Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center

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Current Size: 80%

Simms Center620 Simms Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Phone:  540-437-9213


Center Office Hours

Monday-Friday:  8:00am-5:00pm


Community Hours

Computer Lab: 

8:30am-11:30am / 2:00pm-5:00pm (Monday-Friday)

6:30pm-9:00pm (Monday and Wednesday)

Fitness Room: 

8:00am-12:00pm (Monday and Wednesday)

6:30pm-9:00pm (Monday and Wednesday)

7:30am-2:00pm (Tuesday and Thursday)


11:30am-1:30pm (Tuesday and Thursday) 

6:30pm - 9:00pm (Monday and Wednesday)

PDF[145KB] General Fitness Program Descriptions


Fee Schedule

Local adult residents may enjoy the facilities of the Simms Center and the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center by purchasing an annual pass. Passes are available to city residents and non-residents alike. The pass will serve as entry to the center and is required to access our fitness room.

Rates are as follows:
Annual Passes:

City Resident Adult $30

Non-Resident Adult $60

City Resident Youth (Grades 6–12) $5

Non-Resident Youth (Grades 6–12) $15

Senior City Resident $15

Senior Non-Resident $30

Daily Guest Fee:

Adult* $3.00

Youth $2.00

*Must show photo identification to enter.


Room Rentals:

Are you planning an event? The Simms Center has many options if you're looking for space. We'd be happy to accommodate your next business meeting, conference, or workshop.

 PDF [110KB] Additional Room Rental Description and Rates




Lucy Simms

For a brief history of Lucy F. Simms and the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, visit Celebrating Simms, the Story of the Lucy F. Simms School.

This booklet is a companion to the exhibit commemorating the contributions of the Lucy F. Simms School and the Northeast neighborhood to the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia. The exhibit was produced by James Madison University students and their professors, Dr. Mollie Godfrey and Dr. Seán McCarthy, working in close collaboration with countless community members and the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project in association with Billo Harper. The exhibit opened on April 25, 2016, and is permanently housed in the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center.


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