Families, Parks and Recreation
Dr. J. B. Callahan
Rental Information ●
Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center History ●
The Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center is located at the corner of
North Parramore Avenue and Washington Street. The programs are designed for
children ages 5 to 17 as well as adults. The center is also a host to an Orange
County Head Start program and a variety of evening programs and
activities for the community.
Scouts (ages 5 - 10):
Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Callahan Boy Scouts program will provide
educational programs that are designed to build desirable qualities of
character; to train in the responsibilities of participating in
citizenship; and to develop personal fitness.
Camp Orlando Summer Camp (ages 5 - 10):
a safe and affordable
summer camp program for
five-day week program at 16 City recreation centers offers a
variety of activities, including swimming, crafts, outdoor
activities, nature programs, exciting field trips
(additional expense), computer labs, arts and crafts, and
special events. Sites may offer different activities
according to the interests of the children who participate
Computer Lab (all
Offering open lab for research, resume writing, homework, internet
access, and other activities. Hours for open lab are:
Fri: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sat: 12 – 4 p.m.
GROSS (OASIS participants
only): Wednesdays from 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. GROSS is a
nutrition education program that promotes an increase fruit and
vegetable consumption and teaches tasting fruits and vegetables from
the 5 color groups. Every week a different color group will be
highlighted and the children will be challenged to eat fruits and
vegetables they may or may not normally eat at home.
Head Start Program (ages 3 – 4):
Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Classroom, Pre-K class and
associated activities. Call 407.245.0910 for more information.
Nutrition Class (ages 5 - 13): Mondays from 4 - 5
p.m. Educates on the importance of healthy eating and offers
hands-on demonstrations of healthy snacks and foods the students can
make at home.
Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - 12 week Employability Enhancement
League: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 -7 p.m.
Activities will cover aspect of health, nutrition, exercise, cooking
with the kids, snack prep with books and reading.
Mariposa (ages 18 and over):
Mondays from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. A program geared toward
empowering women using positive reinforcement.
OASIS (Orlando After School Is Super) (ages 5 - 10):
An after-school program for youth ages 5 to 10 that provides
supervised activities for elementary school age children. Children
can have access to opportunities such as homework assistance,
computer labs, game rooms, cultural arts, pottery, arts
and crafts, dance recitals and field trips to local attractions,
football, and basketball games.
OMYGA Youth Golf Program (ages 6 - 18): Friday at 6 p.m. Children learn basic golf education and social skills.
Practice on the green every Saturday.
Prodigy: Mon, Tues, Thurs and
Fridays - Ages (7-12) 4 - 5:30 p.m. Ages (13-17) 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Children learn communication problem solving and conflict resolution
skills through the visual in performing arts.
Quick Start United States
Tennis Association (USTA) Program (ages 5 - 13): Mondays
from 4 - 5 p.m. Tennis pros teach the students the fundamentals of
tennis and engage the students in active living while introducing
them to the world of tennis.
Recess & Results (OASIS participants
Thursdays & Fridays from 3 - 4 p.m. Recess & Results brings
old-fashioned recess back to our youth through energetic and
charismatic instructors, establishing a pattern of physical activity
and healthy lifestyle choices at an early age giving RESULTS that
lead to a lifelong wellness and overall success.
Royalty Modeling (ages 5- 35):
Wednesdays & Fridays from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Focus on building up
boys' and girls' self-esteem with the use of modeling techniques.
School Vacation Daze (ages 5-
10): A youth program coinciding with school holidays from 7:30 a.m.
- 5:30 p.m. Offering fun activities during school
breaks, children can enjoy crafts,
outdoor activities, game rooms, and much more during the
traditional Orange County Public School vacation calendar year. Register at site prior to school holidays.
Seniors On The Move (ages 55 and over):
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Active seniors will participate
in walking & chair exercises, arts & crafts, movie day, social
gatherings, and educational & cultural tours.
Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.): Thursday
from 3 - 4 p.m. An organization for the youth ages 11-17 to stop
tobacco advertising to teens.
Young Fathers of Central Florida: Saturday from 12 - 3
p.m. provide supportive services for fathers under the age of 24.
Rentals and Public Use:
Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center offers certain rooms within the
facility for rent for events such as birthday parties, meetings,
showers, and so on.
Rental Policy and Procedures
Full Auditorium Rental - $50 per hour (3 hour min) -
Capacity 210 persons.
½ Auditorium Rental - $37.50 per hour (3 hour min) -
Capacity 105 persons.
Kitchen - $15 per hour (2 hour min) - Capacity 6 persons.
Conference Room - $20 per hour (1 hour min) - Capacity
Multi-purpose Room - $30 per hour (2 hour min) - Capacity
$100 Damage Deposit Required. Deposit will be refunded 4
to 6 weeks after rental if no damage was found after the
Insurance is not refundable and prices range from
$31 to $80 and will protect any injuries that may
happen during the rental.
No Alcoholic Beverages allowed.
All rentals must be scheduled 14 days prior to event.
All rentals must be paid in full at time of booking.
Rentals must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to event
to receive a refund.
Game Room and Computer Lab are open to the public at no
charge during operational hours.
The Computer Lab will close for the
after school program from August through May from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, the Computer Lab
is open from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.