Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center is our flagship facility. With more than 400,000 square feet of recreation space, there is something for everyone!

August Break Hours*

August 11 – 27

  • Friday, August 11: 6am – 8pm
  • Saturday, August 12: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday, August 13: 12pm – 8pm
  • Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18: 6am – 8pm
  • Saturday, August 19: 8am – 11pm
  • Sunday, August 20: 12pm – 12am
  • Monday, August 21 – Friday, August 24: 6am – 12am
  • Friday, August 25: 6am – 8am & 1pm – 11pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 8am – 11pm
  • Sunday, August 27: 12pm – 12am

*Facility hours are subject to change.

Family Use Hours

Family usage of all Rec Sports facilities is extended to normal operating hours during Texas A&M semester breaks and summer sessions. All children under the age of 18 are welcome to use the Rec Center at any time but must remain under adult supervision during the entirety of their visit. Additionally, all minors ages 14-17, are required to show photo identification in order to use the facility. For additional questions regarding family usage, please contact the Member Services desk at 979.845.7826.

Facility Features

Room 243, known as the Archery Room, has a capacity of 450 for banquets, and for archery can accommodate 60 shooters/150 spectators with 14 archery target stands, four bow racks, one archery net, shooting lines.

Rec Sports has two classrooms:

  • Large classroom (capacity 130) has 87-seat retractable amphitheater style seating, and a wood floor for multi-purpose use
  • Pool classroom (capacity 45) doubles as swim meet management room

The Equipment Etc. Desk, (845-4917) assists guests with retail sales, equipment checkout, towel service, day locker rentals, handball, racquetball and squash court reservations.

There are four dance/activity rooms for Group RecXercise and Specialty Programs.

There are now 3 Gymnasium areas that can be used for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and badminton. Gymnasium space can be divided into four basketball, four volleyball or 12 badminton courts.

The gyms feature three regulation size indoor soccer courts with rounded corners, dasher boards and Plexiglas.

These courts are used for open recreation and intramurals.

This room houses 3 heavy bags, 3 speed bags, and a BoxMaster training station. It is typically open for drop-in recreation but is periodically used for boxing related specialty classes.

The Indoor Climbing Facility (44′ high) has approximately 3,500 sq. ft. of climbing area and combines integral rock and moveable hand and foot holds.

It also features 10 top ropes and hosts instructional courses from beginner to advanced.

Group facility and private party rentals are available.

This 8-lane, 25-yard shallow water indoor lap pool provides an additional option for our members and guests to meet their recreational swimming needs, especially when we host large swim meets.

Men’s and women’s locker rooms have over 2,300 lockers in three sizes, private shower areas, hair dryers and vanity areas with electricity.

The Lounge and eating area has tables and chairs, lounge furniture, couches, television, vending machines and great observational area for many activities including indoor climbing area.

The Member Services Desk (845-7826) assists guests with membership sales, intramural and program entries, massage appointments, locker rentals, lost and found and guest services.

Each of the multi-purpose/activity rooms are outfitted with high-end audio video systems and wi-fi and can be  set up in a multitude of ways for a wide variety of uses.

Room 1130 – This 3,500 square foot multi-purpose room is utilized for events, small to moderate sized banquets and gatherings, group fitness and specialty classes, departmental events, programs and presentations. This room has a nice outdoor patio space with views into Blue Bell Park.

Room 1132- This room is set up in a fixed auditorium style seating fashion an can seat up to 80 people. It is primarily used for departmental and student meetings and presentations.

Rooms 2221 & 2225 – These activity/fitness rooms are approximately 2,000 square feet each and are primarily used for group fitness classes, specialty classes, and Wellness Works classes, but are also periodically utilized for a variety of other activities. These rooms share a small, adjoining outdoor patio space overlooking Blue Bell Park.

Rooms 2229A & 2229B – This large banquet room, when joined, is approximately 6,000 square feet, and when divided, is two separate 3,000 square foot rooms. These rooms are primarily used for large banquets, gatherings, workshops, and presentations and include upscale amenities such as a clouded ceiling, specialized lighting, and a large outdoor patio space overlooking Blue Bell Park.

The Natatorium features competitive swimming pool with two movable bulkheads, competitive diving pool including a special needs accessible chair lift.

Shallow water instructional pool has sloped entry and measures 20 yards with five lanes.

There are also two spas, men’s and women’s varsity and visiting team locker rooms.

The Outdoor Activity Area (Backyard) features four sand volleyball courts, three outdoor basketball courts, a resort-style outdoor pool, outdoor locker rooms, and an outdoor pavilion with picnic tables and grills.

The Outdoor Terrace was created to provide a partially shaded area for Rec patrons and includes outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchen space, and restrooms. The 15,000 square foot terrace is located directly on the roof of the expanded Strength and Conditioning Room.

Inside the recently renovated and expanded Strength & Conditioning Room is the new Personal Training Suite, fully dedicated to our personal training program and clientele.Personal training clients will no longer face waiting in line for access to equipment or struggling to find space to complete their workouts efficiently and effectively. With our new Personal Training Suite, clients will have access to an exclusive, exciting training environment with some of the best equipment in the industry, including Technogym Kinesis, TRX suspension units, customized rack systems, Power Block dumbbells, Skillmills, InclineTrainers, kettle bells, medicine balls and more! In addition, personal training clients will still have full access to our entire Strength & Conditioning Room and equipment during sessions with their trainers and when they come in to use the facility on their own.

We have fourteen racquetball/handball/squash courts.

Smoothie King offers a variety of healthy options including smoothies, breakfast tacos, burgers, sandwiches, quesadillas, specialty items, yogurt, salads, fruits, soft drinks, sports drinks, bottled water and much more!

Located on the southwest side of the Rec Center near Olsen Field and adjacent parking lots, this entrance is open during all operating hours and provides our members and guests a convenient alternative to the main entrance.

The Strength & Conditioning Room is now over 32,000 square feet. The free weight area is +10,000, the selectorized/machine strength equipment area is approximately 5,500 square feet, and the cardio equipment area houses over 80 pieces of cardio equipment. Inside the Strength and Conditioning Room is a small, indoor turf area for warm-up, movement training, and stretching. A personal training suite is also located in the room. Restrooms are located in the front entrance of the space.

The Walking and running track is located on the third floor. It is approximately 1/4 mile, with area for stretching, stability balls and mats.

Natatorium

The Texas A&M Natatorium is a world-class swimming facility. We host numerous tournaments throughout the years and in 2009 we were the proud host ofthe NCAA men’s and women’s diving and swimming championships.

To receive updates and information about Natatorium facilities, programs and/or events please contact Cassie Honey at choney@rec.tamu.edu or Ellen Shannon at eshannon@rec.tamu.edu.

August Break Hours*

August 11 – 27

Natatorium

  • Friday, August 11: 6am – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 12: 10am – 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 13: 12pm – 7:30pm
  • Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18: 6am – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 19: 8am – 10:30pm
  • Sunday, August 20: 12pm – 11:30pm
  • Monday, August 21 – Friday, August 24: 6am – 11:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 6am – 8am & 1pm – 10:30pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 8am – 10:30pm
  • Sunday, August 27: 12pm – 5pm

Outdoor Pool (open weather permitting)

  • Friday, August 11: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday, August 12: 12pm – 7pm
  • Sunday, August 13: 12pm – 7pm
  • Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18: 10am – 7p
  • Saturday, August 19: 12pm – 8pm
  • Sunday, August 20: 12pm – 8pm
  • Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24: 10am – 8pm
  • Friday, August 25: 1pm – 8pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 12pm – 8pm
  • Sunday, August 27: 12pm – 5pm

*Facility hours are subject to change.

Facility Features

  • 50-Meter Pool
  • 50 meters + eight feet long, 75 feet wide
  • Two moveable bulkheads each 4 feet wide
  • One inch ceramic tile throughout (white field with black markers)
  • One underwater viewing window
  • Below deck lane line storage
  • Seven feet deep at ends and nine feet deep in middle
  • 80 x 160 tri-color full matrix scoreboard/message center

Dive Pool

  • 25 meters long 58 feet wide (eight 7-foot wide lanes)
  • Two 1-meter and two 3-meter springboards and 1, 3, 5, 7.5 and 10 meter platforms with rough-tex surfaces
  • One inch ceramic tile throughout (blue field with white markers)
  • One underwater viewing window
  • Sparger bubbler system under all platforms and three meter springboards
  • Bubble and spray surface agitation systems
  • Trampoline room and separate Port-A-Pit area
  • Hydrolic self-operated handicap lift
  • Adjacent eight person in-ground hot tub
  • 16-17 feet deep 24 x 80 tri-color full matrix scoreboard/message center

Instructional Pool

  • 60 feet long 42 feet wide (five lanes)
  • Handicap ramp
  • One inch ceramic tile throughout 4-4.5 feet deep
  • Adjacent ten person in-ground hot tub

Cain Outdoor Pool

  • 75 feet long in lap area 50 feet wide in lap area (six lanes)
  • Zero-depth entry in leisure area
  • Raindrop fountain
  • Current channel
  • Underwater seating area
  • Three stream bubble fountain
  • Kool-Deck brand heat reducing deck
  • Handicap ramp

Additional Features

  • 1,100 Armchair Stadium seats + 700 bleacher seats + 24 handicap spaces + 700 spaces for folding chairs for a total of 2,524 total seats
  • Poolside classroom/Event Operations Room
  • Computers and event software for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Syncro
  • Poolside offices for Aquatics and Athletics staffs
  • Event drug testing room
  • SCUBA room with compressor and all equipment

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures is home to our adventure trip and clinic programs, our outdoor equipment rental and sales center, and the Indoor Climbing Facility. Visit the Outdoor Adventures page for more information.

August Break Hours*

August 11 – 27

Indoor Climbing Facility & Resource Desk

  • Wednesday, August 9 – Friday, August 18: CLOSED
  • Saturday, August 19: 1pm – 5pm
  • Sunday, August 20: 1pm – 5pm
  • Monday, August 21 – Wednesday, August 23: 4pm – 10pm
  • Thursday, August 24: 3pm – 6:30pm
  • Friday, August 25: 12pm – 10pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 1pm – 6pm
  • Sunday, August 27: 1pm – 6pm

Outdoor Adventures Rental Center

  • Friday, August 11: 3pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, August 12: 10pm – 3pm
  • Sunday, August 13: 12pm – 7pm
  • Monday, August 14 – Sunday, August 20: CLOSED
  • Monday, August 21 – Wednesday, August 23: 4pm – 8pm
  • Thursday, August 24: CLOSED
  • Friday, August 25: 3pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, August 26: 9am – 3pm
  • Sunday, August 27: 12pm – 7pm

*Facility hours are subject to change.

Outdoor Adventures Locations

  • Map to Outdoor Adventures Facilities
  • Indoor Climbing Facility and Bouldering Wall, located in the Student Recreation Center
  • Outdoor Adventures Resource Desk (979.845.4511), adjacent to the Indoor Climbing Facility in the Student Recreation Center
  • Outdoor Adventures Rental Center (979.845.7035), adjacent to the Penberthy Rec Sports Complex. Pick up and return outdoor equipment rentals here.
  • The Hub (979.458.2820), across from the Quad on Lubbock Street. A collaboration with Transportation Services, The Hub is a DIY bike repair location with tools and limited retail such as bike tubes, patch kits, lights, and locks.

For more information, call the Outdoor Adventures Resource Desk at 979.845.4511.

PEAP Building

Located at the corner of Penberthy Road and John Kimbrough Boulevard, the PEAP (Physical Education Activity Program) Building is a partnership between the Department of Health and Kinesiology and Rec Sports that replaces G. Rollie White Coliseum and the Read Building.

August Break Hours*

  • CLOSED until first day of fall classes (Monday, Aug. 28)

*Facility hours are subject to change.

Penberthy Rec Sports Complex

The Penberthy Rec Sports Complex is the Rec Sports department’s outdoor field facility. Located at the corner of George Bush Dr. and Penberthy Blvd., Penberthy has artificial turf and natural grass playing areas available for drop-in recreation, intramural sports, sport clubs, and special events.

The phone number for the Penberthy pavilion is (979) 862-3426.  Calls will only be answered during hours that the complex is open for operations.  For updated field status information related to inclement weather, please call the rain line at (979) 845-2625.

August Break Hours*

August 11 – 27

  • Sunday – Thursday: 7pm – 10pm
  • Friday & Saturday:** 5pm – 8pm
    • **Saturday, August 27: 4pm – 10pm

Penberthy will stay open until intramural games have finished for the evening Sunday – Thursday.

*Facility hours are subject to change.

Find/Contact Us

Phone

Penberthy Complex pavilion:  (979) 862-3426.  Calls will only be answered during hours that the complex is open for operations.

Rain line: (979) 845-2625. If fields are closed related to inclement weather, the message on the rain line will be updated.

Reservations: (979) 862-1322. If you are interested in reserving field space, the meeting room, or the pavilion, please contact Tawyna Elliott. Additional forms and pricing information are available on the Facility Reservations page.

Location

Facility Features

Penberthy has approximately 50 acres of play space available, consisting of both artificial turf and natural grass fields.  The fields are not all the same size, so not every field can be utilized for every sport.  Some of the fields can be easily subdivided into smaller play spaces.  There are:

  • 4 artificial turf fields
  • 6 natural grass fields
  • 2 softball fields with dirt infields

All fields are lit after sundown.  We utilize the ThorGuard lightning prediction system for assistance in determining whether the complex will be open during inclement weather.

At the center of the Penberthy Rec Sports Complex is a central headquarters building.  The features of the building include:

Covered pavilion area/lightning shelter with outdoor picnic tables and seating for over 200 people

  • Meeting room with seating for approximately 75 people
  • Restrooms with shower areas
  • Control room for event management

Complex Rules

Use of Penberthy is restricted to Texas A&M students and authorized users.  Fields may only be used when supervised by Rec Sports staff.  If gates are locked, the complex is closed; unauthorized access may be considered trespassing.

  • All participants should be prepared to present current, valid picture identification
  • The following are not allowed in the complex:
    • Pets
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Vehicles
    • Glass Containers
    • Bicycles
    • Tobacco Products
    • Skateboarding
    • Metal Cleats
    • Scooters
    • Drones
    • Hoverboards
  • FOOD, SUNFLOWER SEEDS and GUM are not allowed on artificial turf playing areas.
  • Participants engaging in recreational activity on the sports fields must wear athletic footwear.
  • Equipment may not be moved without permission of Rec Sports staff. Individuals who move the large soccer goals may be removed from the facility at the discretion of the facility supervisor.
  • Serving or cooking of food is only allowed with advance written permission of Rec Sports
  • Rec Sports staff have final decision-making authority regarding behavior not explicitly covered in the rules and the authority to remove patrons who do not abide by their decisions.
  • For information about field status as a result of inclement weather, call (979) 845-2625.

Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Center

The Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Center is located on West Campus, directly behind the Texas A&M Varsity Tennis Center.

Included in this facility are 18 state-of-the-art tennis courts—12 of which have lights—for Health and Kinesiology classes and recreational use by Rec members.

August Break Hours*

  • CLOSED until first day of fall classes (Monday, Aug. 28)

*Facility hours are subject to change.