The UCSB Recreation Center opened in 1995 with 100,000 sq. ft. and has been one of the most popular spots on campus ever since. The original Rec Cen has two swimming pools
, two gymnasia, two weight rooms, two squash courts and five racquetball courts. The Rec Cen Expansion (Rec Cen II) was approved by students in Spring 2000, opened in the Spring of 2005 and added 56,000 sq. ft. to the Rec Cen Complex. The expansion includes an additional weight room, multi-activity court (MAC), climbing center, spa, pottery studio, classroom and additional locker facilities.
The Rec Cen has continually honored its initial promise of prioritizing drop in recreation use. For instance, students can be participating in a weight training class in one of the weight rooms while the others remain open for use on a drop in basis.
The Recreation Center Governance Board
sets facility policies and approves special use requests.
View the Normal Operating Hours/Calendar
including reduced hours and closures.