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!

Summer 2016 Hours*

  • Monday – Friday: 6am – 10pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Family Use Hours (for children under age 17)*

  • Family hours are extended to normal operating hours during Texas A&M published holidays, semester breaks, and summer sessions. Please call the Member Services desk at 979-845-7826 with questions.

*Facility hours are subject to change.

Facility Features

  • Weight & Fitness Room totals 14,000 square feet with everything you can imagine to meet your fitness goals. The free weight area features over 35,000 lbs of weight plates and dumbbells as well as 165+ pieces of strength training equipment, including plate-loaded and pin-select lines, a cardiovascular area with 60+ machines, multiple televisions with wireless sound for entertainment.
  • Walking/running track, approximately 1/4 mile, with area for stretching, stability balls and mats.
  • Fourteen handball/racquetball/squash courts.
  • Four dance/activity rooms for Group RecXercise and Specialty Programs.
  • Gymnasium space can be divided into four basketball, four volleyball or 12 badminton courts. Soccer Courts with two regulation size indoor soccer courts with rounded corners, dasher boards and Plexiglas and can also be divided into four basketball, four volleyball or six badminton courts. Used for open recreation and intramurals.
  • Indoor Climbing Facility (44′ high) has approximately 3,500 sq. ft. of climbing area and combines integral rock and moveable hand and foot holds. Also features 10 top ropes and hosts instructional courses from beginner to advanced. Group facility and private party rentals are available.
  • 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. Two spas, men’s and women’s varsity and visiting team locker rooms.
  • Outdoor Activity Area (Backyard) features four sand volleyball courts, three outdoor basketball courts, a resort-style outdoor pool and spa, outdoor locker rooms, and an outdoor pavilion with picnic tables and grills.
  • Special Events/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.
  • Garden Room: Capacity of 80 participants for group exercise or banquet seating for up to 168 guests.
  • Classrooms: 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
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms with over 2,300 lockers in three sizes, private shower areas, hair dryers and vanity areas with electricity.
  • Member Services Desk (845-7826) assists guests with membership sales, intramural and program entries, massage appointments, locker rentals, lost and found and guest services.
  • Equipment Etc. Desk, (845-4917) assists guests with retail sales, equipment checkout, towel service, day locker rentals, handball, racquetball and squash court reservations.
  • 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!
  • Lounge/Eating Area with tables and chairs, lounge furniture, couches, television, vending machines and great observational area for many activities including indoor climbing area.

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.

Summer 2016 Hours*

Natatorium

  • Monday – Friday: 6am – 9:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 9:30pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 9:30pm

Cain Outdoor Pool

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 8pm**
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 8pm**

*Facility hours are subject to change.

**Weather permitting.

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
  • Adjacent twelve person in-ground hot tub

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.

Summer 2016 Hours*

OA Resource Desk

  • Monday – Friday: 12pm – 9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

Indoor Climbing Facility & Bouldering Wall**

  • Monday – Friday: 3pm – 9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
    ** Bouldering wall open concurrent with Student Recreation Center hours.

OA Rental Center

  • Monday: 10am – 7pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 3pm – 7pm
  • Friday: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 3pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 7pm

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.

Summer 2016 Hours

  • CLOSED for the Summer

Penberthy Rec Sports Complex

The newly renovated Penberthy Rec Sports Complex is the department’s outdoor field facility. Located at the corner of Tom Chandler Dr. and Penberthy Blvd., this complex has artificial turf and natural grass playing areas dedicated to drop-in recreation, intramural sports, and sport clubs.

Summer 2016 Hours*

  • Sunday – Thursday: 7pm – 10pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 8pm

*Facility hours are subject to change.

Click the Outdoor Adventures tab on this page for hours for the Outdoor Adventures Rental Center, located adjacent to the Penberthy Rec Sports Complex.

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.

Summer 2016 Hours

  • CLOSED until August 29