Recreational Facilities

The department of   University Recreation   (UREC)   is a major campus-wide service unit in the Division of Student Affairs.   UREC serves the university community by   providing   a diverse   selection   of recreational opportunities   and facilities across campus.   

The   Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building   serves as the department's main facility. Highlights include the Donna Axum Fitness Center,   an Olympic-sized swimming pool,   four basketball courts, an indoor track,   group fitness   studios,   functional training areas,   racquetball courts,   bouldering and   climbing walls,   UREC Outdoors (located   in HPER 102),   equipment rentals,   and locker   and shower   facilities.   

Auxiliary facilities include:  

The UREC Fitness Center (located on the second floor of the Arkansas Union)  

  • 6,000 square feet of fitness floor space 
  • 1,500 square foot group exercise room
  • Cardo and strength training equipment
  • Locker and shower facilities

The UREC Sports Complex (fields at Mitchell Street)

  • Four intramural fields 
  • 1 club field
  • 2 sand volleyball pits
  • Open recreation opportunities

The   UREC Tennis Center   is   expected to   open   in the spring of 2022   and will be located   at the corner   of Indian Trail and   MLK   Blvd. This facility will include 12 lighted courts and two backboards.   

Memberships may be purchased by university faculty, staff, and community members. Please visit for additional information.  


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