Recreation Facility Hours
The CWU Recreation Center will be closed August 29th - September 5th for our Summer Deep Clean and in observation of the federal holiday. We will resume our summer hours of operation at 6am on Tuesday, September 6th.
Our four basketball courts will be closed August 20th - September 14th for resurfacing. Open recreation may resume September 15th.
Fall Quarter memberships begin on September 11th.
Fall Quarter academic hours will begin on September 11th.
Recreation facilities are open. Facial coverings are no longer required inside the Recreation Center, but we encourage users to wear one. Facial coverings are available at our Membership Desk upon request from our patrons.
A reusable water bottle is recommended while in our facility; please bring a refillable bottle with you or purchase from the Membership Desk.
- Recreation Center
Summer Hours (6/12 - 9/15):
Monday - Thursday 6:00 am 8:00 pm Friday 6:00 am 6:00 pm Saturday - Sunday 12:00 pm 6:00 pm
The Recreation Center offers two floors of amazing health and fitness options. The 80,000 sq. ft. exercise mecca has a 50-foot climbing wall with two arches for bouldering, a strength training area, fitness and cardio equipment areas, an elevated 1/8-mile jogging track, a four-court gymnasium, two group exercise rooms, locker rooms with saunas and the Outdoor Pursuits and Rental shop.
- Recreation Sports Complex
The RSC will be closed beginning June 11 through September 18.
Fall Hours (begin 9/21):
Sunday 4:00pm 10:00pm Monday 4:00pm 10:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm 10:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm 10:00pm Thursday 4:00pm 10:00pm Friday Saturday CLOSED CLOSED
To see current reservation schedules at the RSC, please visit your Membership Portal, recreation.cwu.edu.
The Recreation Sports Complex opened in November 2018 and includes a fully lit turf infield and NCAA competition track. Other highlights include: grandstands with 600 spectator seats, throws venue (hammer, shot put, javelin, and discus), stadium style scoreboard, restrooms, food truck capabilities and perimeter fencing.
- Recreation Member Swim Sessions
We are not currently offering swim sessions during the Summer Quarter. We will resume swim sessions at the start of the Fall Quarter.
*Please bring your own towel.
Fall Quarter 2022 Rec Member Swim Sessions (beginning September 21):
11:30 am - 1:30 pm 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday CLOSED CLOSED Sunday TBD TBD
Must present CWU Connection Card, and have valid membership with CWU Recreation, or have a valid swim pass. Please purchase swim pass at the CWU Recreation Center prior to use of the pool. A waiver must be completed prior to use of the pool. Ellensburg public may purchase a pool pass to use the pool during Rec Swim sessions, but are not membership eligible.
Children ages 6months - 13 years are allowed to join their parent, who is a current Recreation Center member for aquatic activities in the CWU Pool during designated Open Recreation swim sessions.
The parent must be present and actively involved with the child in the Pool at all times.
Each child must purchase a daily guest pass ($3) for each swim session.
If the Pool occupancy reaches 20, parents and children may be asked to refrain from entering until occupancy decreases, so that adequate lifeguard supervision is maintained.
Children age 14-17 may participate in Aquatic activities at the CWU Pool, with a parent on site and the purchase of a daily guest pass or current Recreation Center membership.
Dependents age 18 years and older may participate in designated Open Recreation and Lap Swim sessions by purchasing a daily guest pass or Recreation Center membership.
- 10 lanes with starting blocks (except for official meets)
- 3 meter Springboard
- 1 meter Spring Board
- Water Polo capabilities
- 25 yards X 25 meters
- 4 to 15 feet in depth
- Equipment for Use:
- Water Basketball
- Pull Buoys
Lockers are available for use in the men’s and women’s locker rooms. For day use, bring your own lock.
No towel service available; bring your own towel.
Walnut Street, adjacent to Tomlinson Stadium.
Swim Lessons and Reservations:
Please contact David McDowell, David.McDowell@cwu.edu or 509-963-1920
- Lister Tennis Facility
The Lister Tennis Facility is now open for play; facility lights will be available until 10pm nightly.
Day Group Dates Time # of Courts Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
All posted policies and procedures must be followed. Please check here regularly for updates regarding the Lister Tennis Courts.
WAC 106-140-670, CWUR 7-30-08
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