Welcome to the GVSU Recreation Center

Welcome Lakers and visitors!  Our commitment remains focused on  creating safe spaces for you to be active together.   

Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor spaces for all faculty, staff, students and visitors on our campuses. The new university alert level system will incorporate face covering requirements based on the overall rate of spread and mitigation measures. We will start the Fall Semester at Alert Level 2 as a precautionary measure. This alert level can change as we learn more about our overall vaccination rate.

For more information about GVSU's fall plans, visit the Lakers Together website.

Thank you in advance for your continued efforts at keeping us all in motion!


Angel Tree Logo

Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning.

 

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the country each year. Please join us in support of this organization by selecting an age specific tag from the tree outside of the Recreation Center back desk and returning your unwrapped gift (with tag attached) to the Athletic and Recreation Center Office (D107FH) by December 17. 


What's Open?

Rec Center and Pool

  • Rec Center Elevated Track
  • Rec Center Courts - Basketball/Volleyball/Badminton/Pickleball
  • Outdoor fields, track, and courts
  • Cardio and Selectorized equipment. 
  • Free Weight Areas
  • Functional Fitness Equipment
  • Locker rooms
  • Pool (Lap Swim Hours
  • Climbing Center
  • Racquetball Courts (by reservation
  • Equipment Rental
  • Towel Service

 

Kelly Family Sports Center

  • Turf and Track
  • Locker Rooms
  • TRX Area
  • Multi-purpose Room

 


Join a Game of Pickleball! 

Courts 4 & 5 are set up for open play (Students, Faculty/Satff, Members, Daily Users)  on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00 pm-2:00 PM.  Equipment is available for free check out from the main welcome desk.

Pickleball racket


Things to know before you arrive

  •  Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces for all faculty, staff, students and visitors on our campuses. The new university alert level system will incorporate face covering requirements based on the overall rate of spread and mitigation measures. We will start the Fall Semester at Alert Level 2 as a precautionary measure. This alert level can change as we learn more about our overall vaccination rate.
  • All transactions will be cashless.

Hours of Operation

Please use the links below to find the most up to date information regarding our facility hours of operation:

Recreation Center Hours
Historical low density hours are weekdays from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 am 

Pool Hours 

Kelly Family Sports Center Hours


Self-Assessment

If you plan to visit the GVSU Athletic and Recreation Facilities, please take your COVID-19 Self Assessment

  • The Visitor self-assessment can be found and completed at this link
  • The Human Resources self-assessment can be found and completed at this link
  • Upon completion of the assessment, please take a screenshot of the result, including the date of completion, to show as proof to gain entry. 

 

GVSU Students, Faculty, and Staff are required to complete self-assessment daily per University policy.

Self assessment image


Cleaning and Safety Protocols

 Read below for our cleaning and safety protocols.

  • Welcome desks
    • All facility employees will wear face coverings according to University policy and State Order.
    • All membership card scanners are customer-facing.
    • All credit card terminals are customer-facing. 
  • Recreation and Weight Equipment
    • Users are required to wear face coverings according to University policy
    • Additional signage is in place to remind users of cleaning requirements.
  • Facility Cleaning
    • Users are required to wipe equipment before AND after use with provided sanitizing wipes.
    • Facility employees wipe touch-points throughout the facility hourly.
    • Public Service Announcements remind users of use and safety responsibilities. 
    • University maintenance crews have been trained in updated cleaning procedures. 
    • The university has implemented enhanced air handling and water testing procedures.

Due to the nature of infectious diseases like COVID-19, no physical environment is free of the risk of transmission.  Our precautions are designed to mitigate, but cannot eliminate, this risk.

spaced equipment


User responsibilities

  • If you have a fever or do not feel well, please stay home! To insure health, guests are expected to perform a self-assessment at home before entering the facility.
  • Make a plan. Keep your workouts efficient to limit the overall time of your visits as much as possible.
  • Skip the locker rooms when possible. Our locker rooms are open; however, we ask that you come dressed whenever you can.
  • Wear a mask. Masks are required for all users. 
  • Bring a water bottle with you. Bottle fillers and drinking fountains are open, but we ask patrons only use them when necessary.  
  • Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the facility, please use them often
  • Help us keep our equipment clean. Wipe down the equipment with disposable wipes before and after use. Disposable wipe dispensers are located around the workout areas

Are Face Coverings Required?

Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces for all faculty, staff, students and visitors on our campuses. The new university alert level system will incorporate face covering requirements based on the overall rate of spread and mitigation measures. We will start the Fall Semester at Alert Level 2 as a precautionary measure. This alert level can change as we learn more about our overall vaccination rate.

User in mask


Group Exercise

Visit Recreation & Wellness or HRO Benefits and Wellness for additional information regarding alternate programming.