There has not been a Recreation expansion since the Student Union and Recreation Center facility opened in 2006. The expansion will provide CWU students, the varsity track & field/cross country programs, and academic departments a state-of-the-art facility that not only provides a safe destination to recreate, teach, practice and compete, as well as a facility that is capable of hosting state, conference, regional, and national meets.
Additionally, the lighted artificial turf infield will accommodate numerous recreation, intramural, and club sport activities that are not limited to daylight hours.
This track and field turf addition will provide an additional 1,000+ hours to program outdoor activities and help reduce some pressure on indoor activity spaces for recreation.
Currently, Recreation does not have the capacity to rotate fields at Alder during the school year. The ability to rest fields allows for field recovery, better playing surface, and damage repair. The addition of artificial turf would help to eliminate many of these challenges.