Jack McLean Community Recreation Centre

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This facility is open and operating under COVID-19 Protection Framework at Orange.

Important information

If we have positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in our community vaccine passes will be required over the summer period for anyone entering the Jack McLean Recreation Centre over the age of 12 years 3 months. Click here for more information regarding vaccine pass requirements.

Any bookings during normal school hours must follow the Ministry of Education rules 

For bookings outside of normal school hours the following applies:

General Bookings:

  • Limit of 500 people in Court One, 300 people in Court Two and 60 people in the Multi-Purpose Room. Note that the maximum occupancy for fire regulations in 612 in the whole centre at one time.
  • Anyone entering the facility must scan in using the QR code (strongly preferred method) or using another contact tracing mechanism
  • Face coverings are encouraged in Court One and Court Two when not exercising.
  • Face coverings are mandatory in the Multi-Purpose Room.
  • The hirer has the right to determine whether having a vaccine pass is a condition of entry for anyone taking part in their booking.

Event Bookings:

  • Anyone entering the Centre must scan in using the QR code (strongly preferred method) or using another contact tracing mechanism.
  • Face coverings are encouraged.
  • The decision on whether to operate an event using vaccine passes or not sits with the organiser, with different rules applying depending on the decision.
  • If an event is run with vaccination passes being a condition of entry then no limits on numbers apply as long as they don't exceed the facilities capacity limit of 500 people in Court One, 300 people in Court Two and 60 people in the Multi-Purpose Room. Note that the maximum occupancy for fire regulations in 612 in the whole centre at one time.
  • If an event is run without vaccination passes being a condition of entry then numbers are limited to up to 50 people and close contact events can not take place.

The Jack McLean Community Recreation Centre is a two-court indoor sports facility located at Thames High School (303 Sealey Street, Thames) but is entered from Rolleston Street opposite the High School pool (714 Rolleston Street, Thames). The centre is suitable for hosting senior-level tournaments for netball, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics and other sports. It is also available for non-sporting activities.

The Facility is available for use between the hours of 5.30am and 10.30pm

It is for the joint use of the community and the High School.

To make a one-off booking, please fill in the form on the right side of this page and return it to our Customer Services team. To make an ongoing booking, contact Council's Recreation Manager.

Please note that for one-off bookings the perimter access card that is required to gain entry into the Facility will only be provided to the hirer noted on the Application for Hire Form.

Court 1 - mezzanine with bleachers for 100 spectators. Court-side bleachers for 75. Plus two allocated spaces for wheelchair users. Please note: See above capacity limits depending on booking.

Court 2 - mezzanine with bleachers for spectators.

Multi-purpose Room - kitchen with microwave, dish-drawer and small fridge. Six tables and 30 chairs. Mounted overhead projector.

Full facility - 96 lockers No charge for use of lockers. Bring your own padlock for the period of the booking - padlocks left on lockers will be removed after bookings. There are also full toilets, showers and changing rooms plus two accessibility/family change rooms.

There is an accessibility car parking space adjacent to the pedestrian crossing. There is a car park on Rolleston St across from the main entrance to the Jack McLean Community Recreation Centre.

Sports equipment is provided by the individual clubs for their use, apart from the basketball hoops which are part of the facility. If you wish to make a booking for a sport and need to use equipment we can help you get in touch with the right club to rent their equipment.

Fees and charges:

All Fees and Charges are inclusive of GST. 

Jack McLean Community Recreation CentreUnits2021/2022
Court 1 (new gym) Hourly rate $25.00
Court 2 (old gym) Hourly rate $25.00
Multi-Purpose Room Hourly rate $15.00
Whole facility Hourly rate $50.00