Two men wearing face coverings lift weights and work out at Grand Valley's recreation center on Monday, Sept. 14.

GVSU recreation and athletic facilities reopen doors after months-long closure

Some of Grand Valley’s athletic and recreation facilities reopened their doors Monday, Sept. 14 after much of the equipment was left unused for months. 

Certain athletic and recreation facilities, all of which closed in March, were permitted to reopen when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order to reopen gyms and pools in regions where they remained closed.

New procedures and protocols have been put in place as part of the reopening process. Everyone who visits a GVSU athletic or recreation facility is required to complete the Lakers Together self-assessment. The facilities are open to GVSU students, faculty, staff and members. Daily user passes will not be for sale.

Wearing a face covering over the nose and mouth will be required for entry to all GVSU athletic and recreation facilities. Face shields are not permitted in place of a face covering. 

Athletic and recreation facilities that reopened:

Rec Center and Pool

  Outdoor fields, track, and courts

  Cardio and Selectorized equipment.

  Free Weight Areas

  Functional Fitness Equipment

  Locker rooms

  Pool (by reservation)

  Climbing Center

Kelly Family Sports Center

  Turf and Track

  Locker Rooms

  TRX Area

  Multi-purpose Room

Facilities that are not open:

  Rec Center Elevated Track

  Racquetball Courts

  Rec Center Courts for contact activity (Basketball/Volleyball)

  Equipment Rental

  Towel Service

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