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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 are open. Visit our modifications page for current restrictions.

  • A reusable water bottle is recommended while in our facility; please bring a refillable 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 AirNow.gov and outdoor facilities and programs will close at 151 or higher.


  • Recreation Center

    Fall Quarter Hours 2021

    CWU Recreation Center Hours

    Monday - Friday 6:00 am 11:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am 11:00 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

    *Please note: the Recreation Sports Complex is closed for the Summer Quarter. We will re-open on September 22nd for Fall Quarter.*

    Recreation Sports Complex Academic Hours

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

    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

    *The pool is closed until the evening of September 27th. Please see listed times below for our Rec Member Fall Quarter swim sessions.*

    Fall Quarter 2021 Rec Member Swim Sessions (9/27 - 12/11)

    Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday

    6 - 7:30am

    Monday/Wednesday

    4:30pm - 8:45pm

    Tuesday

    7-8:45pm

    Thursday

    5:30 - 8:45pm

    Friday

    6 -8pm

    Sunday

    5 -7pm

    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.

    Recreation Center members have access to use the CWU Aquatic Center during Lap Swim sessions. Showers are open, but please bring your own towel.

    CWU Recreation is not accepting day or punch pass purchases at this time due to COVID modifications.

    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:
    No towel service available; bring your own towel.

    Location:
    Walnut Street, adjacent to Tomlinson Stadium.

  • Lister Tennis Facility

    The Lister Tennis Facility is currently open for drop - in play. 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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Contact Us

400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA, 98926-7448
Phone: 509.963.3512
E-mail: recreation@cwu.edu