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United States Army
Fort Riley Library
5306 Hood Drive
Fort Riley, KS 66442-6824
Library programs differ by branch of service. You may have access to things like tutoring, educational courses, online programs and a variety of print and electronic materials. Hours, contact information and closings can be found here or by calling your installation’s library.
The Army General Library Program supports the quality of life and well-being of soldiers and their families by providing resources and programs to meet diverse needs. The Headquarters Library Program extends services to soldiers in remote areas through the distribution of paperback books and audiobooks. Fifty-eight main libraries and 15 branch libraries provide physical collections in all formats, which support professional reading, educational and recreational pursuits. An enterprise library system and online resources provide remote access to additional information regardless of where soldiers and family members are.
The Army's general libraries are key to the professional lives of soldiers. Collections in support of professional reading, pursuit of a college education, and preparation for retirement or transitioning from the military are provided at the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library. Practice College Level Examination Preparation, or CLEP, and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, or DANTES, tests are available and in demand. Computers are also available for soldiers to use to complete required training or for personal educational pursuits.
The Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library is the "community couch" with programming, quiet study spaces, meeting spaces and collaborative spaces. There is something for everyone. The staff at installation libraries offer programs such as book clubs, story times, game nights, movie nights, book displays, story walks, author readings and more. A themed summer reading program for children provides fun and activities for the entire family. Evening and weekends hours are available to accommodate busy schedules.
The Headquarters Library Program licenses online resources providing academic research, professional reading material, magazines, newspapers, eBooks, audiobooks and children's books that are available anywhere, anytime after registering at your local library. Online homework tutoring is provided 24/7 through Tutor.com for students K-12 on subjects such as writing, mathematics through calculus, science and history. Your Army Virtual Library also supports cultural awareness and overseas families with Mango Languages, an online foreign language program, and CultureGrams, a resource introducing soldiers and family members to new cultures. Visit your Army Virtual Library, log in at My Account and go to the eResources/Research tab for 24/7 access.
Your Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library has books, DVDs, and magazines for checkout; a book-swap shelf; and an online library allowing registered users to download books, DVDs and magazines for tablets or smartphones. Users are encouraged to suggest specific titles if they are not available either on the shelf or in the online library. Special programs such as story time for young children and book clubs for school-age children, teens and adults are also ongoing.
Makerspaces are now available in many of the Army MWR libraries. These spaces offer children, young adults and adults the opportunity to explore, create, invent, collaborate with robots, sew, paint and enjoy other Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, or STEAM, inspired resources and programs.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Hours of Operation
1 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6918 Trooper Dr.Tel: +1 (785)239-9205
Automotive Skills Center
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
7753 Apennines Dr.
Tel: +1 (785) 239-9764
Basic Safety and Lift Training Classes
The Wrecker Service will tow your vehicle to the Auto Skills Center from anywhere within a 40-mile radius.
Wrecker Service Hours of Operation
Open 24 hours/7 days a week
Located adjacent to the Automotive Skills Center7756 Apennines Dr.
Car Wash Features:
Cash only - no credit/debit cards accepted.
POV Resale Lot:
2210 Trooper Dr.
Tel: +1 (785)239-2363
POV Resale Lot Cost
RV Storage Lot:
Fort Riley Marina
7118 K 82 Hwy.
Tel: +1 (785)463-5253
The Fort Riley Marina is located on Milford Lake, the largest man-made lake in Kansas.
There are four parks comprising the Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation park system, each with different features and facilities. They're all great places for birthday parties, special events, or just a day of family fun and relaxation. Rent pavilions from the Outdoor Recreation Center.
Outdoor Adventure Park
5202 Normandy Drive
Open Access Pass: Available daily during business hours
Set schedule events: Saturday-Sunday
Hunting and Fishing:
Stop by Outdoor Recreation to learn about hunting, fishing and ATV opportunities on Fort Riley, or visit these informational links:
Our six-lane driving range is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Purchase tokens at the food and beverage counter during lunch, and buy range balls on the range, no matter what time of day! Range tokens cost $3 each.
Skeet and Trap Range:
Vinton School Road
Tel: +1 (785)239-9058
Outdoor Recreation Center
1806 Buffalo Soldier Dr.
Tel: +1 (785)239-2363
Warrior Adventure Quest:
Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) is an Army RESET training tool designed to introduce Soldiers to activities that serve as alternatives to aberrant behaviors often associated with accidents involving recently re-deployed Soldiers. This tool presents coping outlets to help Soldiers realize their own new level of normal after deployment and "move on" with their lives.
WAQ combines existing MWR Outdoor Recreation high adventure activities (e.g. rock climbing, mountain biking, paintball, ropes courses, skiing, zip lines, kayaking, and others) with a leader-led after action debriefing (L-LAAD) tool developed by Army Medical Department (AMEDD) center and school.
Aquatic Fitness Programs
Custer Hill Bowling Center
7485 Normandy Dr.
Tel: +1 (785)239-4366
Custer Hill Bowling Center is great for:
SPORTS AND FITNESS
Mission Essential Fitness
Simply put, Mission Essential Fitness is the training required to condition Soldiers to perform their mission, in Garrison as well as any operational environment.
A U.S. Army Soldier is required to have a high level of fitness, capable of performing a multitude of physical tasks, involving power, strength, speed, and agility. Mission Essential Fitness incorporates all of these fitness components to train Soldiers as tactical athletes both aerobically and anaerobically.
Mission Essential fitness builds physical readiness and resiliency by providing Soldiers with functional training for the tactical athlete.
Training goals vary throughout the year and, with that, so do the training routines offered. Routines are scalable to fit any fitness level.
Unit PT Reservations
Craig Fitness Center
Leonard Fitness Center
Robinson Fitness Center
Group Fitness and Personal Trainers
Fort Riley's Fitness Department offers a wide variety of group fitness classes and instructional program to help you meet your fitness goals.
Classes are offered at Whitside Fitness Center and King Field House.
Our personal trainers offer custom-designed workout programs for patrons of all fitness levels. These certified trainers specialize in specialties ranging from weight loss and endurance training to injury rehab and restorative yoga. For more information, call +1 (785)239-2573.
Physical Fitness Centers
Fort Riley features six physical fitness centers, all designed to cater to your fitness needs. From historic King Field House to the modern design of Whitside Fitness Center, our physical fitness centers feature top-of-the-line equipment and programs designed to offer what you need to stay in shape and be healthy.
All facilities offer cardio and weight equipment. Some facilities have unique features, including:
Intramural Sports builds readiness and resiliency through friendly competition. It's a great way to increase morale and esprit d' corps!
Intramural Sports Leagues are open to company-level teams of active-duty Soldiers only. Participation in these leagues qualifies units for Commander's Cup points.
Community Life Leagues are open to all DoD ID card holders ages 18+. Some leagues may qualify for Commander's Cup points, for active-duty teams only.
Riley Conference Center
446 Seitz Dr.
Tel: +1 (785)784-1000
By appointment only
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open for scheduled events
Riley’s Conference Center is a premiere hospitality facility offering an unparalleled experience for our military and surrounding communities. It's an ideal location to host your next event. Our catering staff will be happy to design a special menu customized for your event.
Your first choice for:
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)
7867 Normandy Dr.
Tel: +1 (785)239-2677
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) is a dynamic Department of the Army program. Participants enhance their quality of life, contribute to their community through community service activities, and assist in the planning and execution of their own recreation and leisure events.
BOSS makes a difference by volunteering in community projects and events. This is always voluntary in nature, and Soldiers find this to be personally rewarding.
Fun activities are planned by the BOSS council working in conjunction with the Family and MWR Advisor and Command Sergeant Major. These events are geared towards the desires of the Single Soldiers on that installation.
Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
224 Custer Avenue
Tel: +1 (785)239-6183
See Facebook Page for adoptable pets
Fort Riley Post Library
5306 Hood Dr.
Tel: +1 (785)239-5305
Library services are available to all DoD ID card holders.
TRAVEL AND LODGING
Leisure Travel Center
Tel: +1 (785)239-5614
Programs and Services
Armed Forces Vacation Club You can enjoy resort accommodations for two to six people for less than you pay for most hotels! Reserve a week for only $349 at a wide variety of great destination (as close as Branson, Mo). Don’t forget to mention your Installation Number. It confirms eligibility and gives commission credit to your local MWR. Fort Riley is Installation #94.