The University of Arkansas Health, Physical Education, and Recreation building (HPER) was built in 1984. This $14 million dollar, 225,000 sq. ft. facility is the largest in the area. The HPER houses 10 racquetball courts, 4 basketball gyms, an indoor track, an olympic size pool, climbing wall, men's and women's saunas, a computer lab, thousands of lockers, a human performance lab, and numerous classrooms. Free equipment check-out is also provided.
Date of Occupancy: May 21, 1984
Funding: State Appropriation 60%, Student 20%, Special Bonds 20%
Total Square Feet: 225,000
The four-story building was designed to house the total campus Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Dance programs. The building is designed as a series of activity centers within the complex.