Informal Recreation

Student playing a game of basketball in the HPER

Informal recreation empowers students for success through recreation and wellness opportunities through unstructured, voluntary use of the recreation facilities on a first come, first served basis during operating hours.  The program is designed to provide members and guests with a wide range of recreational pursuits during operating hours, at their leisure for fitness and fun.

Informal recreation activities are available on each level of the HPER Building & in the University Recreation Fitness Center, located in the Arkansas Union.

  • Bouldering
    • [NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE] 1 wall ; UREC Outdoors- HPER 102

  • 1-person Racquetball (must bring own equipment)
    • 6 courts available; 1 accessible court
  • 1v1-Table Tennis (must bring own equipment)
    • 2 tables available; Racquetball Court Foyer- HPER 110
  • Swimming/Diving
    • 1 Olympic-sized swimming pool; HPER 208
      • 8- 25-yd lap lanes
      • Shallow section
      • 1 meter & 3 meter diving boards
      • 1- 5 meter platform
  • Cardio/ Conditioning
    • Donna Axum Fitness Center- HPER 242
    • Gym 1 - HPER 222
    • University Recreation Fitness Center- Arkansas Union
  • Strength workouts/ Weight Training
    • Donna Axum Fitness Center- HPER 242
    • Gym 1 - HPER 222
    • University Recreation Fitness Center- Arkansas Union
  • Stretching
    • Donna Axum Fitness Center- HPER 242
    • Gym 1 - HPER 222
    • University Recreation Fitness Center- Arkansas Union
  • Climbing
    • 1 climbing wall; UREC Outdoors, Gym 1 South- HPER 222
  • Basketball (max of 2 people shooting, must stay socially distanced, must bring own equipment)
    • 1/2 gym available; Gym 2-HPER 305
  • Personal Conditioning Exercising
    • 1/2 gym available; Gym 2- HPER 305 
  •  1v1 or 2v2 Volleyball
    • Gym 3- 1 court available
  • 1v1 or 2v2 Badminton
    • Gym 3- 2 courts available
  • Walking/ Jogging
    • 1 indoor synthetic surface jogging track, 3 lanes; HPER 401
    • Outside lane is approximately 1/8 of a mile in length
    • Direction changes every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evening
  • Stretching
    • Stretching areas available on track level

Operating hours are subject to change to accommodate academic classes, UREC programs, maintenance projects, university holidays and/or special events.

 

Check Out Equipment

At this time UREC is not checking out any equipment from the UREC Service Center. Participants must bring their own equipment in order to take part in informal recreation activities in the HPER Building. Refer to the COVID-19 Response and Plan page for more information.

Reserved Areas

The following spaces must be reserved in order to access the area. Please refer to the HPER Building reservation page to submit a reservation request.

Informal use is not allowed in the following areas: 

  • Dance Studio 220
  • Dance Studio 216
  • All classrooms (HPER 103, 311, 315, 316, 318, & 319)
  • UREC Conference Room (HPER 240)