Esports Center: Respawn Lounge

Welcome to the Dublin Community Recreation Center’s new esports programming center: the Respawn Lounge!

With this initiative, gamers alike can find new collaborative programs and services for growth, beginning with STEAM learning and experiences to broaden the technological education of youth.

Open Play Game Inventory

The following games are what the DCRC Respawn Lounge offers to its patrons:

  • Overwatch 2
  • Valorant
  • League of Legends
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite
  • Apex Legends
  • Fall Guys
  • Rocket League
  • Aimlabs
  • Minecraft

Each game can be accessed with the patron’s personal account, or use one of the 12 guest accounts paired with Metactix’s software.

Age Restrictions
Participants must be 10 years or older.

Upcoming Programming & Opportunities to Visit

Esports Room Open Hours

The brand new Respawn Lounge is open for students ages 10 & up on Sunday’s to tryout one of our 12 Alienware Gaming Desktops. Play some of the most popular games right now and compete individually or with friends. We strive to provide an Esports environment for participants of all levels to enjoy at various capacities. All necessary equipment is provided.

Available Games:

  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Rocket League
  • DOTA 2
  • Fall Guys
  • Apex Legends
  • Valorant
  • AimLab
  • Overwatch 2
  • Minecraft

Fee: $4 per hour for Res, $6 per her for SDR/NR

Fall drop-in hours: Sunday’s: 1-5 p.m. starting September 10

*Hours subject to change based on staffing. Please call 614.410.4550 to verify hours.

Esports Leagues

The City of Dublin has teamed up with XP Leagues to offer an organized youth Esports league bridging the gap between conventional youth athletics and competitive Esports in the brand new Respawn Lounge at the DCRC. This innovative program is much more than playing video games! Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) certified coaches create a safe environment that instills players with lifelong values and skills through a positive coach-led structure. During a 9-week season, players compete with teams across two countries and may have an opportunity to advance to regional playoffs and North American Finals. Previous gaming experience is not required. More information and registration is available at

  • Fall 2023 Game Titles: Fortnite, Rocket League, and Valorant
  • Ages: 8-17
  • Location: DCRC Respawn Lounge

Fortnite Friday

Recreation Services Staff

Compete with friends in Fortnite, one of the most popular games in the world. Work together in a team environment, learn how to communicate strategy effectively and problem solve to find a solution. The brand new Respawn Lounge at the DCRC provides players with top of the line equipment, and a comfortable and safe environment. Register for individual dates and spend your Friday nights with us.

  • Ages: 11-17
  • Date: Friday’s from 5-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $15 Res / $25 SDR/NR
  • Location: DCRC, Esports Room

Overwatch 2

Matthew Reece

Learn how to play, or raise your level of gameplay, one of the most popular Esports games of all time. Tackle concepts such as team composition, callouts, and strategy. Work together with your team to improve your gameplay, win matches and ultimately become a more well-rounded player.

Ages: 11-17
433700.01 | Oct 18-Nov 8 | W | 5-6:30pm
Cost: $60 $70
Location: DCRC, Esports Room

Esports Symposium

Dr. John Price, Esports Manager at The Ohio State University

Join us for an engaging and informative workshop to introduce parents and attendees to the rapidly evolving world of Esports. This workshop will explore the benefits of the popular activity in developing critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Dr. Price will discuss topics such as developing healthy gaming habits, understanding the role of Esports in education, and opportunities for scholarships. Gain practical insights on how to support your child’s Esports journey while ensuring a healthy balance with other aspects of their lives. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain valuable insight into the exciting world of Esports and its growing popularity. The evening ends with a Q&A session and a tour of the brand new Esports Room in the Dublin Community Rec Center. Tickets are required to enter but are free of charge and only available online.

  • Date: Sept. 6
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • Location: DCRC, Talla 1

Intro to Esports

Matthew Reece

Join us to learn about Esports. Learn fundamental concepts about controlling computer games, such as movement, aiming and strategizing. Additionally, learn how to effectively communicate with teammates, while working together to overcome in-game challenges. A variety of PC games are explored and played in the brand new Respawn Lounge at the DCRC.

Ages: 8-12
Location: DCRC, Esports Room
423600.01 | Sep 13-Oct 4 | W | 5-6:30pm
Cost: $60 Res / $70 SDR/NR
Location: DCRC, Esports Room

Ages: 13-18
Class Date Day Time Fees CR SDR/NR
433600.01 | Sep 13-Oct 4  | W | 6:45-8:15pm
Cost: $60 Res / $70 SDR/NR
Location: DCRC, Esports Room

About the Lounge

BYO Equipment

Patrons are allowed to bring their own personal equipment to help their own gaming experience, as long as they do not damage or alter the Respawn Lounge equipment, and ensure that they return all lounge equipment back to the original location when they are finished.

Pass Purchase Procedures

Patrons would obtain a membership card at the front desk of the DCRC. Time can be purchased at the front desk of the DCRC per entry of the facility with the presentation of the membership card. For residents, each hour of playtime is 4 dollars, while non-residents pay 6 dollars per hour. Users may choose to utilize another visit to extend their game play if another user is not waiting for a gaming station

Check-In Procedures

Patrons purchase play time from the DCRC front desk, then proceed to the main entrance of the lounge. The patron scans in with their membership card and can begin to use the facility. The patron would then login with their Metactix account. The patron can use the computers until their allotted time is over, or they check out of the facility.

Lounge Rules

  1. No food or drink besides water within a spill proof container, any other food or drink must be left outside the room.
  2. No profanity or behaving in an offensive manner toward other players or their actions in the game, regardless of whether they are opponents or teammates.
  3. Respect others who use the room. Using language, nicknames or other expressions that insult another player’s gender, gender identity, origin, physical ability, sexual orientation, religion or age will not be tolerated.
  4. Avoid sharing account information or any other private information that could put yourself or others at risk.
  5. Exercise care and respect with the equipment inside the room.
  6. Do not download anything to the computers (modifications, additional games/applications, drivers, etc.) without consulting Room Attendant.
  7. Youths under age 10 are not permitted in the Respawn lounge at any time, unless they are in a program that is utilizing the facility.
  8. No players are to enter the Admin room at any time.
  9. All participants must observe the rules and regulations relating to the safety and operation of the facility. Any participant who fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the DCRC and Respawn Lounge is subject to disciplinary action.

Thanks to Our Partners

Thank you to all of our partners who hosted us for tours, shared information and insight and answered hundreds
of questions so we could find out place in the esports ecosystem.

Bocce Ball Courts
Two regulation bocce ball courts are available for public use, subject to senior adult programming and league play. Bocce ball sets may be checked out at the Welcome Desk by players 18 and older.

The classrooms house a variety of programs, including pottery and arts & crafts—meeting the needs of preschoolers, children, teens, adults and senior adults.

Community Hall
The Community Hall provides space for parties, receptions, meetings and community events. The facility seats up to 300 or can be divided into smaller rooms.

Abbey theater of Dublin
A 200-seat theater can be used for musical, theatrical and dance performances; film/video; lectures; and seminars.

Computer Lab
Equipped with workstations and a variety of software programs, the computer lab provides high-speed Internet access and opportunities for beginning and intermediate instruction. Open to ages 18 & up.

Family Locker Rooms
Each family locker room has its own shower, restroom and lockers. One locker room, designed for people with special needs, features a dressing table.

Fitness Area
Looking for free weights and cardiovascular equipment? Check out the fully equipped fitness area on the first floor. You will find treadmills, elliptical machines, bicycles and stair steppers along with free weights, Nautilus and a complete set of Cybex strength equipment.

Group Fitness Studios
If you enjoy group fitness, check out the myriad of classes offered. Two state-of-the-art studios feature suspended floors to help reduce impact and injury. Several pass options are available, allowing participants to choose from a weekly schedule of classes that include Spinning®, Pilates and TRX.

Jogging/Walking Track
Joggers and walkers on the second floor track can cover a mile in 13 laps. An expanse of windows provides views of the pools and the outdoors.

Multi-Purpose Pool
The competitive/lap pool measures 25 yards by 25 meters and has two one-meter diving boards. This pool often is divided for activities such as aqua aerobics, open swim, swim team practice and instruction. Bleachers provide ample seating and a separate entrance makes it perfect for area swim meets. The natatorium walls in both the lap and leisure pools are lined with sound-absorbing material.

Leisure Pool
A unique feature of the DCRC is the leisure pool, which includes a lazy river, clam slide for children, double helix slide for those a little more daring and a zero-foot entry point for cautious tots. The warmer water and 3.5-foot maximum depth make this pool perfect for children, adults and senior adults.

Senior Adult Lounge
An elegant, cozy lounge welcomes senior adults to our center. Enjoy playing cards with friends, reading by a fireplace or simply relaxing in this peaceful environment.

Teen Lounge
A teen lounge offers space and a variety of programming opportunities for Dublin teens.

Wee folk/Youth Lounge
While moms and dads are working out, attending a class or relaxing in the hot tub, they can rest assured that their children—from ages 6 weeks to 12 years—are nearby and safe. Children can play in the indoor or outdoor area or engage in age-appropriate games and activities.

Courtesy & Rules

Hours of operation
Our parks are open for your enjoyment from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise noted at the park or during certain special events.

Keep it Clean
We’re sure you’ll find Dublin’s parks and bikeways to be clean, beautiful places to enjoy with your family. The City strives to keep its parks, playgrounds and bikeways clean and free of litter. Please leave the parks as clean as you find them so that others will enjoy them as much as you do. Disposal of litter in public places is prohibited unless placed in public trash containers or using City-authorized containers as part of the City’s refuse, recycling and yard waste collection programs.

We know your furry friends enjoy nature as much as you do. We ask you to be safe and courteous with your pets.

Animals may not run at-large in our parks. All animals must be under the owner’s control at all times. All pets must be securely leashed, kept in a vehicle or suitably caged.

Animal owners also must pick up and properly dispose of any fecal matter left by their pets. It’s not just courteous — it’s the law!

Horses are allowed in designated areas of Glacier Woods Metro Park.

Hunting and fishing
For the safety of our residents, hunting is forbidden in the City. Fishing is permitted in designated areas, including certain City park ponds and in the Scioto River (with a license). Please fish only in ponds where signs prohibiting fishing are not posted.

Respect our parks
Plants and animals also are part of the Dublin community. Please respect the plant and animal life and ecosystems of our natural areas. Enjoy the flowers, trees and other flora without picking or damaging plants. Touching or disturbing wildlife, including animal and bird nesting areas and eggs can be dangerous to humans — not to mention our flora and fauna! And please do not damage or remove any property or natural feature, including stones and minerals, earth, wood, and nuts. Take only pictures and leave only footprints in our parks.

Rules & Regulations

Dublin Recreation Services is committed to providing quality recreation programs and facilities for the Dublin community. Use of the facilities by families and citizens is strongly encouraged. The following policies have been established to operate the DCRC and to ensure our patrons quality and safe recreation experiences:

  • Proper and valid identification is required to gain access to the DCRC. Users of the DCRC need to check in at the front desk and provide annual pass, resident card, temporary pass or pay the daily pass rate for admittance.
  • Annual pass holders who do not present their annual pass will only be admitted if an alternate form of photo identification is produced.
  • Resident card holders must present their Dublin Resident ID card each visit to receive the daily pass discount rate.
  • Annual passes are not transferable and will be deemed void when in the hands of those other than the proper registrant.
  • The DCRC and its grounds are smoke- and alcohol-free environments by City ordinance.
  • Eating and drinking is permitted in designated areas only.
  • Children ages 9 and under must have adult/guardian at least 16 years of age supervising at all times.  Supervising adults must keep children ages 4 and under within arm’s reach; there must be at least one adult for each two children in this age group. Children ages 5 through 7 must be within sight of their attending adult at all times. Children ages 8 and 9 must have an adult in the facility at all times. For children ages 5 through 9, there must be one adult for every five children. Children ages 10 years and over may enter the facility without an adult supervisor.
  • Youth must be 16 years of age or older to be on the fitness floor.  Youth ages 12 – 15 years are permitted on the fitness floor if directly supervised by an adult or if they have passed the Junior Fitness Card Program (see Fitness Program Section). Youth under the age of 12 years are not permitted on the fitness floor area at anytime.
  • Youth must be 13 years of age or older to be on the track or in the track stretching areas.  Youth ages 8 – 12 years are permitted on the track if directly supervised by an adult or if they have passed the Junior Track Program (see Fitness Program Section). Youth may enroll in the Junior Track Program if they are ages 10-12.  Youth under the age of 8 years are not permitted on the track at anytime unless utilizing the pool observation area with an adult.
  • Changes in recreation schedules may occur without notice. Staff will post changes in the schedule with as much advance notice as possible. Current pool, aerobics and open gym schedules are available at the Front Desk.
  • Dublin Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. It is strongly recommended that you lock your possessions in a locker during your visit to the DCRC.
  • Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Locks may not be left on lockers overnight. Locks which are left overnight will be removed by staff.
  • All participants must observe the rules and regulations relating to the safety and operation of the facilities. Any passholder who fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the DCRC will be subject to the following penalties:
  • One week’s suspension from use of the facilities upon the first incident;
  • Thirty days suspension from use of the facilities upon the second incident;
  • One year suspension from use of the facilities upon a third violation; and
  • Permanent suspension from use of the facilities upon any subsequent incident.

The following activities, although not an exhaustive list, are examples of behaviors that will result in disciplinary action and police reports when applicable:

  • Fighting
  • Stealing
  • Property Damage
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Criminal damage
  • Verbal abuse of staff and/or patrons
  • Not following posted policies and rules

DCRC Regular Building Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

2023 Modified Hours

  • New Year’s Day: Sunday, Jan. 1 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Easter: Sunday, Apr. 9 – CLOSED
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 29 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Juneteenth: Monday, June 19 open from 5:30 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4 – CLOSED
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 23 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Eve: Sunday, Dec. 24 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25 – CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve: Sunday, Dec. 31 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 open from 8 a.m. to noon

2023 Dublin Irish Festival Special Hours

  • Friday, Aug. 4 open from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 5 open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 6 – CLOSED

2023 Annual Cleaning, Maintenance & Repairs

The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 26 through Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 for annual cleaning, maintenance and repairs. The DCRC will reopen at 5:30am Tuesday, Sept. 5. Offices will be staffed for phone calls from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional closings and construction updates visit our website.

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