Read University Recreation’s COVID-19 plan and FAQ’s


The mission of University Recreation is to empower students for success through recreation and wellness.

Announcements + Closures

The HPER Pool will be operating on reduced hours (open 11 am to 2pm) on May 19th, May 21st, May 27th, and May 28th. The pool will be closed on May 29th and 30th. 

UREC Summer 2022 Hours will begin on Friday, May 13th. 

The UREC Tennis Center, located at 1357 W. Indian Trail off of MLK Blvd., is now open! All UARK students and UREC members automatically have a membership to the tennis center. Community members are welcome to join, too! Visit the UREC Tennis Center webpage for more details. 


UPDATE: In accordance with university guidelines, masks are recommended to be worn indoors. UREC is taking extra precautions to help keep our members and staff healthy and safe. This includes extensive cleaning protocols and enhanced operating procedures within our facilities.  Reservations are strongly encouraged for group fitness  in order to guarantee a spot. UREC members can make a reservation through their member portal by visiting urecmembers.uark.edu. To assist you, we have created a Step-by-step tutorial video on how to make a reservation. Having trouble accessing the portal to make your reservation? For the best user experience, please use Google Chrome. If you are still having trouble, email  urec@uark.edu

To learn more about our current operations, please visit our COVID-19 website

UREC SPORTS COMPLEX & UREC TENNIS CENTER: In the event of inclement weather, the UREC Sports Complex (fields at Mitchell St.) or UREC Tennis Center may close early or not open. Questions? Please call the UREC Service Center at 479- 575- 6382.

Group Fitness Schedule

Group Fitness classes are designed to provide participants with a fun, motivating and well-rounded fitness experience.


The Wellness Initiative aims to highlight how current campus-wide programming supports all aspects of growth and well-being for individuals.

Sports Injury Clinic

The Sports Injury Clinic offers free injury evaluations, as well as opportunities for injury prevention, emergency care, and rehabilitation.

Outdoors Passport


This has some of our favorite outdoor spaces in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas. Visit each location and get a picture of yourself or a landmark of the area, tag @urecarkansas on instagram and use the #UOPassport to win a prize.


UREC develops its staff through professional growth, hands-on experience, education, and workmanship. University Recreation employs around 400 student employees in a variety of program areas.

Employment with UREC provides students an opportunity to gain valuable experience working within their area of interest, with the possibility for advancement within the department.

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