The record bested the previous high-water mark of 149,660 visits, set in 2016.
“We could have not have accomplished this task without the Town of Waynesville mayor and aldermen, management and all of the employees in other departments,” said Rhett Langston, director of the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department.
The rec center is open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Members receive free childcare, personal training and exercise classes. 828.456.2030.