Bureau County Metro Center


Bureau County Metro Center, Princeton, IL
The Bureau County Metro Center is a 50,000 square-foot recreation center with full size gymnasium; 25-yard indoor swimming pool with wading pool and observation balcony; racquetball courts; weight room; cardio-vascular room, elevated running/walking track above the gym; and locker rooms. A 40' x 80' multi-purpose room with adjacent kitchen provides the perfect setting for conventions, expositions, meetings, or wedding receptions.

Metro Center Features

  • Indoor Pool
  • Basketball Courts
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Wallyball Courts
  • Weight Room
  • Cardio Room
  • Elevated Track
  • Locker Rooms
  • Reception Hall
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Suana

The Cardio Room:

  • 10 - Treadmills
  • 6-Ellipticals
  • 5-Recumbant Bikes
  • 4-Arc Trainers
  • 2-Upright Bikes
  • 2-Schwinn Airdyne Bikes
  • 1-StairMaster
  • 1-Climbmill
  • 1-Ascent Trainer
  • 1-Concept II Rower
  • 1-NordicTrack
  • 1-Fluid UBE (Upper Body Water Rower)
  • 1-Functional Trainer (Multi Use Weight Lifting Machine)
  • 1-Lateral X
  • 1-Octane XTOne
  • 1-Octane Seated Elliptical
  • All equipped with Cardio Theater Sound System
  • Must be 15 years of age or older to use

Weight Room:

  • 1-Plate Loaded Incline Press
  • 1-Plate Loaded Multi Press Machine
  • 1-Plate Loaded Advanced Incline
  • 16-Strength Training Machines
  • Cybex 6 Station Modular Unit
  • Dumbells from 2 1/2 lbs to 100 lbs

Indoor Courts:

  • Gymnasium
  • Gym can also be used for volleyball
  • 2-Racquetball / Walleyball Courts

2-Lane Indoor Walking/Running Track:

  • 17 Laps to the mile
  • Track pass available for use of just the walking track, 10 Times for $20 or unlimited use for $25/month
  • Must be 15 years of age or older to use

Indoor Pool:

  • Heated 6-Lane Pool
  • 25 yards in length
  • Children's wading pool
  • Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult


  • 8 Person jacuzzi
  • Cedar lined sauna
  • Swimming suit required
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to use

Locker/Dressing Rooms

The Metro Center has full Men's and Women's Locker/Dressing rooms with showers. Daily Locker use is available free of charge and lockers can be rented at $1 a month or $12 a year.

The BCMC/PPD is not responsible for lost or stolen items!

Bureau County Metro Center Location

Metro Center and Pool Hours

General HoursPool Hours

Indoor Pool & Schedule

To view specific times for open swim, adult swim and the many other programs occuring daily in the Metro Center Pool, please review our Aquatic Fitness Class & Pool Schedule!

Nursery (6 Years and Under)

Coloring, puzzles, reading, and free-play are just some of the activities that we have for your child while you are working out!

AM Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-11:00 am
PM Hours: Monday-Thursday 4:00-7:30 pm

Free for Members
Monthly Pass $20
($5 off each additional child's pass)
Walk-in Fee $3 per child.


Many non-park district residents or non-members use local recreation services but make no tax or membership contribution to help support the operations. Therefore, it is not equitable for these participants to enjoy the parks, facilities, or services that residents and members are either taxed on or pay a membership fee to maintain and operate. Thus higher registration fees are necessary to supplement and help maintain the parks and facilities as well as provide for staffing.

  • Registration Fee- All direct and indirect costs of a program.
  • Resident- Anyone within the geographic boundaries of the Princeton Park District.
  • Non-Resident- Anyone living outside of the Princeton Park District taxing district.
  • Member- Anyone that has a valid membership with the BCMC.

In our publications you will see that most of our programs and classes will list three prices. The first being BCMC member fee, the second being the non-member resident fee and the third being the non-member non-resident fee.

Residency within the Princeton Park District boundaries can be established by providing the following information at registration:

  • A form of picture I.D. (drivers license, school I.D., etc.)
  • A current tax or utility bill showing your name and address or a valid voter registration card.

Membership Options

Annual memberships can be purchased in nine different categories as follows:

  • Family - Parents and all children to age 24 years old if still claimed as a dependent on the tax return of head of household
  • Single-Parent Family - Same as family with only one parent on the membership
  • Couple - Two individuals, age 18 years and older, living in the same household
  • Adult - Age 18 years and up
  • Sr. Citizen - Age 60 years and up
  • Sr. Citizen Couple - Two individuals, living in the same household, with at least one of the adults being 60 years of age or older
  • College - Full time college student, transcript required (8 hours required)
  • Youth - Age 7-18 years
  • Corporate - Your corporation can automatically qualify for discounted rates with as few as 5 membership units. Lock into a 1 year low rate. Help promote healthy lifestyles and incorporate cohesiveness to your employees.

For additional membership information, please contact Kerri Hicks, Membership Coordinator, at 815-872-0840.

Resident & Non-Resident Membership Fees

Resident and Non-Resident Membership Fee Structures can be found in our current Activites Brochure published several times each year.

Court Information

Wallyball: Members: $10*, Non-members: $10 + Daily Fees
Racquetball: Memebers: FREE, Non-members $5 + Daily Fees

*Fee based on hourly rate

Daily Admissions

  • Family: $12.00
  • Adult: $6.00
  • Student/Sr.: $5.00

Daily admission includes the use of the: Pool | Sauna/Jacuzzi | Gym | Cardio Room | Track | Weight Room

Children 7 and under are free when they accompany a paying adult.

Payment Options

The payment options offered at the Metro Center for annual members are: payment in full (cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, or Discover) or bank draft authorization.

If the Bank Draft authorization is chosen, a voided check is necessary in allowing the Metro Center to draft directly from the member's checking or savings account on the 25th of each month for 12 months. An $18 annual service charge is included in the total amount paid. The basic membership will automatically renew itself unless notification is received to cancel, weight room memberships are to be paid annually.

Gift Certificates

For the person who has everything, give them the gift of health. The BCMC offers gift certificates that can be purchased in any amount and can be used for anything we have to offer. This special gift allows the recipient to choose what to do, and when. Available any time of the year at the BCMC front desk.

Questions? Call (815) 872-0840 or Contact Us Here!