Some of our policies and procedures have changed in alignment with state, local, and University guidelines. Certain activities, amenities, and facilities may be unavailable or available in a modified capacity. Please visit recwell.umd.edu/keepmoving for the most up-to-date information on our facilities.
User controlled lighting at LaPlata Beach & ERC Tennis Courts is currently unavailable. Lighting availability will resume on February 8 when the COVID-19 sequestering period is complete.
The Eppley Recreation Center & School of Public Health have the following facility updates for the Spring 2021 semester:
- An additional 6 half racks have been added to the ERC East Gym to expand weight room capacity.
- SPH 0101 & SPH 0103 hours have been expanded, beginning 01.25 facilties are open Monday - Friday, 10am - 7pm.
- Pickleball & Badminton courts are open in the ERC. Both 1- on -1 pickleball and/or 1- on - 1 soccer may be played on pickleball courts. Reservations can be made at planyo.courtreservations.
- The ERC East Gym elevator is out of service due to flood damage. The main elevator remains in service.
Located on North Campus between Cambridge and Ellicott communities, the Geary F. Eppley Recreation Center is an open and welcoming multipurpose facility that offers a wide variety of free play activities, including cardio and weight training, basketball, racquetball and squash, swimming, badminton, as well as group fitness classes. Since opening in 1998, Eppley Recreation Center has become UMD’s go-to place to be active.
Located in the Eppley Recreation Center, the Natatorium serves as one of the premier indoor swimming complexes in the region. The Natatorium serves as the primary lap swimming venue for UMD students and RecWell members. This facility also has the ability to host large-scale swim meets and dive competitions along with other aquatic activities such as log rolling tournaments, water based obstacle courses, and water polo.
The Outdoor Aquatic Center, located on the west end of Eppley Recreation Center, is a vibrant and fun space for aquatic activities under the sun. From lap swimming to sand volleyball, or simply relaxing on the pool deck the OAC is a great place to be active during warm months.
The Adventure Program is the basecamp for all of your adventure needs. Located in the lower level of the Eppley Recreation Center, this adventure hub is home to outdoor gear rental and retail, a resource library, and is the location of pre-trip meetings for adventure trips hosted by the Adventure Program.
The Adventure Program's climbing wall towers 55 feet and offers climbing on 11 different top ropes in addition to our bouldering grotto. It is located outside, on the north side of the Eppley Recreation Center and accessed via the walkway between Lot SS2 and the School of Public Health, or via the stairs on the west side of the ERC between the ERC and the Outdoor Aquatic Center.
Located on North Campus to the west of the Eppley Recreation Center, the Eppley Tennis Courts consist of 8 lighted outdoor tennis courts which are available for free play to all University of Maryland affiliates. Individual court reservations can be made online in advance and the space is also available to be rented for events such as tournaments.
Located just off Baltimore Avenue, Ritchie Coliseum provides convenient access to recreational opportunities for RecWell members on the south end of campus. In addition to free play activities and club sports programming, Ritchie also hosts many tournaments, competitions, socials, dances, trade shows, commencements, and other special events.
Located adjacent to the Eppley Recreation Center, University Recreation & Wellness manages four recreation spaces in the School of Public Health (SPH) - a fitness center, weight room, matted room, and gymnasium. The SPH fitness center and weight room are available for use by RecWell members, including UMD faculty/staff with a free limited access membership, while the matted room and gymnasium are available for rental only.
Located off of Route 1 between the Mitchell and Lee Buildings, the Armory is a 4-court, climate controlled open gym space located in the heart of campus. The Armory is home to the intramural sports program and is also used for club sport practices and free play.
Located in Cole Fieldhouse (room #0249), The RecWell Bike Shop is a student-powered bike shop providing free bike repair and education for all UMD students, faculty, staff, and RecWell members. The shop also rents commuter and mountain bikes, hosts bike maintenance classes and group rides, and has a limited inventory of bike parts and safety equipment for sale.
There are several locations on campus where outdoor basketball courts are available for Free Play that are maintained by the University Recreation and Wellness department. These spaces offer an informal recreation opportunity for the campus community. Some of the courts are also available to be rented for small events.
LaPlata Beach is located directly across from the front entrance of the Eppley Recreation Center, situated between several high-rise undergraduate residence hall communities. This space, commonly referred to as “The Beach," is used for free play activities, like pick up soccer and volleyball games, as well as special events. One of the few outdoor spaces on the north side of campus, LaPlata Beach allows for both active and passive recreation and socialization opportunities.
Located on Baltimore Avenue between Turner Hall and the North Gate entrance, this renovated facility consists of a competition caliber softball field and multi-use fields that accommodate club sports activities such as softball, ultimate frisbee, intramural sports programming, special events, and free play opportunities.
Located on north campus, adjacent to the Xfinity Arena, this lighted multi-purpose field consists of three regulation flag football fields and two regulation field hockey/soccer fields.
The turf surface is a 100% rubber infill artificial turf surface manufactured by Fieldturf. The field is purposed for intramural sports, club sports, special events, rentals, camps, and some intercollegiate athletics practice.
Located by the Leonardtown community residence halls, Leonardtown park provides the campus community with the opportunity to be active outdoors in a relaxed and casual environment. The facility is used for free play activities, socialization, and occasional programmed activities such as intramural sports wiffleball tournaments.
Located on the ground floor level of the Regents Drive parking garage, the Regents Drive cycling and multipurpose studios host daily group fitness classes. These studios can be accessed by entering the stairwell door off Stadium Drive and are only open for scheduled classes.
Located just across University Boulevard from The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the University of Maryland Golf Course is a full-service, year-round, 18-hole, golf course with a driving range and several practice greens. In addition to regular golf course play, the University of Maryland Golf Course hosts many golf outings, club tournaments, golf camps, and golf clinics throughout the year.
Located in the Severn Building (Room 1309). The Fitness Center is available for use by RecWell members and Limited Access members.
The Fitness Center offers a variety of selectorized weight equipment, a full line of cardio equipment, free weights, a Smith Machine, foam rollers, and a cable-based multifunction piece.