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Gamber Community Center

Gamber Community Center Front

LOCATION 
4 SE Independence Ave
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
816-969-1580

CURRENT OPERATING HOURS - Starting June 8th 

Monday – Thursday - 6:00am-7:00pm(Closed for cleaning 1:30pm-3:00pm)

Friday - 6am to 5pm  (Closed for cleaning 1:30pm-3:00pm)

Saturday - 7:00am-2:00pm 

Sunday - Closed

BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, SINGLE VISITS FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO LEE'S SUMMIT RESIDENTS

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Gamber Community Center

Posted - June 24th, 2020: 

Single Visit Access for Residents only

Starting Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Lee’s Summit residents may purchase single visits at the following community centers: 

  1. Gamber Community Center (Resident Rate $6) 
  2. J Thomas Lovell Jr. Community Center at Legacy Park (Resident Rate $7)
  3. Longview Community Center (Resident Rate $7)

Due to capacity restrictions, single visits for non-residents are not allowed at this time.  

 

Posted - June 3rd, 2020:

 

Dear LSPR Gamber Community Center Member,
 
LSPR is excited to announce the partial reopening of Gamber Community Center on Monday, June 8, 2020! In accordance with Jackson County Health Department guidelines, the facility will offer access to the following amenities with modifications to accommodate social distancing and facility capacity requirements.

  • Cardio Equipment
  • Strength Equipment
  • Group Exercise Classes (Limited)
  • Billiards Area
  • Great Hall Walking Area

For the safety and protection of our patrons and employees, you will see several changes in our operations. We ask for your cooperation and patience as we work through these adjustments. Below is a summary of the changes you can expect to see:

  • Reduced Capacity/Wait Times to Enter: We will be limited to 50% of our total capacity during Phase Two, you may experience a wait before being allowed to enter the facility.
  • During Phase Two, the following amenities will be available:
    • Cardio and Strength Equipment
    • Fitness Classes: in order to participate in fitness classes, you must sign-up, as space will be limited. We will be posting a modified fitness class schedule on each facility webpage on or before Friday, June 5. Members may register by telephone by calling the facility beginning Monday, June 8. Please remember to bring your own mat and water bottle.
  • During Phase Two, the following will remain closed or unavailable:
    • Water fountains
    • Coffee & Tea Services
    • Personal Use Equipment (i.e. yoga mats – please bring your own!)
    • Gatherings which utilize shared items (i.e. playing cards, dominoes, bingo)
  • Enhanced Cleaning Protocols: LSPR is working hard to make sure the facility is ready for your return and will be regularly cleaning and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces. We also ask that you please use the sanitizer and wipes provided to wipe down your equipment before and after each use.
  • Hand sanitizer is placed throughout the facility for your convenience. As always, please practice good personal hygiene, wash your hands frequently or use the sanitizer.
  • Please do not come to the facility if you are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness.


In order to accommodate our enhanced cleaning schedule, we have temporarily modified our facility hours. Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, Gamber will be open Monday through Thursday from 6am to 7pm and Friday 6am to 5pm, with a closure from 1:30pm to 3pm for sanitizing and deep cleaning; Saturday hours are 7am-2pm. The facility will be closed on Sunday.
 
Monthly flex members will see their first auto debit occur on June 15, and those with annual memberships will have their memberships automatically extended by 84 days. The monthly flex debit will be adjusted (less) to accommodate for the delayed opening in June. Questions or concerns regarding your memberships may be directed to the community center by calling 816-969-1580.
 
We look forward to welcoming you back to your community center next week!

Gamber Community Center opened it's doors in June of 2008. The facility is designed to accommodate "Every Age, Every Season" and continues to expand its offerings. 

 

The Gamber Center is an 18,000 sq ft multi-generational community center and consists of the following amenities: three classrooms (seating for 25),  an aerobics studio, a fitness center, billiards room (three tables), , a bistro (complete with café style seating), and a ballroom that seats 200 people banquet style with a great hall that includes a baby grand piano and casual seating. The exterior includes a 1/3rd mile fitness/walking trail with fitness equipment, gazebo, manicured lawn, outdoor seating, and extensive landscaping. 

 

  • In 2010 the Gamber Center received a bronze medal award for Traditional Architecture for Design Excellence by KC Home Design and Commercial Journal magazine.
  • Recreation activities such as those provided at the LSPR Gamber Community Center and other LSPR facilities and parks provide important socialization opportunities and help keep individuals active in the community. Individuals who live alone are often cut off from the community mainstream, losing their purpose for being and retreating into their homes, thus increasing their health risks.

 

Fitness Memberships

Enjoy cardio machines that include treadmills, recumbent bikes, ellipticals and nu-steppers and there are also seven selectorized strength machines. In addition, there are daily instructor-led fitness classes in the separate aerobics room and members receive a 20% discount on personal training fees.


ONE Membership, FOUR Facilities

Gamber Community Center, J. Thomas Lovell Jr. Community Center at Legacy Park, Longview Community Center and Harris Park Community Center Annual Flex Rate Single Visit Rate
LS Resident Discount Rate $240 $20 / Month $6 
Regular Rates $300 $25 / Month not available at this time
Enrollment Fee $0 $25 / 1x fee $0

"Gamber Community Center Fitness Membership"

  Annual Flex Rate
LS Resident Discount Rate $150 $12.50 / Month
Regular Rates $185 $15.42 / Month
Enrollment Fee $0 $25 / 1x fee

 

Gamber Community Center Group Fitness Classes

 
 
 
 

Gamber Community Center Rules and Etiquette

General Rules

  • Demonstrate respect for yourself, other patrons, staff, and property while enjoying the facility.
  • No abusive or profane language.
  • No rough-housing or horseplay.The use of all tobacco products is prohibited in parks and facilities maintained, owned, and/or operated by the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Department (E cigarettes are not allowed in any LSPR facility).
  • GCC is a community oriented facility. Patrons are expected to dress in attire appropriate for a family friendly fitness facility.
  • Anyone under 21 must be accompanied at all times by a member 21 or older.
  • Food is allowed in all areas of the Gamber Community Center excluding the Grand Tetons, Yosemite and Rushmore areas or at the discretion of the instructor in other areas.
  • Drinks are allowed in all areas of the Gamber Community Center.
  • Only water in a sealable container is allowed in the Grand Tetons and Rushmore rooms.
  • LSPR is committed to the health, safety and welfare of each of its members and staff and will not tolerate unreasonable, threatening, obscene, harassing, indecent or illegal behavior.
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed within the facility.
  • LSPR has the right to terminate membership of any member engaging in unacceptable behavior.

Fitness Center Rules

  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older while in the fitness center. The cardio and strength training area has been developed for ages 12 and up. Children 10 and 11 may use cardio equipment if accompanied by a person 16+. Those 12-17 can use all of the equipment without supervision after having an orientation by facility staff.
  • Participants are expected to dress in appropriate work out clothing. Shirts must be worn at all times and cover the torso and chest.Closed toes shoes must be worn at all times. Clothing with metal rivets is not permitted.
  • Lockers will be used for personal items that can not be hung on hooks.
  • Lockers are located at the north end of the building near the restrooms.
  • Lockers are for day use only. You must provide your own lock. All locks left over night will be cut off the following day.
  • Return weights to proper location on rack.
  • Return all balls, bands, steps, and yoga mats to proper location.
  • Thirty minute time limit on all cardiovascular equipment during peak hours.
  • Please be courteous to other users, disinfectant and towels are available at designated locations.
  • All professional services must be provided by authorized Gamber Community Center staff or contractors.

24 Hour Cancellation Policy

A 24 hour notice of cancellation or change in contracted services like massage therapy and personal training is required. If an appointment is canceled or changed within less than 24 hours of the scheduled appointment, a refund will NOT be processed. In the event of a cancellation by the contractor prior to the 24 hour notice, the appointment may be rescheduled or refunded. In the event of a cancellation by the contractor less than 24 hours of the scheduled appointment, you may reschedule your appointment and will receive an additional 15 minutes of service at no charge.

Membership Cancellation Request Form

Those wishing to cancel their LSPR membership need to do so at a Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation facility. This online cancellation form is for LSPR members who wish to cancel their membership but are unable to get to a facility. 

If you have a monthly flex membership you must cancel by the 1st of the month in order to stop your monthly draft on the 15th. Cancellations made after the 1st of the month will stop your membership at the end of the current month. For example: If you cancel on November 8, the membership will draft on November 15, the membership will remain active til November 30. 

 


Gamber Community Center Features

The state of the art facility features craftsman style elegance with cherry wood and stone accents. The natural light coming through the many windows is very inviting and on good weather days step outside onto the back patio, walk through the landscaping or find respite under the gazebo. In addition, patrons can take part in bocce ball by checking out the equipment at the front desk. No reservations and no fees required!

Free things to do at Gamber Community Center

All patrons will have access to the following amenities/areas at no charge:

  • Billiards room
  • Ping Pong Tables (call for availability)
  • Bistro/card playing area
  • Bocce Ball Courts & Gazebo area
  • Outdoor walking path with exercise equipment
  • Wii Fit Plus and other Wii Games
  • Beverage area (Mon-Fri. 6am-4:00pm)
  • WiFi throughout the facility

Gamber Community Center

Gamber Community Center Rental Rates


Package Rates

“The Gamber Package”

  • Includes Shenandoah Ballroom and catering kitchen.
  • Available for four consecutive hours. Additional hours available at per hour or after hour rates.

“The Event Package”

  • Includes Shenandoah Ballroom, Bistro, Great Hall and catering kitchen.
  • Available in 12 hour blocks. Additional hours are available at per hour or after hour rates.

* If alcohol will be served...

  • Reservations must be made by persons 21 years of age or older.
  • All applicable paperwork must be completed 45 days prior to your event.
  • An additional $175 non-refundable service fee will be applied.
  • All alcohol must be brought in, served and removed from the premises by one of our preferred vendors. 
  • Additional security must be provided by LSPD or Jackson Co Sheriffs Dept. Gamber Staff will arrange the security. (Your billable time includes 30 minutes before and after event).

Regarding your rental...

  • Saturday Ballroom rentals are limited to the Event Package unless event date is within 180 days at which time a Gamber Package may be booked. If the ballroom is not rented 90 days prior to the desired date, the 2 hour minimum rental rates and after hours charges (if indicated) will apply.”
  • Rental for authorized use of facilities must be made by persons 18 years of age or older.
  • The $100 refundable deposit (MC/Visa/Discover only) AND the rental fee is required at the time of reservation.
  • We also offer a podium with microphone, table linens, baby grand piano and audio-visual equipment for additional fees.

 

 
 
 

Preferred Vendors

For your convenience, the GC Staff has assembled a list of quality vendors who will be able to meet your event needs. You may choose to use another vendor for your special event, a $50 vendor fee will be applied to your rental contract. Caterer must hold necessary licenses and meet with GCC Staff prior to your event.

Vendor List (as of 3.12.19)

Affordable Elegance
Contact: Dee-Dee Stokes
816.331.4528
Website: AffordableEleganceCatering.com
Diamond Girls Bartenders
Contact: Mary Ortiz
816.308-1070
Website: diamondgirlsbartenders.com
Embrace the Grape Beverage Catering
Contact: Jane Monroe
816.260.6498
Website: embracecatering.com
Email: events@embracecatering.com
 Jack Stack Catering  816-941-4309
Hy-Vee East
Contact: Marlo 
816.524.5760
Email:1380cateringmgr@hy-vee.com
 
Hy-Vee West
Contact: Elizabeth Davis
816.554.2200
Email: 1381catering@hyvee.com
Nadler's Catering
 
816.240.8124
Email: nadlers@aol.com
Neighborhood Cafe 816.524.4545
Top Shelf Bartending
Contact: Erin
816.554.6700
Website: kctopshelf.com
Email: kctopshelf@gmail.com
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  • Phone: 816-969-1500
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