Youth and Recreation Center

1818 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966

The mission of the Murphysboro Youth & Recreation Center (MYRC) is to provide a safe environment for youth and their families by building strong, healthy relationships that encourage and promote positive citizenship for our community.

The center offers a wide variety of activities and new programs are continually added to reach out to other audiences. MYRC is also used by a number of community and school groups including:

  • Youth BoardKey Club
  • Jackson County 4-H
  • Girl Scouts
  • Builder’s Club
  • Immanuel Luthern School
  • Pate Chapel Church

MYRC Goals

  • To provide positive mentoring opportunities
  • To promote an environment for youth and their families that encourages community collaboration to reduce substance abuse and violence
  • To provide positive interpersonal relationships
  • To achieve a self-sufficient facility through grant opportunities, facility rental, fundraising events, and community donations

Free Bread Days

Pick up some extra bread for your family courtesy of the Church of Christ, Panera Bread’s “Day-End Dough-Nation” Program, Jackson County 4-H Program, Jackson County U of I Extension, City of Murphysboro and the MYRC!

Support MYRC!

The Youth & Recreation Center is under the direction of a board of directors and the organization is recognized as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The organization also sponsors a youth board. MYRC’s primary source of revenue is grants, gifts, and building rental. Recent grants include a $2,000 gift from the St. Louis Cardinals and a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart.

Facility Rental

MYRC is available for rental for private and group events, such as baby showers, family reunions, meetings, wedding receptions, and more. (No alcohol allowed) Currently MYRC is also available for rent for birthday parties for ages 12 and under. All income from rentals go to support youth programs and resources needed for further growth of MYRC programs.

Rental fees are as follows: 

Youth Groups/Youth Activities (Non-profit) FREE
Non-Profit Groups/OrganizationsSunday – Friday*$25.00/day
 Saturday$50.00 day
For Profit/Private PartiesSunday – Friday*$50.00/half day
A refundable cash deposit of $50.00 is required.Sunday – Friday*$75.00/all day

* Rates for Saturday events vary depending on the length of time used and anticipated number of individuals in attendance. For private parties/for-profit groups wishing to host an event on Saturday, base rates begin at $100/half day and $150/full day.

If the building is available the night before a scheduled event, access is available to set-up for $25.00

Additional details on facility rental will be coming soon to this website, in the meantime, please call 618.684.8243.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice by official action of the MYRC Board of Directors.