The Fort Lee community has access to a number of leisure activities and facilities both on and offpost.
On-post opportunities range from fine dining to sports facilities and special interest organizations such as The Fort Lee Theatre Company at Fort Lee. Most of these activities either fall under the post's MWR directorate or are affiliated with it in some manner.
The Lee Club provides a country club atmosphere. Entertainment opportunities for a week include Tuesday Night Special from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and a Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Club is closed on Monday. For a relaxing evening visit Nothin' Fancy Bar and Grill in the basement Tuesday - Friday beginning at 4 p.m. They feature free finger food on Thursday and Friday, pool tables and dartboards. Karaoke Night is on Thursday and Friday features both a DJ and Karaoke. This is a place for class parties, end-of-course parties or any get-together. The Lee Club caters to a variety of functions from parties to weddings to military balls.
The Regimental Club offers a variety of entertainment and events throughout the year. The club features a lunch buffet Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.; dinner is available from 5 - 7 p.m. Catering services are available for military and social functions, wedding receptions, farewells, luncheons, retirements and other events. The lounge is open Monday, 4:30 - 10 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 4:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. and closed Sunday. Entertainment is provided on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The admin office is closed on Tuesday.
Friday nights at the club feature the happenings for the community: oldies in the Denniston Lounge, mix Top 40's in the Jazz Lounge and hip hop in the ballroom. Monthly Comedy Night on Friday is held with popular comedians. Saturday night you have the party in the Denniston and Jazz Lounge with famous radio personalities.
Quarterly we provide brand name entertainment. From May - September the Summer Concert series is held on the lawn. Bingo is a big draw at the Regimental Club on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6L45 p.m. and Sunday at 2:45 p.m. We offer paper and electronic bingo daily jackpots and progressive jackpots up to $50K.
The Regimental Rest & Recreation Center features a little everything for Fort Lee Community. The R & R contains our Bistro Express that offer specialty coffees and breakfast, the Cyber Cafe, Thunderball Bowling, X-Box on large screen TV's and the All-Star Lounge, pool tables, video games and much more! Weekly we offer Texas Hold'em tournaments on Wednesday and Thursday night and pool tournaments on Friday night. Saturday has been designated for the AIT population of Fort Lee only. Come, relax with us and bring the family during the week: Wednesday and Thursday, open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.., Friday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.., Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday, closed.
Auto Crafts repair facility offers 10-slot bays and three vehicles lifts available authorized MWR patrons who can perform minor repairs to vehicles. This self-help facility has a trained instructor on hand to provide assistance. Patrons who utilize the facility have access to tools for most auto repairs. Short and long term vehicle storage is also available through the Auto Crafts facility. The hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday, noon - 8 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Custom Frame Shop/Picture Perfect framing facility is the perfect place to have all prints, needlepoint pieces, puzzles and certificates matted and framed. The staff offers professional service for those who prefer to have the work done for them. Customers who prefer to do it themselves can take classes to learn the basics of picture framing.
Fall and winter hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., open last Saturday of the month from 2 - 6 p.m. and closed on Sunday. Spring and summer hours are subject to change.
The MWR Rental Center rents bikes, camping equipment, cookers, coolers, dunk booths, canopies, volleyball and many other items that help create successful outings. To help with summer yard work, residents can rent lawnmowers and weed-eaters. The Rental Center also oversees an outdoor archery range, picnic areas and a shelter, skeet/trap ranges, a Log Cabin for meetings and parties, horseshoe and softball fields and Batting Cages. In addition, the center also has a mobile Rock-Climbing Wall available for units and other special events. Hours of operation Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 5p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and closed on Tuesday, Sunday and Holidays.
Fort Lee Sports has a diversified program that provides various levels of play and competition with something for nearly everyone. The intramural program offers cross-country, flag football, basketball, 5k runs, volleyball, track and field, swimming, softball and racquetball. The Sports Office offers a variety of fitness classes including aerobics, water aerobics, karate and circuit weight training.
The Batting Cages features five lanes of slow and fast-pitch softball, and medium- and fast-pitch baseball. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon - 6 p.m.
Williams Stadium offers a seating capacity for more than 5,000 and contains a quarter-mile oval track. Nowak Field has a seating capacity of approximately 1,500 people and is used for both softball and flag football.
MacLaughlin Fitness Center offers spacious men's and women's locker rooms with saunas and a gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and other indoor physical conditioning activities. Five racquetball/handball courts with a mezzanine viewing area and high and low ceiling, exercise rooms for aerobics, workouts and weightlifting are also available for use. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. The facility is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Clark Fitness Center offers spacious men's and women's locker rooms with saunas and a gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and other indoor sports. Four racquetball/handball courts are available. The facility also has two weight rooms with modern weight equipment. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 5:15 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The center is closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Golden Tans and Golden Tans #2 at Fort Lee has two locations. One is inside the MacLaughlin Fitness Center it has four tanning beds. Hour of operation are Monday - Friday: 5:30 - 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. - 9:30p.m., Saturday, Sunday & Holidays (except Thanksgiving
and Christmas), 8a.m. - 6p.m.
Golden Tan #2 is located beside the Fort Lee Bowling Center with one bed. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Note: hours may vary dependent on season.)
The Battle Drive Pool behind The Lee Club on Battle Drive is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
The Fort Lee Bowling Center is a smoke-free facility offering 24 lanes with automated bumpers, a full-service Pro-Shop and the Action City Grille. The Grille features a wide variety of food choices and an assortment of beer and wine coolers.
The place for birthday parties and group outings, the staff will design an event to remember for the young and the not-so-young! Custom menus are also available.
Glow-N-Motion is offered Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. - close. Fall/Winter leagues begin in September and Spring/Summer leagues in May. Just learning the game? Want to improve your scores? Instruction is available by former PBA professional with PBC-advanced-school certification. Hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - midnight.
The Cardinal Golf Club is a 27-Hole Championship Gold Course with three distinct nine-hole routings. The facility has a fully-stocked pro shop, snack bar, driving range, putting green and lockers. Golf lessons are also available from a golf professional for a fee.
The Cardinal Golf Course uses TELETRAC, the automated Tee Time Reservation System. Club members may call beginning at 6:30 a.m.; non-members must call for their restrictions. The first available tee time vary with the different seasons. The course is open to active duty military, retired military and DoD civilians, federal government employees, family members their guests and veterans. The course is open daylight to dusk, seven-days-a-week. The Pro Shop and Driving Range are open from 7 a.m. until dusk and the Birds Nest Snack Bar is open daily, hours of operation are seasonal.
Hunting and fishing opportunities abound throughout the region. On post, hunting is tracked through the Outdoor Recreation Center. The center issues permits for both shotgun and bow hunts and can explain the requirements for hunting on post. In addition to federal and state hunting and fishing regulations, hunters on Fort Lee must also abide by additional military regulations. Also, rifles are prohibited on Fort Lee for safety reason.
Fort Lee Playhouse operates live theater and has become one of the most active performing groups in the area, offering three program styles to meet the various entertainment and cultural desires.
The main stage season produces Broadway musicals, comedies and dramas. Evening and matinee performances are open to the community. Season Tickets are offered at the beginning of the main stage season guaranteeing great seating for a year of fine entertainment.
KidKapers is Fort Lee's version of children's theater. Each show features live theater presentations with music to delight both young and old alike. Tickets are sold at the box office just prior to the show and are only $4.
Participation is the essential ingredient in the Lee Playhouse operation. Military, family members, DoD civilians and their spouses and those in the surrounding communities are invited to participate. No stage experience is necessary and all are welcome to audition, perform, work in the technical, back stage capacity or help with audience management.
For more information on participating at the Lee Playhouse, performance dates, and/or season tickets, please call MWR.