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Art & Audrey Smith Wellness Center


Emmetsburg has joined many communities in providing a Wellness Center to promote the health and well-being of its citizens. The Smith Wellness Center is a multi-purpose recreational facility with an large indoor swimming pool, aerobics, cardiovascular, and weight-lifting rooms, racquetball court, and locker rooms. In addition, the Public and College Libraries, along with the Computer Lab, the Genealogy Room, Senior Citizens Room, ICN Classroom, and several meeting rooms provide many facilities for the community. The Gymnasium/Convention Center provide space for large group meetings and activities, such as seminars and graduation.


Smith Wellness Center
3200 College Drive
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Education Programs

Program planning has been an important element of the Smith Wellness Center. Seminars, wellness programs, youth activities, after school programs, library programs, arts and crafts, summer programs, and activities for youth, adults, and senior citizens are available. Continuing Education classes from Iowa Lakes are offered all year long. Contact Iowa Lakes Community College 712-852-3554 to suggest programming. The staff is always willing to work with any group to provide for their needs.


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Contact Information

Call the Wellness Center for information about the facilities and to make reservations.

  Position Phone
  Membership Sales and General Information 712-852-5311
  Aquatics Facilitator 712-852-5201
  Program Coordinator 712-852-5312
  Wellness Center Director 712-852-5281


Facility Hours

  Facility Hours Daily Hours Holiday Hours &
Special Occasions
  Monday – Friday
5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
As posted


Membership Fees

  • Pay options – Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and EFT Transfer is available to use through the college’s main office.
  • Memberships are valid for a 12-month period from the date of purchase. Memberships are nonrefundable
  • The monthly fee is paid for a minimum of 12 months through automatic withdrawal only.
Type Membership
Daily Fee for

(5 years & under free
when accompanied by
an adult)
Monthly Fee
(One Year
Yearly Fee
Paid in
  Youth- K-12
(for anyone with senior high school
status or younger)
(for person 18 years and older)
  Married Couple
(All family members including unmarried
dependent children living at home)


Wellness Center Facilities

Aerobics Room
  Activities and classes such as spinning, youth dance, Taekwondo, boot camp and more are held in this room.  It is equipped with exercise balls, mats, assorted small weights, and DVD/VCR & TV for tapes.
Cardiovascular Room
  This room is equipped with 5 treadmills, 3 ellipticals, a recumbent bike, stair stepper and a climber. Individuals can use this equipment as desired. Children must be 14 years of age.
Racquetball/Walleyball Court
  To use the Racquetball Court, call for reservations. Walleyball equipment is also available. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or person over 18 years.
Weight Room
  This is a fully equipped weight room with a variety of weight machines, bar bells, a treadmill and TVs.  Children must be 14 years of age.
Walking/Running Track
  Available in the gym, the track circles the outer edge of the gym floor.
Gymnasium/ Conference Center
  The multipurpose gym, with a standard size basketball floor, has a walking track, is used for games of all kinds, and is equipped with volleyball equipment, tennis net, basketball hoops. The gym is also used as a conference center and for large group meetings. The gymnasium can accommodate 800 people wtih chairs and a stage, or room for 400 complete with table, chairs, and stage and is equipped with a PA system.
Swimming Pool
  The swimming pool is heated and has a moveable bulkhead that allows 2 swimming areas. It includes a 3’ area, diving area, a zero-depth entrance ramp, as well as 2 ADA compliant lifts. American Red Cross Swimming Lessons are offered several times a year. There are summer and winter swim team programs. A lifeguard is on duty at all times.
  A dry sauna is available off the pool area.
Locker Rooms & Shower
  The Wellness Center provides both Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms with lockers and shower facilities.
Pool Tables, Foosball table, and Ping Pong Tables
  This equipment is available in the central area of the Smith Wellness Center and is available to everyone to use.
Senior Citizens Room
  Room available for Senior Citizen activities.
Genealogy Resource Room
  Contains historic records useful for genealogical purposes. Maintained by the Genealogical Society.
ICN Classroom
  Part of the Iowa Communications Network, it is equipped with Fiber Optic TV equipment. Used for classes that originate from other locations.
Conference Rooms
  Conference rooms are available for groups who wish to meet and for seminars.
Computer Lab
  Computer Room in the Library that is available to students and the public. It is equipped with access to the Internet and email.
Public and College Libraries
  Emmetsburg Public Library and Iowa Lakes Library, Emmetsburg Campus, provide a combined facility with services to both students and the public.


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