Fitness and Sports

Athletic endeavors are an important part of the Navy's culture of fitness. NAS JRB has several facilities available for organized and "pick-up" competitions, and we are currently working to expand our facilities.

Please call 504-678-3230 for questions about use of the Athletic Fields, and 504-678-3524 for information about the base pool.

Fitness Center & Gymnasium

Building 456     678-3230

The base fitness center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a full assortment of cardio equipment, free weights and weight equipment for a total body workout. The gymnasium has two side courts for basketball or volleyball within the full-length hardwood floor basketball court. The fitness center has an aerobics room, a racquetball court, a wallyball court and a family fitness parent area where the kids can play while mom or dad watch them during workouts. The fitness center is equipped with full showers and locker rooms, and the men’s and women’s locker rooms both have dry saunas. Scheduled aerobics classes, spin classes and other similar classes are offered. The fitness center offers personalized training and family fitness instruction and classes. Two running trails are available with distances ranging from a half-mile to 5 miles.

The fitness center also offers a year-round schedule of tournaments and leagues. All tenant commands are eligible to participate in the Captain’s Cup competition for athletic supremacy among military commands in the New Orleans area. The center’s staff is happy to assist with organizing games or matches, e.g., racquetball, softball, basketball or softball games. Their phone number is 504-678-3230.

Available at the fitness center:

  • Selectorized equipment with 22 individual stations that strengthens all major groups, with free orientation.
  • Complete line of free weights, including dumbbells, a variety of benches, a Gravitron and a cable crossover.
  • Cardiovascular items including treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, three different kinds of bikes and stair climbers. Theater TV sound is available on most cardio equipment. A Krankcycle and Matrix Functional Trainer are available for wounded and disabled warriors.
  • Athletic gear issue including towels, weight belts, racquetball racquets, balls and safety eyewear, tennis racquets, basketballs, volleyballs, softball equipment and gloves, and party bags (includes volleyball, horseshoes and softball).
  • Sports drinks, water and a variety of tea products for sale.
  • Courts for racquetball, basketball, volleyball and wallyball.
  • Aerobics classes
  • Combat fitness box
  • Personal trainers


Sports Complex Field   

The Sports Complex features two standard size tennis courts, softball and football/soccer fields, a 1/4 mile track, pavilion, playground and restrooms. To use the fields and pavilion call the fitness center at 504-678-3230.

Practice Softball Field

Located between bldg 456 (Fitness Center) and Bldg 410.


Swimming Pool

Building 407  678-3524

Traditionally, the pool is open Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day. The pool is 25 yards long and L-shaped, with a water slide, children’s water park and wading pool. Swimming lessons are available periodically during the summer. Military lap swim is 6 to 8 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Recreational swim is available seven days a week normally opening at 10 a.m.. The pool may be rented for special functions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday after normal operating hours. Swim class registration and pool pass purchases can be handled at the pool during hours of operation. Summer thunderstorms will affect hours of operation.



Bayou Fun Time Bowl

Building 301  678-3514

The Bayou Fun Time Bowling Center boasts the “flavor of N’awlins,” capitalizing on a Mardi Gras theme. The eight-lane QubicaAMF state-of-the-art United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned bowling center features a user-friendly and fully automated scoring system. All lanes have automatic retractable bumpers that will deploy and retract for individual bowlers, allowing parents and children to bowl together with bumpers up for the kids and down for adults. “Dinosaur bowling” for the very young allows children to place the ball on the dinosaur’s head and roll it down its tail — if they’re able to lift a 4-pound ball, they can bowl.

The pricing cannot be touched by off-base bowling centers, and numerous discounts and specials are routinely offered. Bayou Bowl is a comfortable, family-oriented, protected and safe environment that hosts bowling leagues, bowling clubs, tournaments and events year-round with details advertised throughout the base and posted in the center. Complimentary bowling for active-duty military is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday, 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, and for military retirees on Friday. 

Friday nights showcase futuristic glow-in-the-dark “Cosmic Bowling.” With a $60,000 lighting and sound system upgrade in 2013, new LED lighting mixed with black and laser lights rock out the house. The center now also boasts two 114-inch drop-down video screens across the far end of the bowling lanes. The diverse music database holds more than 10,000 songs. The center routinely hosts themed events including Christmas in July, Haunted Bowling on Da Bayou, Special Mardi Gras Celebration, Bowling with the Easter Bunny and just about any occasion there is to celebrate. Bayou Bowl was even showcased on ESPN as the prelude show to the 2010 and 2011 Super Bowls for hosting the Chris Paul Celebrity Invitational Bowling Tournament.

The center has a full-service snack bar with a variety of short-order foods including shrimp, chicken strips, four types of pizza and liquid refreshments that include juice, fountain soda, beer or wine, and even that N’awlins staple, a daiquiri machine. Bayou Fun Time Bowl has it all, including plated daily meal specials for under $10, among them red beans and rice, a barbecue plate, brisket and pulled pork.


Popular and diverse party packages meet the needs of any event for any age and can accommodate from six to 80 guests. They can be arranged by the hour, by the meal, or by rental of the entire bowling center, with a buffet food package for closed events. The “cost per child” kids’ party packages are $10 per guest, which includes 2 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, a choice of meal and soft drink. Check out any bowling center in New Orleans, and you will find this price amazing. Additional discounts are offered for official command functions and approved fundraising events. 

The center is open 361 days every year with closings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Mardi Gras. For questions, pricing or copies of the menu, email or call 504-678-3514.



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