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
    • 2-person max climbing ; UREC Outdoors- HPER 102

  • 1-person Racquetball
    • 6 courts available; 1 accessible court
    • Due to COVID-19, face coverings are required to be worn during play.
  • 1v1-Table Tennis
    • 2 tables available; Racquetball Court Foyer- HPER 110
    • Due to COVID-19, face coverings are required to be worn during play.
  • 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 (3v3 max)
    • Two 1/2 courts available; Gym 2-HPER 305
    • Due to COVID-19, face coverings are required to be worn during play.
  •  Volleyball (4v4 max)
    • Gym 3- 1 court available
    • Due to COVID-19, face coverings are required to be worn during play.
  • Badminton (2v2 max)
    • Gym 3- 2 courts available
    • Due to COVID-19, face coverings are required to be worn during play.
  • 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
    • Due to COVID-19, face coverings are strongly encouraged, but not required while using the track
    • Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be enforced in adherence with Arkansas Department of Health guidelines
  • Stretching
    • Stretching areas available on track level
    • Wipe down equipment used before and after use
    • Due to COVID-19, face coverings are required while using the stretching areas

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

 

Check Out Equipment

Items can be checked out from the HPER Service Center (HPER 205A) with a valid ID:

  • Basketballs (Full & Intermediate)
  • Volleyballs
  • Wallyballs
  • Racquetball Racquets/Balls
  • Badminton Racquets/Birdies
  • Table Tennis Paddles/Balls

Items are properly disinfected by UREC staff upon return, and before being checked out again. 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)