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.

  • Recreation facilities will begin opening on January 14th. Visit our modifications page for current restrictions.

  • Water fountains are turned off per state guidelines, however bottle filling stations are still available. Please bring a refillable water bottle with you or purchase from the Membership Desk.

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 for the academic quarter. Opening of the Recreation Center is January 14th, 2021.

    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

    The Recreation Sport Complex opening is January 14th, 2021.  Please check back frequently for updated hours.

    Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 2:00pm 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday Closed 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

    Recreation Swim is anticipated to resume in January 2021. Hours to be announced; please check back frequently for updated hours.

      Lap Swim Hours Open Swim Hours
    Monday 6:00am - 7:30am  - closed -
    Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:45pm - closed -
    Wednesday 6:00am - 7:30am - closed -
    Thursday 7:00pm - 8:45pm  - closed -
    Friday 6:00pm - 8:00pm - 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. 

    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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