Student Recreation Fields Open for Play Aug. 26
Kent State University's Department of Recreational Services is proud to debut the Student Recreation Fields, opening Aug. 26. The fields, located at the corners of East Summit Street and Loop Road, will be used for intramural soccer and flag football, as well as multiple club sports. The fields are also available for general use when they are not reserved.
The two fields are the culmination of a two-year project for the Department of Recreational Services. A new pavilion between the fields is slated to open Sept. 16, and will feature a picnic area and restrooms.
“This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Vice President Jarvie and President Lefton,” explains Kim Rufra, associated director for the Department of Recreational Services. “Their vision and support has allowed us to create a dedicated space for a number of programs and club sports.”
Members of the Kent State community are welcome and encouraged to use the Student Recreation Fields. The new fields will feature a flag notification system to communicate availability. A green flag indicates the fields are open and available for general use. A yellow flag signifies that the fields are reserved for a program or event. A red flag indicates that the fields are not available due to weather or other hazards.
“We want to see students, faculty and staff out on the fields,” says Rufra. “The Department of Recreational Services is offering new programs this semester that will make use of the space, and we’re excited for our club soccer, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee teams to have new home fields.”
To learn more about the Student Recreation Fields, visit www.kent.edu/recservices. To make a reservation, call Greg Bailey at 330-672-0463.