Sports Pavilion

Located in R. H. Johnson Recreation Center, The Sports Pavilion houses a state-of-the-art 30-lane bowling center, Pro Shop, Billiard Room, a multipurpose room, electronic dart boards , a shuffleboard table and Memo’s Bistro.

Pro Shop

Your Strike Shop features state-of-the-art measuring and drilling equipment with the latest technology. Fully-trained staff are certified by the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructor Association. The staff are current on the latest products and technology and understand bowling from the bowler’s perspective.

Lizard Acres Pub is open in Sun City West!

Lizard Acres Pub is open in Sun City West!

Lizard Acres Pub, a casual social gathering place, is now open in the R.H. Johnson Sports Pavilion, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., in Sun City West.

Offering beer and wine, including three beers on draft, the local hangout is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The easiest entrance is through the building’s north doors, near Memo’s Bistro. The public is welcome.

Creating the pub involved converting the previous “Shuffleboard Room” to the new location. Available furnishings were used, although plans call for new pub-appropriate furniture to be added after the Association’s new fiscal year starts July 1. There are also plans to offer food in the near future, through Memo’s.

The room already has a built-in bar, several TVs and music. A variety of sporting events will be shown on the TVs, including NFL football games.

The Lizard Acres motif was chosen to honor the historical name of this area. According to the “Sun City West Silver Celebration” history of the community, two men, R.S. Spurlock and J.C. Wetzler were looking at a proposed 1,900-acre site on which they wanted to build a new ranch. The area was about a mile east of Grand Avenue and Bell Road.

According to the history book, Spurlock looked at the property and declared, “Jumpin’ Jehosophat, this country isn’t fit for raising anything but lizards.” A sign indicating “Lizard Acres” can see be seen in that area near the railroad tracks.

To pay homage to the history and the pub’s new name, a Special Arts Committee has painted lizards on one of the room’s walls. Like many lizards, the newly painted additions blend in nicely with the background. Stop by to check it out and you’ll be sure to spot them.

Activities List

Bowling

Johnson Lanes is a bright, modern facility located in the heart of Sun City West. It offers 30 finely calibrated lanes, state-of-the-art pin-setting and Vector automatic scoring. It is also home to a well-stocked pro shop with everything needed for both the serious and recreational bowler. In addition to open bowling, the center is host to over 38 regular weekly leagues as well as several regional tournaments annually.

COACHING PROGRAM

Weekly Coaching lessons are available with free instruction provided by certified bowling coaches. Participants pay only for lineage fee.

Billiards

The Sports Pavilion houses a Billiard Room with 27 pool tables, 1 billiard table and a snooker table. Residents and their guests are welcome for open play. The Mis-Cues is a ladies’ chartered club that welcomes new members.

Shuffleboard

The Sports Pavilion is the home of the Shuffleboard West Club.
Open play sponsored by the club is available every Thursday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Residents and their guests have a new shuffleboard table available for play during Sports Pavilion regular hours.

Darts

The Sports Pavilion has 2 dart boards to use during normal business hours.

Hours of Operation

Winter
(September through April)

Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Summer
(May through August)

Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday – Closed

Address

19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85375
623-544-6140