Recreation Facility Hours

Please visit the Climbing Wall and Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals pages for current operating hours as they may differ from facility hours.

**Water fountains are turned off per state guidelines and bottle filling stations are still available. Please bring a refillable water bottle with you or stop by the Wildcat Shop and pick one up.**

Current weather conditions at the RSC can be found here. (Select 'mobile' when on a portable device)
Air quality is monitored at and outdoor facilities and programs will close at 151 or higher.

  • Recreation Center

    Standard hours of operation begin 9/8/2020:

    Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm




    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

    Standard hours of operation begin 9/9/2020:

    Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am
    4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday - Closed -




    The Recreation Sports Complex opened in November 2018 and incluces 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.

  • Recreational Swim

    Standard hours of operation begin 9/9/2020:

      Lap Swim Hours Open Swim Hours
    Monday - closed - - closed -
    Tuesday - closed - - closed -
    Wednesday - closed - - closed -
    Thursday - closed - - closed -
    Friday - closed - - closed -
    Saturday - closed - - closed -
    Sunday - closed - - closed -

    Recreation Center members have access to use the CWU Aquatic Center during Open Recreation and Lap Swim sessions. As a member of the Recreation Center, you may participate in these sessions for free (you may also bring your children age 13 and under for $3 per visit), while non-members will pay a daily use fee. The daily use pass must be purchased at the CWU Recreation Center prior to use of the pool. No forms of payments will be accepted at the pool. Please provide reciept as proof of purchase when using the pool.

    Pool Specifications:

    • 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:

    • Kickboards
    • Fins
    • Water Basketball
    • Pull Buoys

    Locker Rental:
    Lockers are available for use in the men’s and women’s locker rooms. For day use, bring your own lock.

    Towel Service:
    There isn't a towel service available, you should bring your own towel .

    Walnut street adjacent to the football field



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Ellensburg, WA, 98926-7448
Phone: 509.963.3512