About Us

Welcome to York Recreation Centre

The York Recreation and Convention centre was a concept conceived by York Shire Council in 2008, aiming to incorporate most of the sporting clubs in town at one centralised venue and provide a new state of the art facility for the whole community to enjoy.

The site of the original trotting track and football oval was chosen and work on the site commenced in 2010, finally being completed in 2012. The resulting complex is functional, airy and bright and has wonderful aspects over most of the playing fields. We are proud to be affiliated with sporting clubs large and small, young and old and hope the surrounding areas within the Forrest Oval complex will allow for further expansion and more active clubs to become part of the York community facility. As home to some of the oldest sporting clubs in the state, we expect the tradition of competitive play will still be alive and growing in York in another hundred years’ time.

The venue itself is currently being utilised for community meetings, sporting events, corporate conferences and local seminars as well as being a popular spot for a weekend meal or a cold beverage and the occasional private party. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive environment for locals and visitors alike and have endeavoured to keep all facilities fully accessible, with a fenced playground, disabled toilets and parking, as well as ramp access to the main venue.

Club Room

The Clubroom and bar are open Wednesdays - Sundays and are operated under a tavern license.


Our fully equipped gym operates 24/7 and caters to everyone. We have weight machines, free weights, resistance machines and cardio machines.

Oval & Cricket Pitch

York Recreation Centre is home to the Forrest Oval. This oval is fitted with floodlights and synthetic cricket pitch.

Lawn Bowls

There are 2 synthetic turf bowling greens with floodlights for guests use. Please call to book a space.

Outdoor Courts

York Recreation Centre is home to 2 plexipave netball courts and 1 plexipave basketball court all with floodlights for night time use.

Tennis Courts

York Recreation Centre has 8 synthetic grass tennis courts with floodlights. Please book in to use the courts.

Indoor Stadium

The indoor sports stadium comprises of a single court marked for basketball/netball or multiple badminton courts.


Pavilion which is also known as “old tearooms” has a small hall, kitchen and change rooms.

Squash Courts

There are 2 squash courts available at York Recreation Centre. Each are able to be converted into bookable activity spaces.

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