About CERA

Our Mission

Develop and provide exceptional fitness, recreation, and leisure activities to foster healthy lifestyles for our members and their families.

Our Goals

Develop and provide exceptional fitness, recreation, and leisure activities to foster healthy lifestyles for our members and their families.

To provide a variety of affordable fitness, recreational and leisure activities for employers in our community that share our philosophy that employees and their families that participate in fitness and recreational activities make healthy, happy, and productive employees.

Promote and manage the recreational activities for members, their families and other eligible participants.

Promote cooperation between our corporate employees in connection with all social, recreational, and athletic activities of the association.

Provide a well-rounded and comprehensive program of wholesome leisure activities and opportunities for all members, their families and other eligible participants.

About Us

In 1949, the Corporate Employees Recreation Association, or CERA, got its historic start as an organization of recreation facilities and wholesome leisure activities for Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems employees, retirees, and their families. At the time, the company was known as Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, or “Convair”, and then later changed to General Dynamics, and more recently to LMRA. Since that time, CERA has grown to include approximately 20 organized recreational programs at a 13-acre site known as the Bryant Irvin Recreation Complex.

The Bryant Irvin Recreation Complex is the site of a 66,000 square foot Health, Wellness, and Fitness facility with activity and meeting rooms, basketball gyms, indoor volleyball, racquetball courts, and a well-equipped co-ed fitness facility, weightlifting room, and exercise rooms. In addition, outdoor space includes two softball fields, two sand volleyball courts, and a small picnic area next to the Trinity River. Other facilities include buildings for ceramics, pottery, stained glass, and rock artistry.

CERA’s recreation program also features the Squaw Creek Golf Course, located in Willow Park, 18 miles west of the recreation complex off I-20. A clubhouse, including Golf Shop and Clubroom, is situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful lake and acclaimed 18-hole course. Annual memberships are limited, but non-members may use the course on a pay-as-you-lay greens fee and cart basis.

A variety of 16 organized activities are available to associates and require an activity fee, which is collected and disbursed by CERA in accordance with each activity’s requirements.

The Board of Directors, comprised mostly of volunteer representatives from the various activities, governs CERA to promote, organize, and manage the affairs of the Association. CERA employs a full-time manager and staff to maintain the association’s facilities and administer programs and services in accordance with the policies and rules approved by the Board of Directors. The enthusiasm, cooperation, and dedication of the CERA staff and Board members are basic to CERA’s success in providing some of the finest recreation programs and facilities available.

Corporate Employees Recreation Association maintains memberships in:

  • AWHP – Association for Worksite Health Promotion
  • CMAA – Club Manager’s Association of America
  • GCSA – Golf Course Superintendent Association
  • NESRA – National Employee Services and Recreation Association
  • PGS – Professional Golfers Association
  • USGA – United States Golf Association