Student Rec Center is keeping Ducks active at The Playground

The Student Recreation Center is now offering an outdoor and covered multifunctional activity space for student use, along with some limited indoor activities.

Due to Oregon’s coronavirus guidelines, most recreation center activities are no longer able to operate inside. In response, “The Playground” now offers an outdoor space for fitness classes, intramural sports and open recreation hours.

But as of Feb. 3, indoor lap swimming and bouldering also will be available for student members. Capacity is limited and reservations are required. Reserve a swim lane or bouldering slot on the center's PE and recreation website.

Students must reserve an individual 45-minute outdoor cardio or strength time slot through the website or using the PE and Rec mobile app. Drop-ins are not permitted and reservations will open two days in advance.  

The recreation center will continue to offer its Group X classes including F45 conditioning, Body Sculpt, cycling, Webfoot Strength and Conditioning, dance, and barre. A winter term Group X membership is required to sign up.

Intramural winter sports such as cornhole and spikeball also will continue at The Playground. An active winter term intramural membership is required to participate. Spectators are prohibited and players are required to wear face coverings at all times. 

Lead lifeguard Chelsea Batchelor is grateful the center is making efforts to continue to keep operating as it is a source of employment for many students.

“As a lead lifeguard I am able to work more hands-on with the training and classes, which has provided me with hours to work,” Batchelor said.

The center continues to monitor and adapt to COVID-19 regulations. To keep up to date on coronavirus information at the university, see the COVID-19 resources website.  

By Mya Miller, University Communications