facility will be multi-purpose and include an indoor aquatic facility, community center rooms, convention space, basketball/volleyball/pickleball courts, a fitness area, party rooms, child watch area, an indoor playground, and will be the home of the Sedalia Senior Center.

NOW OPEN!

Facility Rules

Heckart Community Center staff reserves the right to add additional rules that may be necessary for the safe operation of the facility.

General Facility Rules

Fitness Center Rules

Gymnasium Rules

Indoor Pool Rules

Membership and Daily Fees

  • Youth: Any person 18 or younger other than a family member.
  • Senior: Any person age 60 or older.
  • Adult: Any person age 19 to 59 other than a family member.
  • Family: Family membership is a maximum of 5 members with no more than 2 adults.

Example: Family membership could include a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children up to age 18. Or a single adult with 4 children up to age 18. All people must be residing under the same household (proof required).

Additional adults or children may be added onto the membership at the advertised rates for that membership type. Adult(s) added onto the membership must show proof of same residency to be on the membership. Family rate per month: $10 per additional child
Family annual rate: $100 per additional child

Families with special needs members may be added to a family membership as approved by the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Director.

Membership Type:Daily FeeMonthly FeeAnnual Fee
Youth / Senior$5$20$200
Adult$7$25$250
Family$25$55$550

Rentals

Book your next party with us! Rentals available now! Call us to book your reservation at 660-826-4930 or email rentals@sedaliaparks.com for more information.

A minimum 7 day notice is required for all Heckart Community Center Rentals.

Conference Room and Community Room Rentals

  • Kitchen access is not available
  • Total capacity for all three community rooms is approximately 200 people.
  • To receive discount for reserving all three (3) rooms, all rooms must be booked at time of reservation. Example: if only two rooms are booked and then it is requested to add the third room later, the discount will not be valid.
  • Audio/visual equipment available: podium/mic, projector, projector screen, and A/V cart for an additional flat fee of $10 per rental date.
  • Conference room rentals are only for meetings. Parties, celebrations, or other applications for rental of the conference room will not be allowed.

Party Room Rentals

Birthday party rentals – choice of Pool Party, Child Watch / Kids Zone

Pool Party
1.5 hour event

  • 1 room, capacity 20 people: $175
  • 2 rooms, capacity 40 people: $300

Child Watch / Kid Zone Party
1.5 hour event

  • 1 room, capacity 20 people: $175

Lock ins, Overnight, or Partial Evening Rentals

Minimum of 4 hour rental, maximum of 500 people

  • Rental rate is based on a minimum 4-hour rental. If additional time is needed, additional fees will be applied.
  • Maximum attendance of 500 attendees. If anticipated attendance will exceed 500 people, additional fees will be applied.
  • Overnight Lock-In Rental Rate: $1,200
  • Additional hour(s): $200 per hour
  • Additional Attendees (over 500): $5 per person

Gymnasium and Tournament Rentals

Maximum of 2 courts available at a time for gymnasium rentals. One court will remain open at all times for membership use.

Gymnasium (Court 1, 2, 3)

  • Full Court, each per hour $50/hour
  • Full Court, each per Day/Tournament Rental
    • Up to 8 hours: $375/court
    • Up to 16 hours: $725/court

Equipment Rental – Add on Rate

  • Volleyball Setup Fee, per court $15
  • Pickleball Setup Fee, per court $15

Games or Tournaments

  • SPR will need a minimum of $1,000,000 general liability insurance.
  • SPR will need Certificate of Liability Insurance Form with City of Sedalia listed as Certificate Holder and additional insured.

 

Convention Hall Rentals

Rental fees of the gym for activities are $300 per day. The damage deposit for all gym rentals is $300 per day. Insurance may be required for some rentals. Call the park office for availability at 660-826-4930.

 

 

Shelter Rentals

Reservations are available April 1st – October 31st.

Reservations cannot be made more than one year in advance.
Deadline for weekend rentals is the Thursday before the rental. Deadline for weekday rentals is two business days before the rental.

SIZES, TABLE AMOUNT, SEATING AND RATES –
• Large size – 16 tables, seats approx. 100 – $40
• Medium size – 10 tables, seats approx. 60 – $35
• Small size – 6 tables, seats approx. 35 – $30
• Hubbard with Concession – $85
• Hubbard Key Deposit – $50
• Shelter rental rates will increase $5 yearly through 2025.

Shelter Rentals and Special Event Permitting Policy

FAQ

Why locate it at the original Jennie Jaynes Stadium property?

The location is central to Sedalia with great visibility for those coming in and out of town on a daily basis. Also, the original goal of the Jennie Jaynes Foundation was to provide recreation to the community. This community center is continuing the legacy of the foundation.

How will the Heckart Community Center be paid for?

The City of Sedalia will utilize a bond to pay for the community center. The principle payments to repay the bond will be made utilizing proceeds from the 1/8 cent sales tax and the Capital Improvements Tax. The interest will be paid as a contribution to the project by Sue Heckart.

What is Sue Heckart’s contribution to this project?

Sue Heckart is bringing her parents’ dream of a community center in Sedalia to life with her extremely generous donation of paying the interest on the bonds the city will use to build of the center. Without her generosity, the community center would not come to reality.

Who is going to be able to use the Center?

Anyone and everyone will be able to use the community center, whether they live in the city, county or are visiting from out of town.

Who will benefit from the Community Center?

Everyone. This Community Center will be utilized by our senior population, youth, teens, families and citizens of all ages.

How will the Center be maintained?

The Sedalia Parks Department will operate and maintain the center. Operational costs will be covered by user fees. These fees have been researched thoroughly to ensure that they are fair and comparable to other communities and so the community center can operate efficiently and meet the needs of the community.

Will we have to pay to use the facility?

Yes. Just as the Parks department currently runs all their other facilities there will be a minimal user fee to help pay for the operating expenses of the facility through user fees, rentals, and concessions. Thorough research has been done to ensure that fees are equal or less than community centers in Columbia, Warrensburg, Harrisonville, Belton, and other comparable cities. Discounts will be available for senior citizens and annual memberships. Users are also able to pay by the day.

What will happen to Convention Hall?

Convention Hall will continue to be used by Sedalia Parks and Recreation with camps, rentals, dance, gymnastics, dog obedience, and other programming. It will not be torn down.

How and why has the Senior Center been incorporated into the facility/complex?

The Senior Center is an important asset for the citizens of our community. Including it in the Community Center will provide a modern facility, in a convenient location, with great access and help to create a well-rounded community center for all. It also allows those utilizing the senior center access to additional services the community center provides. This will also allow for a state of the art kitchen to allow the Senior Center to continue to provide meals within the facility and their home delivery to senior citizens within all of Pettis County.

Can 3 adults be on the same membership?
No, additional adults will have to purchase an individual membership based on their age.
Family membership is a maximum of 5 members with no more than 2 adults.

Example: Family membership could include a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children up to age 18. Or a single adult with 4 children up to age 18. All people must be residing under the same household.

Are fitness classes included in my membership?
We are still working on those details. Some classes will be included and some will cost extra. Same for Aquatics or Pool Classes – they will be offered but some will be included and some will cost extra.

Do I have to pay to use the walking track?
No, the indoor track at the Heckart Community Center will be made available for free for all community members. Non-members of the Heckart Community Center will be required to check in at the front desk and will be issued a colored wrist band which must be worn for the entire duration when utilizing the track. The wrist band only allows use of the track. Laps per mile are 9 laps.

Heckart Community Center – Facility Rentals

We will being taking reservations for rentals at the Heckart Community Center on February 1, 2022. The first day an event can be hosted at the Heckart Community Center will be March 25, 2022. Please email rentals@sedaliaparks.com for questions or to set up a rental on February 1, 2022.

Will my insurance cover my membership?
We are looking into options for this type of service. Check back with us as we gather more details.

When will you start hiring staff for the Heckart Community Center?
Applications for part time positions such as Front Desk Attendants, Child Watch / Kids Zone, Fitness Center Attendants, Janitorial/Maintenance, Lifeguards, Fitness Instructors, etc will be made available at the first of the year -January 3, 2022. Applications will be available for pick up at Convention Hall. Watch our Facebook page or website for details.

Year Round Programs @ HCC

Sensory Friendly Play Time

  • Wednesdays
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Heckart Community Center
  • This is NOT a drop off program – an adult must stay with the child during play time.

This time will provide children and families with varying abilities the opportunity to enjoy play time in a sensory friendly and safe environment!  This program is included in a HCC membership or the daily pass.

What does sensory playtime offer? Watch this short video from the instructor here.

Tiny Tots

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 9:00am-11:00 a.m.
  • Included in your membership or daily fee
  • Tiny Tots does not meet during the summer and resumes in the fall.

Open to those kiddos who have not entered school, ages 5 and younger. Toddlers can ride, slide, and climb on our indoor pre-school playground set up just for them. Parents must supervise their own children during this special play group.

Child Watch

  • Mon.-Thurs. 8:00-11:00 a.m., 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Fri. & Sat. 8:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Sun. Closed

Ages 6 months through 12 years. Child Watch provides a stimulating environment for your child to explore and interact with other children while you enjoy the benefits of the Heckart Community Center.

  •  $2 per day for members/$5 per day for non-members
  • Monthly add on to membership available. Visit website or contact us for more details.
  • Operates on a drop-in basis; first come, first serve
  • Attendant to child ratio: 1 to 5 for children ages 6 months to 2 years and 1 to 10 for children ages 3-12 years
  • Child Watch is limited to a maximum of 2 hours
  • Parents/Guardians must remain in the Heckart Community Center facility
  • Space is limited due to staff to child ratios. When the area is full, it may be necessary to wait until a space is vacated.
  • At this time we are not taking reservations for Child Watch.
  • Ages 6 months-5 years old are only allowed in the Child Watch area.
  • Ages 6-12 years are allowed in the Child Watch area.

Kid Zone

  • Open Daily
  • Included in membership or daily fee
  • 10 years and under
  • Must have adult supervision.

Need to burn off some energy? Check out our indoor playground! This area is open daily for children. To use this area, children must have adult supervision at all times and socks.

Sedalia Senior Center

  • Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Care Manager is available by phone: 660-826-0713 or 660-826-3730
  • Home Delivered and Curbside meals.

Curbside meals are available from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily please call the center to order! Variety of classes available online at goaging.org.

Splash And Play At Heckart Community Center

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00-12:30 p.m.
  • For kids age 5 and under
  • Included in membership or $5 per visit per child for non-members

Indoor Pool

Some areas may not be available all day (ie: only open for lap swimming or only open for leisure pool time. May also close for special events and/or swim meets.)

Indoor pool hours

POOL CLOSURES:

The Heckart Community Center pool will be closed on the following dates for Smith – Cotton swim meets. Come support your Tigers!
January 14th, 2023
January 25th, 2023
February 1st, 2023

Heckart Community Center staff reserves the right to add additional rules that may be necessary for the safe operation of the facility.

General Facility Rules

Fitness Center Rules

Gymnasium Rules

Indoor Pool Rules

  • Youth: Any person 18 or younger other than a family member.
  • Senior: Any person age 60 or older.
  • Adult: Any person age 19 to 59 other than a family member.
  • Family: Family membership is a maximum of 5 members with no more than 2 adults.

Example: Family membership could include a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children up to age 18. Or a single adult with 4 children up to age 18. All people must be residing under the same household (proof required).

Additional adults or children may be added onto the membership at the advertised rates for that membership type. Adult(s) added onto the membership must show proof of same residency to be on the membership. Family rate per month: $10 per additional child
Family annual rate: $100 per additional child

Families with special needs members may be added to a family membership as approved by the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Director.

Membership Type:Daily FeeMonthly FeeAnnual Fee
Youth / Senior$5$20$200
Adult$7$25$250
Family$25$55$550

Book your next party with us! Rentals available now! Call us to book your reservation at 660-826-4930 or email rentals@sedaliaparks.com for more information.

A minimum 7 day notice is required for all Heckart Community Center Rentals.

Conference Room and Community Room Rentals

  • Kitchen access is not available
  • Total capacity for all three community rooms is approximately 200 people.
  • To receive discount for reserving all three (3) rooms, all rooms must be booked at time of reservation. Example: if only two rooms are booked and then it is requested to add the third room later, the discount will not be valid.
  • Audio/visual equipment available: podium/mic, projector, projector screen, and A/V cart for an additional flat fee of $10 per rental date.
  • Conference room rentals are only for meetings. Parties, celebrations, or other applications for rental of the conference room will not be allowed.

Party Room Rentals

Birthday party rentals – choice of Pool Party, Child Watch / Kids Zone

Pool Party
1.5 hour event

  • 1 room, capacity 20 people: $175
  • 2 rooms, capacity 40 people: $300

Child Watch / Kid Zone Party
1.5 hour event

  • 1 room, capacity 20 people: $175

Lock ins, Overnight, or Partial Evening Rentals

Minimum of 4 hour rental, maximum of 500 people

  • Rental rate is based on a minimum 4-hour rental. If additional time is needed, additional fees will be applied.
  • Maximum attendance of 500 attendees. If anticipated attendance will exceed 500 people, additional fees will be applied.
  • Overnight Lock-In Rental Rate: $1,200
  • Additional hour(s): $200 per hour
  • Additional Attendees (over 500): $5 per person

Gymnasium and Tournament Rentals

Maximum of 2 courts available at a time for gymnasium rentals. One court will remain open at all times for membership use.

Gymnasium (Court 1, 2, 3)

  • Full Court, each per hour $50/hour
  • Full Court, each per Day/Tournament Rental
    • Up to 8 hours: $375/court
    • Up to 16 hours: $725/court

Equipment Rental – Add on Rate

  • Volleyball Setup Fee, per court $15
  • Pickleball Setup Fee, per court $15

Games or Tournaments

  • SPR will need a minimum of $1,000,000 general liability insurance.
  • SPR will need Certificate of Liability Insurance Form with City of Sedalia listed as Certificate Holder and additional insured.

 

Convention Hall Rentals

Rental fees of the gym for activities are $300 per day. The damage deposit for all gym rentals is $300 per day. Insurance may be required for some rentals. Call the park office for availability at 660-826-4930.

 

 

Shelter Rentals

Reservations are available April 1st – October 31st.

Reservations cannot be made more than one year in advance.
Deadline for weekend rentals is the Thursday before the rental. Deadline for weekday rentals is two business days before the rental.

SIZES, TABLE AMOUNT, SEATING AND RATES –
• Large size – 16 tables, seats approx. 100 – $40
• Medium size – 10 tables, seats approx. 60 – $35
• Small size – 6 tables, seats approx. 35 – $30
• Hubbard with Concession – $85
• Hubbard Key Deposit – $50
• Shelter rental rates will increase $5 yearly through 2025.

Shelter Rentals and Special Event Permitting Policy

Why locate it at the original Jennie Jaynes Stadium property?

The location is central to Sedalia with great visibility for those coming in and out of town on a daily basis. Also, the original goal of the Jennie Jaynes Foundation was to provide recreation to the community. This community center is continuing the legacy of the foundation.

How will the Heckart Community Center be paid for?

The City of Sedalia will utilize a bond to pay for the community center. The principle payments to repay the bond will be made utilizing proceeds from the 1/8 cent sales tax and the Capital Improvements Tax. The interest will be paid as a contribution to the project by Sue Heckart.

What is Sue Heckart’s contribution to this project?

Sue Heckart is bringing her parents’ dream of a community center in Sedalia to life with her extremely generous donation of paying the interest on the bonds the city will use to build of the center. Without her generosity, the community center would not come to reality.

Who is going to be able to use the Center?

Anyone and everyone will be able to use the community center, whether they live in the city, county or are visiting from out of town.

Who will benefit from the Community Center?

Everyone. This Community Center will be utilized by our senior population, youth, teens, families and citizens of all ages.

How will the Center be maintained?

The Sedalia Parks Department will operate and maintain the center. Operational costs will be covered by user fees. These fees have been researched thoroughly to ensure that they are fair and comparable to other communities and so the community center can operate efficiently and meet the needs of the community.

Will we have to pay to use the facility?

Yes. Just as the Parks department currently runs all their other facilities there will be a minimal user fee to help pay for the operating expenses of the facility through user fees, rentals, and concessions. Thorough research has been done to ensure that fees are equal or less than community centers in Columbia, Warrensburg, Harrisonville, Belton, and other comparable cities. Discounts will be available for senior citizens and annual memberships. Users are also able to pay by the day.

What will happen to Convention Hall?

Convention Hall will continue to be used by Sedalia Parks and Recreation with camps, rentals, dance, gymnastics, dog obedience, and other programming. It will not be torn down.

How and why has the Senior Center been incorporated into the facility/complex?

The Senior Center is an important asset for the citizens of our community. Including it in the Community Center will provide a modern facility, in a convenient location, with great access and help to create a well-rounded community center for all. It also allows those utilizing the senior center access to additional services the community center provides. This will also allow for a state of the art kitchen to allow the Senior Center to continue to provide meals within the facility and their home delivery to senior citizens within all of Pettis County.

Can 3 adults be on the same membership?
No, additional adults will have to purchase an individual membership based on their age.
Family membership is a maximum of 5 members with no more than 2 adults.

Example: Family membership could include a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children up to age 18. Or a single adult with 4 children up to age 18. All people must be residing under the same household.

Are fitness classes included in my membership?
We are still working on those details. Some classes will be included and some will cost extra. Same for Aquatics or Pool Classes – they will be offered but some will be included and some will cost extra.

Do I have to pay to use the walking track?
No, the indoor track at the Heckart Community Center will be made available for free for all community members. Non-members of the Heckart Community Center will be required to check in at the front desk and will be issued a colored wrist band which must be worn for the entire duration when utilizing the track. The wrist band only allows use of the track. Laps per mile are 9 laps.

Heckart Community Center – Facility Rentals

We will being taking reservations for rentals at the Heckart Community Center on February 1, 2022. The first day an event can be hosted at the Heckart Community Center will be March 25, 2022. Please email rentals@sedaliaparks.com for questions or to set up a rental on February 1, 2022.

Will my insurance cover my membership?
We are looking into options for this type of service. Check back with us as we gather more details.

When will you start hiring staff for the Heckart Community Center?
Applications for part time positions such as Front Desk Attendants, Child Watch / Kids Zone, Fitness Center Attendants, Janitorial/Maintenance, Lifeguards, Fitness Instructors, etc will be made available at the first of the year -January 3, 2022. Applications will be available for pick up at Convention Hall. Watch our Facebook page or website for details.

Sensory Friendly Play Time

  • Wednesdays
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Heckart Community Center
  • This is NOT a drop off program – an adult must stay with the child during play time.

This time will provide children and families with varying abilities the opportunity to enjoy play time in a sensory friendly and safe environment!  This program is included in a HCC membership or the daily pass.

What does sensory playtime offer? Watch this short video from the instructor here.

Tiny Tots

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 9:00am-11:00 a.m.
  • Included in your membership or daily fee
  • Tiny Tots does not meet during the summer and resumes in the fall.

Open to those kiddos who have not entered school, ages 5 and younger. Toddlers can ride, slide, and climb on our indoor pre-school playground set up just for them. Parents must supervise their own children during this special play group.

Child Watch

  • Mon.-Thurs. 8:00-11:00 a.m., 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Fri. & Sat. 8:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Sun. Closed

Ages 6 months through 12 years. Child Watch provides a stimulating environment for your child to explore and interact with other children while you enjoy the benefits of the Heckart Community Center.

  •  $2 per day for members/$5 per day for non-members
  • Monthly add on to membership available. Visit website or contact us for more details.
  • Operates on a drop-in basis; first come, first serve
  • Attendant to child ratio: 1 to 5 for children ages 6 months to 2 years and 1 to 10 for children ages 3-12 years
  • Child Watch is limited to a maximum of 2 hours
  • Parents/Guardians must remain in the Heckart Community Center facility
  • Space is limited due to staff to child ratios. When the area is full, it may be necessary to wait until a space is vacated.
  • At this time we are not taking reservations for Child Watch.
  • Ages 6 months-5 years old are only allowed in the Child Watch area.
  • Ages 6-12 years are allowed in the Child Watch area.

Kid Zone

  • Open Daily
  • Included in membership or daily fee
  • 10 years and under
  • Must have adult supervision.

Need to burn off some energy? Check out our indoor playground! This area is open daily for children. To use this area, children must have adult supervision at all times and socks.

Sedalia Senior Center

  • Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Care Manager is available by phone: 660-826-0713 or 660-826-3730
  • Home Delivered and Curbside meals.

Curbside meals are available from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily please call the center to order! Variety of classes available online at goaging.org.

Splash And Play At Heckart Community Center

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00-12:30 p.m.
  • For kids age 5 and under
  • Included in membership or $5 per visit per child for non-members

Indoor Pool

Some areas may not be available all day (ie: only open for lap swimming or only open for leisure pool time. May also close for special events and/or swim meets.)

Indoor pool hours

POOL CLOSURES:

The Heckart Community Center pool will be closed on the following dates for Smith – Cotton swim meets. Come support your Tigers!
January 14th, 2023
January 25th, 2023
February 1st, 2023