Perham Area Community Center Fit-Up

April 9th through Labor Day 2021

The Aquatics Center and locker rooms will be closed for construction. Two family locker rooms will be available for use.

September 7th - Aquatics Center Opening

The Aquatics Center will re-open for lap swim, adult swim, water fitness and family open swimming.  The whirpool and wading pool are also open.  At this time, the sauna is unavailable due to a delay in parts needed.

The updated locker rooms will be available to change and shower, however the lockers themselves, as well as the benches have been delayed until the end of September or early October.  There are tables and chairs as well as temporary hooks on the walls for belongings.  You should leave valuables at home or in your vehicle as you cannot secure/lock them at this time.  We advise carrying your bag with you as you move about the facility.  The PACC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

May 1st, 2021 to March 1st, 2022

Closed areas: Racquetball Courts, Walking Track and Back Gym for construction.  There is a track in the Fieldhouse that can be used for walking/running during times the gyms are not in use or very busy. Please check the Fieldhouse schedule under the ‘schedules’ tab.

Exterior & Architectural Images

Here are our most current plans for the projected changes and additions, beginning in April 2021.

Interior Design Plans

PACC Fit-up Project Update/Donation Requests

This is a very exciting and historic time for the Perham Area Community Center. After years of planning with the help of hundreds of stakeholders, we are poised to take the PACC to a new level through the PACC Fit up Project.  There have been many ups and downs over the last few years, but we are happy to say we are moving forward with the project.

The project will begin in April 2021 so the existing pool upgrades will be complete by August 2021. Included with this letter you will find a copy of the latest plans for the project. The plans include:


  • Child’s playland
  • Child watch area
  • Therapy pool
  • Expansion of fitness areas
  • Outdoor gym space
  • Senior fitness area
  • 2nd floor bathrooms
  • Remodel of the PACC lobby


There are also structural and mechanical changes being made to the building that will allow the PACC building to operate more efficiently, freeing up funds in the operation budget to be put toward future betterment of the PACC.

Your donation will help ensure that all components of the project detailed above are included in the final plans.

In an effort to secure financing for the Fit Up and take the project to bid by the end of January, all funds/pledges must be received by December 31, 2020.

We greatly appreciate your membership and donation. All donations are tax deductible under the

501c (3) requirements. If you wish to contribute, please mail your donation to:



Attention Leigh

620 3rd Ave SE

Perham, MN 56573


Thank you for your support and if you have questions contact Leigh at 218-346-7222.

Why does the PACC need improvements?

Like any business, the PACC has an operating budget based on services that are wanted and/or needed now and well into the future. The board conducted strategic planning in 2016 to address the future of the PACC including changes, improvements and cash flow. That strategic planning process resulted in a community survey and the proposed plan is a direct response to the survey results. Citizens requested more workout space, and additional programming and family activities. Secondly, our facility is showing its age and needs  mechanical and structural upkeep. Just like a house, the PACC needs repairs that occasionally exceed planned expenses. Finally, the PACC needs to add services that will help attract members, sustain operations and improve our community. The PACC will continually evaluate opportunities to add aquatics features, therapy services, fitness facilities and other offerings to deliver on our mission to build healthier lives in our community.


Perham Area Community Center
620 3rd Avenue SE Perham, MN 56573


Mon- Fri    6am-9pm
Saturday    8am-4pm
Sunday        12-4pm

*24/7 Access available when unstaffed with membership, ask us how!


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