Child Care

Luthers JungleLuther's Jungle

Luther's Jungle is an indoor playground for children ages 4 to 9 years old. This is a great option for parents who want to work out while their children play. This jungle-themed playground is supervised by a Vandalia Recreation Center (VRC) childcare staff member, and provides lots of entertainment for kids! There are multiple slides, monkey bars, tubes, and nets for the children to play in. Coloring pages and other toys are provided for kids as well. Bathroom facilities made for children are included in this room for convenience.


  • Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Birthday Party in the Jungle

Interested in having a birthday party in Luther's Jungle? View the Birthday Parties page.

Rickys Tiny Tikes PlayroomRicky's Tiny Tikes

Ricky's Tiny Tikes is our childcare area for children 6 months to four years in age.  This room is staffed and programmed to accommodate children this age while their parents participate in classes or drop-in use at the facility.  Attached to Ricky's room is an outdoor playground. This playground has a climbing structure and slide, with a soft, safe surface underneath for warm weather use.


  • Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am to 1 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am to 1 pm
  • Saturdays (December-April): 8:30 am to 11:30 am


  • Daily Visit
    • VRC Member: $2 per visit
    • Non-Member: $3 per visit

Punch Card

For convenience and savings, the VRC also offers a 10-visit and 20-visit child care card that will serve as a debit card, allowing patrons to deduct childcare fees each visit from their account.


  • VRC Member: 
    • $18 is a 10 visit card
    • $35 is a 20 visit card
  • Non-Member:
    • $23 is a 10 visit card
    • $45 is a 20 visit card

Unlimited Child Care Pass

For convenience and savings, the VRC also offers an unlimited child care pass for VRC members to utilize the child care areas an unlimited number of times during a 12-month period.

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